Cover model for Dark Beauty Magazine! Hong Kong Gothic Lolita photoshoot: Spider fashion line, Mongkok modeling.
“Dark Beauty Magazine strikes again… Get to know La Carmina as she adorns our first issue of 2013!”
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.
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.
John Skeleton modeled with me, in the streets of Hong Kong.
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)
Let’s take a behind-the-scenes peek at how the shoot took place.
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.
Emma Woodall did this masterful hair styling. She also created my spray-painted locks for Hong Kong Social Media week (fashion bloggers panel).
Onwards to Mongkok. I wanted to shoot in the streets, under the famous neon signs, to capture the energy and color of Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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).
If you visit Spider, you absolutely must stop by Spider (say hi for me). The shop is in Mongkok; address, maps and directions here.
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!