It was the guitar that didn’t.

For sometime there’s been a murmur that Australian model Tiah Eckhardt had a second career in the works: she was recording an album. We’re told that it was little more then banter over drinks that spurred on the rumour, but it was banter quickly reported as fact by bloggers.

It was also banter that was to be played to on the Saint Augustine Academy spring 2011 catwalk. Tiah carried a guitar down that catwalk, the same guitar you can see in this backstage photo of her. But once down the catwalk, the guitar was never meant to return.

Tiah Eckhardt backstage

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11
Backstage at Saint Augustine Academy S11

Instead it was meant to be smashed. Smashed for dramatic effect. Smashed to bury the rumours.

So why wasn’t it?

OH&S. Yes, we’re told those pesky pencil pushers apparently decreed it too dangerous. Someone, and not just the guitar, might get hurt.

Snapped by Kelly Defina, you can see more photos of Tiah Eckhardt and Saint Augustine Academy’s other models backstage at Australian fashion week by clicking on the thumbnails.

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