Riding the Waves

May 3, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

SunDancer Maxi Wrap Dress – Sea Dreamer

Whisper ‘Fur Free Fur’ vest – Wilde Willow  The perfect faux fur wardrobe staple that is luxurious to wear without harming our beautiful creatures :)

Silk Road Necklace

Child of Wild Desert Dweller Flash Tattoos

Rings/Cuffs – Torchlight Jewelry | Aloha Gaia Midi Rings – Air/Earth | Luna | Ernest & Joe Crystal | The Fifth Element Life mandala rings – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all mandala rings

Ace of Something Hat

Cream Fallon Hat

Transcend nail polish (New colour coming soon) – Willow Byron Bay – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique

Extensions – Blakk


Does life ever feel like you are being tumbled by a huge wave? It’s as though you can’t think or breathe, like being frozen in time or stuck on a ride you don’t want to be on. I was feeling like this today…all my thoughts scattered on the near future. An overwhelming surge of adrenaline peaking in my body, focused on the never-ending list of tasks that stand before me. As a passionate and creative person I take a lot on my plate. I love to be busy and involved in multiple projects. My latest shop venture is just one of those amazing things that has brought so much creative freedom and joy to my life. At the same time it’s also brought a lot of work. I’m so happy for this, as it’s been not only a pleasure, but a learning experience for me too. Each day I’ve been practising maintaining my awareness in the now…just today. The moment my thoughts move towards tomorrow, next week, month etc. I’m getting thrashed about in that huge wave again. My breathing becomes shallow and I find it challenging to focus on any task. In these moments, rather than resisting my initial urge to retreat, I’ve been welcoming this chaos into my being. I’m breathing it all in and allowing it time to simply be. A little validation of our feelings can make all the difference. I’ve been taking lots of deep breaths, and realising this moment, right now, is all I need to focus on. Tomorrow is a new day, and I will be brighter and more refreshed for it if I don’t waste my energy stressing about it! So instead of being tumbled by life’s waves, I’m learning to ride them. I’m flowing with it all and taking it one baby step at a time.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Desert Wanderer Dreaming

April 15, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North Beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Turquoise CuffsTurquoise Stacking ring set | Turquoise ring | Element Turquoise Stamped ring – At Thursday

Belt | Tee | ShirtTurquoise Lane

Leg ChainNecklace + Triangle Turquoise Stacking ring + Arrow midi ring

Rings – Eastern Soul | Midsummer Star

Bag – Diamond Moss (Email for inquiries)




I’m seriously dying over all the coachella pics and amazingness that I’m seeing on social media atm. It’s sooooo good! And sooooo inspiring! I keep telling myself next year! Here’s hoping next year I make it a reality and stop talking about it haha! I can only imagine how incredible it would be wandering the desert, dancing up a storm to my favourite tunes, and styling up a bunch of inspirational outfits! Right up my alley. So next year, who’s in!?!?

Here’s a little festival outfit inspo featuring some turquoise amazingness from one of my favourites At Thursday, a bunch of labels I love from my divine sistar Turquoise Lane, the most perfect bag ever from gorgeous soul Diamond Moss + some festival must haves from my online jewellery store.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Feelin’ Free

April 1, 2015

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PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Eagle Dreamer Kimono – Shayote

Ocean Angel Pendant | Ishtar Moonrise PendantShayote

Bracelets – Friends of a feather | Peace cuff | Gypsy Belle Gem | Buffalo Woman cuff | Howlite Isis Wrap – Shayote

Rings – Snake Charmer | Friends of a feather | Follow your Dreams | Ishtar Mandala | Aphrodite – Shayote

Gypsy Belle Gem Anklet – Shayote

Crochet top



We’ve been so blessed this summer to have had so many beautiful mornings at the beach with our kids to simply be and mermaid around in the waters. The horizon set with endless turquoise, and the sand so white and fluffy like snow. As our kids spend time frolicking in the small waves and search for wildlife, we get time to follow our creative passion. It’s become one of our family rituals. Beach photos, play and swim. I’ve never felt so free as I do when we are at the beach. Like a mermaid with an entire ocean to call home. On this amazing day I felt so very blessed to be almost head to toe in the divine Shayote designs, especially wearing their amazing kimono with a hand drawn eagle print on the back. The symbolism speaks to my soul and reflects my inner feelings of freedom. I hope you enjoy this post and are having a wonderful day wherever you are on this magical earth.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx



