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Planet Blue

August 14, 2014

Standing upon the fringe of the earth

I awaken to the unseen

Connected to the source of all creation

To the earth, the sky and the in between

In reverie I’m reminded of my true self

Ever expansive, floating in a sea of green 

 

A magical day spent on this magical earth, in the most magical of clothes and adornments from Planet Blue, Child of Wild and Embella Jewellery.

It was total bliss and I’m grateful every day to experience even just one moment of this magnificent life on this beautiful planet of ours.

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Top + KimonoPlanet Blue

Ethiopian Cross Necklace + Lhasa Banjara necklaceChild of Wild

Shorts and similar

Turquoise rings + Tribal cuffEmbella Jewellery

Buffalo Woman White turquoise cuff – Shayote

Rings – Global Princess | Hill Tribe Sun ring | Eastern Soul | Embella midi ring | Grace Bijoux midi ring

Hat

Nails

Rainshine

July 31, 2014

 

“She usually loved the sun to reign, but today she enjoyed the surprise of rain”

I’m a summer loving girl. I love the heat and the beaming warmth of sun on my skin. And even though winter is a not my favourite, I still love the rain. Especially on those days when it’s not cold, and the light sprinkles of rain refresh you like a waterfall mist.

I spent an afternoon recently at the beautiful home of Losari Home and Woman and as we always do, had an absolute blast! I wore this stunning Chicwish crochet dress along with so many exquisite silver accessories from Dixi, Shayote and Minc Collections. I revelled in the rain mists and watched the rain shine and glimmer as it sparkled and illuminated everything it touched. I felt ever grateful for the chance to dance in the rain and all the precious gifts it brings to our earth.

Embrace the beauty in the everyday, it will bring magic to every moment of your life.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

LocationLosari Home and Woman | Follow Losari on Instagram 

 

Outfit Details 

Crochet Dress – Chicwish

Necklace | Mantra cuff | Midi ringDixi

Crystal necklace + silver/gold stacking ringsMinc Collections

White Turquoise Cuffs + white turquoise ringShayote

Little Frenchie Bench seat – Losari

Rings – Free People | Sunahara

Hat

Boots

Lilac and Lace

July 1, 2014

A blend of soft flowy laces, cotton gauze and light wool, cool lilac tones, topped off with some ethereal crystals and earthy shells. This has to be one of my favourite outfits I’ve styled. And I’m wearing two of my favourite Byron bay designers in the one shoot! Each piece holds so much beauty, though together they create a little magic for me. I felt like a bohemian princess as I strolled along my local beach. Definitely an outfit that reminds me of the goddess within.

Have fun with your wardrobes lovelies and keep on playing dress ups. Do it for yourself, because at the end of the day, it’s your thoughts and the way you feel that matter most. Never stop exploring, experimenting and bravely sharing who you are through your style. Let your creativity and joy shine on!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Model/Styling/Photography – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Desert Light Kimono + Bakari Moon Neckpiece – Myee Carlyle

Lace top

Fedora

Lace Shorts

Shell bracelet + hilltribe ringLunar Sea

Rings – Global Princess | Hunter Gatherer Jewellery | Eastern Soul | Mermaid by Hand | Nik Dreamer

White howlite wrap bracelet – Shayote

Custom Boots – Wilde Flower Design

Of Sand and Sea

June 27, 2014

 I am of sand and sea, if you look for me, this is where I’ll be.

Most days are now spent fulfilling my dream of styling and creating outfits and visions that I spontaneously dream up. Venturing off to the sand and sea where I can so easily centre myself and share my love and light through my images, is an absolute joy and privilege. Something that you guys might not all know is that each time I take photos, I find that centre point within, that stillness. I fill this space with love until it is overflowing. Love for self, for you, for all beings and for our mother earth. As I emerge I channel this love through my being in the hopes that even my images themselves will bestow upon others love, healing, inspiration and passion for life.

I find I’m almost needing to pinch myself lately…I am actually living my dream. And I wouldn’t be able to do this without all the love and support I get from you guys.

