Cool change

March 4, 2015



PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Hillarys Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Leather Nights Cami + Brayden Sweater – ASbyDF

Shorts

Crystal Necklace

Necklaces (short + long)

Cuffs – Silver Twisted | Luna/labradorite | Snake

Rings – Anna Beck | Crystal + Triangle + Moon

Ace of Something Hat (Blue heaven shake)

 

I’m feeling the very slight shift here in Perth as we move into the cooler months and officially welcome the beginning of Autumn. The mornings are fresh with bright sunny days, and cooler evenings. This is probably my favourite time of year. It’s still so warm, yet the nights are bearable for sleeping without the AC running non stop.

I’m definitely not ready to be swapping my cut off denim shorts for longer threads just yet. But this slight shift does have me excited and thinking about autumn and winter fashion. I’m obsessed with denim and all those gorgeous shades of blue. Lots of texture, heavier fabrics, knits and leather.

This particular outfit I really really love. I love this ASbyDF cami, made from the softest, silkiest suede imaginable, + stunning knit in the freshest blues, paired with my favourite style denim cut offs + bright silver and crystal to amplify the clarity and fresh vibes I love. I’ve come back to this outfit over and over again because of it’s pure comfort and the holiday vibes it evokes in me. Perfect for the cooler weather too with some skinny denim and boots.

If you are in the mood for a wardrobe update with the season change, make sure to check out Shopbop’s awesome online sale starting today until Saturday (US). Use discount code BIGEVENT15 at checkout. It’s one of my favourite places for online shopping. Amazing range, fast shipping and easy returns.

And for all those who are located in Perth, WA, be sure to come visit me in person on Sat 7th March from 9am – 12pm, at 123 Howe st. Osborne Park, for the Blogger Wardrobe sale. You’ll be able to shop a whole collection from my wardrobe + jewellery, along with goodies from Turquoise Lane, Wanderlust coconut + For the Dreamers. Make sure you bring cash, as we won’t have EFTPOS facilities. Hope to meet some of you beautiful people and share the wardrobe love with you all.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

Wild Love

February 28, 2015

Dress | Belt | Hat | Rings | Flash Tattoos

I’m so pleased to share with you all my feature on Happiness + Well Being magazine. A digital magazine dedicated to bringing holistic wisdom, nourishment and love to their readers. The magazine is filled with priceless and practical tools to remind you each and every day of just how amazing and beautiful you are. It has 100 pages filled with loving intentions, devoted to inspiring you to cultivate a life of love.

Here’s a little snipper from my interview with H + W.

H+W: What advice would you have for anyone struggling to love and accept themselves?

Helen: Be easy on yourself. We are all perfectly imperfect and our unique qualities are what make us all so beautiful. Embrace the beauty that you are. Please know you are enough just as you are. You have always been enough. You are more than enough. You can let go, trust and enjoy who you are and your life.

I am beyond honoured and grateful to the lovely Happiness + Well Being mag for taking the time to interview me. It’s been an absolute pleasure from beginning to end, and the process of answering their heart provoking questions has been an opportunity for me to reflect on my life, and how grateful I am for all that I’ve experienced.

For the very small price of $2.99 (cost of a cup of coffee), you will gain an abundance of positive information and reinforcement, that will lead you on a path overflowing with joy, peace and love.

You can purchase and read my interview here.

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Photo Credit – Bobby Bense

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Bubble of Joy

February 26, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Hillarys beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details 

Estella Playsuit + Kimono + Dawn Light NecklaceHendrix + Harlow

Coconut Shake Hat – Ace of Something

Rings – Rose Quartz | Amethyst | Midi rings | Mandala Rings – Use my special discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all The Fifth Element Life mandala rings

Luna Necklace

Bracelets – Crystal Arrow | Arrow | Diamond Lace

 

My family and I spent a playful afternoon recently exploring a new little beach along the WA coastline. It was so lovely and quiet, the breeze ever so gentle, waves repeatedly kissing the shoreline with such grace. I watched my kids playing in the waves, I felt their joy, and all my daily stress melted into oblivion. We snapped some photos as I walked along the long stretch of beach, dressed head to toe in my favourite Hendrix + Harlow. I was filled to the brim, overflowing with joy, radiating from my being. Caught in a bubble, time escaped me, there was just my beloved family and I and the ocean. Of all our beach encounters, this one was like a dream I didn’t want to wake up from.

