Earlier this week, the city of Sydney and attendees of this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia were graced by the presence of one of the world’s hottest models, Bella Hadid.
She came, she conquered a runway, she collected a whopping paycheck and, to the disdain of many, she changed hotels.
For those who missed it, Hadid was originally scheduled to stay at a CBD hotel, but moved to The Old Clare at the last minute. The changes were made because the 10am check-in time was deemed too late (she’d arrived on an early morning flight), there were disruptions from a half-marathon taking place at street level, and there was a huge number of fans and media camped outside.
To be totally honest, I’m not sure what bothered people more. The fact that a 19-year-old was paid a rumoured $400,000 for her runway appearance, or that a teenager dictated that she’d be unable to sleep well at her pre-booked hotel.