Mega successful businesswoman Doe Deere seems like she has it all. She’s beautiful, successful, and is a creative giant. This has not always been the case due to a number of things. The Russian born entrepreneur daydreamed of coming to America. It was the land of the free, where anyone’s dreams could come true.
At the age of 17, Doe and her family moved to New York City. Her family consisted of her mother and younger sister. The family of three though this move to America would be there big break, but it was far from that. Deere’s mother was an accomplished accountant back in Russia, but unfortunately her education did not transfer over here. She could not get any work as an accountant, so she had to work around the city cleaning apartments. Soon, the family ran out of money and could not afford to pay rent. Not even the dog walking job Doe picked up on the side would help enough. They ended up in a homeless shelter with nothing to their name. Needless to say, it was not an easy experience. She had to rely on Church meals and food closets to make ends meet.
It was one organization for female immigrants that turned the family’s story around. The mother was able to find work as an accountant, and the two daughters got into reputable universities. Doe studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Years later, Doe Deere created the ever-popular cosmetic brand Lime Crime. It grew to unbelievable heights even the young entrepreneur never fathomed. She ran the company with her husband Mark, who she met in a band in New York City. Lime Crime was founded in 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Ready for a change in career, Deere sold the company and started a new venture. Poppy Angeloff is a colorful vintage-inspired jewelry line that was inspired by Doe’s family heirlooms. At first it was just an idea, but Doe’s sister helped push the entrepreneur to turn it into a real business. There’s more to this businesswoman than just her success, but a creative spirited person who took her unique ideas and turned them into reality.