Kansai Yamamoto – The Looks of Ziggy Stardust

In 1972, David Bowie became the ultra glam sex god — Ziggy Stardust. No one can argue that Bowie’s looks redefined gender, glam, sex, and rock n’ roll forever. His looks were filled with fantasy and flair from glitter suits and avant-garde kimonos, to space age jumpsuits — all coming from the mind of one man… Japanese designer, Kansai Yamamoto. Yamamoto is responsible for all of the Ziggy Stardust looks from his ‘Space Samarai’ to his ‘Spring Rain’ costume; with giant rounded legs, sequin stripes, and tear away red side panels. All of the world’s eyes were hypnotized by the babe that is Ziggy Stardust. Here are some of Yamamoto’s looks that set the stage for the rest of the glam rock revolution…

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Holiday Bandit Playlist

Happy Holidays Bandit Babes! We made a special playlist just for you, filled with 25 songs to keep you rockin’ and rollin’ all holiday season. A Bandit Christmas is a little bit of soul, a little bit of rock, and a whole lotta attitude! We hope you’ll be tapping your toes and shaking your booty just like we will be as we listen to this in the office leading up to Christmas.

 

A Western Romance Artwork

For our Fall/14 collection launch, we held an Instagram contest to see our customer’s creativity and inspiration through graphic design with our ‘A Western Romance’ lookbook. Here are some of the incredible entries & winners.. We love you BANDITS, you inspire us everyday! x

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The2Bandits ‘A Western Romance’ photographed by Harper Smith, styled by Coryn Madley, modeled by Allie Crandell, hair & makeup by Ramsell Martinez & Kali Kennedy.

Artwork by: @sunshine_stephanie @jessicamichelletaylor @sheprobablyhatesyou @wucan @liz__frances

Rockin’ Bandit Babe Playlist

 Here at 2B, we were inspired to make a playlist that embodies our style, spirit & all around attitude. This playlist consists of all female rock bands from the 1960s. A lot of the bands seen here never made it BIG, but they impacted the music community immensely. These girls are the definition of Bandit Babes. Bang! Bang!

1. The Hairem – Hey You

2.Plommons – Last train to Liverpool

3.Continental Co-ets – I Don’t Love You No More

4.The Debutantes – A New Love Today (1966)

5.The Daughters Of Eve

6.The Girls – My Baby

7.The What Four – I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy (1966)

8.Ace of Cups – Simplicity

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BANDIT Babe Braids

Thanks to Pinterest we’ve got some major hair envy happening over here. We’ve gathered our favorite braided looks for inspo we wanna try out asap. The secret beauty of braids, dear Bandits,  is they stay better with dirty hair. Oh yeah. We’re definitely planning on staying cozy with a furry coat, adorned with messy braids and drizzled with rain droplets this Fall..

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Rhinestone Cowboy

Meet the man who brought flowing fringe and glittering rhinestones to all of the swooners & crooners of the 60’s and 70’s – Nudie Cohn. His suits have been worn by just about everyone in the Country and Rock n’ Roll world, such as Johnny Cash and John Lennon. He made Bob Dylan’s Mariachi suit, Sonny and Cher’s matching Native American looks, Gram Parsons marijuana leaf treasure, and Elvis’ ever amazing glitzy gold lamé suit! He brought the ultimate Bandit vibes from Nashville to Hollywood. Nowadays, stars like Jack White and Karen O are still rocking these glittering gems! Here’s a look at some of our fave Nudie suits…

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Vintage Levi’s Ads

“Anyone can make a pair of blue jeans, but Levi Strauss & Co. made the first blue jean –– in 1873.” Being San Francisco based and lovers of all things western, we’ll just come right out and say it, BANDITS LOVE LEVI’S. Who doesn’t have their favorite distressed, super soft pair of vintage Levi’s to throw on at all times? Here’s a fun fact: Levi’s created the first jean for women, Lady Levi’s, which were born in 1934. Now, we gathered some of our favorite Levi’s Ads throughout the years, including a few gems that were deemed too risqué for the company & were never actually used commercially. Get ready for some booty, Bandits..

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Currently Pinning: Bandit Abodes Vol.II

Get ready for some RAD Bandit inspiration from southwestern tile & wallpaper, peacock chairs, larger than life cacti, rustic doorways, cozy vintage rugs and more. Always surround yourself with beauty and inspiration, Bandits because home is where the heart is. x

This is volume II of our current pins: #BanditAbodes Follow us on Pinterest for endless inspo…

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