Sending so much love and joy to you all today.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

The Magic of You

February 24, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Opal/Moonstone look

At Thursday rings – X Opal | Triple Opal | Twin Opal | Dainty Moonstone | Gypsy Moonstone | Fancy Moonstone

Bikini

Bodychain

Crystal necklace

Bracelets – Luna Labradorite | Medicine Wheel

Ace of Something Coconut Shake Hat

 

Turquoise look

Denim shorts

At Thursday rings – Sunrise Turquoise | Gypsy Soul Turquoise | Blooming Turquoise | OOAK Turquoise

At Thursday Turquoise Arrow cuff

Midi rings – Aztec stacker | Triangle stacker

Feather arm cuff

Nails – Willow Byron bay (Winter) – USE my special discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

 

“Magic is everywhere you look once you can see it within yourself. We are all magic”

I felt like reminding myself today of the magic that exists within us all. I hope these simple words resonate with some of you and remind you of the unique beauty that you are.

Here is a collection of photos taken one beautiful morning styling some divine handmade gems from At Thursday. I love to adorn myself in precious healing talismans from the earth – opals, turquoise and rainbow moonstone, all set in the most beautifully crafted silver. They serve as little reminders that we are all magical. If you are not feeling it today, take some time to quiet your mind, access one of your favourite memories of nature, where there was no doubt in your mind that magic exists – a rainbow, a sunset, a waterfall, a crystal cave or thunderstorm perhaps. One of those moments where the energy is palpable, and your body zings with such heightened glee. You are content to simply watch in awe as mother nature performs her miracles. This is you. What you see is a mirror of all your own beauty. Give yourself a big hug and a moment of complete and utter loving acceptance and feel the magic that you are.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Aura of Light

February 23, 2015

“The more you consistently choose loving, appreciative thoughts, the more your aura radiates out that energy of love and appreciation. Then, you truly uplift – what you focus upon shines and your mere presence illuminates.” Karen Whitaker

I’m feeling so very thankful today for the beautiful life I have to live. That each day I get to live my dreams and create something beautiful. Each breath I take is filled with love, filled with gratitude, for the amazing souls that I get to share this life with. My children, my beloved husband, my dear friends and my beautiful soul family following and sharing in my journey here on my blog. Each day I am uplifted by the love I feel for you all. I’m bursting with passion at the mere thought of the immense creative possibilities that await me.

I’d love to hear what fills your heart with love…what are you all grateful for today?

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Handmade Dress – Emma O Clothing

Crescent Moon Anklets, Cleopatra Necklace, Boho Warrior ring + Mandala Shield ring – Regalia Store

Necklaces – Eastern Soul | Mainé Silver Tassel

Rings – Crystal + Band of Five  + Tribal Flower + Lotus 

Hat

Layering Intimates – top + bottoms

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

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

Colour of my Dreams

February 13, 2015

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PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

LocationVilla Seriska Rosita, Bali, Indonesia

 

Outfit Details

Indian Ocean Playsuit – Sea Dreamer

Necklaces – Moments Pendant + Turquoise Lariat | Elle Lace Cuff + Rings – Audrey Organic | Aurelia Organic | Elle LaceNicole Fendel Jewellery

Silver Twisted Cuff 

Rings – Turquoise midi | Stud midi | Chain ring

Hat

 

She floats in a dreamy sea swirl of blue

Kissed by the ocean mist

Lulled by her sweet tune

So freely singing her melody into forever

I was lucky enough to shoot this summery holiday look at the beautiful Villa Seriska Rosita residence in Bali. My backdrop was this exquisite infinity pool and the ocean and sky for miles. Blue upon blue upon blue. It’s the colour of my dreams. It’s healing and calming and reminds me of an endless summer of love. Adorned in bright silver with touches of magical turquoise by Nicole Fendel Jewellery, which is proving to be one of my favourites amongst my growing collection. Paired with this super playful and cute playsuit from Sea Dreamer, it took this look from bohochic to boholuxe. This has definitely become my happy outfit and one I’m wearing over and over again this summer.

Sending you some cool calming, blue healing, love vibes wherever you are in the world today.

