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