St Steven Street in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge is one of those streets you don’t actually think exists. All the shop owners are friends, they frequent each others stores, daily. They hang out together and support each other – something very special happens on St Stevens Street. This is where indie sellers and small shop communities come to thrive. In the heart of the Street is Bon Tot. A brilliantly modern baby & toddler boutique that offers a curated collection of design-led
I’ve been visiting Bontot since i was pregnant with Wren, initially discovering Kris and her shop via Instagram and immediately knowing that i had to visit the next time i was in the city. I did, and i’ve never looked back. Kris has this way of making you feel like you’ve been her friend for years. She welcomes you with open arms, holds your baby, makes you coffee and is genuinely interested in the answers you give to her questions. She’s one in a million.
Recently Kris has been taking her love for the indie seller that bit further. She has been organising events, in her store, in order to bring us the next great thing we just have to have. So when i saw that the next event was going to be with Six, i was a little gutted. I wasn’t pregnant, i didn’t need a maternity bra or some snazzy new basics, buuut Kris being the diamond she is, invited me along anyway.
For those of you who are new to Six this brand is a modern but desirable underwear collection that re-defines maternity underwear. Run by the lovely Kate, It Balances the need for function and practicality with a considered contemporary aesthetic using the highest quality French leavers lace and Italian jerseys The collection is designed in Scotland by Kate herself and manufactured in Portugal.
I wish i had come across Six when i was pregnant and breastfeeding, i’m trying to figure out whether wanting good undies is cause enough to have another baby… answer in the comments. Seriously though, this whole range means that the modern woman doesn’t have to compromise her style or identity whilst she’s growing another human! Awesome right?
The range is strong and clean, minimal yet feminine with gorgeous lace, no labels and very few seams. The perfect combination when your body is uncomfortable enough right? Maternity lingerie is the only item of clothing you’ll wear all day, every day. It is an essential addition to a pregnant woman’s wardrobe and the first step to curating your perfect collection.
Like any Bontot event, Thursday was just Fab. Chilled vibe, cool people, cool brands and booze! Not only did Kris have the wonderful Kate along but she also provided us with our own Hypno birthing guru, poised and ready to answer all the questions we had. She really does think of everything!
I’m so pleased i got to attend this event and i’m thankful to Kris for the brands she continuously brings to my attention! Thanks so much for having me Kris and Kate, i had the best time, stay tuned for my next pregnancy announcement… KIDDING. You can follow both of these lovely ladies on Instagram, Kris is here and Kate is here! Have a great evening guys!