These two Schnauzers helped inspire Swamp Dogs of LA.The term "high fashion" tends to evoke images of concrete jungles, not Deep South swamps. And yet, two women in Lafayette, La. - not New York City - have launched the latest craze in canine fashion with their bespoke dog collar line, Swamp Dogs of LA. Meticulously crafted locally, these puppy accessories - inspired by two very special Schnauzers - are making tails wag and giving new meaning to the term "drool worthy."The Backstory
Leslie Sandlin and Barbara Conner have known each other since childhood. "This is a small town," Sandlin drawls. "Barbara actually lived next door to my mother and father for a while."
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As adults, though, the two women's lives took different paths: Conner abandoned her early career as an X-ray technician to become a motorcycle racer and successful jeweler, combining elegant freshwater, Tahitian and South Sea pearls with rock 'n' roll-inspired materials like leather and sterling silver medallions. Meanwhile, SandlinRead More »from The Women Behind Swamp Dogs of LA