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Ocean Therapy

June 25, 2014

As I walked along the warm, glistening sands, watching the turquoise water smoothly form into perfectly shaped waves, I listened to the crashing sounds and the quiet peaceful in between. It was there I felt the heart beat of the great mother.

The ocean’s movement has always reminded me of a mothers cradling arms, as it sways back and forth in the most natural way. Even the sound of the waves evokes this memory and lulls me into serenity. There is nothing more invigorating and healing for me than swimming in the ocean. To float within the great mothers womb. She nourishes, nurtures, replenishes, cleanses and energises us. The salt water and fresh air, bare feet in the sand…it surely is a perfect cure all. This is my therapy these days. My ocean therapy. It keeps me balanced in every way I need.

This post is dedicated to the our beautiful earth. To say thank you for housing us, providing us with resources and nourishment. For the gift of breath, life, love and joy.

Deepest gratitude and love,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Leigh Dress – Tysa

Necklace + cuffs + turquoise ringGypsy River

Large Turquoise cuff, Silver band ring + Armour ringEastern Soul

Turquoise pendant – Soul Loving Jewelry

Belt – Free People

Rings – Gypsy Warrior | Global Princess | Heart Majestic

Small turquoise cuff – Scarlet Fashion

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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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

 

 

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

 

 

Turquoise Forever

April 16, 2014

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Turquoise is possibly my favourite gemstone. I’m in awe of the multitude of variations, colours and textures. Such an incredible selection – Indian mountain, Peruvian, African, Kingman, Blue Moon, Easter blue, Robins egg, Bisbee and Black widow turquoise to name just a few. The list goes on and on. I can’t even pick my favourite as I simply love them all for their unique properties and beautiful variances.

We are so blessed mother earth has created these magical gemstones and crystals that bring beauty, inspiration and healing all in one. Not only does turquoise look beautiful it’s actually a wonderful purification and protective stone. It provides protection from outside pollutants and energies. On a physical level it aids in detoxification, improves the absorption of nutrients, stimulates the immune system, regulates inflammatory pathways, so great for those with any chronic pain/arthritis. When my back flares up I make sure to layer it on :)

This week I’ve been wearing a lot of turquoise. Thanks to my dearest friend and amazing jewellery designer, Kami Lerner, who sent me a bundle of turquoise from her own personal collection. I am now overflowing with my favourite stone. The energy emitting from my jewellery stands is just incredible at the moment. So many magical crystals and gems all together. I love it! And I feel so very grateful for these precious jewels and gems from the earth.

Here’s a few pics from my Instagram this week with all the shop details listed below. And a few sneaky looks at my dressing table, my alter, where all my precious jewellery lives, and a little piece of my heart and soul.

AND in case you feel like adding some more precious turquoise into your life, here are a few of my personal favourites to shop for awesome turquoise treasures –

Child of Wild

Bahgsu Jewels

Soul Makes Jewelry

Spell Designs

Free People Vintage Loves

Urban Outfitters

One Kings Lane

Gunns & Swain

Rejoice the Hands

Vestiare Collective

OOHHH AND before I forget, the elephant wrap ring pictured on the last picture here on my ring finger, is part of a blog giveaway that is running until the end of April. All you have to do is follow my blog and it could be yours. The follow button should pop up on your screen on the bottom right hand corner. If you have any problems at all, please contact me via the blog and I will help you out.

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Pic no. 1

St. Eve Silver Bracelet | St. Eve turquoise cuff | Free People Bangle set | Penny for your Thoughts Thunder cuff | Pura Vida bracelets Teal Turquoise  | Soul Loving Jewelry bracelets (elephant chrysocolla, lotus turquoise)

Rings – Hill tribe Sun wrap ring | Wingostarr lotus | Blooming Flower ring

Skin Feelings Mandala Tattoo

 

Pic no. 2

Free Bird Collective Green Turquoise Jadyn cuff | Free People bangle set | Soul Makes Jewelry bracelets

Rings – Vintage turquoise (similar) | Om midi ring | Lebrisa Green Aztec ring + Romantic ring

Kimono – Myee Carlyle

 

Pic no. 3

Free Bird Collective Green Turquoise Jadyn cuff | Kami Lerner Peruvian turquoise wrap bracelet | Soul Loving Jewelry African turquoise bracelet

Rings – Kami Lerner bird ring | Kami Lerner Wire wrap rings | Kami Lerner OOAK ring

 

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All OOAK rings SHOP similar here

 

Pic no. 5

Penny for your Thoughts Thunder cuff | Soul Loving Jewelry bracelets – Hamsa + Lotus turquoise

Rings – Dogeared Arrow + Elephant + Moon | Elephant Wrap ring (similar) | OOAK turquoise (similar) | Silver midi rings

One Teaspoon denim shorts

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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