TRAVEL CHANNEL TV SHOOT: ANDREW ZIMMERN'S BIZARRE WORLD! SHIBUYA CENTER GAI FAMOUS TOKYO STREET CROSSING, JAPAN CITY LIGHTS.


Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World TV show on Travel Channel, Discovery, popular weird foods program, Hachiko statue at Shibuya subway, filming lost in translation famous Center Gai street crossing, busy Tokyo Japan street crossing, bring neon lights of Tokyo Japanese signs

Ready? Set? Let’s begin the mad tale of my Travel Channel co-hosting gig!

As you’ll recall, I was whisked to Tokyo in early October to be a guide on Andrew Zimmern’s popular new show, Bizarre World (airing in 75 countries!). The producers read my book Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants and saw the cross-dressing shenanigans on my blog, and somehow decided this was a good idea…

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World TV show on Travel Channel, Discovery, popular weird foods program, Hachiko statue at Shibuya subway, filming lost in translation famous Center Gai street crossing, busy Tokyo Japan street crossing, bring neon lights of Tokyo Japanese signs

I can’t give away everything that happened… but we shot some vivid scenes in the heart of Shibuya. The program is called Bizarre World, so naturally, I dressed the part. What do you think of Outfit #1?

Fake roses: from Daiso
Leather lace-up demi corset: from a Goth shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill
Skirt with strawberries: from AC/DC in Harajuku
Shiny red Lolita boots: Metamorphose temps de fille

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World TV show on Travel Channel, Discovery, popular weird foods program, Hachiko statue at Shibuya subway, filming lost in translation famous Center Gai street crossing, busy Tokyo Japan street crossing, bring neon lights of Tokyo Japanese signs

I’m a lucky ducky. Andrew Zimmern is welcoming, upbeat, curious, enthusiastic… everything a travel host should be.

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World TV show on Travel Channel, Discovery, popular weird foods program, Hachiko statue at Shibuya subway, filming lost in translation famous Center Gai street crossing, busy Tokyo Japan street crossing, bring neon lights of Tokyo Japanese signs

Nervous? No way. I ham it up on YouTube in my spare time. But it was a step up the ladder to be miked and have two cameramen, a field producer, a sound man and production assistant on hand.

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World TV show on Travel Channel, Discovery, popular weird foods program, Hachiko statue at Shibuya subway, filming lost in translation famous Center Gai street crossing, busy Tokyo Japan street crossing, bring neon lights of Tokyo Japanese signs

Next, the denizens of the Tokyo underground join us in decadent dress… and we invade a mental hospital jail restaurant! There’s no need to wait until the show airs to see the madness; you can find photos and stories of Tokyo’s wildest theme cafes in my new book. (Details and ordering info here.)

Song of the Day #216: Valerie Dore – Get Closer (suggested by Sebastien)

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  • http://twitter.com/lizohanesian Liz O.

    I love the photos. Andrew Zimmern is such a great travel host and it's so exciting that you got to work with him. I'm looking forward to the episode.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I wish you were there… a big group of friends came out to participate in the restaurant scenes… it was amazing.

  • http://www.fashion-templates.com/technical-drawings.html Fashion Drawing

    I love those boots!

  • Evelyn

    Ahhhh awesome! I love that show and Andrew Zimmerman! Aw hope u had fun doing that can't wait for the episode! How have u been lately?

  • Joseph

    It was a fun weekend! Even though it was a short time it was good to see you!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    HEY Evelyn, did you get my email? I'm in DC on Oct 24 to do a book signing (info on my blog). Can you make it?? Hope you see you!

  • http://twitter.com/lizohanesian Liz O.

    I love the photos. Andrew Zimmern is such a great travel host and it’s so exciting that you got to work with him. I’m looking forward to the episode.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I wish you were there… a big group of friends came out to participate in the restaurant scenes… it was amazing.

  • blovetbeauty

    i love watching andrew zimmern… omg i can't wait to catch this on the travel channel!! u look fabulous with the whole rose and goth inspired outfit. u are amazing! u 2 must have the most interesting pair to watch ever!

  • http://www.fashion-templates.com/technical-drawings.html Fashion Drawing

    I love those boots!

  • Evelyn

    Ahhhh awesome! I love that show and Andrew Zimmerman! Aw hope u had fun doing that can’t wait for the episode! How have u been lately?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      HEY Evelyn, did you get my email? I’m in DC on Oct 24 to do a book signing (info on my blog). Can you make it?? Hope you see you!

  • Joseph

    It was a fun weekend! Even though it was a short time it was good to see you!

