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Living on the Buck Wild side

Living on the Buck Wild side

Posted 03 May 2023

Get on the wild side, the buck wild side, and check out the Black Magic Woman vodcast - Episode #112 featuring Lacey Long a proud Kamilaroi woman and owner of Buck Wild Country. Lacey talked with vodcast host, Mundanara Bayles, about her business journey, family/friends, and words of inspiration to all inspiring entrepreneurs.

Black Magic Woman vodcast with Lacey Long, Buck Wild Country
Lacey Long, Buck Wild Country

Previously working in government agencies and even starting her first business of a clothing boutique at 18, Lacey always knew she would be in business. She transitioned into her current business, Buck Wild Country, after a need for lifestyle change now that she has a daughter – her focus was to merge her inspirations both as a business owner and as a parent.

With a business start-up loan from IBA, Lacey used the funds to purchase stock for the men’s and children’s clothing line of Buck Wild Country.

The business is inspired by BOHO country aesthetic with a variety of clothing to live your ‘buck wild side’. With beautiful hand drawn designs, Lacey’s business goes beyond country and continues to grow.

From what started with one design for men, the business quickly grew to over 20 designs for men, women, and children. Today, Buck Wild Country is proudly an Australian country lifestyle and fashion brand, built with love for the whole family.

As part of our Strong Women Strong Business network, Lacey spoke at a Lunch & Learn session last year that brought together her business experience with the importance of money management.

In the recent Black Magic Woman vodcast, Lacey shared some words of wisdom and reality to aspiring business owners: “Just go for it, start with your friends and family. Don’t give up and keep going, there’s going to be hurdles.”

With these inspiring words, the only thing holding you back, is you.

Watch the vodcast episode or check out Buck Wild Country across socials or on their website, buckwildcountry.com.


IBA is proud to sponsor a series of strong women in business for this year’s Black Magic Woman pod- and vod-casts. If you would like more info on all the Black Magic Woman yarns, visit the website, blackmagicwoman.com.au/iba-partnership-series/.

To find out more about how you can start or grow a business, visit Starting a business.