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La Carmina
Works at LaCarmina & the Pirates
Attended Columbia University
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An insider's tour of Marina Bay Sands celebrity chef restaurants - including Tetsuya Wakuda's infamous Waku Ghin! 20+ photos that will make you hungry:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/09/marina-bay-sands-hotel-famous-chef-restaurants/
What's it like to dine at one of the best restaurants in the world? A foodie's dream, as you'll find out in this post! Singapore does both street food and
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I LOVE HONG KONG! I'm about to do the biggest travel TV job of my career thus yet... Here's info about what is coming up. And I'll be in VIETNAM for the first time too!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/hong-kong-causeway-bay-shopping-tips-map/
Oh, the eye-popping energy of Hong Kong! If you only have a day to explore, then I encourage you to see Causeway Bay. This district is home to my favorite shops
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A photo diary of Reykjavik's art scene! From street murals to a Dead gallery, I left Iceland feeling inspired. Here's why (with 20+ photos)...

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/street-art-reykjavik-galleries-hipster-travels/
When I was growing up, I didn't know anyone who dreamed of going to Iceland. Now, it seems all my friends want to visit Reykjavik. Somehow, this far-away
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I learned so much about Indonesian food by taking a cooking lesson in Bali, and visiting the Jimbaran fish market! The full story and 20+ fun photos:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/bali-cooking-lessons-indonesian-food-tours/
Wherever I go, I try to take part in activities that let me get immersed in the local life. Several of my friends insisted that I take a Balinese cooking class
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Travel diary of #Shanghai #China - including the French quarter and hip art districts.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/shanghai-french-concession-shops-modern-toilet-restaurant/
I'm currently in Spain (as you can see on my @lacarmina Snapchat and Instagram) -- but have so many posts still to share with you from Asia. In this one,
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Cute meets Gothic, in this Japanese Alice in Wonderland "mad hatter" shoot! Love from +La Carmina

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/07/alice-wonderland-tearoom-manchester-gay-district/
Where am I? And even... who am I? The answer seems to vary every day -- but for this post, you can call me Alice in Wonderland. During my Manchester stay, I
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NEW post - I died and went to Food Heaven, at Marina Bay Sands in #Singapore ! From the epic Gardens to dining at celebrity restaurants, don't miss this adventure :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/09/marina-bay-sands-hotel-famous-chef-restaurants/
What's it like to dine at one of the best restaurants in the world? A foodie's dream, as you'll find out in this post! Singapore does both street food and
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Oh, the eye-popping energy of Hong Kong! If you only have a day to explore, then I encourage you to see Causeway Bay. This district is home to my favorite shops
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A hipster guide to ICELAND! Cute #reykjavik street art, alien architecture, and more.
Do you like my Disco coat?

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/street-art-reykjavik-galleries-hipster-travels/
When I was growing up, I didn't know anyone who dreamed of going to Iceland. Now, it seems all my friends want to visit Reykjavik. Somehow, this far-away
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Bali beaches and Indonesian cooking classes! Details of my kimono and more, in this new post :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/bali-cooking-lessons-indonesian-food-tours/
Wherever I go, I try to take part in activities that let me get immersed in the local life. Several of my friends insisted that I take a Balinese cooking class
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My Shanghai travel diary is up! Retro art stores, cute food and puppies :)
Have you been to China? What did you think of it?

