Friday, May 27, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Deep Purple

Not going to say too much, but I this look was inspired by one of Elikatira's newest hairs - Break.  AND Maitreya Gold's Salience shoes that I picked up from this year's Shoe Fair 2011.  By the way it was announced today that the fair raised nearly L$1.2M for Soles4Souls, which is over $4,500 USD!  Way to give SLers!

Deep Purple


Love, Zoe

PS - Close-up shot photo-shopped, the other is untouched.

Quick Credits:
JACKET: Mon Tissu - Porter Jean Jacket in Used
DRESS: League - Thermal Dress in Purple
SHOES & TIGHTS: Maitreya Gold - Salience in Violet
HAIR: Elikatira - Break in Red 10
SKIN: League - Sia in Medium GlamGoth - Frex
EYES: ID - Light Sensitive in Dark Green
POSES: LAP aka Long Awkward Pose

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Zoe's Quick Pick - Exile

Exile, originally uploaded by Zoe Demar.

Exile has been busy at work! Not only has he upgraded texture options but he has released all of these wonderful hairs to go with it (as well as 2 mens hairs, not shown)!! I'm modeling the color Roots - Drift.


Love, Zoe

Credits to follow on flickr tomorrow.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Bloom

With all the tornadoes and thunderstorms going on today - I think I could use a reminder that we're in SPRING!!  First, my thoughts are to Joplin, MO.  I have some family and a lot of friends in the area.  I even used to go shopping there all the time.  It is sad to see so much destruction and always makes me think of other weather related tragedies across the world.  As with anything we have to bloom after the storms.


Inspiration for this look comes from the white Enna dress by L'Abel.  I was invited to come browse their summer collection that will be available to all come next Saturday, May 28th.  I love the fresh breezy feeling of a white dress.  It reminds me of my cousin who owned a frilly white nightgown that I have forever imagined and admired in my memories.

Immediately I paired the look with the Peonies headband from LaGyo.  A new discovery for me - be ready to see more featuring pieces from their hat and jewelry collection.  The big flowers lent much inspiration with the Pink Fuel, Kumi skin that I picked up during the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser.

And I had to go for something really UP-do styled.  I chose to go with Boon's YN0421 high bun in black.  It is meant to be worn with Boon's hair bases that match all the shades of their hair - so you never have to worry about matching it up properly!

Some more Shoe Fair 2011 lovin' - sporting these elegant ivory Vilda heels by G Field.  The feathers add a touch of whimsy and style.  PSST the Shoe fair continues through to Friday, May 27th - Make sure you check it out before it is over!!

And since we're not quite into summer yet, I tossed on the Loire Knit Shrug in blue by Mon Tissu.  It brought out the blue in my Insufferable Dastard Light Sensitive light blue eyes.


Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
DRESS: L’Abel - Enna in White
SHRUG: Mon Tissu - Loire Knit Shrug in Blue
HAIRBAND: LaGyo - Peonies Headband
SHOES: G Field - Vilda in Ivory
HAIR & HAIRBASE: Boon - YN0421 + Gathered Raised in Black
SKIN: Pink Fuel - Kumi in Milk Amethyst (Pacific Crisis Fundraiser)
EYES: ID - Light Sensitive Shaded in Light Blue
POSES: Del May

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Groove

Have I mentioned how much I love these 77 loafers by Treads?  I wanted to show use in both a male style (previous post) and female style (in this post).  I had a look put together using these pants by Gawk - then I saw this new top by Nylon Outfitters and chose items to match it.  I'm going to stop blabbing and just allow the look to speak for itself.  I really wish I had all these items to wear together in RL!



Love, Zoe

PS - I photo-shopped the close-up pic

Quick Credits:
TOP: Nylon Outfitters - Crocheted Flower in Orange
PANTS: Gawk! - Camel Tweed High Waist Pants
EARRINGS: Yummy - Floral Dangle in Inked Color
RING: Je Suis  - Isis Ring (custom colors)
SHOES: Treads - 77 Loafers in Epice
HAIR: Nylon Outfitters - Janet
SKIN & MAKEUP: Dutch Touch - Amber in V2 Dark + Eyeshadow #6
EYES: ID - Light Sensitive Shaded in Light Green
POSES: Del May

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Merengue

Walking the shoe fair a bit early by invitation was an unexpected treat - so was finding the store Treads with these unbelievable shoes!  Treads' 77 Loafers in Banane are the inspiration for this look.  Definitely my fave finds of the fair for this year - unique and different in the textures - they are unisex but I'm showing off my masculine side for this post.  I did end up tinting them a touch darker to blend a little bit more with the look in the end.  I'll let the rest of the look speak for itself but this is pretty much what came to mind.

