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Cover model for Dark Beauty Magazine! Hong Kong Gothic Lolita photoshoot: Spider fashion line, Mongkok modeling.

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Dark Beauty Magazine strikes again… Get to know La Carmina as she adorns our first issue of 2013!”

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What can I say? It’s an incredible honor to be on the cover of this much-loved, dark fashion magazine. I can’t thank the Dark Beauty enough, and my team for creating these glorious images.

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You’ll have to get a copy of Dark Beauty Magazine to see the full photoshoot, but here are two alternate images to whet your appetite.

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John Skeleton modeled with me, in the streets of Hong Kong.

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Gigantic thank yous to…
Photographer: Ken Yuen
Assistant Photographer: Jacqueline Kwok (noircorner)
Photo manipulations: Kanae Hamatsuka
Hair: Emma Woodall of Toni & Guy Hong Kong
Wardrobe: Spider by Natalie Lam, Hong Kong (pictured below)

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Let’s take a behind-the-scenes peek at how the shoot took place.

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We started the day in Soho, at the Toni & Guy Hong Kong hair salon. A magazine photoshoot is the perfect excuse to wear dramatic, crimped hair.

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Emma Woodall did this masterful hair styling. She also created my spray-painted locks for Hong Kong Social Media week (fashion bloggers panel).

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Onwards to Mongkok. I wanted to shoot in the streets, under the famous neon signs, to capture the energy and color of Hong Kong.

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We reunited with Natalie Lam of Spider, a Hong Kong Gothic Lolita designer. (Remember when Seby and I visited her store last year?) I adore her designs: elegant frills, corset lacing, Victorian accessories.

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John and I wore her clothing for the shoot. We thought it’d be a nice departure from the usual Japanese Gothic & Lolita brands that you see in magazines.

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I did some shopping at the same time… bought this Pirate Rum shirt, and studded dress (I ended up wearing it on TV: CBS The Doctors).

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If you visit Spider, you absolutely must stop by Spider (say hi for me). The shop is in Mongkok; address, maps and directions here.

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What do you think of our photos? To see all the images and read my interview, grab a copy of Dark Beauty Magazine: Jan 2013 street-style issue, with La Carmina on the cover (it comes in digital, print, and both). Thank you everyone — what a dream!

51 Comments

  1. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Congras doll!

  2. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    very nice indeed!

  3. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    (☝⋈・◡・)☝

  4. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    awe!!!!! congrats!

  5. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Wow!!!

  6. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    gorgeous cover! I LOVE the styling!

  7. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    Cover girl. ^,,,,,^

  8. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    I love your hair Carmina! Congrats!
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    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Blair! xoxo

  9. Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    You look unbelievable in that cover shot! Nicely done Dark Beauty

  10. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Congratulations good photos, clothes, you look pretty and elegant

  11. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Cool!

  12. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    lOOKS GREAT!

  13. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    the cover is amazing! i love it!

  14. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Ur hair need to be that big all the time now!

  15. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    I love it. Your hair done for it is delicious!

  16. Posted January 16, 2013 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    nice!

  17. Posted January 16, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Congrats to making it to the cover and also congrats to that awesome photoshoot!

  18. Posted January 16, 2013 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Captain! you look 15 years younger Arrr Arrr! ^^!! Im proud of sailing the same ship as you! <3

    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      hahah best comment ever :)

  19. Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    So damn beautiful!!!!

    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Much love to you!

  20. Posted January 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Congratulation! Your pictures are great!!!

  21. Posted January 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    WOW I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Posted January 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Yea girl!!

  23. Posted January 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    you deserve to be on the cover and ohmigawd!! your hair is amazing!! that should have taken ages but it was worth it. anyway its about time you were on the front of a big mag your drop dead gorgous xx

  24. Posted January 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful!!!I really like!!!!<3

  25. Posted January 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow! So pretty! I love you hair and your fingernail art^^ Awesome cover (^-^)v

    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Thank you darlin !

  26. Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    awesome cover!!!

  27. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    OMG!”

  28. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    great!

  29. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    la carmina :DDDD

  30. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    right on!

  31. Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    love it, of course!!

  32. Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    u ada style… tumb ups…!!! hooolaaa

  33. Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    Gorgeouuuus. Was there ever any doubt?

  34. Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Whow!!! congratulation, you look soo coooool!

  35. Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    I’m so happy for you, congrats on making the cover and your hair and outfit was sugoi as always

    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Brooke!

  36. Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    Your clothes, OMG!!!

  37. Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    we love your photos!

  38. Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    you look amazing

  39. Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    la carmina’s tha FLAME!XD

  40. Posted January 31, 2013 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    LOVE both yours n John’s hair! And heh, looks like they got you into circle lenses, or at least colored ones, for the cover shoot :) I think you didn’t used to like them much, but they SO suit you!

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

      Loll it’s photoshop!!

      • Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

        I actually was going to write “or is it Photoshop?” It looks so good tho!

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