Cool change

March 4, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Hillarys Beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Leather Nights Cami + Brayden Sweater – ASbyDF


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



Layer Up

June 1, 2014

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It’s the first day of winter here in Aus and it’s definately layering time in WA…..icy, desert cold mornings, warm, bright, blue sunny days. One of my favourite things about this time of year is rocking lots of different layers. Kimonos and long tees under fitted jackets are a favourite look of mine, paired with either jeans or shorts. Layering jewels is always so much fun and so easy with Goldbarr. And Rue Stiic basics provide me with an amazing canvas to adorn with all my jewels. The quality, texture and cuts in this range are all perfect.

Definitely grab yourself some Rue Stiic and check out all the amazing jewels I’ve stacked – Goldbarr Versailles + Behati neck pieces, Lost Lover, Forever soles + Free People.

Layer up lovelies and never be afraid to share your inner gypsy! And whenever you get the chance to shed your layers, immerse yourself in nature, feel your bare feet on the earth and dance upon the sand.

Love and gratitude,



Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Long Sleeve top – Rue Stiic

Behati + Versailles neckpieces – Goldbarr – Use discount code ‘OCEANGYPSY’ for 15% off any Goldbarr jewels. Spend $350 or more and receive a free Maldives necklace

Atalar necklace + Spirit ring + Elephant ring + Filigree ring + Anatolian anklet + Coin ankletLost Lover

Boho goddess barefoot sandals – Forever Soles

Metal Bead Rosary – Free People

Rings – Little pieces of hopeWingostarr Jewelry

Bonitas – One Teaspoon

Dreamweaver bag – Spell designs

Messer hat – Brixton

Boots – Hobbs

Leather jacket – Steele (last season)

Delicate Strength

May 25, 2014

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There is great strength, beauty and freedom in vulnerability. As we peel back the masks, embrace who we are, and share our authentic self, we enrich our experience of life, we deepen our connections, heighten our senses, and a natural unfolding of gratitude and love follow. Our beautiful delicate nature unveils our potential for growth, healing and happiness. 

It’s been forever since Mother’s Day and this post is seriously long overdue. It was such a beautiful day spent at our local beach of course hehe ;) It was a little crazy though, the sea was growling and super rough, and the sand was covered in seaweed. We set up this gorgeous lacy crochet throw from Losari home and woman and had some beautiful time soaking up the sunshine. It was a lovely, warm afternoon, and even though the beach looked like a bomb had gone off, it was absolutely so beautiful in all of it’s glorious mess. It reminded me how important it is to speak and honour our truth. No matter what that might be or how messy one might feel. To really allow ourselves to be vulnerable and share who we are. It felt as though mother earth was having an off day, but in actual fact she couldn’t have been more perfect and beautiful.

When we allow others to truly see who we are, to drop the masks we hide behind, to share our vulnerability, we open ourselves up for deeper connections with those we love. And we can live a more peaceful and free life. It takes some peeling back of the many layers that we create for ourselves and some inquiry into our thoughts and beliefs. And this can be painful at times too. And it can be exhilarating as well, especially in those moments when you realise your ability to choose your thoughts and beliefs and you release yourself from suffering.

Take some time to go within, listen to your thoughts, question them, look at their roots and the beliefs that house them. Imagine how good it feels when you don’t believe or think those painful thoughts. Choose to let them go, even if only for a minute, and feel the peace wash over you.  You no longer have to replay the hurt. You can choose a new story, one that makes you feel good, and replay that like your favourite record.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Marigold maxi Lace Dress + Italian Knit scarf – Nightcap Clothing

Lace crochet throw – Losari Home and Woman

Cuffs – Gypsy RiverVintage Nepali + Nasiri

Katari Coin Bag – Stela9

Flowercrown – Eterie

Rings – Lost LoverElephant | Spirit | Akseki cuff/ring | OOAK Elephant wrap ring (similar) | Wingostarr Jewelry Lotus ring

Necklaces – Lost Lover, Goldbarr, Free People + Child of Wild

Khacha anklet – Haati Chai

Fedora – Lack of Color


Here are a few from my family album xx

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