At the age of seventeen, Xenia Vorotova found her life completely changed after moving to New York City from the city of Izhevsk, Russia. Xenia, her mother, and her sister came to the United States for better opportunities in life and were immediately enchanted with the music, the fashion, and the change of pace that a huge American city offered.
However, the transition from Russia to America brought on financial roadblocks and the family of three found themselves with little money and living in a homeless shelter for six months. During that time, Xenia would sketch out fashion designs as a hobby and to escape the harsher realities she had to face.
Fortunately, those same sketches would get noticed by the non-profit Sanctuary For Families founder Dorchen Leidholdt, who helped Xenia attend fashion school to make those designs become reality.
After being able to climb out of homelessness and start attending fashion school, Xenia soon took on a new name that millions would soon recognize: Doe Deere, the founder and owner of Lime Crime cosmetics and the fashion label Poppyangeloff.
Doe Deere was able to turn her sketches and dreams into reality through hard work and determination. Lime Crime employs 35 people in the Los Angeles area and makes an annual revenue in the millions.
Doe Deere attributes her successes in beauty and fashion to her upbringing. In particular, she says coming to America and becoming a citizen is the biggest reason why she is now CEO of a hugely popular cosmetics line. She is living what she considers the American Dream and made it possible through hard work and organizations such as Sanctuary For Families.
From Russian immigrant to homeless in Manhattan to CEO of Lime Crime, Doe Deere wants women all over the world to know it is possible to achieve anything and to be unapologetic about their successes in life.