Where have all the G L A M boys gone?

Over here at 2B we are firm believers in being yourself. Elton John has never been afraid to rock a glamourous full feather outfit or giant rhinestone sunnies – and for that, he is the ultimate Bandit Babe. His fab 10 inch sequin platforms paired with head-to-toe sequin stripes give us serious closet envy. Not to mention, who can listen to ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ without shedding a tear?! That being said, we CANNOT WAIT to see Elton at OutsideLands this year! We will have our lil BANDIT Booth set up right by the main stage! If you happen to be in beautiful San Francisco this weekend for the fest (August 7-9), stop by our booth for insanely good prices on 2B jewels and catch Elton play ‘Your Song’ and cry along with us!
P.S. We’re also doing a killer giveaway this year!
We’ll be giving away TEN $100 gift certificates to the2bandits.com
All y’all festival goers gotta do is:
  1. Follow @the2bandits on Instagram.
  2. Post a photo of you wearing your 2B jewels at the fest.
  3. Tag @the2bandits, Hashtag #festivalbandit & #the2bandits
10 winners will be chosen the following week. Now, let’s take a look at our favorite Elton looks over the past 6 decades as we mentally plan our weekend festival looks….
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Miss Simone’s Statement Jewels

It’s no surprise that singer, songwriter, & Civil Rights activist Nina Simone was (and forever will be) one bad ass BANDIT. Not only was she wildly talented, but her killer style + signature statement jewelry just make her that much more extraordinary in our book. If you haven’t seen the Netflix Documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?GET ON IT! Incredibly fascinating, this biography shows us the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of being a musical genius and revolutionary such as Miss Simone. Seriously, watch it.

Anyways, we’re here to talk about her Bandit Babe style! She always had the best accessories and loved to perform, dripping in statement jewels, giant earrings, cocktail rings and dazzling layered necklaces. Here, we’ve gathered some of the best photos featuring her favorite signature jewels…

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(We couldn’t help but think of the Dart Earrings while watching this performance of “Ain’t Got No… I’ve Got Life”.)

 

BANDIT DAYTRIPPER FW’15

BANDIT DAYTRIPPER FW15 | Southwestern inspired jewelry collection filled with dainty, stackable pieces and statement jewels along with shimmering opal, moonstone & turquoise. A desert lover’s dream. Model: Delilah Summer Parillo | Photographer: Aaron Feaver | Styling: Coryn Madley | H&M: Amy Strozzi | #The2Bandits #BanditDaytripper | Shop the collection here x

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Bandit Babe: Nikki Lane

Us bandits have a new girl crush, and she comes toting a guitar, a middle finger in the air, and some outlaw country tunes. Nashville-based Nikki Lane isn’t some southern belle; she’s a bandit through and through. With her album, All or Nothin’  produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, she’s changing the country scene from Pop Country, to “Country Country.” Nikki might look innocent but don’t be fooled. With lyrics like “Anyday or night time is always the right time… to do the wrong thing,” she’s the country bad girl we’ve been dreaming of. Not only is her music just the right amount of catchy mixed with bad ass but her style is the epitome of bandit perfection. Rockin’ Isabel Marant’s western collection, Nudie-esque bodysuits, and vintage swimsuits with cowboy boots… we want to wear everything she puts on! She even said… “I wish I had a fringe suit for everyday of the week.” Us too, Nikki, us too. 2b40149c7f38ca4c66e150368a3d6792 38b2f0cd55877374992027662740626d 78ac8b62cb8c993d02c0a750fb25f632 87b6ec2fa89767697460b77ae4a17410 99fa345f25ac31e8bb94dcec59706923 231cda4baa30f3d6b6b76033b90f379b 720x405-_20A1681 6917917a43650ee39122eef5b7314680 Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.57.05 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.57.24 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.58.02 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.58.17 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.58.46 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.59.02 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.59.43 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 5.00.23 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 5.01.52 PM

 

 

Bandit Papa

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to give it up for all the Bandit Papas out there.  Without our dads, how else would we know how to shoot a sling shot or throw a punch or get dirty like the boys? A good papa really sacrifices for his family and deserves the praise for it! Our dads showed us all the best bands like The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac.. Thanks, dads! Here’s a look at some of the most precious Bandit Papas with their little bandit babes…

