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Alignment

July 7, 2014

 Within the depths of authenticity lives integrity; waiting for our return. When we arrive, we are met with effortless joy, abundant living, peace and wholeness–nothing lacking, nothing broken. This is soul equanimity, the state of pure alignment with will of Source and will of self” – LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier

You know those moments where everything just aligns so perfectly and for an instant you can see the entire bigger picture and the divine perfection in it all.  Those moments of absolute realisation and clarity that lift you to new vibrational heights. I find most of these happen to me when I’m out in nature.  Walking on the beach, watching the sun set, climbing boulders in the hills, swimming in the ocean, chasing rainbows.

These photos were taken during yet another stunning WA sunset. I was feeling more aligned and clear than ever before. Deeply connected, embracing the magic of the moment, feeling the love and expansion of my heart.  I was so happily adorned in a whole lot of lace and some divine vintage turquoise.

I hope these images bring inspiration, love and light to you all.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Lace BlouseShorts | SHOP my current favourite lace tops – FP Swiss Shirt | FP Mimi Tunic | FP Mermaid Lace top

Sunglasses

Necklace + RingChild of Wild

Flash Tattoos

Rings – Global Princess | Nik Dreamer | Hunter Gatherer | Anna Beck | Eastern Soul | Lunar Sea

Silver bracelets + cuffEmbella Jewellery

Turquoise bracelet – Soul Loving Jewellery

Hat

 

 

Flying free

July 2, 2014

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I gaze upon this expansive landscape, taking in every inch of this golden horizon. I feel the glowing sand beneath my feet, the warm sun kissing my skin, the salty taste of the air. The wind gently lifts me and I am flying free.

These things and more bring a sense of freedom to me. To really feel free though, no matter what is going on, no matter where I am, I find the key is right there within myself.  It’s in the unconditional acceptance of self. My daily morning mantra is “I love and accept myself just as I am.” It reminds me each day that I am already enough, and there is no need to control the flow of life. I trust in life. In love. In myself. And I feel free.

As I peel back every layer, examine every unquestioned thought, I discover a peaceful path of love and acceptance. I find the truth, the untruths, simply what is. I surrender to this seemingly vulnerable state where freedom, peace, love and connection exist and it brings me great joy in this amazing life we are blessed with.

May you find the peace within and allow yourself the time and space to simply be.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photographer – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling/Photography – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Amazon Kimono – Indigo Lane boutique

Sunglasses

Lace Shorts

Bralette (similar)

Turquoise necklace + ringChild of Wild

Flash Tattoos

Rings – Global Princess | Hunter Gatherer | Anna Beck | Lunarsea | Eastern Soul

Bracelets – Embella Jewellery | Soul Loving Jewellery

Hat

Golden Sparkle

June 30, 2014

“You are my sun, my moon and all my stars”  E. E. Cummings

We were recently blessed with a random summer’s day in the middle of winter. I immediately took the chance to hop into this exquisite Tysa dress, adorn myself with some golden jewels from Goldbarr + Mojomade, and play with these super fun flash tattoos from Child of Wild.

I jumped in my car and found myself on this staircase right on the beach, imagining I was amongst some ancient ruins full of history and untold stories. The setting sun was simply magic and for a moment I had completely forgotten where I was.

Let your imagination run wild and play with all the childlike joy that bursts within you to be expressed. We are all meant to shine, as children do. Let your soul shine that brilliant golden illuminating light and enjoy every aspect of this amazing journey we call life.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Model/Styling/Photography – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

South Pacific Maxi Dress – Tysa

Flash tattoos – Child of Wild

Tulum Necklace – Goldbarr 

Crystal Handpiece/ring – Mojo Made

Gold bangle set – Free People

Rings – Amarilo | Kami Lerner | Free People

Hat - Brixton

 

Sparkling seas & Fiery skies

May 13, 2014

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In between the sparkling sea

and the fiery crimson sky

I fell into your love spell

And there was only you and I

 

This was undoubtedly the most magical sunset I’ve ever witnessed. The whole day leading up to it was magic. The cloud formations, the sparkling waters, the golden light. Love was in the air, everywhere we looked there were happy smiles, warm hearts and sneaky kisses. It was as though everyone lived within a bubble of love. I know we sure were ;) My husband and I started our afternoon date at the beach photographing this oufit, soaking up warm autumn sun rays, then we drove along the magnificent WA coast, with an early dinner at one of our fave beachside restaurants, followed by this awe inspiring, breath taking sunset. I couldn’t believe how much it changed from moment to moment. The intensity of colour, starting off so softly with pink, orange and purple and ending with the ocean and sky completely alight in a deep crimson red. I feel so blessed that we were able to experience this wonder. That our timing lined up so divinely with ease. Beyond grateful.

 

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Scarborough beach, Trigg beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Paperwhites Maxi Dress – Free People

Necklaces – Karen London Dreamweaver | Chinta Turquoise Hamsa mala

Daisy Chain Flower headband - Eterie

Rings – Lost Lover | Vanessa Mooney | Om compassion (similar) | Sunahara | Elephant (similar)

Cuffs – Vintage turquoise | Spell

 

 

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

 

 

Divine Light

April 21, 2014

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The divine light in me honours the divine light in you. Namaste

I’ve spent many days watching the changing light reflect off the ocean and sand like a divine mirror reflecting all that is. This time of year it has a particular iridescent sparkle, an opalescent glow, and serious magic about it. I’m drawn to it like no other. I crave to be near it, as it ignites my inner wisdom and replenishes my energy.

