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She is one of 55 female and male models aged between 14 and 29 years old who will be parading designers' garments during the Southern Trust id Dunedin Fashion Week 2008, which starts tomorrow.
Yesterday the models from Ali Mcd agency got their first taste of what the journey down the Dunedin Railway Station platform will be like this Saturday night at the fashion show.
‘‘The length of the catwalk is not ordinary at 110m long,'' event co-ordinator Victoria Bunton said.
Zaytia (16), an Otago Girls High School pupil, agreed. ‘‘It is so long. Trying to keep that motion going, in heels, is more exercise than you think.''
Ms Bunton said there were many things the models needed to remember, including keeping enough distance between them and the person in front, their eye line, and keeping the right pose at the end of the catwalk: ‘‘There are 30 photographers at the end of that catwalk.''
Yesterday was also a chance for models to mix, meet behind-the-scenes production staff, get advice and organise the schedule for things like hair and make-up, Ms Bunton said.
Tickets were sold out for the show, which would feature designs by NOM*D, Carlson, Cherry Cotton Candy, Mild Red, Charmaine Reveley, Veronica Keucke, Aduki, Love Lies Bleeding and Sharon Ng, of Christchurch.