So much love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

Bali Luxe

February 9, 2015

 KimonoSunglasses

 Kimono | Sunglasses

 Kimono

Bikini | Wanderlust Warrior Necklace | Rings –  Opal + Crystal point | Turquoise midi | Aztec Bird | Arrow midi | Mandala ring (Connection) – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Rings – Labradorite | Moon + T bar|

Aloha Gaia Jewelry – Arrow midi + Kea ring | Moonstone Handpiece + Comet Moonstone Cuff – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for Aloha Gaia Jewelry

 Dress | Hat | Armband |  Rings – Labradorite | Moon + T bar | Barefoot sandals

Aloha Gaia Jewelry – Arrow midi + Kea ring | Moonstone Handpiece + Comet Moonstone Cuff – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for Aloha Gaia Jewelry

Barefoot sandals

I’m so excited to share part 2 from my recent Bali adventures with the family. Our stay at Villa Rosita, on the magical Tegal Besar beach was beyond 5 star luxury. From the moment you enter this serene villa you are swept away by it’s pure magnificence. It’s beautifully designed with natural stone, bamboo, teak and rattan and well appointed, high end amenities, making this 5 bedroom residence the perfect place to host your special occasions with your loved ones. Villa Rosita is so ideal for an intimate wedding, engagement party, special birthday party, or for those wanting to escape to the most dreamy location possible, and have everything they need to completely unwind at their fingertips.

We spent our days perched on either the balcony, or outdoor couches under the gazebo, overlooking the ocean, feeling the mist of the ocean cool us down and the power of the waves crashing on the shore. It was both the most exhilarating and relaxing place I’ve ever stayed. Whilst sipping a cocktail or two, we listened to some amazing tunes streamed through their state of the art entertainment system. Such an awesome range of music :)

Just a stone’s throw away from the villa you’ll find Bali Safari, Komune beach club and world class surfing. Though we couldn’t bare to leave this paradise and it’s absolute serenity. We were lulled into a meditative trance by the beautiful rhythm of the waves, as we spent so many precious moments with our children enjoying the spa and infinity pool. Bobby and I shared some beautiful, romantic sunset walks along the beach entranced by it’s charm. Nature lovers will particularly love the volcanic black sand. It shines like diamonds in the sunshine and the contrast of white wash over the shimmering black sand was a sight that left me speechless. I’ve been a loyal lover of white sand and turquoise water for as long as I can remember, but I’ve now found myself a new love.

We were lucky enough to have our personal chef and wonderful housekeepers from our villa in Sanur join us again. And of course take care of every need imaginable with the highest standard of service. Each meal was spectacular and no request was too much. We felt like superstars, living the ultimate dream of pure luxurious indulgence, and it was seriously awesome! We are beyond grateful to Villa Seriska for such a beautiful stay and accommodating and anticipating our needs.

Here are some of our photos from our stay at this heavenly villa. We can’t wait to visit again :)

Click HERE to book Villa Seriska, Rosita

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Check out their reviews on Trip Advisor and see why Villa Seriska comes so highly recommended :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Bali Bliss

February 5, 2015

 Barefoot Sandals by Forever Soles

Bikini | Sunglasses | Belly Chain | Necklace | Cuffs

Rings – Gratitude Elephant ring | Larimar | Om | Tribal | Moon midi | The Fifth Element Life mandala ring (Connection) Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Embella Cuffs | Rings – Gratitude Elephant ring | Larimar | Om | Tribal | Moon midi | The Fifth Element Life mandala ring (Connection) Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Bikini | Belly Chain | Cuffs

Rings – Gratitude Elephant ring | Larimar | Om | Tribal | Moon midi | The Fifth Element Life mandala ring (Connection) Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Bikini

Bikini | Necklace | Cuffs

Rings – Gratitude Elephant ring | Larimar | Om | Tribal | Moon midi | The Fifth Element Life mandala ring (Connection) Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Bikini (similar)

Top | Shorts | Hat | Moon Necklace | Crystal Necklace | Strappy bralette

Turquoise cuff | Snake cuff | Tribal cuff

Rings – Larimar | Snake | Turquoise midi | Arrow midi The Fifth Element Life mandala ring (Connection) Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

  Shorts | Turquoise cuff (large) | Snake cuff | Arrow Cuff | Turquoise cuff (small)

Rings –  Snake | Turquoise midi | Arrow midi | Aztec Bird | Moonphase | Wings Spread Bird

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

Hat | Dress | Strappy Bralette |  Snake cuff | Arrow Cuff | Rings –  Snake | Arrow midi Moonphase | Wings Spread Bird | Double Crystal point | Rutilated Quartz

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

 Dress | Strappy Bralette | Necklace |  Snake cuff | Arrow Cuff | Rings –  Snake | Arrow midi Moonphase | Wings Spread Bird | Double Crystal point | Rutilated Quartz

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

 Dress | Snake cuff | Arrow Cuff | Rings –  Snake | Arrow midi Moonphase | Wings Spread Bird | Double Crystal point | Rutilated Quartz

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

HatDress | Strappy Bralette | Crystal Necklace | Moon Phase Necklace |  Snake cuff | Arrow Cuff | Rings –  Snake | Arrow midi Moonphase | Wings Spread Bird | Double Crystal point | Rutilated Quartz

