PARTY’S OVER FOR BAMBI

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

Just over one year since her then hus­band Dan Sin­gle fell from the third floor of his Paris ho­tel, an in­ci­dent which ul­ti­mately ended their mar­riage, Bambi North­wood Blyth’s ca­reer is once again on the rise, with friends claim­ing the resur­gence is thanks to her split from the for­mer de­signer.

Un­der­lin­ing the fact that their union has come to an end, their much-hyped py­jama la­bel, P. Jame, is no longer.

The pair, once a per­ma­nent fix­ture on Syd­ney’s so­cial scene and in a self-de­scribed “co-de­pen­dent re­la­tion­ship”, were known for their par­ty­ing ways, but since Sin­gle’s near-death ex­pe­ri­ence, 27-year-old Bambi is fo­cus­ing on her health and boom­ing mod­el­ling ca­reer.

“Dan and Bambi met 10 years ago when Bambi’s ca­reer was re­ally tak­ing off and while she worked hard dur­ing that time, Dan was her pri­or­ity,” a friend of the model told Con­fi­den­tial. “Now they have split, Bambi has taken a step back, stopped par­ty­ing and is ab­so­lutely more fo­cused on her ca­reer. And it’s pay­ing off.”

Since the split, North­wood Blyth has had com­mer­cial suc­cess with a num­ber of high­pay­ing clients, in­clud­ing Mango, Voodoo Hosiery, Nike, Roxy and Bonds, and has posed for mag­a­zines in­clud­ing Van­ity Fair.

The mod­el­ling in­dus­try has no­ticed the shift in North­wood Blyth’s fo­cus.

“Bambi hit the ground run­ning when she first started mod­el­ling,” said a friend who used to work with her.

“The minute her face was in­tro­duced to the fash­ion in­dus­try, it swept her up and she be­came a ma­jor suc­cess right off the cuff, which is amaz­ing, but when this hap­pens to young mod­els, it doesn’t al­ways mean they are ready for it.

“Some­times th­ese mod­els who start young need to take a step back and of­ten they do and then come back with a vengeance and much more fo­cused.

“Bambi is now see­ing the suc­cess she de­serves and the one per­son who needs to be cred­ited for that suc­cess is Bambi.”

North­wood Blyth’s In­sta­gram page, once filled with loved-up im­ages of her and Sin­gle, now paints a pic­ture of a hard­work­ing model who is trav­el­ling the globe and land­ing lu­cra­tive cam­paigns.

But it is not just North­wood Blyth who is get­ting on with her life. Sin­gle has been en­listed as a DJ at a New York hot spot and Aussie haunt, The Surf Lodge.

He has also been work­ing the decks at a Los An­ge­les wa­ter­ing hole, The Friend.

Sin­gle, 37, and bushy-browed beauty North­wood Blyth tied the knot at Coora­bella in the By­ron Bay hin­ter­land in 2016.

Bambi North­wood Blyth has re­turned her fo­cus to her ca­reer since split­ting from Dan Sin­gle (in­set, be­low). Pic­tures: In­sta­gram BE­FORE AF­TER

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