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/08/shanghai-french-concession-shops-modern-toilet-restaurant/
I'm currently in Spain (as you can see on my @lacarmina Snapchat and Instagram) -- but have so many posts still to share with you from Asia. In this one,
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I drank Alice in Wonderland high tea... in Manchester, England!
Enjoy these cute photos, and learn how I did my makeup for this shoot:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/07/alice-wonderland-tearoom-manchester-gay-district/
Where am I? And even... who am I? The answer seems to vary every day -- but for this post, you can call me Alice in Wonderland. During my Manchester stay, I
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Occupation
GOTHIC LOLITA † HARAJUKU JROCK VISUAL KEI † Tokyo Japan Goth fashion blogger. Coolhunter. Travel TV host & fixer. Author of Jpop books. Travel journalist. Pirate. ARR. http://lacarmina.com
Skills
tv hosting, travel, fashion blogging, tv production coordinating, japan tv fixing, coolhunting, travel blogging, travel video,
Employment
  • LaCarmina & the Pirates
    TV host & production coordinator, present
    La Carmina has appeared on CBS The Doctors and The Today Show, and co-hosted the Japan episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about her work, including “Kawaii TV.” Recent TV hosting and fixing credits include Food Network, National Geographic, Pro Sieben, Fuel, Discovery Channel, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV (NRK), Mexico Tourism Board, and CNN. La Carmina hosts, writes, arranges and field produces her own travel TV show for Huffington Post / AOL and Business Insider. She runs a TV arranging/consulting company, La Carmina & The Pirates (http://www.lacarmina.com/pirates) that specializes in shows about travel, subcultures and Asia. The Pirates also provides coolhunting and consulting on Japanese street style, underground culture, and more.
  • The Huffington Post
    Travel journalist, video presenter, present
    La Carmina reports on alternative travel, trends, culture and fashion around the world. She is always traveling for her work in TV, video and writing, and has several exciting trips to new destinations coming up. See her work at www.LaCarmina.com
  • La Carmina
    Pirate Mistress, present
    My LaCarmina blog (http://www.lacarmina.com/blog) has evolved over the years, from a focus on Japanese Gothic street style to first-hand reports on alternative culture and fashion worldwide. At the moment, I travel constantly (usually with my professional film team); we capture videos, photos and stories of all things spooky. Recent adventures include: pirate boating in the Maldives, sci fi architecture in Dubai, lip-sewing clubs in Prague, bagel head saline inflation in Japan, and Hello Kitty clothes in Hong KongI also work consistently as a TV host for various networks; I just appeared on Discovery Channel's Oddities and filmed an episode about extreme body modifications with a German TV network. You can see my TV presenting clips here: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/bio
  • Random House
    Author
    Author of Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (Random House: stories of Japanese theme cafes, like maids, vampires, cats and ninjas). More info and to purchase her books - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/books
  • Penguin Books
    Author
    Author of Cute Yummy Time (Penguin Books USA: about character bentos and food decoration) More info and to purchase her books - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/books
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Currently
www.lacarmina.com
Previously
Vancouver, BC - Tokyo - New York - Los Angeles
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Travel & fashion TV host, subcultures journalist, Gothic Lolita Punk Japan blogger ~ www.lacarmina.com
Introduction
LA CARMINA is a travel, fashion & culture TV host, production arranger and coolhunter, journalist (AOL Huffington Post, Business Insider, CNN Travel, Sunday Times UK), and author of 3 books -- including Cute Yummy Time (Penguin) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (Random House). She’s well-known for her fashion, travel & subcultures blog, and coverage of bizarre body modifications, especially Japanese bagel heads.

Her popular LaCarmina blog on alt travel, spooky fashion and Japan subcultures has been featured in major media (New Yorker, Time, Washington Post, WWD). 

La Carmina & The Pirates, her coolhunting firm, provides trend consulting, translation and TV fixing chiefly in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School.

TV hosting work includes: Travel Channel “Bizarre Foods,” Discovery TV “Oddities”, National Geographic “Taboo”, Food Network “World’s Weirdest Restaurants”, “The Doctors,” “Today Show,” Fuel TV, CNN. Full biography and TV reels here.

She and her professional film crew travel the world, shooting videos about global alternative lifestyles and culture.

TV presenting reels, bio, photos and more at http://www.lacarmina.com

† Follow La Carmina’s "glam Goth” adventures on her spooky blog
† EMAIL: gothiccarmina (at) gmail
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Please check out my site www.lacarmina.com - daily updates with spooky fashion, makeup tutorials, alternative travel, nightcrawling and more!
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My Scottish Fold, Basil Farrow, is possibly the cutest cat ever! His adorable photos and story: http://www.basilfarrow.com
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Yale Law
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Gender
Female
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Married
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La Carmina, LaCarmina