Doe Deere; Creating the American Dream
Doe Deere was born and raised for 17 years as a Jewish girl in Xenia Vorotova in Izhevsk, Russia. Here is often where should would dream of moving to America. She often looked to movies, music and magazines for what it would be like to live in America. As just 17 years old her mother, younger sister and herself finally made that dream a reality and moved over to America in search of a better life like many immigrants coming to America. Like many they made their way to New York City. According to her they believed that if they could make it in New York, they could make it anywhere.
Once here the reality of what New York City was like set in. With it being much larger than their half-million population at home they realized that it was going to be much hard to make it regardless of their desire to work. With jobs not coming through her mother started cleaning apartments and Doe started taking care of people’s pets. With very little left to their name they were forced to check into a homeless shelter where they spent the next six months. They would attend local food banks for meals and save all their pennies hoping that one day they would be out of there. This is where Doe starting daydreaming about becoming a fashion designer to escape her reality.
Than in 1999 they caught a lucky break by being introduced to Dorchen Leidholdt who helped her mother get her first job, her sister get into Columbia and Doe into the Fashion Institute. They were also able to move into their own apartment. It was far from luxurious but it was theirs. The late 2000s is when the moniker Doe Deere came about and by 2008 Lime Crime had been founded. This has become a very successful company employing 35 people in Los Angeles. Doe hopes to inspire many and to remind many that just because you did not start out as an American does not mean that one does not become an American.