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Blue Silk

September 5, 2015

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

LocationChaminade Resort, Santa Cruz, USA

 

Outfit Details

Silk 2 piece (Vienna Sky) – Sisters the Label

Flash Tattoos – Sheebani + Desert Dweller

Belt

Snake Cuff

Rings – Large Crystal | Small Crystal | Tara midi | Crossover | Om | Tipi | Strong midi – Contact us here for preorders

Arcturus Choker

My {MUST HAVE} Travel Hat

 

Love a little bit of dress up fun, to float and flutter, and adorn myself in so many beautiful creations. This Sisters the Label 2 piece silk set was so much fun to style and wear. The perfect canvas to lay down a bunch of jewels and flash tattoos…which is exactly what I did ;) It really is such a versatile set that can be tied and worn 6 different ways and a must have for your next holiday!

These photos were from our recent stay at the beautiful and serene Chaminade Resort in Santa Cruz. We were so perfectly situated, perched high above the fog line where the sun is always shining, with a view that was just so peaceful. After a kind of hectic schedule we spent some much needed slow days by the pool with the family, Moscow mules were on repeat, as well as sunset dinners overlooking the pacific. It was the perfect way to end a month long vacation and say our farewells to our beautiful family.

Already conjuring up my next travel adventures ;) Guess where we are headed back to next?

Much love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Turquoise Zone

August 19, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – 26th Ave beach, Santa Cruz, CA

 

Outfit Details

Woodstock Maxi Dress – Spell Designs

OOAK Turquoise Rings | Moon’s Eye Shield Ring | Stacking Set | + OOAK Turquoise CuffTriple Oval Kingman Cuff |  Triple Diamond Kingman CuffTurquoise Zone

Tusk Necklace – Seawolf

Rings – Arrow midi | Cosmology Turquoise

My {MUST HAVE} Travel hat – Ace of Something

Bikini

 

It was the perfect northern california summer’s day….blues skies, beaming sunshine, epic surf, and that amazing low key vibe I love most about Santa Cruz. I was turquoise crushing bad on these amazing handmade jewels from the Turquoise Zone. Paired with some super divine Spell lace and this outfit was simply like living inside a dream. I also happened to be in my most favourite place ever having my annual catch up with my beautiful sister, Reija. After a revitalising beach walk full of wild winds and salty ocean mists, we topped off this spectacular day with sunset margaritas overlooking the ocean and a bbq with the family. Total and utter bliss!

No matter how much time passes, I’m continually drawn here, to this place, this beach, to my sister, my family. It feels like my other home, and it’s probably because each time I visit I leave a little piece of my heart here. I’m so immensely grateful for the precious time we had with our US family. We may have been separated by oceans all these years as our children have grown up, but our connection is as strong as ever. It’s always the quality of the time that matters most, not the quantity…though I’d take more in a heartbeat ;) We love you guys!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

All text and images copyright © GypsyLovinlight

 

Natural Bridges

August 8, 2015

I’m finally back in Australia after our amazing month long California Summer holiday. I’m so happy to be home, so happy to have created ever lasting memories with my family, and my heart is filled with gratitude for all the incredible adventures we experienced. Every travel experience deepens my soul, widens my eyes, expands my heart, and elevates my whole being, as my imagination gets lost in the wonderment of this breathtaking planet we live on.

There were so many highlights, so many photos which I’ll be sharing and reliving here on my blog over the next few weeks.

These photos were taken on a perfect summer’s day at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz. For the folks who live here in Santa Cruz, they know it can be hit or miss with beach days. The ominous fog lingers along the coast most mornings, though naturally we took every opportunity to head to the beach, fog or no fog, to get our feet in the sand.

On this absolutely stunning beach day, I was lucky enough to reunite with one of my Melbournian besties and share my love of Santa Cruz with her. We watched the fog roll out to uncover these stunning natural bridge formations, home to a couple of seals and birds. We danced upon the shores as the waves rolled in, soaked up a bunch of glorious sunshine, and spent this magical day connecting as kindred sistars do.

Santa Cruz has always been my second home and holds a very large piece of my heart. It’s not only that my dearest sister Reija, lives here, but the landscape has captivated me since my very first trip here in 1996! I’ve been travelling back and forth for what feels like forever now and each time I discover even more about this amazing place. I love you Santa Cruz! Until next time :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, California

 

Outfit Details

Sea Goddess Dress – Billabong Australia

Cuffs – Snake | Vanessa Mooney Arrow | Don Biu

Rings – Don BiuSilver Moonstone | Crystal | Rainbow Moonstone | Rainbow Moonstone StatementMidi Stacking ring

Necklace – Luna pendant (back in stock soon, contact here for the wait list)

My {MUST HAVE} Holiday Hat

Tkees

 

All text and images copyright © GypsyLovinlight

Lucid

June 28, 2015

PhotographyHelen Janneson Bense & Jasmin Howell from Friend in Fashion

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

LocationSri Panwa, Phuket, Thailand

 

Details

Pool Ocean View Villa – Sri Panwa

Jewelry – Tipi Necklace | Luna Necklace | Aquila Crystal Ring | Double Moons Ring 

Love Affair Combi Playsuit – Magali Pascal | Bralette | Arizona Black Hat

Yoga wear – Alo Yoga | Luna Necklace

Rings – Kasané | Bahagia Larimar | Nicole Fendel | Strong midi

New Age Dress | Blue Heaven Shake Hat | Bralette | Nicole Fendel Cuff

Clementine Romper

White Sands Shift Dress

 

There’s something about those tropical island getaways…the colours, the scents, the vibes. Food tastes better, the air is clearer, and everything around you is magnified, rich in colour, texture, meaning. A palpable and enriched vitality resonates in every single little thing and it’s amazing!

