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Coachella ’16

May 6, 2016

PhotographyHelen Janneson Bense, Kira Janneson Bolwell, Tysa Wright, Driely S

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Palm Springs, Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Guest house in Point Dume, Malibu (details coming soon) – California, USA

 

Outfit Details

Look 1

Halter Mini Dress  | Tribal child bag | WrapTurquoise + Tribal Rings | Midi RingsLunar Love Flash TattoosMimi NecklaceBootsHat | Crystal Bindis

Look 2

Celeste One Piece | Shorts (similar) | Belt | Hat | Necklace | Generator Necklace | RingsWrist Bands | Hat | Lunar Love Flash Tattoos

Look 3

Lace Dress | Necklace | Jewellery | Jacket | Tribal child bag | Hat | Boots | Crystal Bindis | Sunglasses

Look 4

Kaftan (has been belted into a mini – similar) | Necklace | Jewellery | Hat | Wrist Bands | Lunar Love Flash Tattoos

Look 5

Spell Dress, Shawl + Bag (releasing soon) | Necklace | Jewellery | Lunar Love Flash Tattoos | Hat | Boots | Crystal Bindis | Sunglasses

Look 6

Bikini | Bodychain | Matisa Foot piece | Hat

Look 7

Halter Mini Dress | Hat

Look 8

Tysa Jagger Jumpsuit | Jewellery | Hat | Matisa Footpiece | Sunglasses

Look 9

Halter Maxi Dress (similar) | Jewellery

 

Finally in my 39th year I made it to Coachella! It’s been on my bucket list forever and I was determined this year, no matter what, I had to be there! And it was everything and more! I am still trying to describe the feeling and why it was so magical. Even with all the walking in the dusty, windy desert heat, I was not deterred one bit. The excitement built within me every step I took. The lights, the music, the palm desert backdrop, the crowds of festival goers all hit me at once. I had to just stop, breathe, and take it all in. So much beauty, so much inspiration. As though every single person really let their inner lights shine and be seen, without a care in the world. True self expression. I think maybe that was what was most attractive and exciting to me. I am continually inspired by those who are fearlessly and unapologetically themselves. It instantly gives permission for others to do the same. Imagine feeling that free to be yourself, dancing to your favourite music, surrounded by a tribe of people all there for the same exact reason. The energy it creates is exponential and healing on so many levels.

The highlight of Coachella for me was getting to share it with my beautiful neice, Kira, who took all my awesome pics :) High on the list of amazingness were the Revolve parties…they were another level of party entirely. We danced, we drank, and we had some of those divine synchronistic chance meetings with like hearted folk that leave you feeling so one with the world. And WOW soooooo much amazing music! Omg, A$ap Rocky, LCD Soundsystem, Ice Cube, Calvin Harris and of course for me reliving my youth to Guns n Roses actually brought me to tears….I had flashbacks of dancing in the living room as a teenager with my besties, crying over break ups (with my besties) always with a GnR soundtrack. There were also some super special people we met that made the experience next level…special shout outs go to Luxx Limo and Solkissed for chauffeuring us around Coachella in ultimate style. So many amazing conversations and laughs went down in that limo ;)

After my crazy fun coachella shenanigans I found myself in the pure serenity of Point Dume, Malibu. I was lucky enough to stay in the most incredible, inspiring guest house hosted by my divine soul sistar, Tysa, owner + creative director of Tysa Designs. The lovely Tysa and I explored the beautiful coastline, with it’s spectacular views over Malibu and Little Dume; one of Malibu’s last private beaches. Finding deep heart connections and kindred sisters like Tysa and her gorgeous mum Rise, was the perfect finish to my california trip. My time in Malibu was so precious…those slow brunches by the ocean, amazing sunsets….it’s yet another little piece of California that has won my heart and I can’t wait to go back there!

Next up on our wanderlust adventures is the very beautiful tropical paradise known as the ‘island of the gods’….stay tuned on insta for our pics!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

 

 

Foxy Lady

April 12, 2016

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Mullaloo beach, WA, Cape Panwa, Thailand

 

Outfit Details

Look 1

Adore Lace crop | Move Over Denim Jacket | Denim Shorts | Belt | Boots | Bag | HatJewelry

 

Look 2

Cruz Romper | Gypset Lariat | Hat | Hunter BeltMoonstone Ring | Mandala Ring | Bangles

 

Look 3

Adore Lace crop | Denim Shorts | Belly Chain | Hat | Gold Jewelry

 

Feeling super foxy in these gorgeous pieces from White Fox Boutique. A great place to shop for some flattering cuts and designs that won’t break the bank. Perfect for layering up your favourite jewelry and accessories with. Here’s my favourite looks from my recent travels. This lace crop top is seriously the best top to pair with high waisted anything. And that Cruz romper, which kind of looks like a dress, is oh so flattering! Check them out here online and follow their insta for up to date information on new arrivals. Happy shopping lovelies!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Ishka

April 9, 2016

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

LocationCape Panwa Hotel, Thailand

 

Outfit Details

Look 1

Bracelets – Fine Jali Bangle | Indian Silver Bangle | Crystal Quartz Bangle | Fine Silver Bangle

Necklace – Quartz Crescent Necklace

Earrings – Quartz Crescent Earrings

Pendants – Music ball pendant | Flower Vial Pendant

Rings – Moonstone + Crystal Rings | Union Mandala Ring | Crossover Ring | Sputnik Ring | Air/Earth midi ring

Jagger Dress 

Hat

Aura Nails – Sienna Byron Bay

Spray Tan – Perth Mobile Spray Tans

 

Look 2

Jewelry – Turquoise Bodychain | Turquoise Spinning Ring | Turquoise Ring | Om Mani Padmi Ring

Top | Skirt | Hat | Sunglasses

 

I’m so excited and happy to share with you a little about an absolutely beautiful brand I love. I have actually been an avid follower and shopper at Ishka since my twenties! They have been around that long and have the most amazing exotic collections of homewares, furniture and jewellery. I’d love my entire home to be filled with Ishka! Apparently in hindu, Ishka means ‘intense love and physical infatuation’ and I seriously understand why. When you enter one of their stores you will see how everything is so aesthetically divine. Not only is it all so beautiful, Ishka are a socially conscious company, working with artisans from developing countries, contributing to the progress and empowerment of international communities in need.