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For Nudie

“For Nudie by The2Bandits” Modeled, art directed and co-produced by: Erin Wasson | Jewelry and co-produced by: The 2 Bandits | Photographed by: David Mushegain | Co-styled by: Coryn Madley | Clothing by: Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, c/o Valley Relics Museum, Los Angeles, CA | #NudieBandit #The2BanditsXNudie | Shop the Collection Here x

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For Nudie by The2Bandits

We are so happy and proud to announce our newest upcoming collection *drum roll please*… we are releasing a very special collab with Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, “For Nudie by The2Bandits”. We’ve teamed up with the Valley Relics Museum to honor the Rhinestone Cowboy and legend himself, Nudie Cohn. 20% of the jewelry proceeds will be donated to the Valley Relics Museum, which is home to many of Nudie’s vintage creations, to truly honor Mr. Nudie and keep the museum and his vision alive.  Nudie suits have been worn by every rock and country god; from Elvis’ gold lame suit, to Gram Parsons’ amazing marijuana leaf covered classic, Nudie made custom tailored suits for John Wayne, Jimmy Page, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Sonny and Cher, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and pretty much anyone who was anyone throughout music history.

This collection has long been a dream of ours, and someone extra special got in on the action as well. Ultimate bandit babe, Erin Wasson art directed, co-produced and modeled for the lookbook for this star-studded collection. Entirely shot in the museum, Erin dawns the actual Nudie suits worn by the stars that made them so memorable. The lookbook was co-styled by Erin and Coryn Madley, and photographed by David Mushegain. For Nudie by The2Bandits launches June 2nd and we can’t wait to share it with y’all and honor the true legend that is Nudie Cohn along with his family and friends that made this dream a reality.

If ever in the LA area, y’all should check out the Valley Relics Museum! For more details check their website x

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Miss Pamela – The Real Life Penny Lane

Every Bandit Babe idolizes Penny Lane, the stylish 70’s rock ‘n roll muse, free spirit, and star of our favorite movie – Almost Famous. She joined touring rock stars on the road to experience the magic of the music and had all of the long-haired hotties falling at her feet along the way.

Pamela Des Barres, better known as Miss Pamela, lived the real life Penny Lane lifestyle in the 60s and 70s and is said to be the inspiration for the character in this classic film. While she attended high school in Southern California in the 60s, she dreamed of meeting her favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney, and after discovering The Rolling Stones, she fantasized a sweet, happy go lucky life with the babein’ Mick Jagger. Once a school mate of hers introduced her to Captain Beefheart, who was also friends with Frank Zappa, there was no stopping that little heart-eyed groupie from making her presence known in the LA rock scene. Through these stars, she got to meet the Stones and started to party more on the Sunset Strip. Hanging with Gram Parsons and the rest of The Byrds, she made all the boys want her for her fun, carefree personality and her pretty little baby face. Miss Pamela dated and befriended rock gods, from Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin, to Keith Moon of the Who, manly-man Waylon Jennings, her idol, Mick Jagger, and even canoodled Jim Morrison. She got together her very own band-aid girl group called the GTO’s, Girls Together Outrageously, who hung around all the stars on the smokey Sunset Strip and in the hippie hills of Laurel Canyon. Miss Pamela and her GTO’s represented girl power in the dreamy music scene of the 60’s and 70’s, not to mention they had style for days.

“A real groupie is someone who loves the music …. someone who goes after what they want, so a groupie is a feminist thing. A woman who goes after what she wants is a feminist. So I’ve never been anything but a feminist. I took the birth control pill on the Strip in front of everybody and that was my statement. I control my body, I can do whatever the heck I want.”  Well said, Miss Pamela. We salute you.
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Bandit Mama

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! Let’s give it up for our mamas because mamas know best! It’s the day we all get to show our mothas just how very special they are! Moms are heroes in every sense of the word. They make the ultimate sacrifices, they are strong, and they teach us how to be real bad ass Bandits.

We’re also doing a very special Mother’s Day Giveaway! Win an Annie Oakley Cuff and a Wrangler Cuff to share with your Mom! To win: 1. Post a photo of you and your mama on Instagram 2. Hashtag #banditmama and tag @the2bandits 3. Tell us what makes your Mom the ultimate #banditmama! Contest ends Monday night, so look through old scrapbooks this weekend and show your main lady some love! Scroll down for a little inspo from some of our favorite Bandit mamas lovin’ on their little babes! xo

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