Over the handful of hours we’d spent shooting with Patina, we thought we’d seen it all. A new, elaborate set of vintage goodies met us around multiple corners but they had one more surprise waiting for us: the rooftop.
As we climbed the narrow metal staircase in heels and excitedly ran out onto the roof, a gust of wind suddenly blew the door shut behind us. We hadn’t thought to put the cinder block behind it and we glanced back and forth at one another, realizing that nobody had a key.
The roof was blazing hot and we started to shoot but it was hard to be carefree when we weren’t quite sure how long we’d be up there. Luckily, within a few minutes some of the crew climbed up to check out the shoot and we squealed with relief when we saw them.
The roof was the ideal spot to let go of our bundle of balloons. Up, up and away they went. We watched as they floated through apartment buildings, past water towers and then completely faded from sight.
Dress, Shareen Collection
Heels, Alice + Olivia
Jules Boots, All Saints
Dress, Biba for House of Fraser
Boots, All Saints
The whole day had felt slightly surreal and ending it standing on the edge of a silver roof overlooking the Brooklyn skyline just felt right.
Even sweeter, we were given a video that commemorated the whole experience, from beginning (giggling and makeup-free) to end (watching the balloons drift away). Not a bad way at all to spend the day with two of your BFFs. Courtney of Love + Brain Films is so talented!
Thank you to the following team for making this shoot possible: