National Geographic Taboo: Bagel Heads saline forehead inflation episode! Fashion bloggers at NY Fashion Week: Emilio Cavallini.


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** UPDATE ** The news media is going crazy, running stories about the supposed bagel head trend in Japan. This is NOT the full truth. Bagelheads are a specialized, temporary body modification only done on occasion, by a small group of body mod experts. My company, La Carmina & The Pirates, filmed several Tokyo bagelhead TV episodes, please contact us {gothiccarmina att gmail} if you have questions about it! I did an interview with The Japan Times to get the record straight.

The original post: Get your butter-knives ready… our National Geographic “Taboo” episode is airing next weekend! (Sunday, September 23 at 10pm ET on Nat Geo.)

Yukiro, Naomi and I were the Tokyo fixers for this episode, about bagel-head body modification (saline inflation of the forehead). John Skeleton is the victim, and our friends are the spectators. Watch the preview above and here.

Our company, La Carmina & The Pirates, helps TV shows with local production coordination, filming permits, translation and casting in Tokyo, Japan. View our previous work on our site (Food Network, Discovery). Don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of help.

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New York Fashion Week just wrapped, and many of you asked what it’s like inside the tents. I skipped this season’s shows, but here’s a flashback to last February. For the Emilio Cavallini show, I wore…

Doll-like makeup: wear pale foundation and gently apply rosy blush. Apply false eyelashes and light-reflecting makeup at the browbone and inner corners of the eyes. Shade the eyes, define the brows and add rosy lipstick.

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Yukiro’s multi-colored eyeshadows and purple fake lashes are masterful. Several of the hair flower accessories are gifted by Angelica Brigade (a clever way to simulate a flower crown-hat). Octopus and blue gem necklace is gifted by Kreepsville 666.

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First, we stopped at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel press lounge.

Cute face top: Hyoma, from the It/Izzue store in Hong Kong (also worn in the panda-bread cute cooking school.)

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You know we go gaga for free food! The baked goods and cappuccinos were of top quality.

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Photographers descended upon us outside the Lincoln Center entrance.

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Inside, we collected goody bags and took photos at the booth.

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More posing for photographers.

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Time for the show. Florence-based Emilio Cavallini specializes in designer leggings, tights and bodywear. The presentation included a flirty video of a model trying on hosiery in her hotel room.

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Then — in a unique twist — models came on stage in underwear, pulled on tights and bodysuits, and strutted around.

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The stripes and patterns are striking. No wonder fun tights are a favorite accessory in Japanese street style.

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The boudoir peek-a-boo was nice departure from the usual runway show.

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PS: notice the sheer black sleeves under my oversized top? They’re by Sleevey Wonders — a neat undergarment that adds dimension to outfits, much like designer tights. There are various styles, including lace prints. I’m a fan.

Here are more NYFW 2012 blog posts. What fun we had.

Do you wear patterned or striped tights? Shredded fishnets? What are your favorites? Don’t forget to watch us on National Geographic Taboo (Bagelheads) next Sunday!

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  • Urt@

    WAY cool

  • Dita

    miss you when are you coming to LA again!

  • Taka

    awwws kawai~<2

  • kimmy

    OMG!

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    AHH!! 2 fierce posts in one!!

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

      Double trouble

  • carlos

    definitely will be watching.

  • Jessica

    You’ll be on Taboo?! I swer I’ve been wait to see you in this show since the beginning!

  • ktd

    nat geo/ la carmina taboo episode? #greatidea

  • Victoria

    Have a nice day!!! ^___^

  • Vanessa

    Really looking forward

  • Heathyr

    I frigging love this series! So AMAZINGLY PROUD of you guys and gals ♥

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

      Thank you!!

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

      So excited!!

    • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

      Ahh! cant wait to see it! it certainly will be a dramatic come-out XD