If reality TV wasn’t already enough, these 5 empowering women turned their careers in a completely different direction
1) In 2008, Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project premiered, garnering an average of 1.4 million viewers by season four and enabling Rachel Zoe to design and launch her Luxe jewelry line for QVC (which has since expanded into apparel and accessories). The collection acted as a gateway for her self-titled contemporary line of apparel.
2) The Kardashian Kollection appeared in more than 400 Sears department stores in August and, despite MSNBC reporting that the retailer was dissatisfied with the performance of the casual, formfitting, oft-animal-printed clothing and accessories priced at $20 to $99 per piece, the collection recently has expanded into the home category. Estimated total sales: $200 million
3) She has appeared in the ITV Be reality series The Only Way Is Essex from the first series in 2010. She was born and raised in Devon. However she might have found fame on The Only Way Is Essex but Lauren Pope, 32, is proving to be a serious force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. The TOWIE star has seen her clothing line and hair extension brands rocket this year, with even #ChezFezVez spotted sporting her extensions.
4) Staring in E4 reality series MIC, Millie Mackintosh has certainly made a name for herself with her own range of lashes and, following eight months of design and development, Millie’s capsule collection launched in 2014 consisting of 40 unique pieces including dresses, tops, jumpsuits and jackets.
5) Charlotte-Letitia Crosby is an English reality television personality from Sunderland. She rose to fame in 2011 after appearing in the MTV reality series Geordie Shore. Teaming up with online retailer InTheStyle.co.uk, Charlotte has designed her very own fashion range titled ‘Nostalgia’.