Dima Smirnov
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I'm keen on fashion and do want to have an opportunity to be a part of it!

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Our readers would love to get to know you more Dima. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I'm from a very small city of Russia, but since my childhood I wanted to be connected with fashion, so all my life I tried to do all my best to achieve it, so I've moved to Paris to be closer to my dream of life, I do hope to realize it in this city and I'm convinced I'll be able to do it!

Dima, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

I adore fashion, literature (writing and reading) and sport. 
I started to be a model at my university, it was a local fashion event where I was invited as a model. It was so awesome feeling, so I realized that It's the only one what I want to do. I really love it!

Who is your inspiration in life Dima? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration is my mom. She always does everything to help me, she's the best.
Also, I love literature, to write and read, and music, it really can help in all difficult situations.

We all make mistakes Dima, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I have nothing to say about behaving myself with my colleagues, not because I'm an ideal person, but because I try not to regret about my past, I go ahead, not back. The only thing I want to change that sometimes I wasn't active enough, cause if I was, I would achieve more than I have now

Dima, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

For me all people are equally important, of course, I understand that from one person I can take more profit than from another, but the main for me is to stay Human, so I try to do all my best with every client whether he/she is important or not, big or small, if he/she is interested in me, I really appreciate it and do the best of my best

Please tell us Dima, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

I was born in very small town of Russia, so since my childhood I understood that to be happy I would have to move from this city someday, so I spend all my free time on education, I learned three foreign languages, read a lot of books, train hard, save money, and this strategy helped me to move, not only from my town, but from Russia, and still helps me, I still try to be strategic cause I want to achieve more and more

Dima, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Once, in my previous place of work I tried to persuade people to start trying sport, but they didn't want to, so I said them our director would give a new order only for those who win a running competition, I organised this small competition and all my colleagues tried to do their best, I recorded them and said that I wold give them to our boss, In a while I got back and said that nobody of them would get the ner order, cause their results were very low, that our boss was angry and even thought to fire someone for the laziness, since then my colleagues do sports, maybe not so active and regularly, but still.

Dima please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Of course my proudest accomplishment was my first model experience, I was in the clothes of local designer, who wasn't very popular in our city, but after my walking in these clothes, he was noticed, I don't know why, but he was, and he does clothes still, so I'm so proud that I helped him not to get back from his dream.

Dima, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I know that not many designers and photographers love when the models are very creative and don't listen to them, thinking that they are the most creative persons ever, so every time when I think I know a variant how to better designer's/photographer's work, I try to bring my idea in their heads hidely, with some hints, try to make them think that they created this idea by themselves, cause for me it doesn't matter whether I created this idea or not, the most important is that the final product should be the best, and it doesn't matter how it was achieved and by whom.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Be a professional, listen to the advice, especially from the people who are more experienced, not to think that you are the cleverest in the world, but at the same time listen to yourself, not to lose your personal "I", try to combine inside and outside ideas, and think globally, read books and try sport. And the most important is to believe in yourself, all possible if you want to!

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I do want to work as a model for the designers, doesn't matter if they are famous or not, I want to work as much as possible, cause I really love my profession. And I also want to try myself as a coordinator of some fashion events, cause I'm convinced I'll cope with it, and I want to write for some fashion journals, magazines, cause I adore writing, especially about what I love with all my heart.

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