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Make A Wish

August 5, 2014

That moment when the sun goes to sleep and the moon begins it’s rise…..that seems to linger on and holds that special kind of magic….where all dreams feel possible….those are the moments to count your blessings and make your wishes.

Every time I am lucky enough to witness the sun rise or set, I take a moment to give thanks, and to make a special wish. I figure if I’m lucky enough to be here, witnessing this glory, then I pretty much have all I need, then it’s time to wish for something amazing for all the beautiful souls of this earth. There is something so powerful about a prayer that comes from a place of fullness, of gratitude, of abundance. Next time you are lucky enough to witness nature’s beauty, take a moment to fill yourself with love, and then send that love out to all those who need it most. You will be overflowing with love and others will feel the blessing you have bestowed upon them.

This sunset really was extra special. There was that iridescent light again at the beach. The kind that seems to come right before each full moon. The sand glows and the water flashes it’s vibrant turquoise colour. I made lots of loving wishes on this day. And I’m sure all my beautiful Dogeared charms brought even more good luck vibes to my wishes.

Make a wish, or 2, or 100….take some time for ritual in your life, and share your love and light with the world.  Every little bit of loving helps to heal our world.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Elephant necklace + 100 good wishes necklace  - Dogeared

Elephant ring | Arrow ring | Moonglow ring | Karma ringDogeared

Lotus bracelet – Dogeared

Shirt – Chicwish

Shorts

Nails

My Boheme Life

May 24, 2014

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Days spent immersed in creating art, drawing, styling, writing, playing my guitar, drumming, walking barefoot on the beach, swimming naked in the ocean, dreaming, exploring, falling in love, morning cuddles, dancing under the moonlit sky…..these are just a few of my favourite things in this amazing life. So grateful.

 

I love taking time each day to reflect upon all that I love and all that the moment has to offer us.

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Lila Safari Maxi Skirt – Sea Dreamer

Moonlight Dreamer Kimono – Kivari

Top + Necklace + BanglesFree People

Bolo necklace, Lapis ring, Natalie Ring, Dylana Ring, Dreamweaver cuffKaren London

Inspiration Mandala Ring + Connection Mandala ringThe Fifth Element Life – Use code ‘GYPSYLOVINLIGHT’ for 5% off all mandala rings

Silver staking rings – Minc Collections

Dogeared arrow ring | Silver chevron rings | Nikdreamer crescent moon midi ring

Coin necklace + bracelet – Arrow Divine

Vintage OOAK belt – Rossioroos

 

 

Bejewelled

May 19, 2014

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Athina Boots – Free People | Bag – Zoda from Scarlet | Top – Rue Stiic | Cuff/Bracelets – Embella | Natalie B

Rings – Embella large spiral + small leaf + small spiral + large leaf | Dogeared moon glow | Nik Dreamer | Elephant (similar) | Minc Collections | Karen London | Wingostarr Jewelry lotus
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Cuffs + RingsGypsy River

Temporary tattoo – Skin Feelings

Bold knuckle ring – Heart Majestic | Turquoise midi eye ring – Sunahara | Shield ring (similar)

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Cuffs – Embella | Shantique tibetan turquoise cuff from Scarlet | Bracelets – Embella

Rings – Embella turquoise leaf + spiral + leaf + large spiral | Gypsy River large turquoise ring
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Kimono – Gypsy Soul Designs

Rings – Lux Divine Jewelry | Kami Lerner gold wrap + Kami Lerner Amethyst druzy | Gold midi chevron rings

 

Nothing like a little bit of ring and arm candy to brighten up the day. This week I’m loving all things vintage and tribal, druzy rings and as always turquoise…the bigger the better!

Here are some of my latest pics from my Instagram. Check out this week’s jewelry favourites at Gypsy River, Embella, Lux Divine Jewelry, Karen London and Scarlet.