We were lucky enough to style some of their beautiful jewels on one of our trips to Thailand. It was the perfect setting to share these worldly treasures. Hope you all get a chance to check them out in store or online for those not in Australia.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Lunar Love

February 15, 2016


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PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/Creative DirectorHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Western Australia

 

Shop Lunar Love HERE….the first 250 packs will come with a very special gift inside of genuine stick on Swarovski® crystals to add even more sparkle to your look. They are so much fun to wear on your face, around your eyes, fingers, hands, or anywhere you like!

 

I’m so very excited to announce my Flash Tattoos collaboration today!!! Together we have created this lunar inspired pack of fun and festive flash tats for all you boho babes out there! What a joy it has been to bring my vision and hand drawn designs to life with the help of the original, one and only, awesome metallic tattoo creators – Flash Tattoos.

In this pack you’ll see my love of the moon etched through all these lunar loving designs. I hope they will inspire you guys to get super creative with the possibilities these designs offer…create body chains, leg chains, neckpieces, back pieces, line your feet, ankles, and don’t forget your hands and fingers. Let your imagination soar free as you adorn your entire body! Wear these moon inspired designs to remind you of your divine feminine nature and connection to the lunar phases. Go simple with a little crescent moon popping out from your low armhole tee, or bold with the entire moon phase lining your spine! There is a little something for everyone!

Make sure you tag @flashtattoos #flashtat + @gypsylovinlight #gypsylovinlight in all your festival pics on social media. We will be sharing our favourites over the upcoming festive season :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

 

Outfit Details

Ipanema Bikini

Grecian Bikini

Somedays Lovin Top

Arizona Hat

Always in Style Hat

 

All images copyright © flash tattoos 2016

Ocean Lovers

February 1, 2016

Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Stylist – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – North Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Coco Romper – Spell

Boho Blossom Necklace – Spell

Rings – Alushia | Friendship Shield | Sunrise Sunset | Jasmine | Cactus | Arrow midi | Arrow wrapTurquoise Stackable midi

Cuffs – Don Biu | Embella

Kimono – Vintage Spell – Shop Spell Kimonos

Sienna Stone Fedora

Nails (Atlantic) – Sienna Byron BayUse discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique + Blakk Extensions

 

I’m forever inspired by the ocean…she is my medicine and nourishes me on every level of my being. I simply have to step barefoot on her shores and I instantly feel better. She provides my balance in life as a busy mum, business owner and creative director.

My outfits are definitely heavily influenced by my beach lifestyle and love of the ocean – white sands, white wash and every shade of blue you could imagine. I’m so obsessed with this Spell romper, the perfect canvas for layering up and heading out on long beach walks, boat adventures, and pretty much mermaid living. Some healing turquoise is always my favourite accessory to replenish and balance my energy.

I feel so blessed every day I get to create my dreams with my precious husband/photographer and our children, in a space that I love, that continues to inspire me so much.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Fade to White

January 28, 2016

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Northshore, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Outfit Details

Billabong – Fade to White 2016 Collection

Hippie Hooray Crop Halter

Hippie Hooray Biarritz 

Ray of Light Top

Ray Of Light Shorts

Loveland Dress

Wandering Heart Bag

Cowboy Hat

 

Accessories

Don Biu – White Opal Crescent Moon |  White Opal | Large White Opal | White Opal Chain Ring | Luxury White Opal |  Bohemian Cuff

GypsyLovinLight – Bella Leg Chain | Bella Bodychain | OOAK Turquoise Ring | Cosmic Moon Necklace | Cosmic Moon Cuff

Anna Beck – Silver Saddle Ring | Stacking Rings

Embella – OOAK Turquoise Rings | Tribal Rings + Cuffs

Bodychain

Tribal Necklace

Sunglasses

 

“Dream big with all the love and joy in your heart and pave the way for all the wondrous magic and miracles of life”

I’m so excited to share this photo shoot Bobby and I created in Hawaii for Billabong Australia for their January Fade to White collection. We had a whole day to play in the sunshine and salt water, soak up all the Aloha, as we explored the incredible northshore coastline. We felt so far removed from the world, in our own creative bubble. It was all so dreamy.

I’ve been floating in that bubble ever since and rather than looking to the next holiday, next break, next satisfying fulfilling distraction, my every day has become an ongoing stream of all that I love. It’s work and play all rolled into one. I don’t feel the need to escape my life, my work, my heartaches or my reality. I’m learning to simply be, accept all that comes, all that I create, love what is, and ride the wave.  I’m thankful for each miraculous experience, even if it’s painful at times.

Hawaii definitely stole my heart and amplified my dreams to new heights. The energy of this land is just so magnetic and healing and brought so many insights to me simply be being there. I’m so grateful for my opportunities to travel and experience so much in this beautiful world.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

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