{Happy Friday} What am I currently doing!?!

Happy Friday dolls!! Yes, finally Friday...I for one am beat. As Autumn comes in full force, I am starting to feel like a bear in need of hibernation. I don't even want to think of winter, but I can feel it coming soon. I already bought gloves and a hat, haha. But, what I do love about this time is sitting with candles and a book as the light of the moon streams into the window, beckoning you to come out and play. Autumn is the night time, the moon, the lingering breeze that whispers through the leaves that you don't always hear in the busy day times. Sitting outside, just there, still in the night listening to all the music nature makes most when people are no where to be seen. Beautiful, magical Autumn! Below are just some photos that I love by Irina Ionesco...I hope you enjoy them too. Welcome to all my new dolls here...have a wonderful weekend!

Love loves


Reading: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I have read this many times, but it's one I seem to like to read in the Autumn, it just fits the mood. Adore his writings. I'm also re-reading the works of Baudelaire, Poe and Byron.

Watching: Though, I don't watch much TV, I do love catching up with Downton Abbey (the new season has been fab so far) and most recently, I love the new original British drama The Paradise, seriously, I want to live in the shop :)  Also Merlin has come back, so that's a must. Love medieval times & I can't wait for Game of Thrones to come back too :) 

Listening: Lately, I've been playing on repeat the recent album from Florence & The Machine, I always love the cinematics of the videos as well. She wears clothes I want to swipe. Spinning the old stuff too, like Kate Bush, The Doors, The CureNirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Stevie Nicks & T-Rex

Missing: a good night's sleep to be honest. My sleep gets quite broken with my youngest daughter at the moment. She's almost 1 1/2 now, so she can be a little rascal at times and not want to sleep, haha :) 

Irina Ionesco, born September 3, 1935, is a French photographer born in Paris. The daughter of Romanian immigrants. She spent the childhood years of her life in Constanta, Romania before she moved to Paris. Many years were spent travelling and painting before she discovered photography. Her work is often described as erotic. These are only just a small sampling of her work, it's a must to discover more. Some of her most famous work is ones taken of her young daughter, but they are also her most controversial as they feature her daughter in atmospheres more suited for older women. I left those out though, just because I don't like pictures of children presented in an older fashion. 


  1. Happy Friday Kizzy - hope you get some needed rest over the weekend! Love these pics - have never heard of Irina Ionesco before but she sounds fascinating! xo

  2. Wow! I didn't know that we share so much besides fashion, amazing! The Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite books too, I can't get enough from Kate Bush and the waiting for Game of Thrones is something I'm craving for.

    Wishing you a good autumn day, if you feel like a bear it must be a very sweet bear! I hope you can sleep better today. Love, Sara xx

  3. Cool pics!! Very particular!!

    Check my blog if u like we can follow each others!!
    Kiss kiss

  4. Excellent taste on music, Doll!

    xxx Lara

  5. Have yet to read the above mentioned book. Hope you manage to catch up sleep at the weekend;) xx

  6. I find it weird that you have a daughter who's one and a half years old for some reason Doll, maybe it's because we've known each other for a full year now and I had no idea you had recently been a mother then, I really hope that you get the sleep that you need soon though because it'd be great for you.

    Sorry to hear you're dreading Winter too, I'm in the exact same boat too, I love Irina Ionesco's work too, it's fabulous, thanks for introducing me to her!

  7. Very nice pictures!

    Have a great Friday!


  8. Amazing blog!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?!! :)

  9. Happy Weekend Kizzy! Here's wishing you some much needed sleep:) *love* the photography...the black & whites are my favorite.

  10. Fantastic photos!
    I agree with you on Downton Abby. Got so addicted to it!

  11. I haven´t read the book, but I will now.
    So much in comon. dear Kizzy.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  12. Hopefully you get some of that much needed rest soon! There is nothing better than waking up refreshed after a blissful nights sleep. I need one too haha. :)


    swaney e

  13. Hi :) I love your blog!


  14. I love Downton Abbey and the Paradise too! Am addicted to them both. Happy Friday! Love the photos too, so dreamy.

  15. Happy Friday Kizzy! This post was perfect for my fall hibernation mode, plus you've included a few reads too, brilliant! You have fun too!

  16. I feel like hibernating too and it's only in the 50s! What am I gonna do come December??? :)

    I just started watching the first season of Downton Abbey this week and I'm obsessed. Almost done. I'm sure I'll finish both seasons in no time. Only thing is then I'll be sad to have to wait for the new season. I don't think it premieres here until Jan 6th...

    Have a great weekend, Kizzy! Oh and I love what you're currently spinning. Some of my faves :) xoxo

  17. very beautiful blog!! glad I came across it.


  18. As much as I adore fall, I also have a sense of dread about the impending winter. Thank your for sharing these gorgeous photos by Irene Inonesco!

    I agree about men dressing up like gentlemen for the ladies.

    Have a most lovely weekend Kizzy! I hope you get some good sleep.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  19. I need to sleep well too, and I also need a good book to read!


  20. Hi!
    First your previous post the Lady of the Loch is beautiful!
    Your present post reminds me i should subscribe to BBC soon- I have an app on my Ipad to watch the BBC shows - Best tv in the world!


