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Model Matilda Dods shares her backstage diary from MBFWA

Between walking for AJE’s opening runway to the endless hair and makeup calls, model, writer and one of this years official Destination NSW Faces of Fashion, Matilda Dods, shares her backstage diary from this year’s MBFWA.

“Backstage at AJE – the opening show of this years MBFWA. I’m holding up the Opera House with only one hand!”

“In line up for AJE, looking very sad but I promise I was actually having the best time.”

“Backstage with Atty for the Alice McCall show styled in very fun sparkly, spangly dresses. Only moments before Sonny recommended that we put our tongues in each other’s mouths.”

“Backstage at Bec + Bridge, looking and feeling very excited before I knew that these very shoes would betray me on the runway.”

“Post runway, pointing at my very stressed toes which were all aggressively clenched around the front of my shoe for the entire walk! I love my job.”

“Really feeling my sexy air hostess fantasy, please take a few moments to locate your nearest exit. In some cases, your nearest exit may be behind you.”

“Realistic fashion week content. Having hair and make removed and re-done by six people at once in between insanely quick show changes. I often feel like most of fashion week is spent being touched by half a dozen strangers all at once, and less actually walking any shows.”

“On my way to the last show of the week, feeling a little dead inside and very, very tired.”