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Accessories inspired by Tamar Wider's Texas spirit & Northern California's charm. USA made. #the2bandits

Velvet Underground

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The Bandit team recently went to Tuscon, AZ for the annual Gem and Mineral show. I was still floored even though it was my second year going. There were Gems and Minerals all along the highways outside the motels..truly inspiring and some real eye candy for sure! When I think crystals and desert, it translates into crushed velvet and top hats. To me, thats quite the heady combo.

Circle Game Collection

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“we can’t return we can only look behind from where we came..and go round and round and round in the circle game.” This is one of my all time favorite songs by Joni Mitchell, so inspiring. In fact, the collection was all inspired by this song.

These big round circles and half circles bring me back to my roots of Texas Glam. I need to post pictures of my mom in the 80’s. She was the epitome of Texas Glam, more pictures to come on that soon.

Photography: Zoey Grossman//Stylist: Ashley Glorioso//Model: Teresa Oman//H&M//Stacey Tan

I love working with these girls, special thanks to them.

I hope ya’ll love the collection as much as I do.

(images via here.)

Electric Kool-Aid

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Rosendale Street Festival

The Grateful Dead has been a huge part of my life. Ever since the age of 7 , they have been the soundtrack to my life. Starting high school, I fell in love with the festival life, selling patchwork and hemp necklaces out of the back of my car. Why my parents allowed it? Yikes! They always pushed me to explore creative outlets. Camping at festivals is like no other, I’m not talking about Cochella or Bonaroo, I’m talking about real down to earth, free spirited festivals that don’t get fashion coverage.

To all you DeadHeads out there, you can tell by now I use names of Dead songs in all my collections.   Fun fact: When I was in 7th grade, we had to pick one person to rule the world for art class and make art out of it. I made a globe with dancing bears around it with a tie dyed background. In the middle it said, WWJD, What Would JERRY do.

Even though Jerry isn’t around anymore, I still go to FURTHER when they play here in SF. Forever Grateful.