I am very pleased to announced our next CONFESSIONS SUPERMODEL SPOTLIGHT:

Dimitri Shinn


Dimitri Shinn is one of the TOP MALE MODELS in SL that I look up to as a role model because he is one of those male models that have it all together. He has charisma, substance, style and he is very friendly and approachable. On top of that, he has numerous talents including making poses. Aside from modelling at Top Notch Agencies like AVENUE, Boulevard and Mad, He is also the owner and pose designer of BeScene Poses which are superb on the runway and photo shoots. Please WELCOME him to the CSLTM Supermodel Spotlights.



Q: Please tell us about yourself and what  you consider your defining characteristics as a model that makes you unique and recognizable from the rest.

DS: I believe that my ability to style any type of look is a major characteristic for me when it comes to being unique in modelling and recognizable from the rest. I have been told by many people that I have a unique flair for being able to style any look that is needed, be it for a fashion show, photoshoot or personal styling.

Q:  What is your view of SL Fashion and how did you venture into the modelling industry?

DS: For myself, SL Fashion is about being as creative as you can be. Don’t allow any obstacles to hold you back. Take risks and chances when styling!
When I first started SL, I was very interested in becoming a male stylist. I got my first real job as an Avenue Stylist, thanks to Rusch Raymaker, Avenue CEO. When I had my interview with her, I was highly encouraged to take the modelling classes at Avenue Academy and from there it all started.

Q: What are some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career?

DS: My most defining moments for myself in SL would be walking in my first runway show ever with Avenue Models. I distinctly remember the exact show, it was Winterfaire in 2009. It was exactly right after I had graduated.
In addition to this I have been really blessed within the modelling and fashion industry.
I feel that I have reached my goals finally in SL when it comes to modelling, my main focus was getting into the 3 agencies that I currently work for, Avenue, Boulevard and MAD Agency, getting into MAD Agency finally sealed the deal for me when it comes to modelling.
As a male stylist, I have had the pleasure of working with some male models on the grid by giving them a makeover and giving them personal courses on styling. I feel that this is an accomplishment for myself as it makes me happy to see that they are finally pleased with themselves and successful within the industry.
I have been working over a year as a MAD Image stylist, thanks to Nicholai Shepherd, gone but not forgotten.
I was named one of ICON Magazine’s stylist of the month. In addition to that I was asked to do monthly print work with Icon Magazine and have also been with them over a year.
I was Avenue Model of The Month in February 2010 in Avenue monthly magazine.
I have managed to open and get my shop BeScene Poses going, something I had been wanting to do for quite some time before I actually got it going. Because of my experience with modelling and print work, I base a lot of my creations around what people would need for runway, print work and much more.

Q: You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model.  Do you have any advice for aspiring models?

DS: As for advice I would certainly tell them that:-

1) They should never give up on something that they want.
2) Treat others as you would want them to treat you.
3) Last but not least, be yourself.

Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?

DS: There is nothing I really dislike about modelling, another way to look at things would be as a challenge and finding a way to overcome them.

Q: What motivates you to be a model? Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

DS: The ability to style anything and make it look great is what motivates me. I actually consider myself a stylist above a model. I do believe tho, that styling is one the main essentials to being a great model. As for who inspires me, I would say that one of my good friends Boe Cortes does, he is a fantastic stylist and a great model.


Q: What are your plans for the future? Any future shows or projects we can look forward to?

DS: As for future plans, I am mainly focused on my store at the moment and always researching ways to improve my creations. I also have plans to create male and female modelling walks at some point.

Q: Do you have any other interest or career in SL other than modelling? Tell us about it.

DS: My other interests in SL would be my beautiful wife, Shae Sixpence whom I adore and love spending time with, exploring sims, watching movies creating poses with and much more. I don’t have much time for anything else as I am already very busy as it is.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?

DS: I would like to thank CSLTM for this interview. I hope everyone has a successful and blessed career within this industry as I have.


Thank you to Mr. Dimitri Shinn for taking the time in his busy schedule to let us interview him. Best Wishes to all your future endeavors. Happy New Year to you and the lovely Shae Sixpense.


