Gothic fashion blogger editorials: cover of Cut Out + Keep Snippets magazine, Wantering blog.

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Now that the exclusivity period’s over, I can share more images from my Hong Kong Gothic Lolita shoot, published in several magazines.

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

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I’m honored to be on the cover of Cut Out + Keep’s Snippets Magazine. They did a thoughtful interview with me about coolhunting, extreme body modifications, and my dream travel TV show. In the “superhero” interview, I also reveal how I find time to blog between all the madness.

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In addition, Wantering blog named me their latest Trendsetter. “Find out more about her alternative style, Japanese fashion and her cat, Basil Farrow” in the article.

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Fuksja, a Polish vintage fashion magazine, interviewed me and gave me the full back cover. Coming up: features in Elle, and South China Morning Post.

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Such fun to model with John Skeleton (he’ll soon contribute a London Goth guide to this blog). We’re wearing local Gothic Lolita brand Spider.

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Kanae’s photo manipulations put me in a sci-fi world (more on her Tumblr).

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Striking a pose on “Women Street”. Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world. Find out why in my blog series and on Discover HK’s Facebook.

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I leave you with two photos, taken with a film camera by Jacqueline Kwok (noircorner) and assisted by Ken Yuen.

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Nothing beats old-school film, don’t you think?

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This series originally appeared in the January 2013 issue of Dark Beauty, with La Carmina on the cover. You can still pick up a copy and see more photos.

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Do you like it when I dress like “Goth Princess Peach”? Got ideas for my next photoshoot? Let me know in the comments!

  • Wantering

    Thank you! You look stunning in the new photos!! Looking forward to doing more with you soon! xo

  • Beatrice

    These photos are outstanding! inspiration!

  • stellapop

    beautiful picture and colors

  • TPR

    nice Pic~!!

  • Suz

    Fabulous set of photos! I love your crimped hair, and Kanae Hamatsuka give the pictures a wonderfully hallucinatory feel . . . Is the Elle magazine the same edition that appears in the UK?

    • I will let you know when it’s out~

  • jenelle

    i love these!!!!!

    more please more!

  • Angel

    She is so cute!

  • MelissaR

    I think is my favorite photo shoot of you yet! So dreamy, truly works of art!

  • munn

    gonna buy that magazine immediately !
    greetings from Poland btw :)

    • That’s awesome! Thanks for supporting, I hope to visit Poland.

  • Michael

    Beautiful as always La Carmina! ^_^

  • sassyNpunk

    I don’t like……………………I LOVE! =^.^=

  • Ria

    I likr your photo effects at here..^^

  • Krista

    Amazing~ * – *

  • Tracy

    These are wonderfulll.. and so YOU! Vintage Space Lolita..

  • Richard

    They are inspiring!!!!!

  • MetroGypsy

    Congratssss! #covergirl

  • Nan

    Love this!

  • Josephine

    EEK! Omg! This is sooo wonderful!

  • Dev0n

    stunning outfit :) I absolutely love it!

  • :)

    so pretty here!

  • Lanie

    Love this girl.

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  • Kage

    woooow! Very nice photos!!

  • Francesca

    Photos are cool, and you look absolutely beautiful, Carmina!!!

  • Sandi

    cool stuff!


    adorable lacarmina :-)

  • Felicity

    I loved this

  • Ashley

    I actually really LOVEE these photos!:D.

  • Kira

    Old-school film cameras, wicked photo-manipulations and some pretty Goth-Loli dresses. Like what’s there not to love really?

  • Silvia

    Cool – I’m happy for you!!

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  • Natalie

    Thank you very much like our design ^ ^ Next time back to Hong Kong , visit me ^^

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