2011 PART 2: TRAVEL TV HOSTING IN TOKYO, MY OWN VIDEO SERIES FOR HUFFINGTON POST AOL, PRESS TRIP TO MEXICO.


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Let’s continue our walk down memory lane, and review the second half of a spectacular 2011.

Sebastiano Serafini and I were guests at Luisaviaroma, an event that brings fashion’s most influential bloggers together. Events included tea with Mulberry, a grand dinner surrounded by animal bones, and haute couture photoshoots in the streets of Florence!

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It’s hard not to love Italy. The food, the people, the fashion and architecture… If you missed it, here are all my Europe posts.

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A few more milestones… I appeared in Bust Magazine, and on the cover of Alt Noir. I’m on another magazine cover in 2012; can’t wait to spill the beans.

Travel blogger La Carmina visits the spy-themed Safehouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. bondage beds,  spy-themed Safehouse, american Fashion bloggers, best blogs fashion style, top style blogger, leopard print dress, italian fashion, mod fashion, la carmina, lacarmina, real age and name, la carmina japanese, japan street style, press trips, travel tv host, travel journalist, tv presenter

Later that summer, a dream came true: I have a travel TV show on Huffington Post/AOL! In “Coolhunting Wisconsin,” I discover hip, weird, crazy attractions in and around Milwaukee — such as a spy-themed bar and retro love hotel. Watch the videos online.

Catfish and Rooftop get saline injected into their face on Strangers In Danger, Fuel TV, Discovery and National Geographic, Fashion bloggers, best blogs fashion style, top style blogger, leopard print dress, italian fashion, mod fashion, la carmina, lacarmina, real age and name, la carmina japanese, japan street style, press trips, travel tv host, travel journalist, tv presenter

In July, I jetted back to Tokyo to host and arrange the Japan episode of Fuel TV / Discovery’s Strangers in Danger. The BMX stars got saline donuts in their heads, among other daring tasks. (Are you exhausted from my constant traveling yet?)

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The following month, the pretty-boy and I were Guests of Honor at Ani-Jam convention. It was fun to meet all of you who came. I also had a Hello Kitty birthday party at Hollywood club Mr Black, which was featured in LA Weekly.

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Back to Tokyo again, to host/arrange episodes of Food Network’s “World’s Weirdest Restaurants,” and appear on NHK Kawaii TV.

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I spent Halloween and Day of the Dead in Mazatlan, Mexico – hosting a series about the dark arts and culture. All my Mexican coverage is here, and videos are coming soon.

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I haven’t even mentioned the various stops in LA and Vancouver, and my impending return to Italy in January for Firenze4Ever blogger conference…

All in all, it’s been my best year yet! I’m happy with how my work and travels have grown, as well as improvements to the site (loading time, photo quality and styling, etc). And it’s only going to keep getting better. Yarrr.

What are your proudest accomplishments from the past year? Favorite memories? What did you learn, or experience for the first time?

Album of the Day: The Birthday Massacre – Pins and Needles

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  • David

    wish I could join you guys!!

  • Ms

    Sei bravissima!! Siamo contenti. :)

  • Melle

    So much fun

  • Francesca

    Brilliant year!!! All the best for 2012, can’t wait to see/read more about your travels and adventures!! xx

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Here’s to an awesome 2012 for both of us!

  • Emi

    cool! E 

  • Wesa

    Cool Shot !!

  • http://twitter.com/michichan Michiko Ota 太田道子

    I made my first trip (of hopefully many) to Japan including about 3 days of just walking through Harajuku.  I feel that J1 Radio’s efforts in the wake of this year’s disaster was a major accomplishment for me.  Carmina, we both had a great 2011, I hope we can get you on J1 sometime in 2012! <3

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I’m so happy to hear!! <3 Here's to an awesome 2012 for both of us!

  • http://twitter.com/henja henja

    2011 for me was the year of the repeated (yet hopefully elegant) crash and burn. First I fail the more important part of my University degree (literally only one class, everything else I can do with ease). Decided then to study abroad in Japan instead, and subsequently got bureaucratically screwed out of my student visa. On the upside I did get my first trip to Japan, and all that entailed (Bar Zin is now my favoruite bar in the whole world).

    2012 will (hopefully) be the year of content. I’m switching schools to take a makeup artistry program, which I’m majorly excited for. Also I am laying the groundwork for recording 2 eps (11 tracks total), which will hopefully finish by the summer. Finally, I have the obligatory New Years-y resolution to get into even better shape, which does seem to be working.

    I aim for 2013 to be the year of doing even more than La Carmina. 

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      It’s awesome to hear how you got back on your feet. It’s only forwards from here! (Forwards but not straight, as Yukiro would say ahaha)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kage-Chan/100000217543212 Kage Chan

    Lol Bagel heads XD Nice!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      haha yeah, donut heads!

  • Zarha

    need you in my lifee !!! love your work :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxox

  • Jack

     oh nice – sounds like a good trip…enjoy!

  • Dalia

    buongiorno Carmina :D ♥ Happy New Year!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      grazie@

  • Dela

    Hi pretty lady, pretty Lil face you got their

  • Mikki

    Yeah !! very happy goth&punk Year, La Carmina ♥ !!

  • Laren

    Happy New Year! all the best with a great beginning

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Thank you!

  • Hege

    Happy new year! :) ♥ Have fun today!

  • Dady

     Happy New Year! :D

  • Toni

    very nice!! :) Well… Happy new year!

  • Lapple

    Oops, this is late, but better then never, Happy new years!

    I can’t wait for your 2012 Luisaviaroma pictures and post!