This post is for you. For all of you. For taking the time to visit my blog, to comment, to email me, to share your ups and downs, for everything. I love you guys.

And you may have noticed a few changes to my blog at the moment. I’m currently in the process of transferring and transforming it over the next few weeks. I’m so excited for this change and to bring you all a greater user experience when you visit.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Cassia Cardi (sand) + Maisha dressMyee Carlyle

Amazon Kimono – Indigo Lane Boutique

Mini Mandala Necklace +  Statement Mandala Necklace + rings - Hunter Gatherer Jewellery

Mecure Leg chain – Jane + Rye

Rings – Anna Beck | Eastern Soul | Global Princess | Mermaid by Hand

Bracelets – Shayote | Embella | Alushia Sanchia

Belt – SCFXLuvAJ via Free People

Hat – Rag + Bone

 

Twilight Magic

June 22, 2014

 

Moved by the beauty of the changing light, tears welled up inside. Tears of joy, gratitude, of love. For all the magic that we are blessed to witness each and every day. Look for it. It’s all around you. Open your heart to the rhythm of life, feel the heartbeat of the great mother that homes us, sing your song of joy as you twirl and dance in the twilight.

This beach adventure was nothing short of magical. A wintery evening that started off cool, warmed as the wind completely stilled, and the sun shone through the clouds. So much light filled the sky as the sun was setting. I was brought to tears in a deep reverent moment of pure love.

Adorned in beautiful Nightcap Clothing lacey crochet, Heart Majestic + Embella mermaid jewels, with some twinkling gypsy love from the awesome Child of Wild. My amazing custom Wilde flower vintage boots, made by native Santa Cruz artist Emily Morris, were swapped for my Forever Soles barefoot sandals as I danced upon the twilight sands.

Take in every precious moment. Breath in love and breathe out gratitude.

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Calypso Dress – Nightcap Clothing

Belt + HeadpieceChild of Wild

Abalone cuff + Pineapple ringHeart Majestic

Custom Vintage Boots – Wilde Flower

Anklets – Embella Jewellery

Necklace + HandpieceHaati Chai

Bead necklace – Free People

Barefoot sandals – Forever Soles

Rings – Global Princess | Eastern Soul

Cuffs/bracelets – Embella | Shayote

Faux Fur Duffle coat – Chic Wish

Hat – Catarzi

 

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

Daydreams

April 22, 2014

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Feet in the sand, ocean air in my lungs, wind in my hair, a magical horizon in sight full of dreams and infinite possibilities.

I’ve spent so much time this past year at the beach on photo shoots for my blog. Each time I find myself entering a meditative state as I dreamily gaze out to sea. I feel earthed and connected with my bare feet on the sand, the water ever so gently washing over me reminding me that I am at the edge of land and sea. The horizon so endless, boundless, infinite, awakening dreams, igniting passion, soothing my soul. The wind so refreshing and enlivening at times, and then so soft and gentle as it caresses my skin. With each breath I am filled with vitality and renewed. My heart expands in this space that can only be called magical. It’s my nirvana, my enlightenment. My holy place. Where I slip into the gap between thoughts.

 

This beautiful afternoon I wore some of my favourite mermaid treasures from Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery. Paired with my Soleil Blue top and Myee Carlyle kimono, I felt like a reflection of the turquoise sea. Each of these amazing designers ignites my love of the ocean with their inspiring creations. You only have to check out their instagrams to see what I’m talking about. Always such beautiful captivating imagery that will evoke mermaid dreams of tropical islands and an ocean oasis.

 

AND today I get to share a little of my mermaid bliss with you guys!!!! YAY!!!!! I’ve paired up with the inspirational Soleil Blue, and we are giving away one of these Julia tube tops that I’m wearing in this post. It’s the perfect addition to your mermaid wardrobe. I love it paired with just about anything….from denim cut offs, a flowing maxi skirt, harem pants or with some awesome denim baggies. Such a cute top!

