52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Feldgrau

In front of the barracks,
In front of the main gate,
Stood a lamppost,
If it still stands out front,
So will we see each other there again,
By the lamppost we’ll stand,
As before, Lili Marleen.

Our two shadows
Looked like one.
That we were so much in love,
Anyone could see at a glance.
And everyone will see it,
When we stand by the lamppost,
As before, Lili Marleen.

Already called the guard,
“They’re blowing taps.
That could cost you three days!”
“Comrade, I’ll be right there.”
Then we said farewell,
How much would I have rather gone with you,
With you, Lili Marleen.

It knows your footsteps,
Your beautiful walk.
It burns every evening,
Although it forgot me long ago.
And if a mishap should befall me,
Who will stand by the lamppost,
With you, Lili Marleen?

Out of the silent space,
Out of the depths of the earth,
Lifts me as in a dream
Your loving mouth.
When the nocturnal mists swirl,
I will be standing by the lamppost,
As before, Lili Marleen.

Lili Marleen, German Love Song

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Thanks to Stewart for the idea this week. Since our color got a bit military I made him dress up as a soldier. This song was a favorite of both German and Allied soldiers during World War II. At the bottom of this post I have pasted a video for anyone wanting to hear the real thing!

Congratulations to Caroline Endersleigh, who wins the Maitreya dress from last week. Send me an IM in-world to let me know which color you would like!

For next week, I will give away a gift card from Sn@tch. Ivey Deschanel is one of the great cornerstones of SL fashion and her recent mesh work is to die for. You know the drill!

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Veronica Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon (@Vintage Fair)

Skin: Glam Affair – Cassiopea – America Clean by aida Ewing

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Gray-Green by Ikon Innovia

Jacket: coldLogic top – nevin.wheat by coldLogic

Top: {mon tissu} Gathered Frills Blouse ~ Cream by Elie Spot

Skirt: :::Sn@tch Mesh Gilly Jean Skirt by Ivey Deschanel

Shoes: Shiny Things Kelsey Pumps Black by Fallingwater Cellardoor

Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Truth Nathan Walnut by Truth Hawks

Uniform: (epia) – German Military Formals (male) by Dutch Lyric

Poses: What Next, Glitterati

 

6 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Feldgrau

  1. Ygrey Auer

    Love the idea! You’re a beautiful Lili Marlen:)

  2. Nicandra Laval

    War is terrible..as even can be felt in the sad song too. Mixed feelings seeing the german uniform too many innocent people died because of that terrible war,Eliza..but you look beautiful as Lili Marleen

  3. Alexandra

    This is fantastic ! You actually show the essence of feldgrau. Love your Lilli Marlene re-enactment unter die Lanterne.

  4. Softpaw Sommer

    Wow, your photos are so romantic.

  5. Sama Yalin

    Love the first picture: romantic and also a bit melancholic. There must have been many couples like that, where the young man never returned home.

  6. Rudhmellowen

    WOW, just wow!!! I love the romance and the history

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jonquil

I love this color. There’s something about yellow that provides an instant mood lift. This week a quiet, beach-side moment was in order, and this great parasol and beach towel set was perfect.

Congrats to Ygrey Auer, who wins the Vintage Fair set from Tiffy Vella! Since the days of summer are waning, everyone should take a beach moment, so I will give one beach towel and parasol set away next week!

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Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Sylvie Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon (@FaMESHed)

Hair Flower: Flower Accessory 120404 / Daffodil Yellow by Gumi Yao

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Madrah by Maxi Gossmer

Suit: *GF*[Mesh] Frill Bikini -fuchsia- by Cerberus Noel

Towel and Parasol: {what next} Island Beach Parasol by FrankLee Anatra

4 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jonquil

  1. Nicandra Laval

    lovely picture. I get vacation feelings..but Nic traveled in Jonquil to New York 😉

  2. Anichka Savira

    Great photo! It’s postcard perfect.

  3. Ygrey Auer

    Oh, I win! ¡Qué emoción!:p
    Love this pic, I need something like that in my life!

  4. YvetteDonner

    What a sweet scene, you with the flower in your hair, ruffly little swimsuit, quiet beach with a cerulean sky. Can I come join you?

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Dandelion

The winners of my Alli&Ali hair challenge last week are:

Tigist Sapphire

Laila Laperriere

Cari Teardrop

Congrats! Send me an email or IM and let me know what style and color you’d like!

