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La Carmina
Works at LaCarmina & the Pirates
Attended Columbia University
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Hell-Sinki! A hip guide to #Helsinki #Finland - from mod furniture to hipster bars.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/finland-design-museum-moomin-shops-loyly/
A dark, cute welcome from Helsinki, Finland! Land of death metal and modern interior design. I think I'll fit in quite nicely, don't you agree? On my first day in Finlandia, I went to the Design District and saw a groovy Eero Aarnio exhibit (he's the inventor of the Ball Chair). I stopped by the Moomin and Marimekko shops, and ended up at a restaurant/sauna overlooking the waters, sipping herbal gin and tonics. But first, coffee... and the outfi...
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Moomin stores in Helsinki! Mod furniture! Here's why Helsinki rocks - plus a Goth outfit post :3

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/finland-design-museum-moomin-shops-loyly/
A dark, cute welcome from Helsinki, Finland! Land of death metal and modern interior design. I think I'll fit in quite nicely, don't you agree? On my first day in Finlandia, I went to the Design District and saw a groovy Eero Aarnio exhibit (he's the inventor of the Ball Chair). I stopped by the Moomin and Marimekko shops, and ended up at a restaurant/sauna overlooking the waters, sipping herbal gin and tonics. But first, coffee... and the outfi...
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Goth fashion and alternative cabarets , in Auckland, NZ!
All the outfit details are in this new post:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/auckland-k-road-bars-drag-queens/
Now that I've been to New Zealand, I understand why travel bloggers consistently put the country on their "top destinations" lists. The photo above sums it up: dramatic nature and oceans, Lord of the Rings vibes. And Auckland has a fabulous underground culture as well, which I'll show you in this final post. As you'll recall, I joined the Contiki Sun and Steam tour (with a fun group of fellow young travellers). The trip began and ended in Aucklan...
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Are you a fan of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama? A peek inside her exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden <3

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/gothic-sweden-yayoi-kusama-art-museum-stockholm/
Hej from Sweden! I had a "dotty" time in Scandinavia this summer, as you probably saw on my social media. It was my first time here, and I managed to catch the Yayoi Kusama exhibition in Stockholm. (The Moderna Museet retrospective closes September 11th, so I hope this post encourages you to visit.) If you're looking for an alternative Stockholm travel guide, you've come to the right place. In this post, I'll take you to Swedish Goth bars, Vikin...
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Dots everywhere! Enter the surreal world of Yayoi Kusama with me, in this new outfit post from Stockholm, Sweden <3

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/gothic-sweden-yayoi-kusama-art-museum-stockholm/
Hej from Sweden! I had a "dotty" time in Scandinavia this summer, as you probably saw on my social media. It was my first time here, and I managed to catch the Yayoi Kusama exhibition in Stockholm. (The Moderna Museet retrospective closes September 11th, so I hope this post encourages you to visit.) If you're looking for an alternative Stockholm travel guide, you've come to the right place. In this post, I'll take you to Swedish Goth bars, Vikin...
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I was on a travel TV show with Fonzie and Captain Kirk!

Incredible photos of me with Terry Bradshaw (quarterback and broadcaster), William Shatner (Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk), Henry Winkler (The Fonz on Happy Days) and George Foreman (boxer and grill-master) on set in Hong Kong. Don't miss this!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/better-late-than-never-shatner-winkler-tv-asia/
Thank you for your fantastic response to the Hong Kong episode of Better Late Than Never, the new NBC show travel TV show! It was a dream come true to hang
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Goth fashion blogger La Carmina in Helsinki - what do you think of this outfit? All details in the post -> :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/finland-design-museum-moomin-shops-loyly/
A dark, cute welcome from Helsinki, Finland! Land of death metal and modern interior design. I think I'll fit in quite nicely, don't you agree? On my first day in Finlandia, I went to the Design District and saw a groovy Eero Aarnio exhibit (he's the inventor of the Ball Chair). I stopped by the Moomin and Marimekko shops, and ended up at a restaurant/sauna overlooking the waters, sipping herbal gin and tonics. But first, coffee... and the outfi...
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Wearing my vampire cape in Auckland New Zealand!
Enjoy these photos and an alternative drag nightlife guide :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/auckland-k-road-bars-drag-queens/
Now that I've been to New Zealand, I understand why travel bloggers consistently put the country on their "top destinations" lists. The photo above sums it up: dramatic nature and oceans, Lord of the Rings vibes. And Auckland has a fabulous underground culture as well, which I'll show you in this final post. As you'll recall, I joined the Contiki Sun and Steam tour (with a fun group of fellow young travellers). The trip began and ended in Aucklan...
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An alternative, hipster guide to Auckland, New Zealand! K Road clubbing and more.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/auckland-k-road-bars-drag-queens/
Now that I've been to New Zealand, I understand why travel bloggers consistently put the country on their "top destinations" lists. The photo above sums it up: dramatic nature and oceans, Lord of the Rings vibes. And Auckland has a fabulous underground culture as well, which I'll show you in this final post. As you'll recall, I joined the Contiki Sun and Steam tour (with a fun group of fellow young travellers). The trip began and ended in Aucklan...
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La Carmina wears Long Clothing x Grace Neutral, in Stockholm, Sweden <3 Check out all the outfit photos!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/gothic-sweden-yayoi-kusama-art-museum-stockholm/
Hej from Sweden! I had a "dotty" time in Scandinavia this summer, as you probably saw on my social media. It was my first time here, and I managed to catch the Yayoi Kusama exhibition in Stockholm. (The Moderna Museet retrospective closes September 11th, so I hope this post encourages you to visit.) If you're looking for an alternative Stockholm travel guide, you've come to the right place. In this post, I'll take you to Swedish Goth bars, Vikin...
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La Carmina was on a travel TV show with Fonzie and Captain Kirk!

Incredible photos of me with Terry Bradshaw (quarterback and broadcaster), William Shatner (Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk), Henry Winkler (The Fonz on Happy Days) and George Foreman (boxer and grill-master) on set in Hong Kong. Don't miss this on #lacarmina blog !

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/better-late-than-never-shatner-winkler-tv-asia/
Thank you for your fantastic response to the Hong Kong episode of Better Late Than Never, the new NBC show travel TV show! It was a dream come true to hang
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Asia- places & tips  - 
 
I was on a travel TV show with Fonz and Captain Kirk!

Incredible photos of me with Terry Bradshaw (quarterback and broadcaster), William Shatner (Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk), Henry Winkler (The Fonz on Happy Days) and George Foreman (boxer and grill-master) on set in Hong Kong. Don't miss this!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2016/09/better-late-than-never-shatner-winkler-tv-asia/
Thank you for your fantastic response to the Hong Kong episode of Better Late Than Never, the new NBC show travel TV show! It was a dream come true to hang
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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!
Bragging rights
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
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
La Carmina, LaCarmina
Work
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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www.lacarmina.com
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Vancouver, BC - Tokyo - New York - Los Angeles