3.14.2010

Style Secrets: Doe Deere

Darlings, Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said “All grown-ups were children first. (But few of them remember it.)” Luckily for us, Doe Deere is one of the very rare individuals in this world who has not succumbed to such a dreadful fate. As the self-professed Queen of Unicorns, Doe – a New York City-based model, and makeup artist – has built herself a virtual magical kingdom based around whimsy, imagination, and a love of fairytales, in the form of Lime Crime Makeup.

Harboring the tagline “So Bright, It’s Illegal!” Lime Crime is made up of highly-pigmented lip and eye colors (fantastically known as Candyfuture Opaque Lipstick and Magic Dust), all of which feature fanciful monikers such as Circus Girl, Fairy Wings, and Great Pink Planet – hues that electrify ones pasty pallor in mere moments!

Now, despite the fact that Lime Crime products are being sold in shops like Urban Outfitters and Space NK; and the line boasts celebrity fans such as Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, and Regina Spektor, you would think that Doe would be unreachable by her many admirers. You couldn’t be more wrong, my loves! Regardless of her busy schedule, Doe posts daily tutorials and advice on Doe Deere Blogazine; and even took the time to reveal her number one style secret…to us!

What is your number one style secret and why?
DD: My number one style secret is not to be afraid of color. A lot of women today are so used to seeing themselves in neutrals, the minute they throw on something bright they go into color shock. Wearing color is not difficult - it just takes some getting used to! To break out of a color rut, start with small accessories like shoes, gloves and hats. Once you feel a little more comfortable wearing color, expand into skirts, tights, coats, and purses. You have a vibrant personality, why hide it behind boring clothes?

Here's to making the world a brighter place! :D


Today I think I’ll allocate the use of a purple frock that has been collecting dust in my closet. How will your wardrobe make the world a brighter place, kitty cats?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Doe Deere for the picture.


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64 comments

// krissy ♥ said...

Sounds great! I love bright pops of color where you least expect it, it's a surefire way to uplift moods. :)

Giovanna&Roberta said...

Wow! This picture is amazing! Especially now, I love all these summer colors!

Hope said...

This is so true! Color is beautiful and people should not stray away from it!

Jenny said...

Her make-up looks really cool, and I love how shimmery and bright the eyeshadows are!

www.jennysopencloset.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

wonderful post darling x

Francy said...

Looks like fantastic make-up for spring. And I love the photo you posted! So whimsical and fun!

pixiedrivein.blogspot.com

Sara Bentley said...

I totally agree with this post -- wearing color not only makes you feel happy, a bright coat or even just a colorful scarf or necklace makes people who look at you happy also. And smiles are priceless!

www.sarabbentley.blogspot.com

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

So true! I'm such a b&w chic! BUT I did invest in a pair of purple denim this season! Love her line! :))) xxx

S.Elisabeth said...

Perfect style secret. And she looks like she'd be so much fun to meet!!

liz said...

She's absolutely adorable and i love her line, also just so cute.

Joanne said...

Great advice. I'm one to stick to neutrals, lots of blacks, but with a splash of color as an accent. The black or neutral is almost the canvas for the art of the color.

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Aw, I love her comment on color. COLOR FTW, BITCHES!
And omg, Antoine Saint Exupery CHANGED MY LIFE with Le petit prince :P

I kid, I kid.


Or maybe not. :P

Audrey Allure said...

Ooo I love the skirt she's wearing in that picture. It's so colorful & fun!

Couture Carrie said...

Love this post, darling!
Your writing makes the world a brighter place!

xoxox,
CC

J. said...

Love love love bright eye make up and Lime Crime is right up my alley! I need to check it out!

I try to not go over board and mostly use bright colors as liners.

FASHION SNAG said...

I love bright colors, especially in full high waisted skirts =) xo

www.FashionSnag.com

Hope Chella said...

This pictures is adorable. I love the colors :)

http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

Andhari said...

I love the picture! so fun. She can make different colors look so cute and chic :)

The Style Revolution said...

I have to admit it.. Im scared of color. Not sure why. Maybe because color was so huge in the 80s and when I look back at high school pictures I am like ... who let you go in public like this?? ;)

Erika ... you have been a huge inspiration to me and reading your posts always puts a smile on my face.

Thank you! Tracy

Shop N' Chomp said...

She looks adorable :) Thanks for the Mark TM rec! Will def check it out if Tarte bombs on me...hehe.

nookie said...

loving the bright shades Lime Crime makeup:)

Leia said...

Oh no, I am wearing all black today! Doe Deere would not be happy ;)
It's true, I do love neutrals, and I'm definitely scared of color. I've been trying to break into color a bit more lately, though!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love Doe Deere's style!

Jen said...

Love this, Miss Erika. The photo is so perfect for spring - I love candy colours!

ellie said...

definitely, some good tips on brightening things up.