Miss Bliss Couture 2011 Final Event


January 8th 2011 at 1pm

Patch Thibaud Auditorium II

The time has come. Only one will be the Face of one of the most loved SL Couture houses.

Bliss Couture crowns a wonderful 2010 with the event that will unveal who will represent the brand in the 2011.
We are looking for a lady that will embody the style of our label, the luxury and elegance of our creations, and be the essence of Bliss Couture.

Our most important model search of the year has started last july and ended in november, with the selection of 20 finalists. Like in the past year we would like to thank all the entries for the outstanding quality of the photos and stylings submitted, not only for the high number, over 350, that really makes us grateful and proud. You all did great, and again it’s been very hard to choose only a few. This is the finalist names list:

Amazon Silverweb
Arkaine Cazalet
blackLiquid Tokyoska
Bodza Mubble
Diconay Boa
didem Zeplin
Echo Xigalia
Elena Ewing
Gamp Lane
Imani Enzo
Jesika Contepomi
Justine Lemton
Kay Fairey
Lacey Alderson
Mely Gibbs
Nadja Baxter
Nala Kurka
Natasja Schumann
ruby Okelly
Sapphire Coakes

A dazzling jury, composed by Cala Rossini, Julie Hastings, Frolic Mills, Kyrie Source and Amutey DeCuir will choose the winner.

MISS BLISS COUTURE 2011 will be crown with an exclusive diamond jewelry set from Virtual Impressions. She will be also be given all the Bliss Couture’s releases throughout her reign (one year), 30.000L Cash Prize and of course the title of Miss Bliss 2011.
The winner will also receive an invitation to Boulevard Agency and an interview for BOSL Magazine.

The top 10 finalists will receive a professional photoshoot, and their choice of any one fatpack of a new release Bliss Couture dress or outfit.

The top 5 finalists will all become Bliss Couture Models, and be hired for various modeling work within the company. In addition to the prizes for the top 10, the top 5 girls will also receive a 5000L gift card each from Bliss Couture.

Truly an unforgettable year, with Mimmi Boa as flawless Miss Bliss Couture 2010 and the incredible achievement of 30.000 members (inworld group and subscriber).
In february we celebrated Valentine’s with a double fashion show all in pink, the brand colour.
March has been the month of our Two Years Anniversary, honoured with the new flagship store at our Gown sim, remodelled with a new fashion and contemporary style, and the presentation on its runway garden of the Bridal Gowns white beauty beside a special selection of our most famous couture pieces.
Summer has been very hot on the Bliss Couture’s side with the beginning of our Model Search of the year, that selected the beautiful finalists in the past five months. But July has been also the month of the BLISS COUTURE HAIR launch, an exciting concept of sculptural hairstyles very appreciated by our dolls since the first hours of the exclusive saloon of the at the upper level of our main.
In September Bliss Couture presented its autumn/winter 2011 inspirations showing the most desirable proof of the designer’s talent during an intense calendar of events.
In December we launched BLISS COUTURE BASIC, during another show produced by our loved Mimmi Boa, Miss Bliss Couture 2010. Another small dream coming true, after the hair line, due to the enthusiasm and the endless creative talent of the founder and designer of the brand, Amutey DeCuir.

Bliss Couture started this incredible year with the unforgettable final event of Miss Bliss Couture 2010 held last january, with some of the most beautiful women in SL wearing the designs of the luxury brand on the Patch Thibaud Auditorium’s stage. We end the year again at the New Patch Thibaud Auditorium and cant wait to know who will be the next one.

Good luck to all the finalists!

A warm thank you to our sponsors for making this happen:

The Best of SL Magazine
Boulevard Model Agency
Virtual Impressions
Alyssa Bijoux
Bliss Couture Hair
Bliss Couture Basic

Bliss Couture Management

thank you to Lybra Rage for the photo of the Final Event AD and to our enchanting Miss Bliss Couture 2010, Mimmi Boa, for modelling