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

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Villa Seriska Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Bali has to be one of my top favourite places to holiday. It’s not just the fact that it’s an island paradise with beautiful beaches, sunsets, tropical foods and scents, it’s the service and smiles that come with it that make it the holiday of a lifetime. Our recent family adventures took us first to Sanur and then to the magical Klungkung. I’m so happy to have explored different parts of Bali, both so very beautiful and unique in their own right. We stayed at 2 magnificent villas run by Villa Seriska, and I now understand why they have been voted Number #1 on Trip Advisor and won the Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014. The villas, the details, the luxury, and above all the hospitality and services were faultless. As a couple of hard working parents in great need of some pampering and relaxation, we certainly received more than we could have expected. And all with a smile and gratitude.

We have been blessed to have experienced our fair share of luxury holidays around the world, but Bali always seems to come out on top. It’s all in the details. At Villa Seriska we had our own personal chef to cook us whatever we liked, catering to our own special needs and dietary requirements. A driver to take us anywhere we fancied, though we didn’t feel like leaving at all, as it was just too beautiful in our villa :) We had a wonderful manager to attend to any needs that arose…and travelling with children there are usually quite a few ;) It surely helps to make a holiday with your kids an actual holiday when you have so much help. Our lovely housekeepers were so wonderful with the children and even offered to help us with babysitting when we needed. My children fell in love with them and couldn’t wait to see them each day. They were so happy, and so were we. My wonderful husband, Bobby and I, had time to really connect. Beach walks, watching the sunset whilst talking about our dreams and aspirations and sweet kisses under the gazebo. It was all so very magical.

Since I have so many beautiful pictures from our family vacation I’d love to share, I’m going to firstly share with you our experiences in Sanur, and in my next post you’ll get to see a whole other side of beautiful Bali. Sanur is seriously the perfect place to stay in Bali if you want a little luxury, beach, shopping and dining without it being too crowded. It is so much quieter than Kuta (in the best possible way) though there is still so much to do right at your doorstep. Upon stepping out of our villa we had restaurants, bars, boutiques, beach markets and of course the beach with a spectacular view of Lembongan Island and Mt. Agung. Our 4 bedroom villa, perfect for families and groups of friends, was decked out in all kinds of detailed design perfection. Everywhere I looked I was amazed by something beautiful. The woodwork, the towel designs, the flowers, the bathrooms….it was all so divine. The gazebo, spa and pool area were definitely the best and thoroughly utilised by us all each day and night. My children were obsessed with feeding the koi fish, cannon balling off the gazebo into the pool, and the chef’s amazing food!

We can’t thank owners Audrey and Nilesh, and the beautiful staff of Villa Seriska enough for their generous hospitality and very genuine caring. It’s so refreshing and an absolute joy to stay somewhere like this. They really set themselves apart by their high standards.

I hope you enjoy these photos of our holiday and be sure to check out Villa Seriska Sanur Satu  for your next Bali holiday.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

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And here are a few pics from our family album xx

 

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

Turquoise Dreams

January 21, 2015



PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

All Jewelry – Turquoise Lane

Kimono – Spell designs

Bodychain

Bikini

Hat

 

I’m always dreaming of water the colour of turquoise, sand as white as snow, and to walk upon the shore and watch the waves gently roll into greet it over and over again. It’s my bliss that inspires my creativity and grounds me from the crazy, busy, technological, high stress life that we lead. I feel immensely blessed I moved to WA, where I get to experience a little of this holiday vibe every single day.

Even still there is a definite yearning within me to roam into the wild, chase waterfalls, hike mountains and explore the earth and all her hidden treasures. It’s been many years since I’ve done this. I miss all the long road trips exploring hot springs, national parks, camping under the stars by ancient trees, bathing naked in icy glacial waters, cooking food over the fire, travelling anywhere on a whim and probably the best part – connecting with amazing, inspiring people along the way. I yearn for more exploration and I’m working on releasing myself from any self imposed boundaries that have been getting in the way. Being a parent comes with such great responsibility, and we can often feel so much fear for the safety of our children, and even limit our very existence. I’m discovering as I get a little older and wiser, the more I trust in the process of life, the more I am able to really enjoy travelling with my kids. It’s so wonderful to connect with your child’s unique way of perceiving the world. They see all the beauty around us, all the magic. They help us to see our world in the most joyful way. I’m very excited for new adventures with my family, and to share my love of exploration with them. Next stop – beautiful Bali!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

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