While the internet belongs to all of us, their often arises a case of impropriety that is so blatantly obvious and unfair that you would think victims would be fuming. But in some cases, one person’s copyright indiscretions can also be used as a vehicle to warn and inform and also bring awareness of two stunningly creative artists and entrepreneurs. Both are the case behind Doe Deere, founder and CEO of the popular Lime Crime cosmetics firm, and Joshua David McKenney, an innovative maker of modern dolls. And it was with reserved amazement that these two intensely creative artists and entrepreneurs expressed when a Richard Prince snagged a posted photo of Ms. Deere posing with her 23″ likeness, then subsequently removed the original caption and had the photo printed and displayed in the Frieze Gallery.
Mr. McKenney has a way of magically transforming unique feminine beauty into his artwork, famously known as ‘Pidgin Dolls‘. He has created beautiful doll art work for many famous individuals, and to have his name removed, which negates any credit to his talent would be an offense to any artist. Likewise, Doe Deere has created a massive social media following as a make-up artistry conglomerate. Her distinct line of cosmetics allows users to experiment with color and textures in an exceptional manner.
Doe Deere is New York raised, yet she hails from Russia, and has set precedence in the e-commerce world since the beginning of Lime Crime in 2008. As a child, her individuality was sparked with a love for trendy fashion and experimentation with her mother’s make-up products. Never afraid to stand out in the crowd, her flawless, almost translucent facial features became the perfect palette to splash new and vibrant colors, metallic and matte finishes, and even glitter, creating a revolution in the world of make-up. Constantly developing new products, Ms. Deere wants patiently for the right inspiration, then pounces to make sure all her products stay true to her vision.
Lime Crime has its base of operations in Los Angeles, CA. and as a health and beauty entrepreneur Doe Deere is committed to presenting quality products to the consumer, such as using no animal-derived ingredients in her cosmetics and being certified as a cruelty-free manufacturer by one of the most stringent certifiers in the industry, Leaping Bunny. One of the company’s biggest success has been a lipstick line that dries to a perfect, non-smearing matte finish. Another would be the revolutionary eye shadow that transforms to a magnificent liquid foil finish. Beauty is no longer reserved and shy, but thanks to Lime Crime, women can feel bold and vibrant.