While many beauty and fashion magazines believe that there is just one “right” way to look, or one fashionable trend in vogue at any given moment, the iconoclastic Doe Deere firmly believes that every woman should feel free to choose their own look. In a recent article, Deere posted her version of several fashion “rules” that can – and should – be broken without recrimination.
Don’t Wear Bold Lip Colors with Bold Eye Make-Up
While many fashion experts recommend not having two bold areas on the face, Deere believes that it is perfectly possible for women to wear both bold colors on the lips as well as strongly emphasized eye make-up.
Don’t Mix Too Many Colors
Deere is synonymous with advocating a funky application of multiple bold colors, so it is no surprise that she goes against the countervailing wisdom not to wear too many different colors. Regularly dressing in a riotous rainbow, Deere believes that every woman should feel free to express themselves with a full gamut of bright colors.
Don’t Mix Too Many Patterns
Just as she firmly believes that wearing multiple colors is a good thing, Deere likewise believes that that women can dress using multiple patterns to great effect. For beginners to the concept of mixing patterns, Deere recommends starting out with muted or monochrome patterns.
Don’t Wear Socks With Heels
A self-confessed “tights addict”, Deere believes that any woman can wear socks or tights with heels and still look wonderfully stylish. For added flair, Deere recommends wearing socks with a different color than the shoes.
Wearing Black is Only for People With Strongly-Colored Hair
While many fashion experts advocate wearing black on nearly any occasion, Deere knows that many style guides recommend against the wearing of too many neutral or black-colored clothes unless one’s hair is unnaturally colorful and bright. Deere, a strong advocate for wearing a riot of bright colors, is firmly in the camp of wearing black clothes for women with any hair color, including more muted tones of brown and ash blonde.
Originally from Russia, Doe Deere quickly became a New York City native, bringing a funky new approach to cosmetics and the fashion world in general. The founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics, Doe believes that make-up should be used as an expression of personality and style, and that no woman should ever feel that they have to dress in muted or neutral colors.
As a female entrepreneur running a small business, Deere knows what it’s like to struggle to find a toehold in the competitive fashion market. An enthusiastic supporter of women-owned businesses, Deere markets her products to women as a way to achieve liberation and freedom from the constraints of what society deems as the proper or correct way to look.