 

TO ENTER -

Repost the giveaway picture on instagram.IMG_6671

 

 

Follow and tag @soleil_blue + @gypsylovinlight

Hashtag #soleilbluegiveaway

Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry

Enter as many times as you like, each entry counts.

Giveaway is worldwide.

The giveaway winner will be announced Thurs 1st May (Perth time)

Good luck everyone!!

 

With love and gratitude,

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 | Instagram

Mermaid necklace, Bohemia necklace, Ocean spiral bracelet/anklet, Thunder cuffPenny for your Thoughts Jewellery | Instagram

Kimono – Myee Carlyle | Instagram

Crystal necklace – Asile Jewellery via Chinta cafe

Turquoise Spike bodychain – Sunahara

Denim shorts – One Teaspoon

Rings – Lush Jewellery | Wingostarr Jewelry | OOAK Turquoise (similar) | Blooming Flower Ring | Dogeared Arrow Ring | Elephant (similar) | Silver midi ring | Chevron midi ring

Bracelets – Lush Jewellery | Shayote Designs | Soul Loving Jewellery

Hat – Lack of Color

 

 

Crystalline

April 8, 2014

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A beautiful morning spent cleansing my crystals in the sun rays. The perfect pick me up for any morning tiredness….gather all your crystals and crystal jewels and sit in the sunshine for a moment. Centre yourself with your breath and be mindful of how precious and beautiful life is. Allow all those loving vibrations to infuse through your entire being and into your crystals.

Breath in love, breath out gratitude.

Blessings and love to you all on this wonderful day,

Helen xx

 

Outfit Details

Wish Outshine blouse SOLD OUT (similar)

One teaspoon Worn white bonitas

Asile Jewellery crystal necklace via Chinta Cafe

Penny for your Thoughts Bohemia necklace

Shayote Isis wrap + Spell caster bracelet

Free People Electric Stone Bangle set

Brixton Messer Hat

Rings –  Molten Store | Arrow Divine | Dogeared Arrow + Moon rings (ON SALE!!) | Ichu Jewellery (similar) | Ono Jewellery | Silver chevron midi rings

All the colours

April 7, 2014

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Teeki Lavender Diamond Tribe hot pants | Skin Feelings tattoos – The Boho Girl | St. Eve Jewelry bracelet

Rings – Hill tribe Sun Ring | Elephant Ring | Minc Collections stacking rings

 

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Teeki Magick tarot hot pants | Hipanema bracelet via Chinta cafe | Shayote White Howlite Isis wrap | Soul Loving turquoise bracelet

Rings – Mermaid by Hand turquoise + wave ring | OOAK Elephant ring (similar)

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Spell Forever Free tee + beanie | Hipanema bracelet via Chinta Cafe | Shayote Isis Wrap | Soul Loving turquoise bracelet

Rings ~ Wingostarr Jewelry | OOAK Elephant ring (similar) | OOAK Bahgsu Jewels Turquoise ring (similar) | Sunburst ring (similar)

 

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Skin Feelings Tattoos – The Boho Girl + Gypset Goddess | One Teaspoon Trashwohores | Natalie B Jewelry Wild Feather cuff | Penny for your thoughts Thunder cuff | Shayote Isis Wrap | Soul Loving turquoise bracelet

 

I’ve been so inspired by all the pre coachella posts on Insta….I’m definitely feeling the vibe and wishing, DREAMING I was going this year. I can’t wait to see all the amazing outfits!!!

Here’s my weekly round up of jewellery pics from Insta. A little more colour with some Hipanema arm candy, Teeki hot pants, and some festive fun with Skin Feelings temporary tattoos :)

And before I finish up this post I just have to say a BIG thank you to all of you who follow my blog. Thank you so very much for your love and support. I LOVE you guys and you all mean the world to me :) And as a very special thank you I am giving away one of the elephant rings (pictured in the first picture) to one lucky blog follower at the end of this month. All you have to do is follow my blog and this lovely ring might be yours.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Model/Photography/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

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