As wedding fever bubbled over for the forthcoming nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, this month, the country embraced its patriotic side and Regent Street was adorned with the Union Flag. It was the perfect setting for the gorgeous fashion blogger, Coral Manson, to have her photo shot for a hashtag trending on Instagram #thetravelingreddress. The idea was that someone would get ‘custody’ of the dress and have free reign to set up a shot of it for their Instagram.

Coral, who has a fabulous Instagram feed showcasing fashion over 40, and I, met at 7am, in order to beat the crowds and set up the shot on Regent Street. Coral chose this backdrop with the plan of posting the images across the royal wedding weekend, as if she was off to the wedding as a guest herself. I brought my tripod as I wanted to get the traffic moving behind the scene – as you well know, if you wait long enough, three buses come at once!

A successful shoot, a bit of light-hearted fun and a chance to capture Coral’s audience’s attention; it certainly worked as she got over 700 likes for the shot. If you wish to read her blog, please visit: and follow her @stripeycoral.