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Hipsters in Portland!! Check out the latest episode from my travel video series, about underground parties and fashion in #Portlandia #Oregon
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Some sad news, about my friend... She's been suffering from undiagnosed Lyme disease, with major complications. Please take a sec to read her story.

PLUS, for a positive ending, photos of cute Japanese hair and makeup trends!
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402 people
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Gothic alternative fashion blogger, travel pop culture TV host, author, journalist, coolhunter, PIRATE.
La Carmina is a professional alternative Japan Goth Cute fashion and subcultures blogger, travel TV host, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), designer and journalist for Business Insider, AOL Travel / Huffington Post.

BLOGGER & JOURNALIST: Her popular blog - - has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, LA Times). She is a travel and pop culture journalist for CNN, Huffington Post, AOL and Business Insider. She was one of the world's top fashion bloggers to be flown to LuisaViaRoma's Firenze4Ever in Italy, in 2011 and 2012. La Carmina  presents and produces a video series filmed worldwide with her professional crew; destinations include Bangkok, Budapest, Maldives, Abu Dhabi.

AUTHOR: Her books include Cute Yummy Time (about decorating food to look adorable) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (maid cafes, cat cafes, vampire and ninja restaurants). La Carmina is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School. More:

TV HOST: La Carmina has appeared on The Today Show and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. Recent TV fixing, hosting and arranging credits include Food Network, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, NHK Japan, Norway TV, Fuel,  Discovery, Pro Sieben, National Geographic, and CNN International. ** TV HOSTING REEL:

TRAVEL SHOW: She hosts, writes, arranges and field produces a "Coolhunting America" travel TV show for Huffington Post / AOL. La Carmina travels and scouts out underground attractions and bizarre subcultures, starting with Wisconsin. First episode -

COOLHUNTER: She runs a trend consulting / TV hosting and Japan production arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The crew specializes in Cool Japan, cosplay, Goth, burlesque, LGBT, Jpop fashion, music, art and youth subcultures. (

FASHION DESIGNER: La Carmina designs clothing with various fashion brands. She recently released the HOPE t-shirt collection, and Soho Hearts Swarovski panda necklace, with funds going to the earthquake and tsunami victims. More:

TV HOSTING REELS, press clippings + full bio: