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White Glow

January 29, 2015


 PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Memoirs Maxi Dress – Wilde Willow

Child of Wild Belt

Rings – Samantha Wills Out of the Dark + Midnight Lovers | Amarilo Leanna Chain ring + Asami Ring set | Jewels by Jacqueline Crescent Moon ring | Five & Two Lou ring

Samantha Wills Midnight Lovers cuff + Lost in your Love Bracelet set

Innocence set – Gooseberry Intimates

Ace of Something Cookies and Cream Hat (large)

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

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

 

“When we maintain a conscious connection with Gratitude, our presence will naturally radiate a certain beauty and undisturbed, inner tranquillity”. Donna Goddard

This post is dedicated to all those amazing light workers out there shining, loving and sharing their gifts. Thank you for your loving hearts that illuminate the path to love for us all. To my sistars, brothers, my tribe, you all know who you are, I love you all so much. Thank you for all your ongoing support and unconditional love that brings out the best in me.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

A life of love

January 19, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Rishikesh Maxi Kimono + Sacred Shankha Shell PendantHendrix & Harlow

Bikini (Nanette crop + bottoms) – L Space

Hat – Ace of Something

December Nights Cuff + Fortune Cuff - Embella Jewellery

Rings – Ernest & Joe | Aloha Gaia – Luna + Strong midi | Wolftress | Embella | Her Empire – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all Aloha Gaia Jewelry + Wolftress ‘Native Roots’ ring

Nails – Willow Byron Bay – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

 

“She loves life and it loves her back” 

I’ve been asked a lot recently from many of you amazing souls following and sharing in my journey about how I found a life of love. I want to share a little of my journey with you all in the hopes that I can inspire you to rediscover your beauty and the shining light of love that you all are.

Firstly, I think that we generally only start to question what is going on when things are not so great. It is these low experiences in our lives that act as the catalysts for transformation. I look back now with pure gratitude for the pain and traumas I have been through in my life. I would not have strived for a life of love without them.

My real low was around 7 years ago, when I experienced complications with my second pregnancy. It all began one night, around 11 weeks in, when I woke up haemorrhaging. I started having contractions, went into shock, and realised that I was losing my child. I was rushed to hospital to discover my little boy was still alive. For the next 27 weeks of my pregnancy I was in and out of hospital, the doctors continuously trying to prevent an early labour. I had to learn to cope with the imminent threat of losing him with no certainty or assurances. I was told the odds were not in my favour, and to prepare myself for the most painful of possibilities. That one hope, that I might make it to term, however dim it was back then, was the light that helped me get through. The painful thoughts of ‘what if’ were so excruciating while I felt my little boy kicking around in my belly. I inevitably pulled myself inwards and focused intently on the beauty of each moment we had together and that he would be ok. I could no longer focus on my painful feelings and give rise to them as they didn’t serve any other purpose than to cause me immense suffering. They weren’t real in that moment, they were just possibilities of an unknown future. I decided (stubbornly) we were going to get through it and that I would endeavour to enjoy the beautiful connection between mother and child regardless of the physical pain I was in. We would make this journey together and hope for the best. These thoughts brought me peace and the ability to find some joy in a pregnancy full of complication. I don’t think any other life experience has taught me more about mind control than this. Living with this for 27 weeks, bed bound each day, bleeding and contracting, reminded how fragile this situation was, yet striving for strength by surrendering to the vulnerability and uncertainty, whilst trying to maintain a positive outlook, was the biggest challenge of my life. I’m happy to say we made it in the end. We managed against medical odds to get to 38 weeks and my beautiful son is now 6 years old.

This experience changed me in many ways. My ability to let go of stressful ‘what if’ thoughts is much easier. I can focus on the beauty of life amidst chaos, and I discovered that the more you focus on the good stuff, and not the bad stuff, the more the bad stuff will actually lose it’s power and start to disappear from your life. Whatever you spend your time thinking about will become your life. So think beautiful thoughts, kind thoughts, grateful thoughts, loving thoughts, joyful thoughts. And when life throws you a curveball, I hope that you can remember at some point to be easy on yourself, and find that light and love within that allows you to move through it with grace and ease.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

 

Her Empire

January 16, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Bombara Maxi Dress + Crystal Necklace + Shield Cuff + Crystal Ring + Goddess Mandala ThrowHer Empire

Bikini

Anklets + Toe rings + Rings – Peace | Snake + Cuffs – December Nights | Fortune – Embella

Feather Chain belt – Grace Bijoux

Rings – Aloha Gaia -Luna + Strong midi | Wolftress Native RootsUse discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all Aloha Gaia jewellery + Native Roots ring

Hat

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

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

Some days I love nothing more than a simple white maxi and a few crystal jewels, bare feet in the sand, salt on my skin and to dance upon the sand as the ocean rolls in and kisses the shore over and over again. It sets my spirit soaring and evokes that mermaid vibe I love so much.

