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La Carmina is a young women's travel, street style and culture blogger. TV host & arranger (Taboo, Bizarre Foods, Oddities, Today Show, The Doctors, World's Weirdest Restaurants and more). Subcultures trend consultant. Author of 3 Jpop books. Huffington Post, Business Insider & CNN Travel journalist.
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"Goth Queen." - South China Morning Post
"Adorable, in a somewhat bizarre way." - The New Yorker
(La Carmina has) "beauty, grace, intelligence and can speak with authority on many subjects." "If you don't subscribe to this woman's Facebook, blog, and Twitter feeds you are really missing out, kids."
- Andrew Zimmern (TV host, Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel)
La Carmina is a popular travel & fashion blogger, TV host & arranger, coolhunter & trend consultant, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), designer and journalist for CNN, AOL and Huffington Post. Her travel video series is filmed worldwide, including Maldives, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hawaii, Budapest and Belgrade.
She runs a coolhunting / trend consulting / TV hosting and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The team specializes in cosplay, Goth, burlesque, underground, body modifications, Jpop culture and youth subcultures. (http://www.lacarmina.com/pirates)
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. Her popular blog - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog - has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Italia, LA Times). She is a travel and pop culture journalist for CNN, and Huffington Post / AOL. La Carmina has a large, passionate online following, and was twice invited to Luisaviaroma's Italy event for the world's top fashion bloggers. She was a guest at NY Fashion Week 2012, where she sat front row and spoke at IFB Conference. She spoke about travel video and social media at
PRSA Travel and Tourism Conference, Hong Kong social media week, and Mediabistro's social curation summit.
La Carmina has appeared on CBS The Doctors and The Today Show, and co-hosted the Jspan 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 arranging credits include Food Network, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Fuel TV, Norway TV, Fuel, Discovery, Pro Sieben, National Geographic, and CNN International. Hosting reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d75XqWdi2v4
TV REELS, press clippings + full bio: http://lacarmina.com/bio.php
La Carmina site: http://www.lacarmina.com
Tokyo fixer / TV production consultant site: http://www.lacarmina.com/pirates
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BLOG - Daily posts and photos on Japanese Goth/Lolita/Punk subcultures. http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/