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September 27, 2014

Embellish – make beautiful, decorate.

I love this little beachy bohochic outfit so much. It’s the little details for me that make it feel so special. The perfect cut ivory blazer from Myee Carlyle with it’s divine intricate embellishments. A simple Amilita cami trimmed with divine lace. My custom Wilde flower boots with all their amazing adornments. And then there’s the perfect accessory for the woman who loves a little sparkle and embellishment in her life – the hand woven Moroccan sequin basket by Ethi Collective.

If it’s time to add a little sparkle and embellishment to your outfit, check out my favourite picks below this post.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylistHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Zahra Beaded Blazer – Myee Carlyle

Lyla Cami – Amilita


Shorts (similar)

Bag – Ethi Collective

Necklaces – Embella Jewellery + Myee Carlyle

Rings – Aloha Gaia | Ernest + Joe | Ono Jewellery | Ichu Jewellery (similar)

Boots – Wilde Flower Design

Resonance of Love

September 8, 2014

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” Steve Maraboli

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” Brene Brown

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

“The more of me I be, the clearer I can see” Rachel Archelaus

Absolutely love these quotes from these divine intuitives. When I really need it most I draw upon daily inspiration by reading quotes from the above and my favourites like Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh and Eckhart Tolle, and watching youtube videos and TED talks that inspire me and remind me of who I am. They bring me back to my heart space and that high resonance of love. This is where I want to be, and where I’m truly me.

Here are some of my all time favourite videos that bring me clarity and insight when I need it most and always make me feel wonderful –

Brene Brown The power of vulnerablity

Byron Katie The war with what is

Jill Bolte Taylor Stroke of Light


I hope this little inspiration post and sharing of my some of my favourites resonates with some of you and brings peace and love to your days.


With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Soraya Maxi – Amilita

Large Quartz Crystal ring –  Kokopilli

Necklaces – Lola Pepper boutique | Chinta cafe | Myee Carlyle

Rings – Free People | Aloha Gaia | Ernest & Joe | Ichu Jewellery

Bracelets – Embella Jewellery



Lilac and Lace

July 1, 2014

A blend of soft flowy laces, cotton gauze and light wool, cool lilac tones, topped off with some ethereal crystals and earthy shells. This has to be one of my favourite outfits I’ve styled. And I’m wearing two of my favourite Byron bay designers in the one shoot! Each piece holds so much beauty, though together they create a little magic for me. I felt like a bohemian princess as I strolled along my local beach. Definitely an outfit that reminds me of the goddess within.

Have fun with your wardrobes lovelies and keep on playing dress ups. Do it for yourself, because at the end of the day, it’s your thoughts and the way you feel that matter most. Never stop exploring, experimenting and bravely sharing who you are through your style. Let your creativity and joy shine on!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Model/Styling/Photography – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Desert Light Kimono + Bakari Moon Neckpiece – Myee Carlyle

Lace top


Lace Shorts

Shell bracelet + hilltribe ringLunar Sea

Rings – Global Princess | Hunter Gatherer Jewellery | Eastern Soul | Mermaid by Hand | Nik Dreamer

White howlite wrap bracelet – Shayote

Custom Boots – Wilde Flower Design

Of Sand and Sea

June 27, 2014

 I am of sand and sea, if you look for me, this is where I’ll be.

Most days are now spent fulfilling my dream of styling and creating outfits and visions that I spontaneously dream up. Venturing off to the sand and sea where I can so easily centre myself and share my love and light through my images, is an absolute joy and privilege. Something that you guys might not all know is that each time I take photos, I find that centre point within, that stillness. I fill this space with love until it is overflowing. Love for self, for you, for all beings and for our mother earth. As I emerge I channel this love through my being in the hopes that even my images themselves will bestow upon others love, healing, inspiration and passion for life.

I find I’m almost needing to pinch myself lately…I am actually living my dream. And I wouldn’t be able to do this without all the love and support I get from you guys.

This post is for you. For all of you. For taking the time to visit my blog, to comment, to email me, to share your ups and downs, for everything. I love you guys.