  • Moon Maiden 90

    *yay*
    your outfit looks amazing!
    glad to know you had fun!
    can't wait to see this episode, It's giving me something to look forward to in all my chaos! lol

  • Anonymous

    i love watching andrew zimmern… omg i can’t wait to catch this on the travel channel!! u look fabulous with the whole rose and goth inspired outfit. u are amazing! u 2 must have the most interesting pair to watch ever!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ahahah wait until you see tomorrow’s photos with all my friends in wacky costumes… and then the fetish party! This episode will certainly be one of the wildest yet!

  • Moon Maiden 90

    *yay*
    your outfit looks amazing!
    glad to know you had fun!
    can’t wait to see this episode, It’s giving me something to look forward to in all my chaos! lol

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I am also eager to see it! Wishing you well :)

  • Samantha

    Ah! I love Andrew's show, can't wait for the episode. When is it airing?
    The outfit looks pretty spiffy. :)

  • http://www.mangamccready.com/ E.C. McCready

    let me see…Un, ah? — there's no mop…um, oh vow – panties???!!?

  • http://silver.itsumo-online.net/ Lemon

    Wow that's so cool! Can't wait to see the episode!

  • karolinaalek

    What day will this episode air do you know?

  • http://mahjong-download.com/ Davidson

    Great pictures, I love the bright lights there.

  • Samantha

    Ah! I love Andrew’s show, can’t wait for the episode. When is it airing?
    The outfit looks pretty spiffy. :)

  • Sarah

    Ok first off I am very upset. I went to my local book store to look at your book. And they did not have it. Also I love your outfit it looks great, and I can't wait to see you and Andrew Z. exploring the more bizzare side of Tokyo

  • ana hi

    Your outfit is so beautiful, I love the leaves in your hair (:
    and man, check out that hottie behind you in your first pic lol

  • inside out banana

    Your outfit is so beautiful, I love the leaves in your hair (:
    and man, check out that hottie behind you in your first pic lol

  • http://www.mangamccready.com/ E.C. McCready

    let me see…Un, ah? — there’s no mop…um, oh vow – panties???!!?

  • http://silver.itsumo-online.net/ Lemon

    Wow that’s so cool! Can’t wait to see the episode!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      ^__^ /

      Wish you could have joined us in the mad dress-up escapades! Wait til you see tomorrow’s photos and the fetish party…

  • shauku

    yummmm you can't go wrong with corset =D

  • Anonymous

    What day will this episode air do you know?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I have no idea yet… but I’ll be sure to let you know, and I’ll try to put up video! xo

      • Anonymous

        ok :D

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ahahah wait until you see tomorrow's photos with all my friends in wacky costumes… and then the fetish party! This episode will certainly be one of the wildest yet!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I am also eager to see it! Wishing you well :)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ahh really? I saw copies in Barnes and Noble NY, and I know it's at Borders… I'm sure your store can order it. If not, it's available from http://www.lacarmina.com/cookingcute.php

    I really appreciate your interest in my book — thank you for your support!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I have no idea yet… but I'll be sure to let you know, and I'll try to put up video! xo

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    ^__^ /

    Wish you could have joined us in the mad dress-up escapades! Wait til you see tomorrow's photos and the fetish party…

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Tee hee his heart shirt rocks!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I'm really pleased at how the experience turned out… I'm sure the show will be awesome!

  • http://mahjong-download.com/ Davidson

    Great pictures, I love the bright lights there.

  • Sarah

    Ok first off I am very upset. I went to my local book store to look at your book. And they did not have it. Also I love your outfit it looks great, and I can’t wait to see you and Andrew Z. exploring the more bizzare side of Tokyo

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ahh really? I saw copies in Barnes and Noble NY, and I know it’s at Borders… I’m sure your store can order it. If not, it’s available from http://www.lacarmina.com/cookingcute.php

      I really appreciate your interest in my book — thank you for your support!

  • ana hi

    Your outfit is so beautiful, I love the leaves in your hair (:
    and man, check out that hottie behind you in your first pic lol

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Tee hee his heart shirt rocks!

  • inside out banana

    oh so ah-mah-zing!!
    totally cant wait til it airs!!
    yeeee!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I’m really pleased at how the experience turned out… I’m sure the show will be awesome!

  • shauku

    yummmm you can’t go wrong with corset =D

  • Ichigo

    I love that strawberries outfit. way cute, I'd wear it.

  • Ichigo

    I love that strawberries outfit. way cute, I’d wear it.

  • gilimalili

    Soooo cool. Will I be able to watch this online?

  • Anonymous

    Soooo cool. Will I be able to watch this online?

  • karolinaalek

    ok :D

  • karolinaalek

    ok :D