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Summer Basics

January 8, 2015

PhotographyMarnie Stella

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Square Top – Ruestiic



Classic large and twin opal rings – At Thursday

Mandala rings – The Fifth Element Life – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all mandala rings

Silver/Moonstone cuff

Rings  – Ono Jewellery – Nemesis | Harmonia | Omniverse | Don Biu | Five and Two

Nishka Leg Chain – Grace Bijoux

Moonstone cuff – Aloha Gaia

Moon Necklace – Hunter Gatherer Jewellery

Gypsy Soul necklace – Matters Speaking

Arm cuff – Don Biu

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


My simple summer basics are light, bright, easy, stylish and comfortable. I’m living in white washed denim and Rue Stiic everything this summer. Perfect basics to layer some divine jewels upon. Here is one of my favourite easy, casual  summer looks, along with some bright silver and opal jewels from At Thursday.

Special thanks to Marnie from @wanderlust_coconut for the awesome pics :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Loving Vibrations

December 20, 2014

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Plaited Tube Top +  Plaited Bottom (Tile Print) – Rue Stiic Swim

Purity Crochet Kimono – Wilde Willow

Violet’s Swing Necklace + Rose quartz ring + T-bar ringErnest + Joe

Rings – Aletheia & Phos X Mimi Elashiry | Aloha Gaia handpiece | Shayote | Don Biu

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

Large Cookies and Cream Fedora – Ace of Something


“Do not be afraid to shine your light. It is a beacon for those lost in the dark, a reminder of the way home”

This post is dedicated to all the beautiful souls out there who have journeyed to the light this past week, and to their loved ones who are grieving their loss. I’m sending a whole lot of loving vibrations out to all who need it right now. It’s been a pretty sad news week, both in our home and in our world. We all need so much love and light.

Warm hugs, kind words, peaceful vibes, offerings of love….first aid essentials to help heal the wounds of the heart.

I love you all so very much.

Deepest love and gratitude,

Helen xx



With all my Heart ♡

December 17, 2014

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Wanderlust Warrior necklace + Free to Inspire necklace + All my Loving braceletMatters Speaking

Fringe Dress – Rue Stiic

Kimono – Free People



Rings – Luna Light – Moonstone Cuff ring |  | Crescent Moon ring | Luna stacker | Diamond Daze | Ono Jewelry – Opal | Omniverse ring | Don Biu

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


It’s probably obvious by now that jewellery really speaks to my heart….the gypsy in me is beyond excited by all the creative energy and love that goes into each piece. Matters Speaking have really captured my heart with their divine pieces of jewellery. Simple, elegant and powerful emotive messages that speak directly to my soul. I love that you can share these with family and loved ones as the perfect gifts. A beautiful reminder to those you care about most they are always in your heart.

With the holidays almost upon us, and our families across the country and seas, I am feeling rather nostalgic these past few days. If life has taught me anything, it’s to say all that you want to say right away. Never wait. There might not be another day. Act now, today, this very moment, and let those you love know how much, and all you are grateful for.

I love you all soooooo very much.

Deepest gratitude xxxx


May 19, 2014

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Athina Boots – Free People | Bag – Zoda from Scarlet | Top – Rue Stiic | Cuff/Bracelets – Embella | Natalie B

Rings – Embella large spiral + small leaf + small spiral + large leaf | Dogeared moon glow | Nik Dreamer | Elephant (similar) | Minc Collections | Karen London | Wingostarr Jewelry lotus

Cuffs + RingsGypsy River

Temporary tattoo – Skin Feelings

Bold knuckle ring – Heart Majestic | Turquoise midi eye ring – Sunahara | Shield ring (similar)


Cuffs – Embella | Shantique tibetan turquoise cuff from Scarlet | Bracelets – Embella

Rings – Embella turquoise leaf + spiral + leaf + large spiral | Gypsy River large turquoise ring

Kimono – Gypsy Soul Designs

Rings – Lux Divine Jewelry | Kami Lerner gold wrap + Kami Lerner Amethyst druzy | Gold midi chevron rings


Nothing like a little bit of ring and arm candy to brighten up the day. This week I’m loving all things vintage and tribal, druzy rings and as always turquoise…the bigger the better!

