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Loving Vibrations

December 20, 2014

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Plaited Tube Top +  Plaited Bottom (Tile Print) – Rue Stiic Swim

Purity Crochet Kimono – Wilde Willow

Violet’s Swing Necklace + Rose quartz ring + T-bar ringErnest + Joe

Rings – Aletheia & Phos X Mimi Elashiry | Aloha Gaia handpiece | Shayote | Don Biu

Nails (Winter) – Willow Byron Bay - Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Large Cookies and Cream Fedora – Ace of Something

 

“Do not be afraid to shine your light. It is a beacon for those lost in the dark, a reminder of the way home”

This post is dedicated to all the beautiful souls out there who have journeyed to the light this past week, and to their loved ones who are grieving their loss. I’m sending a whole lot of loving vibrations out to all who need it right now. It’s been a pretty sad news week, both in our home and in our world. We all need so much love and light.

Warm hugs, kind words, peaceful vibes, offerings of love….first aid essentials to help heal the wounds of the heart.

I love you all so very much.

Deepest love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

With all my Heart ♡

December 17, 2014


PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Wanderlust Warrior necklace + Free to Inspire necklace + All my Loving braceletMatters Speaking

Fringe Dress – Rue Stiic

Kimono – Free People

Hat

Belt

Rings – Luna Light – Moonstone Cuff ring |  | Crescent Moon ring | Luna stacker | Diamond Daze | Ono Jewelry – Opal | Omniverse ring | Don Biu

Nails (Winter) – Willow Byron Bay – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

 

It’s probably obvious by now that jewellery really speaks to my heart….the gypsy in me is beyond excited by all the creative energy and love that goes into each piece. Matters Speaking have really captured my heart with their divine pieces of jewellery. Simple, elegant and powerful emotive messages that speak directly to my soul. I love that you can share these with family and loved ones as the perfect gifts. A beautiful reminder to those you care about most they are always in your heart.

With the holidays almost upon us, and our families across the country and seas, I am feeling rather nostalgic these past few days. If life has taught me anything, it’s to say all that you want to say right away. Never wait. There might not be another day. Act now, today, this very moment, and let those you love know how much, and all you are grateful for.

I love you all soooooo very much.

Deepest gratitude xxxx

The Nest Hair Boutique

December 15, 2014

Outfit DetailsTop | Skirt | Hat | Belly Chain | Necklace | Arm cuff | Rings

Where to start…there are just so many wonderful things to say about the The Nest Hair Boutique. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. For all those woman who walk to the beat of their own drum, you will absolutely LOVE it! Based in Perth, this one of a kind boutique salon is run by owner and inspirational entrepreneur Charlie Crothers. It oozes style, character, charm and bohemian chic. It’s a hidden local gem, just like that amazing cafe down that little back alley that you don’t want to tell anyone about. What struck me most about this space was it’s relaxed feel and positive radiant energy. Decked out in white washed wood, handmade candles, unique giftware, and amazing products exclusive to their salon, The Nest is in a league of their own. This beautiful environment draws you into the moment and brings you an uplifting experience that is so far removed from your every day hair salon. From the moment I entered I melted into the chair and felt so calm and serene.  I had such a great time chatting, laughing and connecting with the inspirational stylists who work there. It was such an overall pampering experience and I left feeling happier than ever.

And I haven’t even got to telling you all about the hair yet! These stylists so know what they are doing! I was actually feeling a little down beforehand about the breakage I was experiencing from frequent colouring. Since having my hair done at the Nest boutique I haven’t had any new breakage and my hair is feeling thicker and healthier than ever. They began using cutting edge products, like Olaplex, to prevent breakage and strengthen the hair shaft whilst lightening my hair. Coupled with some Davines shampoo and conditioner and Olaplex treatments, my hair has never felt better. Charlie also introduced me to this great technique called base breaking to lengthen the time in between colours, so as the roots grow out it looks far more natural. My mini depression over my hair has been lifted and I owe it all to The Nest Hair Boutique. Check them out, especially blondes as they specialise in blonde hair and will keep your colour vibrant and hair healthy at the same time.

The Nest Hair Boutique are also soon to be the only Australian stockists of amazing Barber and Fritz products. You can SHOP all their divine hair products HERE.

Follow their journey and inspirations on INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK

For BOOKINGS

I’m so grateful to have found these guys. They have created a magical space and made hair maintenance an absolute joy!