  21. Kizzy, you know I'm a Downton Abbey fan! I can't wait until the new season starts here in the States. HaHa So all I have to look forward to is the new James Bond movie until that starts. I love the television shows across the pond. The actors have a lot of depth. Irina's work is gorgeous! I just want you to know, I really enjoy the people you showcase. It's always a learning experience. There's so many artists I don't know. So thank you doll! Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself.

  22. Great post with wonderful pictures:)


  23. This is exactly how I am feeling, after a full on busy month I will be finally resting and doing a spa w/e and catching up on reading. I enjoy re-reading good works, you have a good list, definitely love Baudelaire. Wishing you a beautiful weekend dear./Madison

  24. happy friday! and thanks for sharing, love!

  25. Thank you! Great post :)


  26. So classic! Love it xx

    Thanks for commenting on my blog :D I am a big fan of yours <3


  27. Gosh, those photos are so atmospheric and beautiful. Have a fab weekend Kizzy!

  28. Dear Kizzy, hope you'll catch some sleep over the weekend ....Oh, i so remember this one ;) Love the photography you chose - very stylish!

  29. I have got to start the series Downton Abby! I've so much about it and everyone says I'll love it. The book sounds good too and I'll look in to that as well :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. There are times when you write about the small moments in your life Kizzy and I am literally mesmerized. I've been having more wonderful moments here too--the gorgeous ocean as fall turns is a sight to behold. Hope you have a lovely weekend (and get a little sleep)!
    xo Mary Jo

  31. Hello Kizzy,

    I am waiting for Downton Abbey to restart here in the US. I believe the new season will start in 2013 so we have a while to wait. I am enjoying a new one hour show on our PBS network called The Midwife and another hour long series called Lark Rise to Candleford which I think is a series that has been discontinued in the UK.

    Funny you are reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon because I've just finished The Prisoner of Heaven and just started on the The Angel's Game. While I am reading this my husband is reading The Shadow of the Wind! I really enjoyed the first book and the second one is really starting to get good. He is a very good writer.

    I hope you will have a wonderful weekend and able to catch a few winks in between getting up to tend to your daughter. I remember very well getting up throughout the night... and the sleep you never regain. HAH

  32. I have no idea what is downtown abbey but have read so many bloggers posts that I need to discover what it's as all about!

  33. Another great artist! And The Cure is ALWAYS a good listen. Have an amazing weekend! :)


  34. kids can be a bit on the nerves right..all my friends with kids tell me that am having the best time without them :)


  35. is downtown abbey great? i'm really want to watch it. hehe :)

  36. wonderful blog :)
    would you like to follow each other? let me know pls

    xx BBella

  37. Me gusta el libro que lees, yo ya lo he leído y es muy bueno.
    Un besazo.

  38. such an amazing post!
    love this kind of real vintage pics!

    Syriously in Fashion
    Syriously Facebook Page

  39. Stunning! Thank you for introducing me to Irina~ her work is beyond inspirational and has a certian "mood" I love! And now you even have me breaking out some Kate Bush ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend xx

  40. you also love merlin?? me toooo <3<3

  41. What intense and beautiful photos!! I hope you're having a fantastic fall weekend. :)

  42. Thanks for the lovely update Doll....I've been missing outfit posts from you but thanks for these lovely images too!!


  43. Great blog!
    Would you like follow each other?
    Let me soon on my blog!

  44. you re doing such an amazing work on this blog!
    I'm following u now
    your blog is not an ordinary blog and this is so great :-)

    xxx Ros.e.

  45. wow such strong and bold photos!!! so cool :D


  46. thank you for your sweet comment~ I love this post-- i love pictures like this -- part gothic, part fairy-tale-esque... loooove it~


  47. I love watching Downton Abbey too! Amazing show!

    P.S. I likey your blog on fb! :)

    FI FB

  48. One of the best books I've ever read is "The shadow of the wind". Not only is terrific but also describes Barcelona in a way only a few writers have done. You'll wish to come here to visit!! ;-)
    BTW love the pictures by Iona.
    Happy Sunday!!


  49. Looks really interesting. usually I am not into that kind of books!!!
    From Paris with love, Vicky

    The Golden Bun

  50. so inspiring photos!


  51. You know that always love your posts! Please could you do a post with halloween pics

  52. I can't stop listening to T-Rex! I love them!

  53. really inspiring photos! i need to brainstorm for some new paintings soooooon! :)

  54. Those photos are awesome - wow! Thanks for sharing I want to google that photographer now =)

    xx Missy

  55. Gorgeous photos and fascinating to hear some of the background about the photographer. xo

  56. Love the images!


  57. The Shadow of the Wind is a great book!

  58. I love that you are listening to some great old jams. And I also can't wait for the return of GOT! :)

  59. looved this post! the images are so ancient and beautiful! congrats!*

    let's follow each other?


  60. Very interesting lady and photography. Thanks for introducing us to her! And as for winter hibernation which you alluded to in your other posts, I'd love to have a break too but feel that I am even busier than ever. The good thing is that everything concerns art, dance and intellectual stimulation, which lights a fire under me and suppresses the weary hibernating button, at least for a little while! -- J xx

  61. Hmm... why isn't she sleeping? not good! My bubba (fingers crossed and thanks God) have finally started sleeping through. Not that I'm getting more sleep but anyways...



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