 

So much love and gratitude,

Helen xxxxx

Gypsy Mama

May 9, 2014

IMG_6995Top – Free People | Crop top – Free People | Shorts – One Teapsoon

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

IMG_6880Top – Rue Stiic | Bangles – Free People | Necklace/worn as bracelet – Lost Lover | Rings – Lost Lover Elephant + Spirit | Minc Collection stacking rings

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Rings – Heart Majestic | Natalie B | Vanessa Mooney | Sunahara | Lost Lover
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IMG_7054Top – Free People | Necklace – Goldbarr (USE CODE ‘OCEAN GYPSY’ for 15% off) | Turkish Ring | Skin Feelings Tattoo

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Bracelets – Threads (The Shine Project) | Torchlight Jewelry | Rings – Torchlight Jewelry Thunderbird + Herkimer Diamond | Kami Lerner Gold Wrap rings | Amarilo

A little post dedicated to all the gypsy mama’s out there. Some recent jewellery pics from my Instagram, along with some of my blog features this week. I have been so overwhelmed with all the love surrounding me, in the best possible way. I’m so grateful and it just fills my heart with more love that I want to share with you all!

On that note I have a very special giveaway I’m offering in partnership with ever lovely and inspiring The Fifth Element Life. In time for Mother’s Day we are giving away one Mandala ring of your choice. Check out my Instagram here to enter and for all details.

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And if you want to add one these magical mandala rings from The Fifth Element Life to your collection, make sure to use your special code ‘gypsylovinlight’ for 5% off your purchase. These mandala rings bestow upon their wearer the intention and energy of each mandala. From inspiration, protection to compassion and love. They are truly beautiful just like their creator.

 

You can check out my recent interviews and features here -

Losari Home and Woman – an interview on motherhood, being a style blogger and life

Free People’s Sun Chaser

Kindred Spirits – 60 seconds with GypsyLovinLight

Dogeared - I’m an honorary DogearedMOM! :)

 

Wishing all you beautiful mamas a wonderful mother’s day. I love you all so much xxxx

Silver Light

May 8, 2014

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Sailing the boat of silver light, 

The moon-beauty is fast approaching me

The sky is vibrating with sweet and melodious songs

The birds are flying beyond the horizon

To an unknown land.

All my hopes are flying without any destination.

Slowly my life’s evening sets in

Sri Chinmoy 

 

These images were taken a couple of weeks ago now, during a late afternoon stroll along the beach with my beloved husband before our dinner date that evening. The silvery light was fading ever so quickly, the way it does as we move deeper into fall. The reflections of light, the crisp air, the roaring sea….it all stirred at the beginnings of winter.

The evening called for my favourite Sea Dreamer romper. The perfect trans-seasonal piece and so great for layering. I had the chance to wear some divine bright silver jewels from Anna Beck and Dogeared Jewelry. I must say I really love that contrast of black and bright silver. It added a touch of glamour to my bohemian look, and was perfect for me to take out from the beach to a special dinner date with my husband. A little St. Eve Jewelry gypsy belt to jingle my way through the night, and I was set. We had such a beautiful evening together. Always such precious times that revive us as parents, partners, lovers and friends.

This post is dedicated to my husband, Bobby, the man who so willingly gives so much of his time and energy to help create this blog of mine. He is my amazing and talented photographer, the beautiful man who captures my essence and brings it to life, so I may share this with you all. He does all of this so humbly, never asking for credit or anything in return. He knows how happy it makes me and how much I love styling. What a wonderful man he is. I am so blessed.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Romper – Sea Dreamer

Long Strand Disc Necklace – Anna Beck

Thunderbird necklace – Dogeared

Rings – Dogeared moonglow | Dogeared elephant | Dogeared Arrow | Anna Beck saddle | Anna beck dish | Anna Beck Wire Rimmed Band | Minc Collections wishbone | Ichu 

Gypsy Dreams belt – St. Eve Jewelry

Messer hat – Brixton

 

 

 

LIVE by the SUN, LOVE by the MOON ☽

May 5, 2014

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LIVE by the SUN, LOVE by the MOON…..these words are so appropriate for me right now. I’m living and loving life to the fullest, flowing with the rhythms, feeling the interconnectedness… and ever grateful for all that I have. My beautiful family, the incredible opportunities and experiences that continue to flow into my life, to have time to feed my soul and express my creativity. I feel a gratitude list coming….haha! It may be the cooler weather, or that so much change is upon me, but I feel so grateful for this new phase of my life, this transitional time that I’m in right now. I see myself a little like a caterpillar creating my cocoon once again, weaving it with love to protect and nurture myself, as I gear up to transform and take flight. It’s going to be a big year, I can feel it in my bones. It actually already is a BIG year! My blogging journey has become a full time career in a matter of months. I’m absolutely loving it all so much, though with something so big and new in my life, whilst juggling being a mother, healer and wife at the same time, it’s so important for me to remain mindful to move along at my own pace. This way I won’t crash, and I will continue to love all the amazing experiences I am so blessed to enjoy in this life. The beautiful synergy and balance of the sun and moon are a constant reminder to me to choose a healing pace in life and walk to the beat of the great mother.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Outfit Details