Lady said...

well, that’s not a problem to me, I love color!!!!
Pink, purple, red, green, blue, yellow, how many more, better!!!!

Xoxo
lady

AH said...

i love colour, and i usually wear at least one!

Josie said...

Love the idea of bringing a little extra brightness to the world by what you're wearing -- maybe I'll pull out my banana-yellow bag today :)
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

wow that photoshoot must've been fun!

Rick said...

hmm, another style secret. ok, from a guy's perspective, this time I'll mention wearing a pocket square that brings out the color of something else I'm wearing, but that is NOT "matchy" :)

Happy Sunday, Erika!

Leah said...

I think the message is for me... hahaha! I will try to wear some color now.

Have a great day Erika! xoxo

Emily said...

anything to bring out the color in my style is a-okay with me :) cause goodness knows I need some!

xoxo

Christina Love said...

Omgee i'm like,obessed with her outfit.its so cute!

Fashion Court said...

i love this! and i think their name is the cutest :o)

Elle said...

Ohhh more color is definitely needed in my wardrobe... I just need the motivation to embrace it!

Ladyulia said...

I love the photos,,,
it is perfectly make up may day,,,

thx for sharing,,,

xoxo
yulia rahmawati
http://ladyulialogy.blogspot.com/

R. said...

What a fun collection and that photograph is so dreamy! xo

sexylegsandbody said...

Hi Erika, I so agree with you on colors, grey, black and white are ok, but shocking pink, royal blue etc are eye catchers. Why be boring and not noticed, when you can cause a traffic jam.

Thanks for leaving a thought on my last post, really love to hear from you.

Have a super day.
Colin.

Xisca said...

Mine is the same!
I love wear hot colors like red, blue... I think that strong colors can make you feel better than neutral colors, don't you think so?
xxx

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I love what she had to say about color. I'm rather ashamed of my addiction to neutrals!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

You always find a way to make me smile. I want to see what purple frock you're rocking today! :) That picture is delightful all on its own now.

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-I so agree, colour is a must in the wardrobe!! Thanks so much for stopping by too!!

knk said...

hey wow very colorful,

hey that contest s over ha

Sherin said...

Brilliant! I've always been a bit scared of wearing pops of colour, but I'm definitely inspired now.

joei said...

i agree! :) here's to a more colorful world!

joei
http://i.am/joei

janettaylor said...

I really love her blog! Divine!

Ash Fox said...

color is essential for spring! great advice. it totally brightens up everything!

x

coolboy said...

looks everything is colorful here

http://101smiles.blogspot.com/

Emma ... said...

Love this post!
Thanks for your comment :)

FASHION WONDERLAND x

SabinePsynopsis said...

Doe Deere sounds great. Lots of colours - Just what we need for brighter spring days!

Maddy said...

So true! Black was my go-to color, especially when I started gaining a few pounds! I can't wait to burst out the colors this summer though :)

Nikolett said...

Ahh I love Antoine de Saint Exupery, such a brilliant man/writer. I'm not really one for crazy make-up, but for what I lack in colourful shades on my face, I try to make up for in my clothing for sure. Thanks for the reminder and I hope you've been well! :)

SogniSorrisi said...

How lovely!

Sara Lynn said...

oh wahat a pretty picture! I love her outlook on color, I always forget about really bright colors. I need to bust them out next girls night, I might have to check out some bright makeup too! :D

Dancing Branflake said...

I am so notorious for defaulting to black! It's so slimming! But I love wearing colors I know I'll get compliments on like purples and deep pinks. I also just bought a ton of bright colors from Old Navy because their pieces are just so summery and fun.

Dancing Branflake said...

AND... I love love love that you quoted my favorite book ever. Le Petit Prince! It makes my heart swoon.

Katie said...

I adore Doe Deere! I haven't tried the make-up but I'd love to order some.. Come on pay day!!!
I adore her blog and the photos are GORGEOUS.
Colour. It's such a dark, cold and windy day here I think more people wearing colour would definitely brighten the mood. I'm wearing black already… maybe tommorrow I'll start with accessories I'm very much a black goes with black dresser. Smart small ;-P

x

Kristin said...

Love love love color...especially now when I need a pick me up. I wish I could work it as well as she does!

Rachel said...

I absolutely love wearing color! :) No one should ever be afraid of wearing something colorful!

Alice said...

My style secret is to always wear a statement piece - it can be a colourful scarf, corset, funky shoes, or an unusual print.

Aury said...

I LOVE Colour!!! I bought this fabulous uber colourful scarf in geneva last week and i cant wait to pair it with everything i own :)

OceanDreams said...

Oh I love her blog and I am so glad that you blogged about her because I want to hope on over to her blog! Colors are amazing, I totally agree!

All Women Stalker said...

Oh I admire her dedication to colors. I'm strictly a neutral girl. :)

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Ohh I am one of those who love colours!! This post makes me feel like wearing my bright fuchsia for tomorrow!:)

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