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La Carmina
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Cyber-punk in Hong Kong! +La Carmina - lacarmina.com blogs about the coolest restaurants, fashion boutiques and cuteness galore.

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/hong-kong-italian-restaurants-prism-sunglasses/
I'll never get tired of writing about Hong Kong -- I discover something new, every time I visit. The above image sums up the eccentric energy of the city,
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+La Carmina  on the cover of Giuseppina Magazine. All the photos and details in this post :) Have a great weekend!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/goth-magazine-cover-shanghai-art-moganshan-lu-m50/ #goth #gothic  
Death stare... That's me, on the cover of Giuseppina Magazine!  I'm honored to be featured in Issue #27 of Giuseppina (available here), with an editorial
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Gothic Graveyard photoshoot - La Carmina in New Orleans.
Let us know what you think of these images!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/metairie-cemetery-tombs-pyramid-statues/
Every Goth who goes to New Orleans is naturally drawn to the graveyards here. St Louis Cemetery is the most famous one, and home to the tomb of voodoo queen
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Crying dog statue's a unique detail. I remember going down the highway past this cemetery and marvelling at the size of it. Thanks for sharing.
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I'm on the COVER of Giuseppina Magazine!  See the dramatic, Gothic editorial images on #LaCarmina blog now. Thanks for sharing - it means we can do more editorial shoots like this, for you!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/goth-magazine-cover-shanghai-art-moganshan-lu-m50/
Death stare... That's me, on the cover of Giuseppina Magazine!  I'm honored to be featured in Issue #27 of Giuseppina (available here), with an editorial
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Wow that is awesome, I haven't heard of them yet. Where can I get one. 
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20+ photos of Tokyo's cutest shops & cafes!

Including the Pokemon restaurant, Line Friends bear, Pompompurin puppy... Wouldn't you want to visit Japan?

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/03/pokemon-cafe-tokyo-pompompurin-line-shop/
Get ready... for a lot of cute, yummy characters in this post! Yukiro and I went to three new attractions in Tokyo: the Pokemon cafe, Pompompurin theme
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Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year? In Hong Kong, the festivities are loud, bright and amazing... Enjoy my photos of the Lion Dance and more!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/03/chinese-new-year-hong-kong-celebrations-hotel-sav/
What's it like to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong? Loud and colorful, with fireworks and lions! In February, Hotel sáv flew us in to ring in the Year
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Cyber-Goth vibes in Hong Kong! New outfit post and (warning!) delicious food photos from this amazing city :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/hong-kong-italian-restaurants-prism-sunglasses/
I'll never get tired of writing about Hong Kong -- I discover something new, every time I visit. The above image sums up the eccentric energy of the city,
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+La Carmina  in New Orleans -  graveyard photoshoot. See all the photos and details:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/metairie-cemetery-tombs-pyramid-statues/
Every Goth who goes to New Orleans is naturally drawn to the graveyards here. St Louis Cemetery is the most famous one, and home to the tomb of voodoo queen
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NEW outfit post, shot in New Orleans Metairie cemetery... Featuring Killstar and a Sphinx tomb! Read my musings on love & death...

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/04/metairie-cemetery-tombs-pyramid-statues/
Every Goth who goes to New Orleans is naturally drawn to the graveyards here. St Louis Cemetery is the most famous one, and home to the tomb of voodoo queen
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SO Excited for my next destinations... Iceland, Manchester UK, and Whitby Goth Weekend!  Got travel tips for me? Full announcement:

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/03/lotte-world-seoul-indoor-theme-park/
Announcing my next travels and writing projects, including the debut of my Israel travel episode! I've been hinting at some exciting destinations. In April, I'm
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We ate Pikachu... at the Pokemon cafe in Japan!

Don't miss these 20+ photos, including peeks inside the Sanrio, Line and Moomin shops :)

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/03/pokemon-cafe-tokyo-pompompurin-line-shop/
Get ready... for a lot of cute, yummy characters in this post! Yukiro and I went to three new attractions in Tokyo: the Pokemon cafe, Pompompurin theme
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私は妬ましいいますよCarminaさん :(
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I celebrated Chinese New Year in Hong Kong... and got eaten by a lion!
Don't miss all these exciting, colorful photos -- including fireworks and lanterns!

http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2015/03/chinese-new-year-hong-kong-celebrations-hotel-sav/
What's it like to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong? Loud and colorful, with fireworks and lions! In February, Hotel sáv flew us in to ring in the Year
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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
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    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
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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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La Carmina, LaCarmina