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designer crush {introducing ames tovern}

by Krystal Bick
December 23, 2014

Cape: J.Crew (old, similar style here); Shirt: Heidi Merrick c/o; Jeans: Frame; Shoes: Saint Laurent (similar style here); Hip Pack: Ames Tovern; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Necklace: BaubleBar; Watch: Daniel Wellington; Bracelets: Vita Fede
I love meeting inspiring people, especially when they happen to be women I work with, blazing their own path. I recently met Aimee Gildea, a fellow Googler and Bay Area native, who’s been working the past few years to launch her own line of luxury hip packs, Ames Tovern (a spin on her namesake and a dedication to her grandmother Vern). 
With a background in French pattern making, a savvy business head on her shoulders and a keen eye for design and quality leather, she’s a triple threat to a T. And I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of these guys and promptly onto my hips. I, for one, am excited for the recent revival of waist and hip bags (remember this Elizabeth & James one I posted yesterday?) and am quickly seeing the functional beauty in them too (first and foremost, they’re the perfect match for this season’s cape). 
How about you guys? Have you dabbled in hip packs and waist belts yet?

21 thoughts on “designer crush {introducing ames tovern}

  1. Oh love the layering of the striped tee under the cape – really nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I've seen many stylish people (like yourself) pull off waist bags…but they just remind me too much of when I used to wear them all the time when I was younger. I was most certainly not stylish then, haha. A trend I'll let pass me by! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Away From The Blue

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