Fashion is changing too. Moving off the catwalk and driven instead by social media platforms, the changing public perception of age, beauty and style is being exercised on the pages of Instagram, Youtube and Facebook.
We often hear of entrepreneurs struggling to access finance, of banks not lending and VCs predominantly investing in male-led tech companies. The tenacity with which Tenison approached financing goes some way to explaining why she's has been so successful.
By choosing the right shoes you can elevate your outfit to the next level. Most people can look stylish however, if wearing a pair of shoes that doesn't match the outfit this can take a potential style opportunity and turn it into a style liability.
When Natty was about 12 months old, I recall walking past a shop window and seeing a small poster in a shop window with a happy family group advertising snuggly fleeces. The girl in the photo had Down's syndrome. She was about eight years old and gorgeous.
Many young people find the idea of starting their own business to be so daunting that they never give it a go. The number of people slaving away, doing jobs that make them deeply unhappy, when they clearly have the talent and discipline to successfully follow a career path that they actually enjoy, is something that saddens me.
The raw materials used to make some of our most precious possessions are too often shrouded in secrecy. Gold, silver and precious gemstones can have a very murky past (think 'Blood Diamonds' and slave-labour mines), which is why provenance is all the more important here than in any other areas of the luxury goods market.
In the 21st century, and yes that does make me feel old, we now have a generation of young disabled people who see modelling as career and they want the chance to strut their stuff. Not as a token but as a professional.
If fashion creates images of social power, then why has the industry suddenly grown a conscience? The answer may lie in the challenges fashion has faced in recent times. Alongside frequent calls for more black and Asian models, the industry has also been criticized for the pressure it places on all women to conform to white standards of beauty.
Ahead of her time in not just her dress sense, she lived an unconventional life with a string of admirers including the Duke of Westminster. Though she came from humble beginnings, she counted Salvador Dali, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and a host of celebrities and socialites among her friends.
The fashion and beauty industries inhabit a world where images are necessarily glamorous and above all youthful and where they are not, those images are either digitally altered or used to shock and provoke. But, I would suggest, there is another way.
We want options. My younger sisters want options. And it just doesn't seem fair. It's hard to pin point who exactly is to blame. If you take a look around the problem isn't only is fashion; it's in music, it's in film and it's on TV. Darker skinned women just aren't represented anywhere, especially not in the UK.
Now, thanks to Mattel's latest major makeover of the iconic best-selling doll - continuing 2015's expansion which added 23 new skin tones, a variety of hair colours and a flat foot so she could ditch those perma-heels - Barbie's enduring appeal just got a little closer to home for millions of kids worldwide.
What does it matter if all catwalk models are of a singular type? Well for one thing, this lack of diversity is always going to pull focus from the designs and convey the message that the clothes are only intended to be worn by a very narrow segment of the audience.
The world is a different place, modelling agencies adapted to the change so maybe it's time everyone else did too. With the internet being such an integral part of all our lives almost everyone in business is now operating in a global marketplace
Being a disabled young woman and model can at times be disheartening. Living a life that is a daily physical struggle is hard-going. Having to think through all the smallest little details before even leave the house is itself exhausting at times.
In the UK at present their are only two models with disabilities signed to major agencies and no UK brand that regularly uses disabled models in their campaigns. Why should disability in fashion still be allowed to be seen as a one-off, or as a publicity stunt?
When I read that this year's Bright New Things at Selfridges were going to be some of the earliest pioneers of responsible fashion, I couldn't wait to take a look. Buried deep in the heart of the esteemed labyrinth, they were scattered, their innovation tightly controlled in neatly compact displays.
We continue to believe that industry self-regulation is the way forward. We think this can be achieved by the public applying moral pressure to fashion brands. Social media, in our opinion, is the perfect conduit. After all we have seen how swiftly the 'Are You Beach Body Ready?' protest spread. The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' is another analogy.
I can still remember that amazing feeling after I had organised the wall of clothing labels last year. I was surprised by the huge amount of support I got, from friends old and new! It got me thinking about how lots of small revolutions, based locally, but part of a global movement, could really be the key to a real revolution.