With so much love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Slowing down

December 7, 2014

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Tee | Shorts | Shirt | Hat | Arrow Arm cuff | Necklace | Bracelets – Wanderlust + Co arrow | Avinas | Scarlet | Rings – Spell | Don Biu  (Turquoise statement, Turquoise Navajo, Turquosie star,  Stack rings)

Nails (Harmony) – Willow Byron bay – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout (AUS ONLY)

Hair – The Nest Boutique

 

When everything around you encourages you to step up your pace, it’s more important than ever to remind yourself to move at your own pace. Stay grounded and focused on caring for yourself, by only doing what you can. And know that what you do…is always enough.  I feel so much peace wash over me simply when I say the words “I am enough”

I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful ride as the holiday season inches closer. Be easy on yourself if you are already feeling burnt out. There is no need to be more than you are. Because you are already more than enough. You are everything!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Wanderlust

December 1, 2014


Outfit Details

Gypsy Love Kimono | Hat | Shorts (similar) | Rings – Aries | Bohemian Bardot | Midi rings | Chalcedony | Flash Tattoos

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

It’s about that time again….you know that itch, that travelling itch that comes every now and then. A deep yearning to explore the earth, step forth so fully and completely into every corner of the globe, leaving no stone unturned. I’m envisioning crisp white sands, vibrant turquoise waters, dolphins and sunshine :)  Luckily I live in such a beautiful part of Australia that even a quick trip to the beach can feel like a mini holiday. I’m planning a mid week getaway soon (sans kids) to get me over the hump before the crazy holiday season heats up even more. I’m so excited to explore another little corner of this amazing earth. Stay tuned!

Here is one of my holiday inspired outfits from my recent beach adventures. The sunsets lately have been so insane and when you can catch a day with that calm breeze it just doesn’t get any better than that. Total bliss.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Holiday Style

November 28, 2014




December is rolling around wayyyy too fast this year and I’m deep into holiday styling and basically all things that remind me of sipping sunset cocktails as I relax by the ocean. Summer in Australia is almost here and I’m beyond excited about the many months of warm sunshine, blue skies and incredible sunsets that await. I’ve put together a little holiday edit of some of my favourite summer styles I’m obsessing over from amazing embellished bikinis to the perfect white summer lace dress. And of course some sparkly jewels and embellishments to add that something special to your holiday outfits.

And for all those happy shoppers out there, make sure to check out the HUGE online sales that are happening pretty much now Friday Nov 28th (USA) and Monday 1st Dec (USA) .

Check out some of the BEST Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales I’ll be shopping up a storm at via  –

WANDERLUST & CO  for the best range of silver and gold stacking rings, bracelets and necklaces – Use code thanks30

NOVICA for some awesome silver hill tribe jewellery

SAMANTHA WILLS Beautiful bold and fine bohemian luxe jewels

CHICWISH for the best price point and range in faux fur and shaggy cardis, lace dresses and kimonos - Use code SPEND150 when you spend over $150 get 40% off. SPEND50 for for 30% off | SPEND100 for 35% off

And these are my favourite go to online shops for basically everything. They all have some amazing sales going on this weekend, deliver quickly and do easy returns :)

ASOS Use code CYBERWKND20

SHOPBOP  Use code GOBIG14

FREE PEOPLE

REVOLVE

NORDSTROM

URBAN OUTFITTERS

TOPSHOP

 

Happy Shopping!

 

Here are some pics of one of my easy holiday outfits. Anglaise, large straw fedora and lots of fine silver stacking jewels.

WEARING – Anglaise Tunic | Fedora | Elephant Necklace | Arrow Split Cuff | Rings – Double Bar Chain | Triple Chevron  | Arrowhead | Arrow Split | Double bar | Stud midi | Spear | Crystal Infinity | Handpiece

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Celebrating Life

November 25, 2014

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Anita Flores Skirt – Amilita

Adella Crop Top – Tara Grace

Gypsy Moon | Crystal Cross Necklaces – Heather Gardner

Hat (Blueberry Shake) – Ace of Something

Cuffs – Bahgsu Jewels (Medicine Wheel) | Aloha Gaia (Luna)

Rings – Soru Jewellery | Seawolf | Aloha Gaia (Athena | Luna | Luna midi | Strong midi )

Flash Tattoos

Nails (Winter) – Willow Byron Bay 

 

We are all round just celebrating life this week! I just got the all clear from my doctor (no more cancer), and then I found out I won the Free People blog love award for Trendsetter. It was really one amazing thing after another this week.

But more than anything I’m celebrating that each and every day I get to live my creative dreams that bring me so much joy. I’m so overwhelmingly grateful for this awesome life and all the beautiful souls I get to share it with! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! 

And my dearest beloved husband, Bobby Bense, who has never wavered in his unconditional love for me, has been my everything this past month. It’s truly those rough and challenging times that test the resolve of your marriage. I couldn’t be more in love and more connected to this man…who also happens to be the incredible photographer that takes all my photos. And of course my gorgeous little children, reminding me each and every day about presence, joy and love. To see the magic in the mundane. To embrace vulnerability and live each moment as it comes.

I feel so blessed for this recent health crisis. However scary and challenging it was, it led me to a deeper expansion of my heart and brought the most invaluable insights that have changed me forever.

