Guest Edit / Ashlee Barrett-Bourmier
Stylist and new mother Ashlee Barret-Bourmier shares her edit of the best sustainable, independent and luxury essentials for early motherhood.
Photography Lobke Leijser
Hermes blanket / This is on the ultimate wish list for bubba’s room. A lifetime investment piece.
Artipoppe Carrier / There are so many naff baby products out in the world so it’s so refreshing to find something that looks good and can be used with style.
Maison Cleo top / Another small brand that I am so happy to support. I love that they work on an on-demand basis and limit the amount of needless waste we have in the industry. I also love that they’re incredibly transparent about how they work their business and I love that I’m supporting a mum and daughter venture.
Naya Rae dress / For when I can finally go out! I like that I can undo a bow and be able to breastfeed easily. I like that they offer a rented service on Hurr as well.
Elvie breast pump / The best invention EVER! It has given me so much freedom and enabled me to go back to work & not lose my milk. I also found that pumping with a normal pump meant I was stuck near a plug socket and not able to move. Having the Elvie means I can actually move around and get stuff done while pumping.
Susanne Kaufmann body cream / My skin is super dry and I’ve lost elasticity especially around my tummy area so this cream is perfect. I am also really against using any products with paraffin or parabens. I only use coconut oil on Boo’s skin because I’m so against putting any chemicals on my family’s skin.
Aesop candle / Love this new candle from Aesop. I like the idea of being able to take 30 minutes having a shower on my own and making the room smell nice and just taking some time for myself which is hard to come by when you’re looking after a baby.
Photography Florence Mann
NOUI NOUI floor mat / We just got a high chair in preparation for Boo to start solids in a few months and I’m conscious that our lovely floor isn’t destroyed by grubby food. I want something that’s going to protect the floor but still look good and be eco – friendly. NOUI NOUI’s products are 100% recyclable and I like that it’s owned by two women and is just a small brand.
Ashlee and Boo