Whose fantasy?

This is the fantasy: to be dressed like an empress in an exotic locale. To be as breathtakingly beautiful as the place itself, or even enhance the dramatic setting with one’s foreign charms. This gown by AnaLee Balut is a donation item for the Japan Relief Fundraiser, which ends on May 29. At an event which is awash in big gowns, this tunic dress, which comes with bracelets, ring, necklace, and floral tattoo, stands out because of its simple elegance and gorgeous lotus-flower fabric.

If that’s the fantasy, why am I longing instead for the U-Bahn? Why do I want to be just another girl in an ordinary outfit on her way to her office at the American Academy in Berlin? Perhaps it’s because I’m looking for a place to live in the city and, after four years driving through cornfields, the site of a subway station makes my heart sing. At this point, I don’t even care where the subway goes, just that it’s there. Cold days on outdoor platforms I embrace you!

I have been making good use of Cajsa Lilliehook’s wonderful list of scenic SL sites, which you can pick up inworld at the headquarters of It’s Only Fashion. Jomo, which appears to be an avatar and skin emporium, is exquisite, and there’s even a dragon to distract you from the serious business of fashion photography.

Cajsa, if you’re out there, please add some subways to the list! This tiled Sternberg-Fischerhafen U-Bahn station is sensational.

Look one
dress: ALB, Jade dress and jewelry and tattoo (800L donation item at the Japan Relief Fundraiser)
hair: Shag, Naked as We Came Fever
headpiece: LaGyo, Spring Orchyds headpiece (ty Gyorgina!)
skin: al vulo, cloe bohemienna milk tfg (former TFG item)
lipstick: AMD, Teegan Lipsticks Vibrant Peach (ty Apple May!)
lashes: amperlope, gold leaf brown leashes (old Seasons Hunt gift)
ring: LaGyo, Shield Rings copper white
poses: teasoup, from the In a Mood pack
location: Jomo

Look two
shirt: tram, collar long shirt che-pink (NEW)
blouse: izm, hateween blouse (old hunt gift, other versions in store)
jeans: Fab.Pony, Chloe jeans granite
hair: LeLutka, Rykiel WalnutWhip
skin: CandyDoll, Tamara Cup C (recent Lazy Sunday item)
bag: Fleshtone, Kelly Saddle Bag Coral Silver (ty StevenZ and Gisele!)
shoes: Surf Co, Spring Fling Wedges Blackberry
poses: Juxtapose, from the Stronger pack (ty Rain Laval!)
location: Sternberg-Fischerhafen U-Bahn station (not a direct TP)

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