Count your blessings every day lovelies. There is always something to be grateful for. Find the sparkle wherever you can and focus on that. It will lead you to more love and joy than you can imagine.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

Summer Sunday Sesh

November 24, 2014

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Waterman’s Bay, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Eyelet Bikini (Similar) | NecklaceBelly chain | Bracelets + Rings | White turquoise cuff | White howlite bracelet

RINGSAnkh ringLotus ring | Snake ring | ‘Connection’ Mandala ringThe Fifth Element Life (Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT for all mandala rings)

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

Nails – Willow Byron Bay (Chemical free, vegan nail polish)

 

A beautiful sunday morning at the beach with the family in one of my favourite bikini styles and so much fresh bright silver! Summer is just around the corner here in Australia and I’m dreaming about all things white, bright and light. Many a summer sunday sesh to be had sipping margaritas by sunset :)

Stay tuned for a little holiday edit I’m working on later this week, which is basically my shopping list (I wish!) for this summer ;)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

From Above

November 18, 2014

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion. This is the place to go now.

But the sky knows the reasons and patterns behind all clouds. And you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”

Richard Bach

 

There is nothing quite like looking at your city from a distance, high above amidst the blue sky, to bring clarity and perspective. I feel very grateful to have the ocean on one side and the hills on the other. Each bring so much to my awareness, and so much peace to my being.

This was an absolutely perfect day. My husband and I set out on a little hills adventure, just the two of us, and discovered the most magical spot. Laid out before us was a large flattened rock inviting us to rest upon. Shaded by gum trees, and cooled by a gentle breeze, we escaped a scorching hot and windy day. As we sat mesmerised by the city from above, we felt miles away, though in reality only 30 minutes from our home. It’s amazing what a little change of scenery can do for one’s perspective and how refreshing it is for the soul.  I’ve been drawn to this special space again and again and feel so grateful to have found another magical energy spot right here in WA.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Statham’s Quarry, Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details 

Mia Wrap Kimono – Amilita

Rings (Mother of Pearl Square | Plain Band | White Crescent moon | Snow White | Around we Go | Crescent Moon + White Moon NecklaceJewels by Jacqeuline

Shorts (Similar)

Lace Trim Bralette – Sabo Skirt

Hat – Ace of Something

Moon necklace – Urban Outfitters

Gold chevron midi rings

Nails (Utopia) – Willow Byron Bay (Chemical free, vegan nail polish)

FP Me Blog Love xx

November 16, 2014

 

Flash Tattoos | Gold Shapes Ring | Bikini | Kimono | Moon + Triangle Rings | Thunderbird ring | Midi rings | Arrow ring | Feather necklace

 

 

Top | Shorts | Necklace + ring | Cuff,  bracelet + Larimar ring | Leg chain | Rings – Eastern soul | Embella hill tribe | Om | Midi | Nails

Top – Free People | Crop top – Free People | Shorts – One Teapsoon (similar)

Necklace + Bracelets – GuiltyJean Jewelry | Rings – Urban Outfitters | Wingostarr Jewelry | Sun Wrap ring | Lost Lover Elephant | Nik Dreamer | Silver midi rings | Dogeared Arrow

Isabella Anklets

Crop | Bottoms | Belt | Necklace | Gratitude Elephant ring | Mandala ring (Discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT) | Coin Handchain | Handpiece | Bodychain

Dress | Hat | Bag | Hair | Necklace | Rings  | Cuff (similar) | Bangles | Turquoise lariat | Midi Rings | Nails

Crop | Skirt | Bodychain | Hat | Necklace | Rings

 

 

 Top | Hat |  Necklace (similar) | OOAK Sun ring (similar) | OOAK Turquoise ring | OOAK Elephant ring (similar) | Om ring

 

Top | Strappy back bra | Kimono | Belt | Shorts | Ring

 

Skirt | Top | Necklace | Handpiece | Hat | Rings

 

Shirt | Shorts | Hat | Rings

Shirt | TeeShorts | Hat | Rings/Cuffs  | Necklace | White turquoise cuff | Small layering necklaces

Feeling so honoured and elated right now as I just heard I was nominated for the Free People Me Blog LOVE Awards in the Trendsetter category. The FP Me user who most inspires us with her styling and creative photographyI’m overflowing with gratitude for the nomination right now, regardless of the actual outcome of the awards. Each day I get to create and inspire and do what I love most. I’m living my dream, and I really hope that you guys can feel how grateful I am to you all, for all your love and support. 

If you so feel inclined I’d absolutely love you to take a moment and vote here for me :) Head to this page or click on the image below, and then scroll down to FP Me Trendsetter category to vote :)

I’ve put together a collection of some of my favourite FP Me outfits I’ve styled and a few new ones too ;) Hope you love :)

BIG Love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

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