Sometimes when you are not sure of the outcome, but you have most of the elements in place, something magical happens. This is why we call this photoshoot our Lacedup guerrilla shoot, much like amateur rebels, we seized locations and made them our own. Within two days, the team, Paula Erskine, muse Lydia Pranaitis and I pulled together some looks from way way back in Lydia’s closet, frocks that had sweet memories of a single (simpler) life for this mother of three but not much application for her present duties. After a makeup test run, to determine what colours and tones would work best on Lydia , we went scouting for locations and found a striking, architecturally interesting cafe in the west end of Toronto, avenue cafe + bistro, right across Christie’s factory (soon to be condos). We worked off the stark black and white in the building to compliment her black dress and then as the day came to an end and the sky turned magenta she changed into her fabulous fuschia frock that perfectly suited the warmth of the magic hour. The bridge reminded the two flight attendants of their layovers in Amsterdam. The setting, the gold dress, Lydia nearly 6’6 in her heels, we were all transported to a glam location.