On a recent trip to LA I had one person that I wanted to meet, Doe Deere. She wasn’t just another successful business woman, but rather she is someone that has weathered the storms and emerged unscathed by the brutal forces. I admire her because she dares to be different and that she achieves her greatness by allowing her wildly unusual taste shine through. I have a friend of a friend who arranged the meeting. I have read some things online about her, so I wasn’t sure how she would respond to me. I was in for the shock of my life.
I was surprised by how charming and down to earth Doe Deere was. In fact, she was so welcoming that I felt like I was in the South rather than over on the West coast. She was with her husband, who absolutely seems to adore her. We talked about her smash hit makeup line, Lime Crime. I asked her so many questions but didn’t know if she could even begin to answer all my inquiries. She doesn’t have any children, but I think she would be a fun mom. Rather, she dedicates her life to her three cats that she calls her children. With all her fantasy based items and her flare for the world of unicorns and rainbows, a child would feel right at home with her.
I got to visit the office where she and her husband work so hard to provide quality products. Each one of her products is inspired by her unusual tastes. Though she admitted that she mostly strives to market to the younger crowd, she is excited when she finds that someone of my age bracket, 40, is interested in her line. She deals mostly in eyeshadows, lipsticks and glitter products. However, she is all about branching out to bigger and better things.
The name was the biggest question that I had. I wanted to know why she calls herself Doe Deere. When I hear that name all I can think about is the song and Julie Andrews singing it on her mega movie hit. Because she is of a Russian decent, her name is rather long and complicated to pronounce. She wanted to make sure that her fans could pronounce her name accordingly. She was also in a band before she created Lime Crime. The name actually came from her band days and due to the style of makeup that she wore. Her love of makeup was something that has been brewing for many years. The decision to start a company was easy when she found that doing her passion was the way to go.
Deere grew up in New York City. It’s easy to see where she gets that unusual stylish sense from and why she seems to be in a league all her own. While our meeting was short, she was so charming and down to earth. She was nothing like I thought she would be; she was much better.