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Name: Xenia, aka Doe Deere. Doe Deere is my alterego, which also functions as a stage name for my 80s disco music project.
Where you are from?: I was born and raised in Russia, but NYC is where I did most of my growing up. I currently reside in Brooklyn, NY, with my husband and two persian cats.
Describe your LOOK: Quirky, girly, theatrical. I love top hats, Victorian and circus-inspired outfits, and pink is my favorite color.
Inspiration?: It's hard to answer singularly as I am inspired by pretty much everything I see! For instance, today I'm old Hollywood glamour - dark, thin-line eyebrows, beauty marks, red lipstick - because of a photograph on the wall in my hotel room. But I also adore all things lolita, fairy-tale, and magical. I live and swear by glitter.
Day job?: I have a blog which I update every day, Doe Deere Blogazine, and run a make-up company called Lime Crime. It's almost like having two businesses at the same time, and can get pretty crazy sometimes; but I really love it! I wouldn't trade my job for anything else in the world.
Tell us about Doe Deere Blogazine and Lime Crime: Doe Deere Blogazine is an online publication for and about women. With me being such an estrogen junkie - I love anything girly & pink! - is it any wonder my readers are 98% female?! Haha. I write about keeping positive, offer style tips and makeup tutorials, have a Letters from the Reader column, as well as an occasional update on my personal life.
Top ten tunes on your play list: At the moment, I'm into 80s glam and electropop. Freezepop, Duran Duran, Lady Gaga, Britney's new record. I've been bopping around to Poison's "Unskinny Bop" for about 2 weeks in a row now. Haha. Have a listen..
Most treasured item(s) in your closet: My top hat collection! I collect top hats of all shapes and sizes - they've become somewhat of a signature accessory. :)
What item do you covet? I'm currently on the hunt for a hot pink top hat. A good one is extremely hard to come by; so much so that I've considered taking a white one and dying it myself.
Fashion heroes? I admire Betsey Johnson & Marilyn Manson. Eccentric and flamboyant, they dress with more personality than one could handle, never trying to fit in or be 'normal'.
Favorite fashion period: I enjoy Victorian, some Medieval, 1960s,1980s, and the present - because it allows me to mix it all together!
What do you plan to wear this spring? A chunk of mainstream, a pinch of underground, and a whole lot of *me*!
Famous Last Words: Thank you, ideeli, for the opportunity to share. Muah!