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Jody Miller-Young on Pet Life Radio


On Jody’s Pet Life Radio show, Bark and Swagger, she shares the love we feel for our pets, and the beautiful, fun fashion available for them.  Guest interviews with pet fashion designers and other experts from the pet fashion arena, surprise co-hosts… you never know what interesting designer label or useful bit of info you’ll discover. So, what are you waiting for? Tune in to this awesome pet fashion radio show and get your swagger on!


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Episode 62 - Discover the Newest Stylish Products That Solve Problems from Global Pet Expo

One of the largest pet conventions of the year, Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida features over 2,000 vendors! Discover stylish, problem solving products that are so new, some of them haven’t yet hit the market. But each one is fresh, passes the Bark & Swagger style litmus test and will solve a problem for pet parents. I’m excited to share them with you, so let’s go!


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Episode 61 - The Queen of Pinups and Pitbulls: A Champion’s Story

From pinup model to model citizen for Pitbulls, Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin, founder of Pinups for Pitbulls, is advocating for and educating about America’s Family Dog in creative, kitschy calendars, books and fun merchandise, showcasing them as the loving, sweet, goofy dogs they are. But, its not all fun at the ranch; Franklin also has a masters in public policy and she’s using it to fight breed specific legislation around the world. Lots of stories that will enlighten and inspire. Deirdre is a one of a kind and my kind of gal. 


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Episode 60 - Meet the Designer: Stunning, Colorful Creations Mark Bella Bean Couture and Finnegan’s Standard Goods Collections, and Michelle Clinton is the Reason Why

A real talent for design, color and style make Michelle Clinton, of Bella Bean Couture and Finnegan’s Standard Goods, a designer to watch. Her collars, leashes and bedding reflect her love of fashion and design, and her passion for the Boxer, Bella, who inspired it all. 


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Episode 59 - Comedienne + Cute Canine Star = One Very Funny Movie about Dogs and Hollywood. Discover Boned!

Actress/producer and comedienne, Angela Landis, loves Humphrey, her feisty Maltese. But, what did Humphrey get her into when she signed on to star in the film, Boned? The actress, who’s appeared in Grey’s Anatomy, Anger Management, ER and Doubt, dishes on the dog who stole the show (even from the gorgeous Bai Ling) in this sexy camp meets caper movie. 


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Episode 58 - Kathy Ireland & Chris Ruben Talk Shopping for a Pawsitive Cause to Help Shelter Animals

Supermodel turned mega mogul, Kathy Ireland, & AdoptaShelter.com founder, Chris Ruben, talk about the holiday campaign, Shop for a Pawsitive Cause, where when you shop, money is automatically donated to help shelter animals in need. Discover more about Kathy’s brand, hear personal stories from her life, how Elizabeth Taylor became her mentor and close friend, and learn about the AdoptaShelter.com mall, where you can buy just about anything!


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Episode 57 - Nine year old Kayla’s Brown Sugar Kids is Making Sweet Tees for Kids and Their Parents Too!

Kayla Ogunsemore's obsession with dressing up her dog, Tangle, and snapping photos of him, has turned into a fashion line for kids and their parents, too. The nine-year-old shares the inspiration behind Brown Sugar Kids, a collection of high-end t-shirts featuring creative, whimsical photographs, with 10% of each sale benefiting an animal rescue organization.


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Episode 56 - Jamie Katz: Ace Pet Detective Reveals How She Finds Your Pets

If you're pet goes missing and you don't know what to do...who you gonna call? Well, it ain't going to be Ghostbusters, but it might be Jamie Katz, ace pet detective! A super cool job tackling a very serious subject, I met this real life Pet P.I. in my very own ‘hood. What is life really like for a Pet Detective? We had to find out! So, go grab your favorite beverage, pull up a cozy chair and let's go. You never know when you might need her.


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Episode 55 - Risking His Life to Save Meat Industry Dogs in Asia

Marc Ching is a superhero for dogs. With a non-profit in L.A., called The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, where he rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes severely abused Los Angeles dogs to his under-cover rescue and awareness mission into the most depraved dog slaughterhouses in Asia, Ching is risking his life and health to make sure the world knows how these animals are suffering. You can help. Discover his story, learn more about the industry, spread the word and contact your Congressmen and women about Resolution 752 to ban the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China.   


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Episode 54 - Opera Singer Turned Fine Visual Artist Shows Her Love of Rescues Through Her Creations

Martha Cares creates gorgeous enamel and steel sculptures, keychains and jewelry pieces in honor of and to benefit rescue animals. Her iconic Red Dog, a symbol of rescue, has been seen all over the world and her sculptures have been exhibited in museums, parks and festivals. Today, she’s sharing her story of how she went from being an accomplished, award-winning opera singer to a fine, visual artist focused on rescue and how her dog, Poppy, inspired her. 


