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My Boheme Life

May 24, 2014

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Days spent immersed in creating art, drawing, styling, writing, playing my guitar, drumming, walking barefoot on the beach, swimming naked in the ocean, dreaming, exploring, falling in love, morning cuddles, dancing under the moonlit sky…..these are just a few of my favourite things in this amazing life. So grateful.


I love taking time each day to reflect upon all that I love and all that the moment has to offer us.


With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Lila Safari Maxi Skirt – Sea Dreamer

Moonlight Dreamer Kimono – Kivari

Top + Necklace + BanglesFree People

Bolo necklace, Lapis ring, Natalie Ring, Dylana Ring, Dreamweaver cuffKaren London

Inspiration Mandala Ring + Connection Mandala ringThe Fifth Element Life – Use code ‘GYPSYLOVINLIGHT’ for 5% off all mandala rings

Silver staking rings – Minc Collections

Dogeared arrow ring | Silver chevron rings | Nikdreamer crescent moon midi ring

Coin necklace + bracelet – Arrow Divine

Vintage OOAK belt – Rossioroos



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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Crystal Flower Child

February 15, 2014

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Windswept and bathed in light, adorned in flowers and crystals, my inner child free to play. This was a really fun photoshoot. The afternoon wind, or as commonly known here “The Freo Doctor” was in full effect. Rather than resisting it, I utilised the energy to it’s full magnitude. My dreamcatcher became my kite as I danced around the beach, watching the strings of lace flying in the sky. The beach was quiet this afternoon, filled only with a few kindred souls playing….mermaids, kite surfers, skim boarders. It was such an inspiring and playful energy that surrounded me. Highly contagious :)

I had the chance to style some gorgeous local pieces from Princess Poppy Co, a company based here in Fremantle, WA. I love supporting local business and especially when they produce beautiful pieces of art. Also wearing my favourite crystal jewels from Arrow Divine. I had the pleasure of meeting the talented designer behind this label while I was interstate over the holidays. I have followed them on instagram for awhile now and watched each collection grow and expand creatively and I am forever inspired and impressed. Some Arrow Divine is definitely a must have for any jewellery lover.

And this dress! Thanks Free People for such a stunning easy everyday beach dress. Such a flattering fit, super soft rayon, perfect distressing, and a great layering piece. It’s one of those basics that you can style so many ways, that also works perfectly on it’s own. For more of my Free People styling check out my Free People Me page here.

Whatever the weather is, wherever you beautiful beings are, infuse some bright light into your day with crisp whites, clear crystals and sparkling waters. A lake, a river, a stream, the beach or even a pond. Water has many healing qualities and to be near it is to bring you closer to your heart space.

With love and gratitude xx

Outfit Details

Flower crown, Custom Dream catcher ~ Princess Poppy Co | Instagram | Facebook

Free Spirited necklace, Molten Rock Clear Quartz ring ~ Arrow Divine | Instagram | Facebook

Tattered Up Shred Dress ~ Free People | Instagram | Facebook

Harmony bikini top ~ Gypsy Junkies via Revolve Clothing

Bracelet/Cuffs ~ St. Eve Jewelry, Spell Designs

Rings ~ Laura Shipp Jewellery, Mania Mania, Elephant ring (similar), Vintage

Feathers and Fringe

February 12, 2014

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This post was inspired by my love of feathers and fringe. I love the light, delicate beauty they possess…the way they are brought to life by even the gentlest of breezes.

These photos were taken on a particularly magical afternoon exploring bush lands in the Perth hills. Dressed in feathers and fringe, I walked barefoot upon this sacred land, my feet kissing the earth, and the earth kissing them back. The smell of eucalyptus was in the air, the taste on my tongue. As the scorching sun blazed down, I found respite amongst the transitory shadows. I watched ants and lizards scurrying along the earth’s stage going about their daily business. I listened to the joyful birdsong, my heart full and happy. At some point I realised I had slipped into the silent gap. I was the observer now, witness to all around me. And it was bliss.

I want to take this moment to thank you all for your ongoing support not only here on my blog, but on Instagram and Facebook too. You guys are a part of this journey too. I feel so lucky for this opportunity to bring inspiration to your days, which only fuels my creative passion even further.

