For Paige Dellavalle and her sister Ashley Jung, the transition from rigid life in West Point, to the cutthroat creative world of fashion took major adjusting. But the founders of jewelry line stella valle discovered that shift from the military's structure to tapping their inner creativity would fuel fashion success.

In part one of our Q&A with Paige Dellavalle, the Shark Tank survivor lays out the major hurdles that fashion entrepreneurs must be prepared to overcome, and three tips that helped her brand survive at the early-stage.