During this particular video Kim Dao is going home to Australia! She’s headed back for a friends wedding and of course she’s looking forward to seeing her dog and her boyfriend. She will be staying in a capsule hotel in Japan before she catches her flight out.
Throughout some of the video Kim Dao gives a a little tour of the capsule hotel she’ll be staying in for the night. When I say “little” I mean that literally! There’s not much to it. Kim shows us a little shelf that she’s able to use as a closet, and a small bag of things provided to her by the hotel. She then shows us around the tiny capsule she’ll be sleeping in. It’s equipped with an outlet to charge your phone and a dimmer switch for the lights.
The next morning she makes it to the airport, only to find out that she’s a bit early. So she checks her bags, grabs herself a little snack, and goes in search of a Tokyo Banana for her boyfriend. Once she’s on the plane Kim Dao gives us some footage of her plane taking off and landing.
During a layover in Hong Kong Kim stops to grab herself something to eat, settling on a small bowl of soup. She gets back to the gate to catch her flight out just in time.
In the next scene Kim Dao is at the airport in Australia. We get to see her reuniting with her puppy and and heading home.
“Makeup for Unicorns,” this is the tag line of Lime Crime Cosmetics. Indeed, the cosmetics are intense and bold, being more focused on creating an image or fantasy than on what looks natural. The CEO and founder of Lime Crime, Doe Deere, was born in Russia and raised in New York City. She launched Lime Crime in 2008, a company growing out of her love for fashion and a desire to create a unique look. Doe started small and achieved success through her own initiative. She is an avid supporter of fellow women entrepreneurs and gives talks regularly about finding your own voice and following your ambition. She can often be found speaking at events such as PHAMExpo and Vegas Nay’s Stardust Tour.
Doe is excited by the world of e-commerce and believes that there are many advantages to online businesses, such as being able to present an unlimited assortment of products and being able to market them in innovative ways. Thus, Lime Crime was one of the first cosmetic companies to focus heavily on e-commerce. One of the things which has made this a successful format for Lime Crime is the company’s pioneering of the “on-lip” lipstick swatch. This method allows Lime Crime to show the colors, not just as crushed or swiped on paper, but on actual lips. Other makeup companies soon followed, and today it is an industry standard. Doe’s company continues to strive for innovation in e-commerce, with the goal of creating the best interactive shopping experience for customers around the world.
When asked what is a strategy that has helped her grow her business, Doe explains that treating her employees, vendors and partners with love and respect has had the greatest impact. She believes that everyone wants to feel appreciated and that ruling with an iron fist does not inspire respect in a leader. She strives to uplift and guide people to success through positive reinforcement.
Doe is an avid animal rights activist, as a result, all Lime Crime cosmetics are certified vegan and cruelty free by PETA and Leaping Bunny. She also regularly donates to an animal rescue organization known as Bide-A-Wee, a no-kill shelter in New York. In addition, she has three cats, two of which are rescues.
Doe has a passion about her business that is refreshing, new and bold. It is best summed up by her in her mission statement. “Always rebelling, never boring, Lime Crime’s here to shake things up. If we aren’t obsessed with it, we just won’t make it!”
When it comes to great businesswomen, Malini Saba is one of the greatest. Born on the poor island nation of Sri Lanka, Malini brought herself to the U.S. with only a few hundred dollars a lot of dreams. Through the help of her husband, she was able to attend a few lectures at Stanford, where she soon became deeply interested in business and the art of investing. She took her education further, gathering up the firsthand experiences of great investors and bankers by traveling around and asking them how they go to where they are. When no venture capital firm would take her on, she created her own firm called Saban.
Saban is now a extremely successful company, boasting investments all over the world in several different industry sectors and commodities. In the United States, Saban is invested heavily in technology. Elsewhere in the world, Malini Saba’s company invests in oil, gas, real estate, and rice. Malini’s goal is to invest where other investors believe the stakes are too high and the investment is too risky. That is the only way that she feels comfortable with the investments that she makes. She even stated in an interview with Ideamensch that she bucks the current trends in favor for trends that she thinks will exist three to five years down the road. This strategy has paid off well for her. She has faced some adversity in the recent past, however. Her company was involved in some investments that were soon taken over by corrupt companies. Nevertheless, she picked herself back up and made the company successful again.
Not only is Malini Saba a world-renowned investor, but she is also an avid philanthropist. Malini will donate to every cause she can think of, especially when it comes to her home country. When the tsunamis struck the small island nation of Sri Lanka, she was one of the first to help out financially, giving over $10 million in aid. She also started a nonprofit company called Stree, which is focused on giving women a leg up in poor and at-risk countries. Stree gives women a voice, the ability to get healthcare, and a foot in the door to the public policy in their countries. While doing all of this, Malini still knows what is important at home. No matter what, she will always pick her child up from school every single day of the week.
Doe Deere is one of the most influential people in the cosmetics industry. Several years ago, Doe launched Lime Crime with one mission, allow women everywhere to live their lives out loud. Since launching, Lime Crime has released many exciting products. Women throughout the world look forward to the launch of Lime Crime’s next lipstick, blush, and eyeliner. Doe Deere enjoys innovating these products, but she also enjoys supporting local artists. Doe feels that the creative community needs to support each other so that everyone can achieve their dreams.
Recently, Doe had a great opportunity to share the work of another local artist. Joshua David McKenney is a dollmaker in Los Angeles. He is close to Doe, so he decided to create a Doe Deere doll. The doll was a perfect match for Doe Deere.
Doe was extremely excited to receive the doll from her friend Joshua. She put on a matching outfit, and immediately posted a picture to Instagram. Her picture was seen by thousands of Doe’s followers. Doe has a great social media presence, and she loves sharing products and images with her followers.
Richard Prince is a 66-year old artist that works out of the Gagosian Gallery. The artist took a screenshot of Doe’s picture and immediately began altering it. He removed any reference to the creator. After altering the picture, Richard Prince began printing the picture. He printed it on 48 x 65-inch paper and took it to a local art auction. Prince sold the print for $90,000 at Frieze Art Fair. Prince made a huge sum and Joshua did not get any of the profit.
Richard Prince probably thought that he would easily get away with his actions, but the internet never forgets. Doe Deere has an army of Instagram followers and several of them noticed that a print had sold. When people discovered that Joshua had received nothing for the print, and also received no credit, the community was outraged. Joshua has a different reaction to the incident.
Dollmakers have struggled for years to receive recognition, and now millions of people are interested in Josh’s work.
A company requires a focused leader for it to grow and keep its customers satisfied. Consequently, Kathryn Hall spearheads the operations of the company in a bid to make sure that her customers make money.
Helane is the acts as the chief compliance officer, general counsel, and managing director of Hall Capital Partners LLC. The primary driving force for joining Hall Capital was to assist in restoring the confidence of the public in the financial sector or markets. She has managed to maintain a consistent trend of fighting against corporate crimes in various fields.