I’ve recently gone through some deep introspection and felt my heart expand further, and even deeper into love. As I’ve meditated upon the ocean tides and celebrated the moon phases, a greater understanding and love has been evolving within. An understanding of the divine tapestry of life. An acceptance of it’s flow. An unconditional love for myself, regardless of what my circumstances may be. I’ve shed many tears to come to this place and I foresee many more to come as I journey this path. Though ultimately as we accept and love ourselves for who we are, we experience a deeper and more joyous state within our being. Our lives are richer, fuller, our experiences and connections more authentic and real. The vibrational energy of love heals the wounds that once felt unforgivable, and lifts our experience to pure childlike joy. Our inherent nature is restored. As the love for myself grows, it is reflected in the unconditional acceptance and love I experience for every being. As my soul’s eye opens up to the divine light within, I begin to see it in all beings, and know that we are all reflections of divine light and love.

This outfit post was right up there with one of my favourites shoots. It was so effortless and fun. Childlike, playful, even a little cheeky. I was floating in the clouds, yet grounded to the core. I felt infinite, boundless, expansive. In love with life.

Sending infinite amounts of love and light to all you beautiful, magnificent, divine beings. I love you all.

Helen xx

 

Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Silk dress, Lace KimonoVelvet Moon

Temporary tattoos| Gypsea | Namaste | OmSkin Feelings

Flower crowns – Flower Gypsies X Sweet 1985

Crystal necklace – Asile Jewellery via Chinta Cafe

Amethyst slice necklace – Nik Dreamer

Moon’s Vengeance Indian Necklace – Child of Wild

Crystal necklace – Myee Carlyle SOLD OUT (similar)

Morrison Belt – Stone Cold Fox X LuvAJ SOLD OUT (similar)

Rings – Blooming Flower | Wingostarr Jewelry | Dogeared Moonglow | Sun (similar) | Om Compassion (similar) | Minc Collections | Heart Majestic | Ichu Jewellery | Silver midi  | Silver chevron

Bangles – Free People | Sunahara

Anklet – Roadtrip Jewellery

Hat – Lack of Color

Sherbet Skies

April 10, 2014

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A sunset brushed with sherbet skies 

I gazed upon your moonlit eyes

As you played amidst the changing tides

My loves, my blessed sunrise

 

A another little glimpse of my recent road trip down south to Yallingup with my beloved family. These photos were taken during a majestic sunset, that lit the sky in all the colours of the rainbow. It was a calm, balmy evening, perfect for a leisurely stroll down the road for dinner. Dressed in some stunning white lace from Velvet Moon, and gold jewels from Kami Lerner, Amarilo, Anna Beck and Torchlight Jewelry, I felt like a lady of leisure. Completely renewed, refreshed, rejuvenated and full of gratitude for all the love in my life.

I’ve added in some very special behind the scenes family pictures below. A little insight into my life and the precious people in it. Watching my family play at the beach and seeing the children smiling, splashing, their souls illuminated, was simply bliss. Nothing better than that for me. They are my sunrise.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography ~ Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Stylist ~ Helen Janneson Bense

Location ~ Smiths Beach, Yallingup, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Lace Kimono ~ Velvet Moon

Tank ~ Metalicus

Shorts ~ Volcom (similar)

Necklace ~ Anna Beck

Rings ~ Kami Lerner, Amarilo, Torchlight Jewelry, Free People

Bracelet ~ Torchlight Jewelry

Lola Lace hat ~ Free People

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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

Purple Haze

April 3, 2014

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I can’t believe it’s almost been an entire week since my road trip adventures down south! I’ve been craving the open road and the possibilities of discovering amazing places in nature, and deeply connecting with mother earth in a quiet and beautiful space. Last weekend I was lucky enough to experience many magical moments. I will be sharing those with you over the next few posts starting with our arrival. A sun filled day of family fun followed by a hazy purple sunset. Arriving to our beachside apartment was one long exhale for us all. It was a continual unwinding from this point on as we slowed our pace and melted into bliss.

Here are some snaps from our first day wearing one of my favourite local brands, Sea Dreamer, lovingly made down south in Dunsborough.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Photography ~ Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Stylist ~ Helen Janneson Bense

Location ~ Smiths Beach, Yallingup, WA

 

Outfit Details

Lila Safari Maxi Skirt ~ Sea Dreamer

Top ~ Free People

Moonlight Dreamer Kimono ~ Kivari

Hat ~ Brixton

Necklaces ~ Myee Carlyle SOLD OUT (similar), Spell designs, Chinta Rose Quartz necklace

Bangles ~ Crystal Arrow bangle, Free People, Sunahara ON SALE!!

Rings ~ Molten Store, Silver thick & thin stacking rings, Ono Jewellery Crystal ring, Mermaid by Hand wave ring, Dogeared arrow ring

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