It is with the same spirit of entrepreneurship that she must have first looked at a green, upholstered armchair that was given to her by her grandmother as a legacy. Emin came from a family background that was fraught with several and severe uncertainties. She and her twin brother, Paul, were illegitimate children born of a British mother and a Turkish-Cypriot father. They faced social ridicule and financial insecurities and Emin’s childhood and teenage years were wracked with emotional and physical trauma, though as a born survivor, she could elicit moments of great joy and happiness as well. These moments often came from the deep closeness she shared with her brother, mother, father, her maternal grandmother (Nan), and her friends.