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Episode 53 - Empowered Women: WIPIN Women & The Products They Make that Can Solve Your Problems!

Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) is a wonderful organization of women business owners helping other women. They are inspiring and successful, and make products that solve problems for pet parents. I’ve highlighted nine. Hear their stories and discover what they do!


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Episode 52 - Discover SuperZoo 2016’s Most Stylish Brands; Some So New, They’ve Just Debuted!

Come inside one of the largest pet conventions of the year with me and discover the newest in stylish brands and products that can help us solve problems! 


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Episode 51 - Cool Kid Clothes for Dogs from an Eco-Friendly Brand

Acid-washed denims, trending bandanas, shawls, capes and more make up Little Bear Dog Apparel's cool-kid clothes for pups. 


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Episode 50 - Why Did George Clooney Choose a Senior Dog? Find Out His Story & Other Remarkable Senior Second Acts!

When George Clooney, Bruce & Jeannie Nordstrom, author Laura Coffey and photographer, Lori Fusaro went to choose their forever home dogs, they chose seniors. Why? They and veterinarian, Dr. Heather Loenser, will all tell you the benefits and more, when we talk about this wonderful book My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts.


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Episode 49 - Pop Culture-Inspired Jewelry for Your Pet & You! Meet the Very Cool Furry Tales of Norway

It took a trip to Vegas for this Norwegian designer to create pop culture-inspired meets industrial pet & human jewelry. We’re sorry it didn’t happen sooner as we love her style! Meet Siw Amina Bech of Norway and her clever, sassy Furry Tales designs. 


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Episode 48 - A Stylish Summer, Protected from Bugs with Smart Technology from Insect Shield

Camping, beaching, taking those nice, long summer walks…you don’t want to have to worry about your best friend picking up some unwanted passengers in fleas, ticks and other nasty bugs.  Insect Shield is making stylish apparel and accessories for them and us! Learn how their smart technology works and why its so important from President, Andrew Katz and from veterinarian and “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” host,  Dr. Katy Nelson


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Episode 47 - Take the Time & Fuss Out of Dressing Your Pup: Adorable Doggy Outfits Delivered Right To Your Door!

There’s a new kid in town and she’s a dog stylist! That’s two 'she’s.' Amy Yu and Erica Feld are curators of dog fashion perfection, taking your pup’s style and delivering full outfits with accessories to your door. Find out more about what they offer and what it costs to have a well put together pup everyday. 


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Episode 46 - Pupparazzi! Meet One of NYC’s Most Talked-About Dog Photographers

New York City is pup central when it comes to pooch parties and Instagram celebs. Jason Howard, better known as NYCDogSwag, is the photographer courted by those New York City dog moms and loved by their dogs. A picture from him could mean the difference between Instagram fame or fizzle. Who is this arbiter of all things doggy style? Discover how the puparazzi works when it comes to dogs in the city, and hear some behind the scenes tails of Jason’s adventures!


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Episode 45 - Inside the Pet Hero Awards Luncheon at Mar-A-Lago: Meet the Bold-faced Names of Animal Advocacy!

The opulent, lush Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach was the backdrop for animal advocates coming together to honor the American Humane Association’s Pet Heroes of the year. Come with me inside the invite-only event and meet Beth Stern, Harley the famous puppy mill survivor, animal philanthropist Lois Pope and more! 


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Episode 44 - Global Style: My Most Favorite New Products from Global Pet Expo- Part 2

Couldn't go to Global Pet Expo but want to feel like you were there? Discover the newest, most stylish products I loved at one of the biggest pet conventions in the world!


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Episode 43 - Global Style: My Most Favorite New Products from Global Pet Expo- Part 1

Couldn't go to Global Pet Expo but want to feel like you were there? Discover the newest, most stylish products I loved at one of the biggest pet conventions in the world!


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Episode 42 - The Most Beautiful Dogs of New York Fashion Week: Anthony Rubio’s F/W ’16 Show

Join me from the front row of one of pet fashion’s most sought-after designers. Couturier Anthony Rubio debuted his pet and human collection at New York Fashion Week and this fashion lover was very impressed. Discover his inspiration, what went into creating these intricate designs and more from the designer himself. 


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Episode 41 - Chic Fashion That Solves an Anxiety Problem; This is Not Your Usual Wrap Coat!