I had such an incredible stay recently at Sri Panwa in Thailand, so I wanted to share a little more about this beautiful location, and some of my precious moments there.

Perched upon Cape Panwa, Sri Panwa resort boasts the most idyllic 360 ocean views. Sunset cocktails at Baba’s Nest are a must, followed by some authentic thai food at Baba Soul. Each day I awoke before the sun, did a few morning sun salutations, and watched from my bed as the sun rose and painted the sky. Every morning was a stunning light show and I had the best seats in the house. My bedroom opened up to my pool on all 3 sides with an ocean vista to ignite all your wildest dreams. It was in this moment as I gazed upon this glorious view, that I felt nothing was beyond my grasp. All that I could imagine was possible. The veil between my dream world and reality were somehow merging. I was reminded of one of my many lucid dreams of flying high in the sky like an eagle. It was pure and utter magic.

Fuelled by the energy of each sunrise and sunset, I moved through my days in harmony with nature’s rhythm. I was filled with so many perfect moments of peace, joy and contentment. Sharing this amazing journey with the gorgeous Jasmin was the highlight of the trip. There’s nothing better than having the time of your life and sharing it with another kindred sister.

Next stop California! I’m so excited for a month long family holiday in the summer sunshine, exploring rivers and redwoods, and magical scenic coastlines.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

All text and images copyright © GypsyLovinlight

My Heart’s Joy

June 26, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Gypsy Belt | Double Quartz Necklace | Arm Cuff Minc Collections

Minc Collections Rings – Dotti ring | Galazy ring | Crown ring | Vine ring

Rings – Dixi | Grace Bijoux | Sunahara | La luna Rose

Top

Skirt

 

Sometimes I love nothing more than to sit on my bedroom floor with a pile of jewels and play dress ups. Stacking rings and necklaces is by far the part of my job I love most. It’s my heart’s joy and it connects me to my inner child that is always bubbling just beneath the surface awaiting every opportunity to come forth. It’s a space that is so spontaneous, expansive and completely timeless. It was such a joy for me receiving this awesome package from the divine Minc Collections, and layering all these gorgeous pieces to create one goddess inspired look.

As I frolicked along the beach on this calm, overcast and slightly eerie day, I was reminded of why I began this creative journey. I danced upon the beach, jewels jingling, my body dripping in layers of silver chain and quartz crystal, fingers fully adorned in moonstone, silver and an assortment of stacking rings, filled with light and love, and total freedom to be myself.

To take a canvas like my body and adorn it beautifully in all that I love reminds me of the beauty that resides in all beings, in everything. It reminds me of the magic that I am, that you are, that exists everywhere I look.

It’s been a little over 2 years now since I started GypsyLovinLight and I’m so grateful every single day for how it continues to enable me so much freedom to creatively express myself. It provides me with a platform for my own unique voice. It reminds me to be myself. To be true and authentic. And in sharing who I am with the world, and all that I love, I hope to inspire others to do the same.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

All text and images copyright © GypsyLovinlight

Mommy & Me

June 24, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Models – Jade (daughter) + Helen (mommy)

StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Jade

Skirt | Flower Crown | BraceletKapri Couture

Luna Necklace + Luna Cuff

Rings – Air/Earth | Strong | Nani | Luna

Nails – Willow Byron Bay (Winter)

 

Helen

Kimono | Flower crown | BraceletKapri Couture

Luna Necklace + Ananda soul Cuff

Gypsy Belt

Rings – Ananda SoulSoul Dance | All is Love Aquamarine | Om | Aletheia & Phos Et Cure

Bikini 

Skirt

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

 

My beautiful daughter, Jade, and I were recently blessed to have shared a very special photoshoot together for the divine Kapri Couture. They designed and custom made matching pieces to specifically suit our aesthetic and the mermaid vibes we were after. It was so heart warming to share this journey with my sweet girl, to watch her be pampered in this way, and see her soul alight as she found her own creative expression. She is such a natural beauty, emanating love from deep within her soul. She is my teacher, my angel, and always brings me back to my heart when I need it most. My heart is filled with gratitude for the honour of being her mommy.

This was such a fun family shoot with Bobby (daddy) behind the lens and our dear son, Jacob, our little behind the scenes helper. He was such a sweetheart, taking care of his big sister.

I’m so grateful to Kapri Couture for organising all these pieces for us, so we could share this very special day together. These moments and captures will forever remind us of our bond and unconditional love for one another.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

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