Style Icon: Bambi Northwood-Blyth

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by Marlee Katz

With her trademark tom-girl style and incredible arched eyebrows, Bambi Northwood-Blyth is a true fashion icon. Born and raised in Melbourne, Blyth embodies the laid back, hard working Australian girl.

Bambi began her transformation into a top-charted super model after signing with Elite Model Management in New York. She first gained notoriety walking in Australia’s Spring 2010 shows, and through her subsequent appearances on four magazine covers. Quickly rising to work in fashion’s main capitals, Blyth walked for Balenciaga, Chanel, and Rag & Bone during the Spring 2011 shows. During these first two years in the industry, she also notably appeared on the covers of i-D, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, and V Magazine. Amidst all her success, Blyth’s own personal style began to emerge.

Off the runway, Blyth is a laid back girl. Her look is tomboy chic with a spicy twist, seen in her pairings of leather jackets with oversized tees and shorts, or combat boots with leather skinnies and a graphic print sweater. Everything she wears has an element of surprise, whether it is a detailed jacket, a vintage rocker tee, or her boyfriend’s silver wristwatch with a paneled black and cheetah mini dress.

Because this style perfectly fits the Textile Elizabeth & James look, they asked Blyth to model their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Graphic tees, pinstripe pants, army prints, and chunky belts aptly complement Blyth’s cool girl chic, with each facet of the collection something she would wear day-in and day-out.

This “It Girl With the Eyebrows” knows how to put herself together. Blyth can literally rock any look, cool or sophisticated. Through her relaxed personality she has developed her own personal style, a twist of spice, tomboy, and urban chic that makes this girl the perfect Style Icon.

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