With heart felt gratitude, I thank you and I love you all xxxxxx

Outfit Details

Fringe Skirt ~ Ixiah

Feather earrings ~ Wild and Free Jewellery

Thunderbird necklace ~ Hunter Gatherer Jewellery

Snake Arm Cuff ~ Grace Bijoux

Feather Head dress ~ Ginger Owl – A BIG thank you to the lovely Ginger Owl for letting me borrow this magnificent piece of art!

Stretch tube dress ~ Splendid via Shop Bop

Rings ~ Spell Designs, Arrow Divine, Sunahara, Lakota Jewellery

Cuffs ~ Alushia Sanchia, Spell Designs

The Anchored Sailor

January 28, 2014


“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails” ~ Elizabeth Edwards

Whether I’m standing amidst a storm, engaged in a conflict, or enveloped by a crowd, I adjust my sails, flow with the currents, and remain anchored in my motion through my love for self, so that nothing can disperse me.

This is a particularly good practice for me to protect myself when I’m in large crowds. In summer we often photograph amongst many people, working around them, constantly adjusting our sails. Some days there are those that love to extend their boundaries that little bit too far. This photo-shoot took place on a bridge on the harbour near our home. The foot traffic from the bar at the end of the bridge to the car park was pretty heavy, and there were some very funny and drunk people passing us. Most smiled as they watched us create, others whispered to themselves as they giggled at us, and some even dared to photobomb. It was all actually quite amusing and just a little bit of fun. Though then there were a few that pushed the boundary too far, to that low vibrational place with verbal abuse. This is something that has the potential to unhinge me. But thankfully not on this day. I remained anchored, adjusted my sails, and continued creating in my high vibrational state. I sent some love and light their way, as I realised they needed it more than I did in that moment. And so we carried on having fun and creating magic together, never allowing our loving energy to be swept aside by another.

People can sense your vibrational state, and it can ignite defence mechanisms in some. And defence can then quite easily become the first act of war. Stay anchored in love and never let your light dim to make someone else around you more comfortable.

With love and light xx

Outfit details

Lana singlet ~ Marho

Indian Summer Shorts ~ Spell Designs

Arm cuff ~ Grace Bijoux

Rings ~ Arrow Divine, Lakota Jewellery, Mermaid by Hand, Mania Mania, Heart Majestic, Laura Shipp Jewellery, Ichu Jewellery

Circle of Life Charity Necklace ~ Anna Beck

Bracelets ~ Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery

Summer Fedora ~ Seed Heritage

Adorn thyself with LOVE

January 20, 2014


“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ~ Gautama Buddha

Each day when I dress and adorn myself in precious jewellery and clothing, it’s an act of love. I take the time, amongst the many demands from my children, to centre myself and discover what resonates with me each morning. Some days, well most days ;) I want a lot of jewels and other days, I prefer a more minimalistic look. It really depends on my mood. As for my style, well that is the same too. I love fashion, though I don’t tend to follow trends. I wear clothes that I’m drawn to, that I feel reflect my present energy, my soul. I prefer to think of my personal style as a reflection of my inner spirit. It begins as a blank, unpainted canvas, awaiting a brush, full of infinite possibilities, that is completely and utterly boundless. I never know what it’s going to become each day, and that is very exciting!

Paint your canvas with all the colours of the rainbow, paint it with love for yourself, and adorn yourself in all that brings joy to your heart and soul.

I’m so happy to announce that in collaboration with Tysa Designs, we are giving away one of these amazing Wanderlust dresses (as pictured above). To enter follow the instructions below:

  • Repost the giveaway picture on Instagram (see below)
  • Follow and tag @tysadesigns and @gyspylovinlight
  • Hashtag #tysagiveaway
  • Make sure your account is set to public so we can see your entry
  • Winner will be drawn Monday 27th January 2014 (AWST) and announced on Instagram.


With love and gratitude xx

Outfit Details

Wanderlust Dress (Jade) ~ Tysa Designs

Mali headpiece, Snake arm cuff ~ Grace Bijoux

Custom Crystal Necklace ~ Rico Designs

Circle of Life charity necklace ~ Anna Beck (100% proceeds from these necklaces go to support a vital and much needed women’s health clinic in Bali – see more here)

Rings ~ Arrow Divine, Seawolf, Spell Designs, Laura Shipp Jewellery, Children of Flowers, Vintage

Bracelets/Cuffs ~ Spell Designs, Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery


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