Here are some of my latest pics from my Instagram. Check out this week’s jewelry favourites at Gypsy River, Embella, Lux Divine Jewelry, Karen London and Scarlet.


So much love and gratitude,

Helen xxxxx

Gypsy Mama

May 9, 2014

IMG_6995Top – Free People | Crop top – Free People | Shorts – One Teapsoon

Necklace + BraceletsGuiltyJean Jewelry | Rings – Urban Outfitters | Wingostarr Jewelry | Sun Wrap ring | Lost Lover Elephant | Nik Dreamer | Silver midi rings | Dogeared Arrow

IMG_6880Top – Rue Stiic | Bangles – Free People | Necklace/worn as bracelet – Lost Lover | Rings – Lost Lover Elephant + Spirit | Minc Collection stacking rings


Rings – Heart Majestic | Natalie B | Vanessa Mooney | Sunahara | Lost Lover
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IMG_7054Top – Free People | Necklace – Goldbarr (USE CODE ‘OCEAN GYPSY’ for 15% off) | Turkish Ring | Skin Feelings Tattoo


Bracelets – Threads (The Shine Project) | Torchlight Jewelry | Rings – Torchlight Jewelry Thunderbird + Herkimer Diamond | Kami Lerner Gold Wrap rings | Amarilo

A little post dedicated to all the gypsy mama’s out there. Some recent jewellery pics from my Instagram, along with some of my blog features this week. I have been so overwhelmed with all the love surrounding me, in the best possible way. I’m so grateful and it just fills my heart with more love that I want to share with you all!

On that note I have a very special giveaway I’m offering in partnership with ever lovely and inspiring The Fifth Element Life. In time for Mother’s Day we are giving away one Mandala ring of your choice. Check out my Instagram here to enter and for all details.


And if you want to add one these magical mandala rings from The Fifth Element Life to your collection, make sure to use your special code ‘gypsylovinlight’ for 5% off your purchase. These mandala rings bestow upon their wearer the intention and energy of each mandala. From inspiration, protection to compassion and love. They are truly beautiful just like their creator.


You can check out my recent interviews and features here –

Losari Home and Woman – an interview on motherhood, being a style blogger and life

Free People’s Sun Chaser

Kindred Spirits – 60 seconds with GypsyLovinLight

Dogeared – I’m an honorary DogearedMOM! :)


Wishing all you beautiful mamas a wonderful mother’s day. I love you all so much xxxx

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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To the Core

April 15, 2014

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“Your core, lying deep within you, is what makes you what you are. Some call it the soul, the Higher Self, the true self, the being and so on. The name is unimportant once you realize that you are more than your looks and outward appearance.” – Stephen Richards

It’s been a really amazing start to the year for me. Since finding out about my degenerative spine condition late last year, I started a holistic healing regime focused on management, prevention and regeneration. Strengthening my core from a physical perspective has never been more important. To be strong in my core holds my spine in place. And I’m soooo happy to announce that in only 3 short months I am now able to do handstands on the beach with no ounce of pain or discomfort, just pure joy and happiness. I attribute my healing to a combination of clinical pilates, daily meditation, and shifts in my vibrational energy. My core, my soul, my higher self,  which are all really just who I am, is also an energy system, that requires fine tuning every now and then. Grounding exercises, breathing, sound healing, affirmations, choosing peaceful, loving thoughts, earthing (walking barefoot), eating organic, raw, vital foods all raise the vibrational frequency of my energy and are also part of this healing process for me. I can see this beautiful glowing sphere of golden light within, at my centre, at my core, that is stronger and brighter than ever. It spirals outwards, ever expanding unto infinity, illuminating everything in it’s path.

