V Magazine Lets Go Cruising

Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson


V Magazine has put quite a smile on my little fashion face, today. For their latest issue – on stands November 8th – they have used actual models! Four covers worth! For the first time in two years!

Obviously, this kind of decision – after two years of celebrity covers – wasn’t going to take place without tagging some big names onto the shoot; infamous photographer Terry Richardson was on lens, while styling was handled by Carine Roitfeld. Each cover duo was brilliantly chosen, and included six of my current favourite models – Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls; Daphne Groeneveld and Saskia de Brauw; Sui He and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, and Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson.

“These eight girls are unique, not one is like the other. Candice is the only blonde and blue-eyed of this new generation of supermodels. Joan is black, Sui He is Asian, Hanna is North African. It’s their diversity that makes each of them, to me, truly modern. They bring a new energy to fashion. […] It’s a big moment of change in fashion. In some cases, you feel like it’s the end of an era. I have been feeling this with cover subjects, and especially models.”
Carine Roitfeld

See the other covers below! View Post

Charlotte Free Wonderland
Hooray! After falling in love with Charlotte Free at Richard Chai‘s Fall/Winter 2011 show, I questioned how seriously the industry would take a pink-haired model.

Alas, with just two seasons on the scene, IMG Models‘ young beauty has landed the November/December 2011 cover of Wonderland magazine! It is not just Wonderland, either, even Chanel has used Charlotte on the runway. I can’t wait to see where she goes next; perhaps another Bambi Northwood Blyth in the making?

(Credits, Stylist: Julia Sarr-Jamois and Photographer: Elena Rendina.)

Bambi Northwood Blyth Free People
Elite model and Lela London favourite, Bambi Northwood Blyth, signed on to be the face of Free People‘s Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook and looks as bushy-browed and beautiful as ever. Note: the toy Bambi.

Also, I definitely prefer Free People’s creepers to Prada’s. This is a peculiar designer stance. You’ll still never catch me wearing them*.

* An unhidden hint for ladies with curves. View Post

Bambi Northwood-BlythTwenty year-old Bambi Northwood-Blyth (real name Stephanie) is an industry shorty at 5’7”, but carries that same mysterious Kate Moss ‘X’ factor to carry her through to an international career. She is also a juvenile Diabetic (as am I!).
Bambi Northwood-Blyth
This Australian It girl has worked every day this year (according to her agency Priscillas), with her sultry pout and trademark caterpillar eyebrows seemingly everywhere at the moment Down Under. View Post