In today’s society, it is all about fitting in with current fashion and beauty trends. Appearance has become a way of conforming and fitting in but the artist and entrepreneur Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime Cosmetics and more recently the jewelry company Poppy Angeloff, is creating her own movement to challenge that philosophy. Deere believes in using clothing and makeup as a way of expressing your inward self and showing it off with confidence!
In her newest line, Poppy Angeloff, Deere pursued the look and feel of the Victorian era with bold colors. Filled with inspiration from family heirlooms, she spent months devoted to research to create high-quality Victorian jewelry that people will want to pass down for centuries to come. Deere wanted to create pieces that hold significance, symbolism, and character without compromising quality craftsmanship; pieces that even Deere will hand-down to her daughter one day.
Dinner at the parents’ house, which used to be our house. Can you tell? 😂 I’m kinda missing this banana leaf wallpaper, in fact I’m thinking of reprising it in our current house. Should we do it?? @ Los Angeles, California — in Los Angeles, CA https://t.co/mGLXqPfWl1
Doe Deere does not shy away from a challenge and knows what it means to incredibly work hard for her passions. A portion of her teenage years spent living in shelters with her mother and sister was where she learned that building a community was crucial for success. She wants people to feel courageous and fully express themselves which is the goal behind her cosmetic line, Lime Crime Cosmetics. Starting in her and her husband’s small New York apartment, she created the extremely successful Lime Crime Cosmetics on a risky gamble. Bold, vibrant, and lively were not a part of current trends but Deere believed she could help people look at fashion as a form of art and expression. The focus of all her products is on the customer. She wants everyone to feel utterly unapologetic in expressing themselves through her vibrant makeup and jewelry.
Upon receiving hundreds of appreciation letters from customers, Deere is continuing to stick to her goal in creating colorful and unique statement pieces. Her success is contributed to pursuing her passions, putting herself in the shoes of her customers, and taking risks on the unknown. Through her hard-work, Doe Deere is making fashion and beauty fun again through emphasizing self-expression and confidence.
Interview Magazine conducted an interview with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers. This music duo powerhouse discusses their humble beginnings, their work ethic, and their dedication to creating music that will continue to connect with an ever-growing audience.
Starting out as DJ’s, they have evolved into developing music that has become more personal for them and their audience. While most of the music in the dance genre tends to be focused on producing hard beats geared toward young club-goers or rave fans, The Chainsmokers have made great strides in offering their audience music that appeals to those who also enjoys pop music, indie, and hip-hop. In order to stand apart from the crowd, they began writing lyrics that merely reflected their own experiences in life.
The pair met in New York City. Pall explains initially, he was doing a number of gigs DJ’ing and he also had experience with social media, whereas Andrew’s main talent was producing. After they met, they immediately began working together and doing so for long hours. Their dedication to creating has allowed them to be almost two years ahead. The songswe are just now listening to, are songs they wrote over a year ago.
The song “Closer” features Halsey and Andrew Taggart singing. Pall indicates his enthusiasm working with Halsey, describing her as incredible. He also shares his appreciation for her voice and unique style. The inclusion of Taggart singing is just one of many steps initiated by this duo to continue their unique style, while still garnering the interest of a wide audience.
Pall uses social mediato connect with fans and learn more about who they are. He’s learned that the audience has grown from a youthful college crowd to an even younger crowd and now also includes older people. There is an excitement in developing music that appeals across so many different identities.
During Presidents Day weekend OG Juan had one crazy birthday party. OG Juans great friend and Hip-Hop icon Jay Z threw OG Juan a birthday bash totaling around $113,000. OG Juan, his wife Desiree Perez, Jay Z and a small group of friends started the birthday bash at Midtown. Then had dinner at Zuma, a modern Japanese restaurant and then moved on to Made in Mexico, a popular restaurant nightclub and ended the night at the playroom nightclub. Were they were seen handing out bottles of Ace of Spades Gold Champagne and Ace of Spades Rose to other tables. At the Playroom Nightclub alone Jay Z racked up a tab of more than $19,000 on OG Perez’s 50th birthday.
In the early days of their friendship OG Juan helped Jay Z run studios. Then in 2003 they opened several lounges and sports bars all around New York city. The 40/40 club has opened five new locations over 11 years in Atlantic city, Brooklyn, Las Vegas and Atlanta. The popular 40/40 Club is a mix between a upscale and sports lounge.
In the hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” the 40/40 Clubs walls are lined with gold plated baseball bats. These gold plated bats were arranged on the walls to look like a sound wave. This made it perfectly clear that Jay Z and OG Juan are Music and Sports at their core.