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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

Hawaiian Love Story

December 21, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/Creative Director – Helen Janneson Bense

LocationTurtle Bay Resort, Pipeline, Waimea BayOahu, Hawaii

 

Outfit Details

Moon Date Top

Coral Coast Tropic Pant + Coral Coast Top

Coral Coast Cape

The Tropics Panama Hat

Wild Again Cowboy Hat

Sail Away Market Bag

Sail Away Slide

Memory Lane Trashed Shorts

Coral Coast One piece

Ipanema Bikini set

Siriana Dress

Siriana Cami

Body Jewellery

 

Dear Hawaii,  

You have blown me away. I can’t explain how beautiful you are in words. I look at your pristine beaches, roaring ocean and mysterious mountains and I cry over the immense beauty of it all. You are pure magic. One of the greatest energy spots I’ve visited on my time here on earth. 

Mahalo. 

 

Our recent wanderlust adventures took us to the fabled Northshore, on the idyllic island of Oahu. The tropical scents, the mouth watering food, the warm hearted people, the breathtaking landscape, the pulse and vitality that you can literally feel the moment you step off the plane….aahhhh let’s just say we found our island paradise and we are ready to pack our bags and move ;) There is something so raw about the immense waves at Northshore that open your heart allowing deeper connections to yourself, to nature and to all those around you. It was such a sensory and soul experience all in one.

My highlight was definitely hanging out at the Billabong House at Pipeline, acai bowl in hand, watching the incredible surfers riding those massive waves. I was in complete awe the entire time and I had to remind myself to breathe! It was one of the most inspirational experiences of my life. We were lucky enough to attend the Surfer Poll Awards and honour these amazing athletes that brave the power of the ocean. A few other awesome highlights – food truck stops along north shore for some of the best tacos and acai bowls of my life! Balmy sunsets at Turtle bay watching the surfers catch those last waves of the day. So many rejuvenating ocean swims in those magical turquoise waters. And pretty much every moment in between!

We seriously can’t thank Billabong Womens Australia enough for inviting us on one of the best trips of our lives. It is etched forever in our hearts and we are so grateful for all the belly laughs, dining and dancing, and above all the connections we made with you all. Nothing makes travelling better than meeting awesome people who open your heart up even more.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Dusk Magic

December 1, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Shipwreck Gypsy Dress – Her Empire

Necklace | Leg Chain | Tara + Air/Earth midi rings – We have a site wide 30% off sale extended until midnight tonight – Use discount code GYPSYLOVE30 at checkout

Cuffs + Rings – Nicole Fendel Jewellery

Hat

 

These moments are so precious….so magical….so spontaneous. I feel so grateful my passion takes me to these places to explore nature and capture the essence of this beautiful and still serenity. I danced barefoot in the warm golden light, in awe of the shimmering, iridescent ocean, and the swirling pastels in the sky. This divine moment will be etched in my memory forever. I hope you can feel the love and joy in these photos.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

A Bikini Kinda Life

November 27, 2015

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

Ipanema Bikini – Billabong

Belly Chain | Leg Chain – Use discount code GYPSYLOVE30 for 30% off all GypsyLovinLight jewels until Nov 30th

Necklace

Golden Bangle | Memories of Yesterday Cuff Set | Arrow 

Rings – My Hearts Infinity | Imaginary Air Set | Poolside Ring | Black Sands Ring Set | Arrow 

Hat

 

Summer is in full swing here in Perth and I’m loving that I can basically live in a bikini and then just throw on a sundress and flip flops and I’m good to go. My favourites style at the moment is this divine crochet 2 piece from Billabong. I’m so absolutely in LOVE with it! Here are some pics from an amazing beach sesh at our favourite little spot in North Beach.

I’ve been consciously carving out time in this busy lead up to xmas to unwind by the ocean and soak up the sunshine. Even taking just half an hour of my day for a beach walk and dip in the ocean has been so rejuvenating. I feel as though I actually get a lot more done when I have this balance in my life. Sometimes our thoughts get in the way and hold us back from the joy that awaits us. If you feel that joy bubbling under the surface, let it be free, and live the life you want and dream about. Start today, right now and do something you really love. Get creative and don’t let negative thoughts creep in. These are the times I like to remind myself that my mind is like a muscle. Sometimes it needs to be retrained and exercised to build positive networks and thoughts. When we maintain our focus on those loving, joyful thoughts, the networks gather strength and momentum and our life will begin to shift to mirror this.

Sending you all oceans of love and positive vibes :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Cosmic Love

November 23, 2015

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PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia

 

Outfit Details

GOLD

Necklaces – Cosmic Love ‘Breathe in Love’ Moon | Cosmic Love Serpent

Rings – Cosmic Love ‘Breathe in Love’ Moon | Cosmic Love Serpent

Cuffs – Cosmic Love Moon | Cosmic Love Serpent

Belly Chain

Bikini

Hat

 

SILVER

Necklaces – Cosmic Love ‘Breathe in Love’ Moon | Cosmic Love Serpent

Rings – Cosmic Love ‘Breathe in Love’ Moon | Cosmic Love Serpent | Cosmic Moon

Cuffs – Cosmic Love Moon | Cosmic Love Serpent

Desert Rain Dress – Billabong

Hat

 

I’m beyond excited to share with you all today my Cosmic Love Capsule Collection, designed and co-created with the amazing Nicole Fendel Jewellery.  Together we envisioned these beautiful pieces straight from the heart, with simple yet profound inspirational messages of love. We created these cosmically inspired talismans to remind you of your deep connection to nature, to yourself, and to each other. I so hope they act as a reminder of your own beauty, and serve as something special you can share with your loved ones.

The inspiration behind the Cosmic Love collection was born from my connection, reverence and awe of nature, and the inspiring symbolism of the serpent and the moon. The serpent represents our creative life force, our ability to harness our will, and navigate the path of our dreams. We inscribed “Create the life of your Dreams” in each of the Serpent talismans as a beautiful reminder of the endless possibilities and creative power we each hold.

The moon reminds us of our deep connection to nature. Her rhythms interconnected with our own, influencing the tides, the animals, the plants and our emotions. She is a mirror of the sun’s light, illuminating our path, bringing us back to our centre, and to our hearts. As I gaze upon her beauty, I breathe in love…. find stillness in the pause between each breath…..and I breathe out gratitude. Love and gratitude for this moment, for this life, for this magic. Our beautiful moon pieces have this sentiment and energy inscribed within them, that I hope will bring you straight into your beautiful hearts.

Everywhere I look I see magic. Dust particles dancing in the light…..the changing colours of the sky….a flower opening for the first time….the full moon glowing so brightly amongst the black of night. I feel so blessed each day I get to feast my eyes upon nature’s beauty. It’s like a new painting that brings so much joy to my heart and sparkle to my soul. I hope you all have time to stop for just a moment during this busy time of year and experience the beauty and magic that is all around you.

With Love + Gratitude,

Helen xx

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