This beautiful afternoon I had the pleasure of wearing some gorgeous designs, made with love and passion, from the divine Her Empire boutique. A magical, bohemian inspired one stop shop perfect for the travelling gypsies, the magic makers, the wild dreamers and all those who seek something unique and inspiring. Beautiful owner, Aly, draws together passionate creative designers to bring forth a stunning collection of designs for all the bohemian babes wanting something that you just can’t find in your shopping mall. It’s so refreshing to discover so many interesting designs that spark my creative fire and allow me to style, play and create magic. I hope you guys find some magical pieces too that remind you of how amazing and wonderful you all truly are.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Summer Basics

January 8, 2015



PhotographyMarnie Stella

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Square Top – Ruestiic

Shorts

Kimono

Classic large and twin opal rings – At Thursday

Mandala rings – The Fifth Element Life – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all mandala rings

Silver/Moonstone cuff

Rings  – Ono Jewellery – Nemesis | Harmonia | Omniverse | Don Biu | Five and Two

Nishka Leg Chain – Grace Bijoux

Moonstone cuff – Aloha Gaia

Moon Necklace – Hunter Gatherer Jewellery

Gypsy Soul necklace – Matters Speaking

Arm cuff – Don Biu

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

 

My simple summer basics are light, bright, easy, stylish and comfortable. I’m living in white washed denim and Rue Stiic everything this summer. Perfect basics to layer some divine jewels upon. Here is one of my favourite easy, casual  summer looks, along with some bright silver and opal jewels from At Thursday.

Special thanks to Marnie from @wanderlust_coconut for the awesome pics :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Positive Intentions

January 6, 2015


PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Playsuit + Kimono – Turquoise Lane

Moonstone Necklace + Rings – Moon | Triple moonstone | Arrow | Crystal Quartz | Rainbow Moonstone – Don Biu

Thunderstruck Cuff

Moonstone Cuff

Notela Boots – Koolaburra

Hat (Vanilla Chai) – Ace of Something

Crochet Bag – Spell via American Threads

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

 

“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be” Dalai Lama

This new year has been an awakening for me. It was as though by staying up all night long and seeing that sun rise in the sky, some ancient knowledge within my soul stirred and ignited. I have been feeling so alive, vital, so deeply in love with life. Each day brings more joy, freedom and inner love.

With the moon ripe and full I’m shedding some of the heavy and setting some light loving positive intentions to take even greater care of my being. To find more balance with my work, family and time for myself. I was recently reminded of that Jack Johnson song “Breakdown” and hearing this song again was pure happiness to me. It reminded me how much I love moving slowly through life, taking everything in to it’s fullest, and exploring the richness and beauty of each moment we are blessed with. There is no need to control anything, just surrender, trust and flow with the divine. Reach out from your comfort zone and experience all that life has to offer.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

New Light

January 2, 2015

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Filagree Halterkini – Anna Kosturova

Solid gold Circle Ring + Triangle ring + Twist ringErnest & Joe

Starfish pendant + Arrow cuff + Ella Lace Ring + Nautica Coral Ring – Nicole Fendel Jewellery

Rings – Amarilo | Lexi & Roy | Five & Two

Belly chain – Grace Bijoux

Dress

Hat

Eco, vegan nail polish – Willow Byron Bay (Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT and checkout)

Hair – The Nest Boutique

 

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise for the first time on a new year! That radiant light just seems that little bit brighter and lighter and full of endless possibilities. As I felt the first light of 2015’s sun shine upon me I was completely overwhelmed with excitement for all that is to come. And simultaneously so content after an amazing night of belly laughs and connections with my dearest family and family. It was a wonderful moment of pure happiness.

I didn’t actually make any new year resolutions this year. I’ve spent each day of 2014 practicing the art of refining my lifestyle, my thoughts, questioning my beliefs and bringing more love and light to my being each and every day. As the sun rose I simply gave myself a metaphorical pat on the back, a heart felt thank you for taking better care of myself this year. I know I will only continue to expand my heart in 2015 and journey on this path of self love.

It’s been a wonderful year of fulfilling many of my dreams and watching it all unfold before me. I feel such immense gratitude for all the love and support I have received from my beautiful family, friends, work colleagues and cyber community. Thank you to all of my blog followers for the time you take to follow my journey and the beautiful messages you send me.

Here are some pictures from my recent turquoise adventures to Bunker Bay wearing some crochet favourites from the divine Anna Kosturova and Spell and the Gypsy Collective. And check out my 2014 highlights here on Flipagram.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Local Love

December 23, 2014

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Shorts + Blouse + Necklace + Rings – Milc

Bralette

Arrow Bracelet | V Ring + Jasmine Ring + Arianna Ring – Alex Mika Jewelry

Hat

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

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

 

I leapt into holiday mode a little earlier this year and took off down south to Bunker Bay a couple of weeks ago. On the way we stopped off at the divine Milc Homewares in the heart of Dunsborough to check out their amazing store. It was so refreshing to see so many labels I love all in the one place. It’s such a beautiful store run by a beautiful inspiring woman.

If you are lucky enough to live down that way, or are headed down for the holidays, show some local love and check out Milc. And for those who are far away, head to www.milchomewares.com for a great collection of clothing and accessories. You’ll find some of my absolute favourites like Spell and Free people and one of my new faves Bassike. These Bassike organic cotton shorts I’m wearing in these pics are the most comfortable and versatile shorts I own. So many styling options!!!

Hope you all have the most amazing holidays ever! I’m so excited for some down time with my family, summer sunsets at the beach and lazy days by the pool.

Sending so much love to you all!

xxx

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

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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

 

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