And you may have noticed a few changes to my blog at the moment. I’m currently in the process of transferring and transforming it over the next few weeks. I’m so excited for this change and to bring you all a greater user experience when you visit.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Cassia Cardi (sand) + Maisha dressMyee Carlyle

Amazon Kimono – Indigo Lane Boutique

Mini Mandala Necklace +  Statement Mandala Necklace + rings Hunter Gatherer Jewellery

Mecure Leg chain – Jane + Rye

Rings – Anna Beck | Eastern Soul | Global Princess | Mermaid by Hand

Bracelets – Shayote | Embella | Alushia Sanchia

Belt – SCFXLuvAJ via Free People

Hat – Rag + Bone


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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Vintage, Shells & Mermaid Spells

April 28, 2014

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Magic spirits of the deep

I would like a tail, not two feet

beauty be upon me

fish all kinds let me see

when I’m finished in the sea

let my feet return to me.


A wonderful afternoon playing at our treasured local beach dressed in vintage shell trinkets from the amazing Trinkit Hunter, mermaid jewels from my fave Penny for your Thoughts, and Eterie daisy chains. Such a carefree day exploring the beach, gazing out to the horizon in the hopes of glimpsing a dolphin or two, and working some mermaid spells fulfilling my childhood fantasies of becoming a real life mermaid ;)

Spend your days dreaming, conjuring, creating magic….immerse yourself in all that you love, all that inspires, all that brings happiness and joy to your heart. This is the essence of life and become a point of attraction for creating even more bliss and wonder to your days.

With love and gratitude,



Photographer – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense

Model/Stylist – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Sunrise at the Ganges necklace + BeltTrinkit Hunter Email for belt preorder

Around the world necklace – Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery

Flower Crown – Eterie

Tank – Novella Royale

Crochet bottoms – She Made Me

Kimono – Myee Carlyle

Bracelets – Shayote designs | Penny for your Thoughts | Free People | Sunahara

Wild feather cuff – Natalie B Jewelry

Rings – Vanessa Mooney | Blooming Flower | Dogeared Moonglow | Lost Lover | Elephant (similar) | Mermaid by Hand wave


April 22, 2014

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Feet in the sand, ocean air in my lungs, wind in my hair, a magical horizon in sight full of dreams and infinite possibilities.

I’ve spent so much time this past year at the beach on photo shoots for my blog. Each time I find myself entering a meditative state as I dreamily gaze out to sea. I feel earthed and connected with my bare feet on the sand, the water ever so gently washing over me reminding me that I am at the edge of land and sea. The horizon so endless, boundless, infinite, awakening dreams, igniting passion, soothing my soul. The wind so refreshing and enlivening at times, and then so soft and gentle as it caresses my skin. With each breath I am filled with vitality and renewed. My heart expands in this space that can only be called magical. It’s my nirvana, my enlightenment. My holy place. Where I slip into the gap between thoughts.


This beautiful afternoon I wore some of my favourite mermaid treasures from Penny for your Thoughts Jewellery. Paired with my Soleil Blue top and Myee Carlyle kimono, I felt like a reflection of the turquoise sea. Each of these amazing designers ignites my love of the ocean with their inspiring creations. You only have to check out their instagrams to see what I’m talking about. Always such beautiful captivating imagery that will evoke mermaid dreams of tropical islands and an ocean oasis.


AND today I get to share a little of my mermaid bliss with you guys!!!! YAY!!!!! I’ve paired up with the inspirational Soleil Blue, and we are giving away one of these Julia tube tops that I’m wearing in this post. It’s the perfect addition to your mermaid wardrobe. I love it paired with just about anything….from denim cut offs, a flowing maxi skirt, harem pants or with some awesome denim baggies. Such a cute top!



Repost the giveaway picture on instagram.IMG_6671



Follow and tag @soleil_blue + @gypsylovinlight

Hashtag #soleilbluegiveaway

Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry

Enter as many times as you like, each entry counts.

Giveaway is worldwide.

The giveaway winner will be announced Thurs 1st May (Perth time)

Good luck everyone!!


