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CALIFORNIA BANDIT

Inspired by the salty beaches and dreamy ranches tucked along the coast of Northern California, Holiday’15 #CALIFORNIABANDIT is now available at the2bandits.com!

This collection is filled with statement fringe, turquoise & coastal vibes. Shot by Asher Moss, Modeled & Styled by Amy Soderlind & Jill Anderson, Beauty by Joshua Conover.

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California Here We Come…

We can’t wait for our latest Holiday’15 Collection, CALIFORNIA BANDIT, to launch (Oct 6th!).  So we’ve made a CA inspired playlist to hold us over until then.  Follow us on Spotify (banditcamp) to keep up-to-date and listen to what we’re listening to!

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 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 Boyfriend: Brian Jones

Our love for the Rolling Stones is everlasting. Mick, Keith and the rest of the boys send lightning down our bandit spines with their glam rock wardrobes and bad-ass attitudes. But, let’s all take some time to highlight the original founding member, Brian Jones, because man was he the ideal bandit boyfriend or what? It was Brian Jones who started the band and got all the boys together. He even named the band, inspiring them to emulate the rock n’ roll blues that were all the rage in America at the time. Aside from that, the whimsical outfits Jones rocked were everything a bandit babe could ever want in her closet! His leather pants, glimmering sequins, floral patterns (and his adorable blonde bob) took androgyny to a whole other level. Naturally, he attracted tons of babely chicks of the 60’s, including Marianne Faithfull, Nico, and Anita Pallenberg. Although he died in a very mysterious (and very questionable) way, his dreamy style, music, and legacy will live on in rock n’ roll history forever. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fashionable looks from the original Rolling Stone…

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Cecilia Alejandra

Austin based photographer, Cecilia Alejandra is making us eager to pack up and  run away to the desert. Shooting mainly with film and Polaroids, her photographs have an enchanting vintage feel that really resonates with us. The mixed media and funky colors in some of her photographs usually come about from happy accidents, making them that much more unique. One can definitely see her Texan roots coming through her work, and we can’t help but feel a connection to her Southwestern charm. Below are some of our favorite snaps filled with road trips, giant Saguaro, and her bandit babein’ friends. Get lost in her colorful dream world  via ceciliaalejandraphotography.tumblr.com xx

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#FestivalBandit

‘Tis the season to get festive.. with Coachella, Levitation (formally Austin Psych Fest), Sasquatch, Bonaroo, Governor’s Ball (+ a million more music festivals) just around the corner, we’ve started this Festival Bandit playlist filled with this year’s festival artists to get us in the mood! Follow our Pinterest board, #FestivalBandit for some MAJOR outfit inspo too! We’ll be adding to the playlist (below) and board all summer long to keep the good vibes goin’.  Xx10wed #festivalbandit Antoine Verglas(photo by Antoine Verglas)

 

Laurel Canyon: 1967

Picture it: The year is 1967. The place: Laurel Canyon. Tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles, bohemian bungalows fill the canyon inhabited by the coolest and most talented in the music industry. Marijuana smoke fills the air and Frank Zappa could take a stroll down the road and hear the tunes of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s guitars echoing through the hills. Graham Nash moved out to LA to stay with his lover, Joni Mitchell. All hanging out together, co-writing songs, taking drugs, and messing around.. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Michelle Philips, Linda Ronstadt, Mama Cass, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, and Jackson Browne were just a few of the groovy rock ‘n’ roll Bandits that were making history in the free love world of Laurel Canyon. Other stars from all of the world were known to have frequented the canyon to visit their famous friends, too. Here are some dreamy stills from the time we all wish we could go back to and be a part of…57e23985243da8211e7d5db8be0fe954 3ac8b3ea7d530dbee3a79d0c0d2bd7f4 5d4d4374a67a713d5d2c0d46b8c4aed0 6a61a67e8f7aa943b281f7695adda211 6bd9117fdc46844d043f32120c5c83a5 73e4743b5b6dbccc12e2490bface1140 392320d8c7758be1a6da5da4590af189 c0a8fc71cfe8b9dcf8650301d24f5e1a df94836453597c27a1c9b65602e0c43f f05c905c14859df38af336bba4d49be0-1 Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 1.19.34 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 1.19.54 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 1.20.48 PM

Sweet Treats

We Bandits believe in being independent women, single or taken. So we urge you to treat yourself this Valentine’s weekend and we have just the way to do it… Starting today through Sunday, February 15th, spend $200 or more and get a surprise gift from us! (retail value of $100) #Treatyoself at www.the2bandits.com
And we have one more little treat for you… our Sweet Treats playlist!
Whether your sipping champagne with a honey or by your fabulous self, we’ve created the ultimate Valentine’s Day playlist to accompany you. Filled with songs from our all time favorite romantic films, as well as new and old favorites, this playlist hits all the bases of love. In love or out of love, we have you covered. You’ll be singing and shakin’ along to some epic love and break-up songs.
XO Bandit Babes!!