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Life before ZZS

Well Sara - What a great question. Prior to starting The ZigZag Stripe, I actually worked in direct sales with Premier Designs Jewelry for 7 years. What an amazing experience it was!! Premier taught me so much about business, how to provide amazing customer service and how to make sure that customer relationships are number one. 

One of the neat things, I was able to do Premier with my mama too. Now, she's our wholesale director for ZZS Wholesale.

I also met Heather McGaw while in Premier, she's now my personal assistant for ZZS

It's all about keeping it personal, that was one of the things that one of the founders, Joan Horner, always spoke of. I've kept her voice in the back of my head ever since I made the transition from Premier to ZZS. Keep it personal Leslie, always do what is right and what is best ... Those words will forever be in my mind. 

This is me, Joan Horner (Our Queen Mother of Premier) and my mama. 

I loved being in Premier, it was such a life changing experience. It's what made me grow closer to my Lord and Savior. It made me really into the person I am today. It saved me when I was very lost and built me back up to be a confident, successful woman. 

When I started ZZS, I felt like I had a solid foundation on what I wanted ZZS to be about. To be more than just clothes, but a company that stands firmly in faith and treats women with respect and listens to their needs.

Here is my mom, Andy Horner (Founder of Premier Designs) and me; this was on a free cruise we earned. 

Now, that doesn't mean that we don't mess up sometimes, we sure do, as we are only human. ;-) 

I hope this gives you a little peek of my life prior to ZZS. Check out Premier's website too, you'll love what you see!


  • Jessica: April 11, 2016

    Thank you for sharing about your work before ZZS. I appreciate the business woman that Premier helped you to become. You have touched so lives and built an amazing company. Plus, now we see who you got your good looks from! You and your momma are gorgeous!!

  • Mary: April 11, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your story Leslie. You inspire me!!

  • Nancy: April 11, 2016

    Are you sure that lovely lady in those pics is your MAMA? I would swear she’s your SISTER!!
    Thank you for your heart and for seeking to honor the Lord in all you do! It shows!

  • Janie Stork: April 11, 2016

    Leslie, you and your company are amazing! You offer a fantastic product line and so much more than that for so many! I see daily women gaining strength and confidence!!!! It makes perfect sense that your background is with direct sales and a great company like Premiere Jewelry. You give that kind of service and you build women up and for that I pray your business will continue to grow and prosper!! I love your sizing and how easily your pieces can be interchanged and blended. I appreciate all that you do!!

  • Range Spivey: April 11, 2016

    I am a Premier Design CONSULTANT. Love you clothes!

  • Cameo: April 11, 2016

    Keeping it personal and doing what’s best is a wonderful mission statement, Leslie. I believe you have and continue to show that through the service and clothes you provide to us. I am slowly but surely replacing my wardrobe with ZZS items because of how great I look and feel in these amazing clothes. Thank you for having a vision and making it a reality so women like me can reap the rewards and walk a little taller. I am so glad I stumbled across ZZS and intend to continue to share it with my family and friends and personally plan to #buyallthethings! Thank you!

  • Amanda White: April 11, 2016

    You rock girl! So proud of you and what you have accomplished! Thanks for being you and sharing your story! Love ya girl!

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