Gorgeous apparel that also functions as a stress buster? Sign me up! If you’re a style lover and the traditional wrap coats are leaving you uninspired, Heavenly Beasts has arrived! Mixing the calming oils of aromatherapy in a unique way with high fashion apparel, this brand is garnering lots of fans. 


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Episode 40 - The Perfect Traveling Companion for Trips with Pets

Take the headache out of finding enough space for all we take when we travel with our pets. Biaggi Luggage, founded by dog parent and Shark Tank participant, Stephen Hersh, is roomy and is the only luggage that folds up for easy storage. Get travel destination tips and discover how to win a piece of Biaggi Luggage for yourself!


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Episode 39 - Olympic Gold Medalist Creates Gorgeous Human and Pet Jewelry

When Dominique Moceanu retired from the Olympic stage and had a family, little did she know her next career would be in the creative arts of another kind. With partner Wendy Campbell, Dominique is designing beautiful creations for us and our pets! 


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Episode 38 - Febreze Invited Us to the School of Petiquette, and Look Who We Met While There!

At a special event with Febreze and renowned etiquette expert, Thomas P. Farley, Bark & Swagger touched down at The Ace Hotel in Chelsea, New York to share tips with @ToastMeetsWorld, @ChloetheMiniFrenchie, Cookie of @ps.ny, @TinkerbelletheDog and more. What did we learn? 


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Episode 37 - What’s Black & White & Has over 850,000 Instagram Fans? The Most Famous Frenchie!

Manny the Frenchie might like to sleep in sinks, but he doesn’t have to. With 854,000 Instagram fans, Manny is one of the top celebripups on the planet. He’s sought after by brands and the ladies love Manny. What a life! Find out all about it here. 


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Episode 36 - An Instagram Fashion Icon Drawing Attention to Puppy Mill Horrors

Toast, of @ToastMeetsWorld, uses her platform of almost 300,000 Instagram followers to educate people on how awful puppy mills are and to not buy dogs from pet stores. She also has her own chic fashion accessories line, was taught to model by Karlie Kloss and calls Lucky magazine editor, Eva Chen a friend. Ah, to be a New York City fashionista with friends! Hear her mom, Katie Sturino, tell her story and meet her lesser known sister! 


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Episode 35 - Famously in Love!

Isaac Mizrahi may run a fashion empire and travel the world, but it was his rescue dog, Harry, who profoundly changed his life.


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Episode 34 - The Most Famous Dog on Instagram is a Voice for the Homeless

Tuna, the 4 year old Chiweenie rescue with a big overbite, has become an Instagram sensation with his adorable photos and uplifting message of rescue. 1.5 million followers want to know what Tuna’s up to and you will, too, once you meet this charming guy.


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Episode 33 - The Power of an Image to Help Homeless Dogs: Photographer Sophie Gamand & Her Fashionable Photos

Celebrated photographer, Sophie Gamand, launched a very fashionable series to change our perceptions of Pitbulls, and its working! Meet her and learn about what she’s doing. 


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Episode 32 - A Very Stylish Label From Across the Pond, Making Yummy Cashmere Sweaters & Accessories: Meet Ruby Rufus

UK fashion industry designer, Ruby Rufus Isaacs, is bringing stylish pet parents beautiful, cozy cashmere sweaters and accessories. They’re so yummy, that celebripups around the world are wearing them. Meet Ruby and discover what inspired her to create the brand, the collaboration she’s done with Instagram’s most famously followed dog and the other well-known pups who love her clothes!


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Episode 31 - A New Swatch Watch Collection, Inspired by our Pets, Debuts at Big NYC Party

Hordes of people and their fashionable dogs descended upon the Swatch Times Square store in midtown recently to get a sneak peek at the new collection inspired by our love for our furry friends, My Pet and Me. Meet some of the evening’s stars and see this adorable collection!


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Episode 30 - Capturing The Magic: The Portraits of Barbara Tyler Ahlfield

The bond we have with our pets is captured exquisitely in fine artist, Barbara Tyler Ahlfield’s Fashionable People, Fashionable Pets, a series featuring people from her life and their beloved animals. See what she does and hear the great stories about her inspirations! 


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Episode 29 - A Dog Lover Who Turned a Successful Career as a Top Photo Editor Into One of the Best Fashion & Art Blogs Around

Suzanne Donaldson, aka Mrs. Sizzle, has one of the best blogs around; a dog, fashion and art lovers treat.  Find out about her career guiding the visual vision of Glamour, Vanity Fair, Interview and others, what inspired her to create MrsSizzle.com and the bold-faced names she draws.


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Episode 28 - Designers and Celebs Raising Money for Shelters? This Gal Puts Them Together!

