My Regime - Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Cutting her teeth on the fashion industry by chance meant walking for Balenciaga, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld which is a true feat for her petite 5’7” stance. Bambi has since worked on her own clothing line and has created a boutique rosé all in addition to featuring on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, iD and CR Fashionbook. As they say, do what you love and love what you do! Here, Bambi shares her love for AHA’s, the affirming power of a good ice mask and her “dressy by messy” style philosophy. MGx

How would you describe your beauty philosophy?

Simple, natural beauty. Clean skin, a swim in the ocean and lots of water.

What is your typical daily skincare regime?

I cleanse in the mornings with Cosmedix Purity Clean lactic cleanser, apply Biologique Recherche Placenta as my protective antioxidant and spritz with Cosmedix Reflect SPF moisturiser before I’m out the door.

What was your latest skin care or beauty purchase?

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V and Masque VIP 02so I can do my own treatments in between clinic visits.

Cosmedix Serum 16 to maintain my skin health in between treatments

What are the three skincare products you can’t be without?

A good AHA face cleanser I like Cosmedix Purity Clean, an SPF Cosmedix Reflect spritz moisturiser and Tom Ford’s Shade & Illuminate.

What is the best beauty, skin care or style advise you have received?

To always match your foundation right, to keep a natural look with makeup and to choose an eye or a lip not both.

How would you describe your personal style?

Dressy but messy! I like simple denim shorts with a nice dressy blazer.

What are three items you always carry with you?

My phone, water and Cosmedix Rescue + for my lips.

What is your evening skin care regime?

On cleansed skin I apply SkinMedica’s Lytera as my corrective brightening serum followed by Aspect Dr Resveratrol night cream. 1-2 nights a week after cleansing i'll do an at home treatment using EmerginC pre soaked lactic peels.

Are there any foods you tend to eat more of or avoid to maintain your complexion?

I avoid salt in my diet and love to drink fresh organic juices, they always make me feel better.

Which are your favourite skin care brands?

Lancome and Kiehl’s.

Do you have a signature scent?

Dior Bois d’Argent.

What regular treatments do you have to maintain your complexion?

When I am in Sydney I like to see the girls at Melanie Grant for Regime facials. Microdermabrasion and peels combined with red light therapy.

Do you have any favourite skin or beauty secrets or tricks?

To always have groomed eyebrows - they frame your face! I also like to apply ice masks around my eyes to reduce puffiness.

Are there any beauty or skin treatments you've wanted to try but haven't?

I recently tried a custom laser facial with Melanie for a more even complexion and I’m hooked!

Do you have any exciting projects or trips coming up?

My husband and I have just launched our clothing label P.Jame so continue working on that and lots of travel for work. I’m flying to Iceland tomorrow to shoot for a magazine cover.

Whilst traveling which products do you pack in your hand luggage?

A hydrating face mist, lip balm and an SK-II face mask.

Where is your favourite place to travel for work?

NYC!!

What is your beauty routine before a long haul flight?

I try to have a light therapy treatment for hydration, drink lots of water and plait my hair so its not in my face.

How do you maintain your skin whilst travelling?

I take my skin care regime with me and stick to using everything I would at home.

Where are some of your favourite places to hunt for your wardrobe?

Paris and New York and the flea markets in LA for vintage pieces.

Did you attend Sydney Fashion Week? What was the highlight?

Yes I did. Highlight was launching P.Jame and receiving so much great press.

Do you do any body treatments at home? Which products do you use?

I make my own coffee scrubs and use coconut oil as a night time body moisturiser.

How do you take care of your skin in the winter months?

I like to use a rich night cream such as Creme De La Mer and a once a week sleep in mask treatment like Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask.

Do you ever use self tanners? If so which are the best?

I do but only organic. There’s this place in NYC who do great airbrush tans derived from sugar beet.

What is your favourite lip colour?

MAC ‘Fresh Brew’ - it’s a nude coffee colour.

What have been some of the highlights of your career so far?

Walking for Chanel. Shooting the Calvin Klein campaign. Vogue covers and just working with amazing people!

Do you have any advice for girls who want to get into modelling?

To be yourself and be patient. If it’s meant to happen it will.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

That everything happens for a reason.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

A glass of rosette.. Or 2.. Or 3.

What are your favourite accounts to follow on social media?

I follow some great travel blogs