Oh one side note for guys - sometimes ladies' fashions work out - the blazer/hat/socks are all female designed items but with some tweaking they worked!



Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
JACKET: Mon Tissu - Rockaby Blazer in Red

TOP: Nanuk - Viggo V-neck in Tur
PANTS: Mr. Poet - Woven Pants in Coffee
HAT: Mon Tissu - Feather Wrapped Fedora in Straw
SHOES: Treads - 77 Loafers in Banane
SOCKS: Maitreya - Scrunched Prim Socks in Aqua
SKIN: Redgrave - Tyson in Dark Tan 02 
EYES: ID - Light Sensitive Shaded in Dark Brown
POSE: LAP aka Long Awkward Pose

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Hitch

Trains are a common sight in my hometown and is an essential service to many locations across the world.  Even if the look was not inspired by the location; as soon as I put on the girlpack by LAP, I knew that I had to hit up AM Radio's art installment at IDIA Laboratories (123,105,2058).  If you haven't been to one of AM's sims you're missing out!


The look started with the Minx shorts by Mon Tissu.  I thought about grabbing a fatpack but wanted to try on  a pair first as sometimes shorts with prims don't work out.  I was happy to say that these were perfect without having to do a single adjustment - that's a rarity!  Look for me showing off other colors in future blog posts!  

Originally I started with a cropped sweater jacket but all that went out the window when I discovered this open shirt with tank by Argrace in my inventory.  Mainly Argrace has converted over to creating only hair but looks like they still have some clothing if you haven't stopped by in awhile.  

I've had these riding boots by Mon Tissu in my inventory for awhile that I had planned in another look that didn't work out in the end.  When I bought them I didn't want to go for the typical brown or black shades and I'm still happy that I went with vintage red.

A first for this blog is to feature hair by Milana.  I'm a bit mixed on her hair - I love it in the pictures but sometimes I find it hard to fit to my head properly or find the right angle in a pose.  I have worn her style before with some major mods, this time I didn't mod it at all.  I'm wearing the Joy II hair.  I find that sometimes I want the sculpts to be out to show off the textures she includes to create the flexi style.  They're really beautifully done!

I picked up the girlpack pose set by LAP at the pose fair this year.  I didn't really think about using it for this look until I was digging for some different poses.  Once i put on the pack and tinted it - I knew it would make the outfit along with the setting.

I always like to feature different skins and totally transform my look each time.  I decided to go with the soft hues of LAQ's Tess2.  It brought out that doll like face that I felt fit the mood I wanted for the picture along with the delicate freckled specks.

As for eyes, I'm sticking with Insufferable Dastard again for this post wearing Light Sensitive in dark brown.


Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
TOP: Argrace - Open Shirt in Cream
SHORTS: Mon Tissu - Minx in Brown
BACKPACK: LAP - Girlpack Pose Set (tinted)
RIDING BOOTS: Mon Tissu - Provence in Vintage Red
HAIR: Milana - Joy II in Blacks
SKIN: LAQ - Tess2 in Nougat 02
EYES: Insufferable Dastard - Light Sensitive in Dark Brown
POSE: LAP - Girlpack

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Zoe Demar's Photography Tips - Insight

insight, originally uploaded by Zoe Demar.

Eyes are the window to the soul. Eyes are also something that I talk about a lot. You can have the perfect shape, skin, hair...but if you don't have the right eyes - it can ruin a picture. Dead eyes don't do you any favors.

Eyes bring out a lot of emotion especially in a close up like I'm demonstrating here. Today I received a prim update to the shine eyes I previously purchased. .Insufferable Dastard. by Audrey Lamede has an awesome selection that I've frequently used in blog posts and photography. Note that I have put my own touch on the picture, but the even if you don't they're very well done.