How do pet designers rub shoulders with celebrities at awards events and more? Greta Russo. But, her ulterior motive is always about helping the shelter pet. Meet her and find out how she does what she does so well! 


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Episode 27 - Super Dog Fashion from Supermodel Kristy Hinze Clark

Australian supermodel, Kristy Hinze Clark, may have retired from the runway, but she’s still putting her impeccable fashion sense to good use with her classic dog fashion brand, Legitimutt. Discover Kristy’s story, her three adorable mini-Schnauzers and what new styles she’s created! 


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Episode 26 - The Queen of Luxury Living for Dogs

Shannon Heggem designs some of the most beautiful and elaborate living spaces for the pampered pooch. Discover her story, her own Gigi’s custom bedroom and how you, too, can create that perfect place your dog will call home. 


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Episode 25 - The Hottest New Products for Pets from Global Pet Expo 2015 - Part 2

Do you love discovering the newest pet products to make our lives easier? Or fabulous new fashion to make Fifi or Fido look great? Bark & Swagger takes you through the aisles of the largest pet convention in the world - Global Pet Expo - to meet the people and learn about the items behind some of the freshest fashion and products in the space. You won’t want to miss! 


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Episode 24 - The Hottest New Products for Pets from Global Pet Expo 2015 - Part 1

Do you love discovering the newest pet products to make our lives easier? Or fabulous new fashion to make Fifi or Fido look great? Bark & Swagger takes you through the aisles of the largest pet convention in the world - Global Pet Expo - to meet the people and learn about the items behind some of the freshest fashion and products in the space. You won’t want to miss!  


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Episode 23 - Pet Couturier to the Stars Reveals His Newest Fashions & The Story Behind His Success

Anthony Rubio counts the top dogs of fashion among his clients. But, how did a special needs schoolteacher become one of the most sought-after designers in the pet fashion world?


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Episode 22 - How a Sphynx Cat Named Coco Mao Aqua Started a Monarchy

This cool, new brand of dog and cat apparel was inspired by a cat her mom describes as part human, monkey and dog. Find out what kinds of clothing is putting the royal Pet Monarchy on the map. 


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Episode 21 - Taiwan Fine Artist, Lilin Tseng, Creates Beautiful, Lifelike Portraits & Sculptures From Our Pet's Own Hair

Lilin Tseng is a true artist and animal lover. Her desire to honor rescue dogs and her own rescue, CJ,  inspired her to create beautiful works of art made from a pet's own hair. Meet Lilin, discover her process and learn about wonderful stories of pet's she's immortalized with her Furry Memories artistry. 


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Episode 20 - A Must Have: Elegant Cashmere Economically

What happens when recycled cashmere sweaters meet innovation and good taste? Eco-friendly, beautiful and economical one of a kind pet sweaters and more!


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Episode 19 - Are You Protecting Your Dog? Discover the Only Officially Crash Tested Car Seat for Dogs

Pupsaver is the premiere company making crash tested, rear facing car seats for small dogs. And, they're fashionable, too! Find out what makes them different and how you can protect your fur baby in style!


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Episode 18 - The Art of Pet Fashion, Texas Style!

Dazzling pet couture and awesome accessories; one-of-a-kind handbags and sparkly jewelry…wait! I’m not done! Infant apparel to ooh and ahh; luxurious home goods that beg a touch…is there anything Yvette Ruta can’t do? Yvette has mastered the art of pet fashion. Listen to what drives her ability to do it all, learn about her newest creations and how we can own an Yvette Ruta piece of our very own


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Episode 17 - Do You Love Luxury? This Upscale Label from Italy is One to Watch

Fashion lovers like us are always looking for new things to excite! Inamorada, a wonderful label from Milan, Italy, does that and more. Meet founder & designer, Benedetta Sainaghi, and discover the gorgeous new pieces she's created and what inspires her to make them.   


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Episode 16 - How A Passion for Plants Helped This Mom Heal Our Pets

Vicki Rae Thorne is an Master Herbalist, whose love of food led to a twenty two year love affair with plants that heal. In my interview today, we're the lucky recipients of her gift to heal both people and pets. 


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Episode 15 - Great Smelling Pets Just a Wipe Away!

Amy Hickox left the high-powered world of Washington politics to follow her passion of working with pets. She took her strategic smarts and found a solution for all pet parents: an easy way to keep our pets and the furniture they sleep on smelling good! Hear her story and learn where you can buy. A great stocking stuffer idea!


