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
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…
Here at 2BHQ, we are forever worshiping bad ass Bandit Babes of cinema. Therefore, we’ve made ya’ll a list of some of our favorite westerns filled with only the greatest of Bandit Babes. These straight shooters of film really perfected the Rodeo Queen look – complete with gun smoke, horses, and simmering scowls. Can we just go back to the ol’ wild west? Get ready to marathon and also, watch out boys…
Jane Fonda as Cat Ballou (1965)
Brigitte Bardot straight scowlin’ in Les Petroleuses (1971)
Ann Margaret shootin’ em up in Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Brigitte Bardot is the ultimate Bandit Babe in Shalako (1968)Sharon Stone being all kinds of bad ass in The Quick and the Dead (1995)Brigitte Bardot photographed on the set of Shalako (1968)Anna Karina is pure cowgirl perfection.The smoldering Giovanna Ralli in A Professional Gun (1968)Renegade, Raquel Welch in 100 Rifles (1969)Jane Fonda still holdin’ em up in Cat Ballou (1965)
Ann Margaret in The Train Robbers (1973)Rodeo Queen, Audrey Hepburn
Claudia Cardinale in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)Literally The 2 Bandits, Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz, in Bandidas (2006)Marianna Hill in Along the Great Divide (1951)And finally, this mega girl-gang of Andie MacDowell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Madeleine Stowe and Drew Barrymore in Bad Girls (1994)
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…
For one album only, Nico sang with The Velvet Underground and it is, to this day, one of the most popular and instantly recognizable albums from The Velvet Underground. Nico, a tall, stylish, throaty Scandinavian was brought together with The Velvet Underground by Andy Warhol. Her low and slow vocals on the album, crisp white pant suits, and blunt blonde bangs are something that is wholly her own and we can’t get enough of it. This beaut has effortlessly cool style and mystery to boot… a true femme fatale.