With love and gratitude,

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 | Instagram

Mermaid necklace, Bohemia necklace, Ocean spiral bracelet/anklet, Thunder cuffPenny for your Thoughts Jewellery | Instagram

Kimono – Myee Carlyle | Instagram

Crystal necklace – Asile Jewellery via Chinta cafe

Turquoise Spike bodychain – Sunahara

Denim shorts – One Teaspoon

Rings – Lush Jewellery | Wingostarr Jewelry | OOAK Turquoise (similar) | Blooming Flower Ring | Dogeared Arrow Ring | Elephant (similar) | Silver midi ring | Chevron midi ring

Bracelets – Lush Jewellery | Shayote Designs | Soul Loving Jewellery

Hat – Lack of Color



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

Turquoise Forever

April 16, 2014

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Turquoise is possibly my favourite gemstone. I’m in awe of the multitude of variations, colours and textures. Such an incredible selection – Indian mountain, Peruvian, African, Kingman, Blue Moon, Easter blue, Robins egg, Bisbee and Black widow turquoise to name just a few. The list goes on and on. I can’t even pick my favourite as I simply love them all for their unique properties and beautiful variances.

We are so blessed mother earth has created these magical gemstones and crystals that bring beauty, inspiration and healing all in one. Not only does turquoise look beautiful it’s actually a wonderful purification and protective stone. It provides protection from outside pollutants and energies. On a physical level it aids in detoxification, improves the absorption of nutrients, stimulates the immune system, regulates inflammatory pathways, so great for those with any chronic pain/arthritis. When my back flares up I make sure to layer it on :)

This week I’ve been wearing a lot of turquoise. Thanks to my dearest friend and amazing jewellery designer, Kami Lerner, who sent me a bundle of turquoise from her own personal collection. I am now overflowing with my favourite stone. The energy emitting from my jewellery stands is just incredible at the moment. So many magical crystals and gems all together. I love it! And I feel so very grateful for these precious jewels and gems from the earth.

Here’s a few pics from my Instagram this week with all the shop details listed below. And a few sneaky looks at my dressing table, my alter, where all my precious jewellery lives, and a little piece of my heart and soul.

AND in case you feel like adding some more precious turquoise into your life, here are a few of my personal favourites to shop for awesome turquoise treasures –

Child of Wild

Bahgsu Jewels

Soul Makes Jewelry

Spell Designs

Free People Vintage Loves

Urban Outfitters

One Kings Lane

Gunns & Swain

Rejoice the Hands

Vestiare Collective

OOHHH AND before I forget, the elephant wrap ring pictured on the last picture here on my ring finger, is part of a blog giveaway that is running until the end of April. All you have to do is follow my blog and it could be yours. The follow button should pop up on your screen on the bottom right hand corner. If you have any problems at all, please contact me via the blog and I will help you out.


With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Pic no. 1

St. Eve Silver Bracelet | St. Eve turquoise cuff | Free People Bangle set | Penny for your Thoughts Thunder cuff | Pura Vida bracelets Teal Turquoise  | Soul Loving Jewelry bracelets (elephant chrysocolla, lotus turquoise)

Rings – Hill tribe Sun wrap ring | Wingostarr lotus | Blooming Flower ring

Skin Feelings Mandala Tattoo


Pic no. 2

Free Bird Collective Green Turquoise Jadyn cuff | Free People bangle set | Soul Makes Jewelry bracelets

Rings – Vintage turquoise (similar) | Om midi ring | Lebrisa Green Aztec ring + Romantic ring

Kimono – Myee Carlyle


Pic no. 3

Free Bird Collective Green Turquoise Jadyn cuff | Kami Lerner Peruvian turquoise wrap bracelet | Soul Loving Jewelry African turquoise bracelet

Rings – Kami Lerner bird ring | Kami Lerner Wire wrap rings | Kami Lerner OOAK ring


Pic no. 4

All OOAK rings SHOP similar here


Pic no. 5

Penny for your Thoughts Thunder cuff | Soul Loving Jewelry bracelets – Hamsa + Lotus turquoise

Rings – Dogeared Arrow + Elephant + Moon | Elephant Wrap ring (similar) | OOAK turquoise (similar) | Silver midi rings

One Teaspoon denim shorts

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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