So now it’s true confession time—who used to rub dandelion pollen all over their faces when they were little? My mom used to get so mad at my brothers and sisters and I because anytime in June that we were playing outside invariably saw us come home with yellow hands and faces. Rezzie Luckstone’s sunny dandelion tee-shirt brought back lots of springtime memories:

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If you haven’t been over to Izzie Button’s store to see how she has decked out her sim for spring, get over there asap! The place is gorgeous!

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One of my favorite things I am wearing today has to be my mesh sneakers from Hoc Industries. I found these at the Festival of Sin and I haven’t taken them off since! There are about a million different color combinations and do they work for girls or guys??? Oh, yes, they do! So this week I’m going to give away three pair. Just leave your comment below by Friday, March 2nd.

Hair: *Alice Project* Zee [S] – Brown by Alice Demonia

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Honey Hazel) by Arkesh Baral

Shirt: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ T-Shirt, Dandelion by Rezipsa Luckstone

Shorts: JANE – shorts.bobby.chocolate by Janie Marlowe

Shoes: HOC Industries – Suede Sneakers by Guu Nishi

Bike: {what next} Summertime Bicycle Pose Prop by Winter Thorn and FrankLee Anatra

Location: Izzie’s

15 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Dandelion

  1. Lashae Karsin

    I love the bicycle photo!! Very cute and refreshing.

  2. Rudhmellowen

    hehe umm Eliza you got a lil somethin on your face sweets hehe… You look adorable and so full of the joys of spring!!!! Love the look!

  3. Nicandra Laval

    what a sunny and beautiful post Eliza..and i loved to read your memorie,

  4. lobbie

    I love the bicyle would love to go rideing more in sl

  5. Cari Teardrop

    What an adorable post! Sooo springy and yes, my baby sister and I did the same with dandelions when we were little 🙂

  6. Ygrey Auer

    Spring is coming! Lovely Eliza!

  7. Sam Laszlo

    Nice Spring Pictures, good job, and i love the HOC shoes.
    And yes they are unisex i have them also.

  8. inkie Loudwater

    Oooh you found Izzie’s fabulous sim as well !! I am on the same bike 😀 Great minds think alike :DDD

  9. Ayako Firecaster

    So cute! I love the bicycle shot!

  10. Madison

    Love the story of rubbing dandelion on your faces, I used to do that too. Great pics, love the one on the bicycle especially!

  11. Laila Laperriere

    Oh! You brought back a childhood memory. My sister and I use to get that stuff all over our hands, faces and our hair. Very cute photos!

  12. Laila Laperriere

    OH wait!! ~SCREEEECH~ I just read the top. HAHA! Thank you pretty lady! I will email you xoox

  13. Rainey

    This is so cute, I want spring to be here nowwww 🙂

  14. Sama Yalin

    That last picture is just perfect! Can’t wait for spring to arrive 🙂

  15. Perina McGinnis

    Lovely photos, the bike pose is so fitting!

Snowshoeing

A fantastic group gift from Miel inspired me to do a bit of trekking around my cabin this week:

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Please no catcalls from you experienced snow-shoers out there about my stride! My outfit is from Severed Garden and my red cheeks and dry lips are again from Miss Izzie Button. This girl needs to get herself some Chapstick!

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After all that it was time to go in and sit by the Christmas tree and relax a bit. This tree is from Cierra Anatine at Kismet. I am a bit particular about my Christmas trees and the truth is that there are just not a lot that really look like a tree as much as a bunch of linked prims in SL. This one is my favorite this year, with it’s perfectly wound ribbons and individual ornaments. A word of warning though, this tree packs a punch at 126 prims. There is a basic version with no ornaments that doesn’t use quite so many prims. Wonder what’s in those boxes, hmmmmmm?

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Hair: ::Exile:: Caramina:Roots-Swiss by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: LAQ Ebba Peach by Mallory Cowen

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Arabian Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia

Outfit: Severed Garden Kaja Blue by Berta Avro

Socks: [knickknack] knitted sock sculpt BEIGE by Levia Larsson

Legwarmers: Gawk! Brown Wool Legwarmers by Mell McMahon

Snowshoes: Miel Snow Shoes (Group Gift) by Mika Nieuport

Christmas tree: Kismet Christmas Tree 2011 by Cierra Anatine

Cottage: What Next Snow Summit Cabin by Winter Thorn

Rye

One of my advisees at school was expressing some angst recently at the fact that no high school boys like her. Rye is 6 feet tall and has legs up to her ears and is truly one of the most spectacular-looking girls I have ever met. And she’s fifteen. It doesn’t help that she looks like she’s twenty-five. How to tell a girl like this that all she has to do is wait? That the time will soon come when no one is going to be able to notice anyone else when she is around? And is your academic advisor really the person you want to have tell you that you are beautiful?  At fifteen she doesn’t care about in a few years and the now is all-encompassing. Oh, I do remember that. But really, it IS normal for sophomore boys to be totally clueless when it comes to girls. I see it every day. I hope she recognizes that, and remembers.