‘Live by the sun, Love by the moon’ Tank – Chaser

Thunder bird necklace | Elephant ringDogeared

Necklace, Moroccan Dreams Ring, Bazaar Ring, Shine on Bracelet – St. Eve Jewelry

Moon tattoo – Skin Feelings

Denim shorts – One Teaspoon

Moonlight Dreamer Kimono – Kivari

Rings – Vintage (similar) | Arrow | Moonglow | Turquoise (similar) | Silver chevron midi rings

Bracelets – Free People | Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery | Crystal Arrow | Vintage

Bandit Feather key chain – Soul Makes Jewelry

Bralette, BagSpell Designs

Hat – Brixton

 

Sun/Moon Images – Martin Eisen | Keith Tarrier

Hobo + Hatch

May 3, 2014

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A few weeks ago…or maybe even a month now (WOW!) I had the pleasure of visiting the Hobo + Hatch pop up shop down south in the beautiful town Cowaramup, in the Margaret River wine region. The vibe and beauty of this town and shop was so relaxing…I didn’t want to leave! If you get the chance to stop by on your travels it’s a must! So many of my favourite labels like Rue Stiic + Arrow Divine all in the one place. And what a space it is! So perfectly decked out with peacock chairs, divine tapestries, worldly jewels and cow skulls. See pics below!! I was lucky enough to pick up one of their yakadiyak wool/cotton shawls and it’s been keeping me warm and cosy during this sudden seasonal shift right into winter! And not only are they divine, each purchase supports communities in Nepal. “By purchasing from our Yakadiyak range you’ve helped make a small difference in the lives of others. We will continue to donate our time & money to the Nepalese community that touched our hearts & forever changed our soul” – Leona, Hobo + Hatch. Nothing better than wearing conscious clothing. Feels soooo good in so many ways :))))

These photos featuring this beautiful scarf, were taken a couple of weeks ago when summer was still hanging around for one last party :) The golden light in the afternoon seems to intensify during this time of year. The sunsets are so brilliant and deep, just like the autumn leaves. It’s yet another magical time of year with so much beauty to be thankful for.

 

Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Shawl  (natural) – Hobo + Hatch | Instagram | Facebook | Visit in person shop 2, 64 Bussell Hwy, Cowaramup, Western Australia

Daisy flower crown – Eterie

Dress – Spell Designs

Necklaces – Soul Loving Jewelry moonstone mala | Chinta rose quartz | Spell Designs Gypsy

Kimono – Myee Carlyle

Rings – Rico Designs Rhodonite | Elephant (similar) | Sun wrap | Moonglow | Blooming flower | Mermaid by Hand wave | Heart Majestic silver knuckle ring

Bangles – Free People | Sunahara | Shayote Isis wrap

Beanie – Spell Designs

Cloudbreak anklet – Roadtrip Jewellery

 

And here are some photos of the Hobo + Hatch pop up store and bts hanging out with owner and beauty Leona..and seriously loving her outfit soooo much! Shop it HERE + HERE + HERE xx

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

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Vintage, Shells & Mermaid Spells

April 28, 2014

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Magic spirits of the deep

I would like a tail, not two feet

beauty be upon me

fish all kinds let me see

when I’m finished in the sea

let my feet return to me.

 

A wonderful afternoon playing at our treasured local beach dressed in vintage shell trinkets from the amazing Trinkit Hunter, mermaid jewels from my fave Penny for your Thoughts, and Eterie daisy chains. Such a carefree day exploring the beach, gazing out to the horizon in the hopes of glimpsing a dolphin or two, and working some mermaid spells fulfilling my childhood fantasies of becoming a real life mermaid ;)

Spend your days dreaming, conjuring, creating magic….immerse yourself in all that you love, all that inspires, all that brings happiness and joy to your heart. This is the essence of life and become a point of attraction for creating even more bliss and wonder to your days.

