By Amy Finlayson

When I started this article, I honestly thought it would take me about 20 minutes. I counted a few girls, on one hand, with fledgling side hustles that I wanted to write about in the hope to show you, dear reader, that it is of the utmost importance to also dabble in the world of business and creativity in order to survive a flogging in the world of fashion. 

Without sounding too jaded (I am on the ugly side of my 20’s…you really can’t blame me), I am about to state the obvious: a career in modeling is fleeting.  Girls these days need to stand out from the crowd, and also use the limited time in modeling as a platform for their future dreams.

Now for the fun part- your inspiration! Here is my list of girls that have both start up businesses and full-blown companies. I hope this whets your appetite for a new business adventure and sets your sights high for the next chapter, whatever that may be.

Anna Feller of Wilder by Anna Feller

Holistically focused, Wilder by Anna Feller centers on not only strengthening the bond between mother and child but also enriching your life with high frequency meals and fabulous family inspiration. View more here


Tanja Gacic of My Empirical Life @MyEmpiricalLife

Not just a Blogger, model and mother Tanya Gacic shares her fabulous life and style and how you can emulate her panache in


Rachel Rutt of Heart People Music @HeartPeople Music

A true artist in all sense of the word, Rutt created Heart People to express her true manner and creative passions. Have a listen here.


Tahnee Atkinson of Kenni and Kai @kenniandkai

Flaunting off her enviable curves in her own label, Atkinson and her sister Kaila have created a insta worthy swimwear label that is set to be your next summer staple. Shop their collection here:


Gemma Ward of @GemmasDotCom

Embracing her Australian roots and new-found settlement down under, Gemma Ward celebrates iconic Australian laid-back life style in her carefully curated selection of clothing available at



Stay tuned for part 2..