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Episode 14 - The Only Dog Fashion Brand Asked to Exhibit at The Louvre: Meet Manfred of Sweden

Manfred of Sweden is one of the most exclusive and creative dog fashion brands in the world. With international fans, museum exhibitions alongside iconic fashion designers, and apparel that showcases such vision and talent, you won't see creations like this anywhere else. From classic designs with meticulous detailing to the most intricately embellished pieces, from tasteful Hermes vintage fabrics to the traditional Swedish Folklore needlepoint, this design house is special. 


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Episode 13 - Designer Pet Beds and Wonderful Enrichment Toys: Meet P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You!

There’s a lot to consider that I didn’t realize when buying a pet bed. How does my pet sleep? Is he a lounger, all sprawled out. Is she a cuddler, tucked into a ball? Is he a burrower, who likes to disappear beneath the covers? P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You, an impressive, forward-thinking brand I discovered, has considered all of this and more. Beautiful, original designer pet beds and eco-friendly materials. Ergonomically comfortable structure. Great enrichment toys. Pet. Lifestyle. And You. This is what P.L.A.Y. is all about!  


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Episode 12 - Smart, Stylish & Eco-Friendy: Meet the Buggsly Brand

A hot, new brand that's getting attention for its smart, stylish dog apparel and accessories that are eco-friendly, too!


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Episode 11 - Luxury Dog Grooming Products To Make Our Fur Friends Smell Divine

Dog Fashion Spa products are so beautiful, they would look right at home in Bergdorf Goodman, but we don't have to pay those prices to have top-quality grooming products that make our pups smell divine. Learn more about their luxurious ways to pamper and care for our pups, from co-founder and new dog owner, Elena Volnova. A don't miss!


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Episode 10 - Affordable, Luxury Pet Apparel from Paris, France. Meet the Bobby Brand!

I fell in love with this brand at first site. Beautiful, classic designs; luxury materials; affordable and made in Paris...what more could we want?! See why the fresh, new Bobby brand will be taking the pet apparel world by storm. 


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Episode 9 - Design as Art in Cat Furniture Collection: Meet Davies Decor

Tom Davies took his passion for designing furniture and created a unique cat house and bed that pays homage to specific period architecture. His practical and beautiful creations lift a cat's abode to the level of art. Tom shares what's behind the designs, what inspires him and gives us a peak into his way cool message buttons  


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Episode 8 - Broadway-themed Cat Fashion Show is a Hit!

A creative and cause-worthy cat fashion show descended on the famed New York Algonquin Hotel, home of house feline, Matilda since the 1930's. Bark and Swagger met these fashionistas and reported from the runway. 


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Episode 7 - Pet Fashion Designers Unite! Who's the Gal Making it All Happen? Lauren Darr!

Pet fashion lover, pug mom and all around fun gal, Lauren Darr got this idea that other lovers and makers of pet fashion might want a place to congregate. So, she built International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals and, lo and behold,  they came. Hear what she's up to, stirring up the world of pet fashion.


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Episode 6 - An Artisan and a Designer Come Together to Make Beautiful Pet Accessories: Meet Around the Collar

Fashion designer, Sharon Romero and South American leather artisan,  Lalo, make beautiful music together as the principals behind, Around the Collar, a brand creating quality, special accessories for pets.


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Episode 5 - The Bark (and Meow) Heard on Broadway

The stars came out in force to support the 16th annual Broadway Barks pet adoption event.  Bark and Swagger connected with co-founder Bernadette Peters and the stars of many of Broadway's hottest shows, including Bebe Neuwirth, Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Justin Guarini, and many more... and got great tidbits on their lives and pets!  


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Episode 4 - Belle of the Ball

From creating beautiful interiors for the home to one-of-a-kind clothing for dogs, fashion designer Janice Craig, of Belle Diva Couture, gives us the inside view. Find out how Shirley Temple inspired her, and why a canine wedding gown is one of her most poignant pieces. 


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Episode 3 - Candy Udell: The Luxe Jewelry Industry Icon Who's Made Saving Abandoned Dogs Her Mission

Candy Udell, President of London Jewelers, helped transform that industry with innovations made in the family-owned business. For the past  four years, she's added animal advocate and angel to her lost list of accomplishments, and with her rescue and transport non-profit, Rescue Paw Foundation, she's making a big difference in their lives, too. Hear her story and what's she's doing to save dogs.


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Episode 2 - Tribal Fashion: Native Americans

The second show, with Mary Hone as guest, is about her, as a designer of Native American-inspired beaded pet and people fashion, her inspiration, her fascination with the Native American culture, her process.  


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Episode 1 - Raising the Bar on Pet Fashion

The first show, with Ada Nieves as guest, is an overview of the pet fashion industry; how the modern day industry got started and where its going. And about Ada's career and what's next for her.


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