On this beautiful sunset evening, all cosy in my Rue Stiic wardrobe staples and jewels from my all time fave babe Child of Wild, barefoot on the earth, I could feel how deeply grounded, how balanced and strong I have become…to the very core of my being. This is something I value greatly, and will continue to work at in order to maintain this level of health. I accept there may be days when things will slide the other way. Those are the days I’ll be extra kind to myself, extra easy on myself and will remind myself that there are always better days ahead.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Boyfriend Sweatshirt (waffle terry) + BeanieRue Stiic | Instagram | Facebook

Necklaces – Child of Wild

Bonitas – One Teaspoon

Rings – Turquoise (similar) | Elephant | Wingostarr Jewelry | Sunburst


A field of dreams…

October 8, 2013

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A place of magic and freedom 

Of exhilaration and presence

I dance in my field of dreams

My heart and mind expanding

Beyond the boundaries of my everyday

Into the wild, mystical, enchanting…

Nothing beats a day of breaking the rules, jumping barb wired fences, almost getting caught and getting your ass kicked by nature, if only for that moment of ultimate creativity. Such a rush!

My husband and I literally tossed a coin to determine which way to drive on this day. As we drove north, my vision began to take form and I quickly and maybe not so quietly said “PULL OVER NOW!” haha! Almost instantly I found myself dancing and playing in this beautiful field. Although there were a few minor issues…it was private property…eek! And we were very nearly caught by a man on a tractor making a beeline for us! And then there was the largest family of flies buzzing around that I’ve ever seen! Not to mention the slither of nearby snakes! It all just added to the fun of it for us. It reminded me of my carefree days…. BK (before kids).  It was exhilarating! That essence of freedom and feeling alive that can often be dulled with everyday life and routines.

I hope to inspire you to push the boundaries of your everyday. Take a day trip somewhere with no plan and allow spontaneity to drive your path. Dream, trust and create your own world with love.

With so much love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Spell Designs Jungle Bullets, rings and Rue Stiic Tee ~ Lexi & Roy

Necklaces ~ Little Pieces of Hope, Cobra Cult, Natalie B Jewelry

Belt and cuff ~ Spell Designs

Bracelets/Rings ~ Anna Beck, Sunahara, Puravida bracelets

Cowboy Hat ~ Seed Heritage

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Summer dreaming…

June 7, 2013

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As the mornings get frostier, and the bed gets cosier, I find myself dreaming of summer days with such delight knowing that summer will once again return :)

Dreaming of seashells, bright morning light, turquoise waters, beaming sunshine, bare feet in the sand, lacy slip dresses, crochet bikinis, and sipping sangria on a hot summer’s night as I’m dazed by the magical sunset on the horizon….ahhhh….

All this wonderful summer dreaming was inspired by some precious gifts I recently received from Soul Makes Jewelry. The Amazon Shores necklace is a creation straight from a summer dream ~ heishi beads surrounded by cowrie shells and one huge, powerful, healing piece of glorious Amazonite….an instant uplifter to the soul. This necklace was made with so much heart and soul, just like everything from Soul Makes Jewelry. My gypsy rock pyrite bracelet is very special too. Exactly what I’ve been dreaming of..chunky clusters of healing pyrite, all bound together. Such a perfect stone for me, bringing balance between the two sides of my nature.

And then to top it all off a little arm candy arrived from Nik Dreamer to brighten up my day even more…gorgeous beads full of mystical charms, reminding me of my bliss.

Paired with the amazing and always summer evoking Penny For Your Thoughts Jewellery, I was transported into a summer’s dream.

So wherever you are and whatever season you are in, relish in those magical summer dreams.

With gypsy love n light,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Amazon Shores necklace, Gypsy Rock Pyrite bracelet ~ Soul Makes Jewelry

Luna bracelet ~ Penny for Your Thoughts Jewellery

Bracelets ~ Nik Dreamer, Pura Vida

Basic Singlet (Cream) ~ Rue Stiic

Rings ~ Spell Designs from Three Little Birds Boutique, The 2 Bandits (Marfa ring)

Storm Chaser Scarf ~ Spell Designs

Amazonite pictures from One Tribe and Celestial Earth Minerals

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