Okay you pretty dolls, get ready to discover a gazillion of statement-making pieces that will spice up all your combos! We’re talking, of course, about some oh-so-cool jewelry pieces spotted in the latest The 2 Bandits spring 2013 lookbook. Boy oh boy, can these stunners be more lust-worthy than this? We’re completely hooked by the wide range of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and other incredibly gorgeous accessories.
In an interview with fashionschooldaily.com, Tamar Wider, the creative force behind the brand, reveals who the Bandit girl is. “I just want to be like all the people in The Last Waltz. I want to be like Neil Young, and I want to be Bob Dylan’s girlfriend. The Bandit girl is the girl that got caught smoking in the bathroom in high school,” she says. “I was obsessed with the documentary, The Last Waltz. It’s about The Band… called The Band – Dylan’s back up band. It was their last waltz, the last concert, and everyone joined them. Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, the whole crew, Van Morrison. They all sang together. The whole documentary is so cool, I’d watch it over and over again and try and create these bandits by looking at their guitar straps and their whole vibe of the documentary,” the designer added.
We all admit that the perfect jewelry can add instant interest to any ensemble. So, we searched the web for some uber-hip pieces and came across the new The 2 Bandits spring 2013 lookbook. Oh, and we fell in love at first sight! Well, it is more than obvious why! Just have a nosey at the brand’s offerings and see it for yourself! As usual, one can spot the uniqueness and unparalleled aesthetic specific to each The 2 Bandits collection. There are to-die-for bracelets and cuffs, earrings, rings, necklaces and chokers.
In the same interview with fashionschooldaily.com, Tamar described the image of the Bandit girl as a combination between mature and rustic. “You can have a super refined outfit on but something has got to be torn up rustic, rustic meets refined. The perfect pair of distressed Levi’s is the best thing ever, but if you put a leather jacket with it, it’s the perfect outfit. Then add a Bandit’s collar or bandana. So, it’s mature, but something’s got to be rustic. You know what I’m saying?”
In the new collection, Tamar Wider comes up with a super-awesome tie necklace. Well, how cool is this? We’re already head over heels! “I came up with this whole neck statement thing, bibs, collars. You’ll see in my next collection, I made a tie. I’m just trying to be different. I’m trying to take that old vintage tee that you wear everyday (motions to my white T-shirt) because I’m a T-shirt and jeans girl. When you put on a piece of jewelry – it’s a wow factor, it completes the whole outfit. (Points to me) You’re wearing a bolo right now, that’s all I look at when I look at you – besides your soul. (At which point I burst out laughing) But I’m serious its all I’m looking at,” the designer says.
On the advice she would give to designers who are at the beginning of their career, Tamar says that, “You have to be a specific brand. You have to be really specific when you’re designing. There are so many designers out there that just throw shit out there… I pride Bandits on creating stone settings and creating new jewelry from scratch. I think it’s all about keeping your customers happy, interacting with them on social media. And I don’t know, how do I say this – trying not to be so corporate, trying to be personal.”
Photos courtesy of The 2 Bandits