Rye has hair just like this, long and thick and wavy—maybe Truth Hawks was thinking of someone like Rye when he created this design. Rye also has a beautiful, individual face. When I put on the new Wendy skin from Unique it immediately reminded me of her. I have always liked the glow in Nany Merlin’s skins and I also like the delicate bone structure, particularly along the bridge of the nose and brow ridges. This skin is more than up to her standard, with it’s beautifully shaped nose and soft texture.

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Hair: Truth Liliana Chocolate by Truth Hawks

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Arabian Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Unique Wendy Pale by Nany Merlin

Sweater: DCNY Mesh_Knit Dress_Harvest (Regular Fit) by Dawn Memorial

Boots: E-Clipse Ruca Boot by Thetra Blackheart (@ Designer Circle)

Cabin: {what next} Pineknot Cabin – unfurnished by Winter Thorn

Bench: LISPz Double Rocker Country by Pandora Popstar

Hideaway

My mother used to need to get away at times for a few days and just be by herself. (Well, if you had eight kids you would too!) Thank goodness I have a dad who understood completely and gave her the time she needed. I have nothing like her excuse, but I have inherited the desire to go away sometimes where there is no one around but me so that I can deal with my own thoughts. Usually this urge occurs in the fall and heading towards winter. Although with this winter storm that hit the East Coast this weekend, it seems like we have skipped autumn and jumped straight to winter. Maybe it is a hibernation instinct. And I never actually get to go away and be by myself, but I can imagine, right?

Well today I was wandering around looking for empty autumny places and found the perfect retreat at Totem Flow’s Autumn Hideaway. Totem has combined some gorgeous landscaping with charming decorative detail. I wanted to move in immediately—or at least curl up and stay awhile!

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The adorable cottage is from the talented Winter Thorn and I have to confess I went out and bought it immediately. I may have to create my own little hidey-hole somewhere. For the past few days I have been wearing the beautiful new Tekla skin from LAQ and it is becoming one of my favorites. My vibrantly colored sweater is a recent mesh release from Jada Humby.

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Hair: ::Exile:: Cady:Roots-Swiss by Kavar Cleanslate

Eyes: Shine Monet Terra by Brandy Rasmuson

Skin: LAQ ~ Tekla [Peach] 04 by Mallory Cowen

Earrings: BC Gold Dangle Earrings by JaneDark Miles

Scarf: JANE – loop de loop scarf.yw gold by Janie Marlowe

Sweater: J.H. Couture *Maja* Zipper Sweater MESH (STRIPES RED/BROWN) by Jada Humby

Jeans: Zaara : Jeans *moss* (jewelled) by Zaara Kohime

Boots: [BUKKA}knit boots by Yano Hyun

Cottage: {what next} Pineknot Cabin by Winter Thorn

Location: Autumn Hideaway by Totem Flow

Domestic

I honestly think there is no limit to how enamored I am of Janie Marlowe’s work. I think JANE makes up about a third of my truly out-of-control inventory. But seriously, I could not pass up this adorable new dress. And the new Laurel Cottage kitchen from Winter Thorn is the perfect backdrop—I would have worn an apron but I didn’t want to cover up that precious owl! Okay, moving on now, cute quota for the day is filled!

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Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Absinthe (ML)

Jewerly: Addiction Journey

Dress: JANE – cindy lou who dress.marine/truffle

Hair: [e] Vivid – Brown 08

Kitchen: what next Laurel Cottage Kitchen

New Release @ Has Been

Terrie Dreadlow released this sweet vintage lingerie set this week and I couldn’t resist the chance to show it off. It is available in four colors but must admit a preference for the white. What can I say, I’m an underwear purist!

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Lingerie: Has Been – Demure Latte

Shoes: Shiny Things Tuli Pumps – blush

Hair: TRUTH< Marianne – espresso

Skin: LAQ ~ Maria – 03 [Fair] Glow skin (at Project Fur Japan)

Pose: {what next} ‘So Boho’ Dressing Screen (with 10 poses)

*Interiors by Stewart Jacobus