With love and gratitude,

Helen

 

Photographer – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Stylist – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Sunrise at the Ganges necklace + BeltTrinkit Hunter Email for belt preorder

Around the world necklace – Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery

Flower Crown – Eterie

Tank – Novella Royale

Crochet bottoms – She Made Me

Kimono – Myee Carlyle

Bracelets – Shayote designs | Penny for your Thoughts | Free People | Sunahara

Wild feather cuff – Natalie B Jewelry

Rings – Vanessa Mooney | Blooming Flower | Dogeared Moonglow | Lost Lover | Elephant (similar) | Mermaid by Hand wave

Iridescence

April 26, 2014

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A sunset dusted with fairy magic

Tangible, vivid, glistening, romantic 

Moonbeams sparkling, reflecting iridescent light

Illuminating, glowing deep into the night

 

There are days when I arrive at the beach and it’s just out of this world. PURE MAGIC. This was one of those days. It was just prior to the full moon eclipse aka blood moon, and each day during this week I witnessed such majestic light. I was so moved by the breathtaking beauty of it all. I was on a natural high as I took it all in. And I must admit it reminded me of my rather colourful past when I would dabble in mind altering substances. This was definitely a mind altering experience, though completely natural and healing. My past of substance abuse is not something I talk about often. I’ve made peace and accepted this as part of my journey. It shaped me into the person that I am, for which I’m grateful. And I have accepted all the consequences of my choices. One of the lessons I took from my altered experiences is that you don’t actually need to take anything to alter your perception and see the world as a magical place. It’s all there available to you at any moment. I’ve been clean for well over 15 years now and my experiences of every day life far outweigh those of my youth. The magical moments I experience now alter me in a way that I can feel the chemical balance of my body shift naturally. My natural endorphins rise and I feel as though I could float away on a cloud. It’s true joy. And very real. I no longer have the need to escape myself, to escape my reality. I now know I am the creator of my reality. I shape it into the beauty that I see. And I know that the more I love myself, the more I accept myself, and see the beauty that is me, the greater my perceptions of the world will be. My view of the world is but a mirror of how I see myself. So I say, fill those wounds with love, allow them to heal and transform with acceptance, and allow yourself to experience all the love, joy and magic that is your birthright. We were all born to have the most amazing life possible. It’s all within reach, just one small adjustment away.

Sending LOVE and LIGHT to you all, always.

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Julia Tube Top – Soleil Blue (part of an instagram giveaway we are running until thurs 1st. May) See HERE for details.

Moonlight Dreamer Kimono –  Kivari

Lucid Legging – Ixiah

Vishnu’s Love Belt – Child of Wild

7 seas Necklace, Wild feather cuffNatalie B Jewelry

Turquoise Daydream Warrior Pendant - By Wisteria

Rings – Turkish Shield | Elephant Wrap (similar) | OM compassion ring | Blooming Flower | Sun wrap | Dogeared arrow ring

Bracelets – Pura Vida | Penny for your Thoughts Thunder cuff | Sunahara | Free People | Soul Loving Jewelry Chrysocolla Elephant

Temporary tattoos – Skin Feelings

Messer Hat – Brixton

Webster Boots – Diavolina

 

 

Baby Likes to Ride

April 25, 2014

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A vintage style tee, some perfectly worn in denim cut offs, ankle boots, a felt fedora, messy braided hair, and a whole pile of silver! One of my favourite day to day outfits that is so easy to throw together and makes me feel as though I’m forever at a festival dancing up a storm to some awesome tunes. Jewels jingling with each beat as the rhythm overtakes me. I’m riding the sound waves as I visualise myself on the back of a bike, arms up, wind in my hair, a never-ending road ahead. Utterly wild and free. Total bliss.

Big thanks to Baby Likes to Ride for the awesome tee, Minc Collections for the stacking rings that bring so much joy to my days, & major babe Child of Wild for the show stopping neckwear.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Burnt out tee – Baby likes to Ride

Shorts – One Teaspoon

Necklaces – Child of WildHealing Spirit | Antayla | Moon’s Vengeance

Bracelets - House of Harlow 1960 | Free People | Sunahara

Rings – Minc CollectionsStacking rings | Crystal | Wishbone | Nik Dreamer | Dogeared Arrow + Moonglow | Sun Wrap ring (similar) | Mermaid by Hand wave ring | Silver chevron ring

Messer hat – Brixton

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