Ladies of Steampunk magazine cover! Modeling in Japan: two horns hairstyle, leather octopus corset.

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I’ve adored Steampunk for years, and have exciting news to share. Today, the latest issue of Ladies of Steampunk Magazine is out, with devil-haired Carmina on the cover!

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The magazine does a wonderful job of capturing this unique subculture and its fashion. In a six-page feature, they interviewed me about the colorful Japan Steampunk scene, including the groundbreaking party Steam Garden. You can get a digital or print copy here, and see more on their Facebook.

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Can you tell I had fun shooting these photos in Nakano? I worked with the same team that did my Adone Magazine shots: photograher Said Karlsson and hairstylist Kukukachoo.

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Octopus corset: gifted by Dracula Clothing (remember when I visited their steampunk-Victorian showroom in Prague?)
Skull and crossbones necklace: gifted by Ghostlove
Long lace skirt: gifted by Corset Chick

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We enjoyed putting a Japan-anime twist on traditional Steampunk style. Do you like my two-horned hair?

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My blue and purple hair extensions are the masterwork of Lulu Kukukachoo, Tokyo-based stylist. She used an ingenious method to create the cone shapes, then twisted and pinned these acrylic hues into place. She’s available for everything from avantgarde styling to basic haircuts, via Hair by Kukukachoo.

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It was fun to look for Victorian-esque backdrops around Nakano. This curving gate was a great find.

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As was the wooden front of a Japanese restaurant.

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Brown, beige and black graffiti. I like how my hair flips up at the ends.

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Photographer Said is wonderful to work with; he’s easygoing and has a great feel for shots and lighting. He also runs Tokyo Faces, a street fashion photo-blog with daily photos.

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In my Q&A, I talk about the emerging scene in Japan, led by my friends Kenny Creation and Luke Chaos, who organized the party Steam Garden. Soon, I’ll post photos from their most recent event, which shows the spectrum of steam-punk fashion in Japan (including Lolita versions).

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Want to see and learn more? Pick up a copy of the magazine. Thanks to Ladies of Steampunk for the grand honor.

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Do you like how I added inspiration from Harajuku style tribes into this outfit? How do you like Steampunk culture and clothing?

  • Petra

    Thank you! I love it!!! Your hair is awesome, outfit is amazing!!! Highlight of my day, thank you^^

  • Mika

    You look great girl~! I love the hair style! :DD

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

      xo

  • Charmy

    I think it looks awesome

  • Ann

    You are so amazing!

  • Syreeta

    Yey

  • Rita Reese

    Ahh!! I love it @_@

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

      Thanks!

  • Chadae

    wow!! You look sooooo beautiful!!! I LOVE it! :) very magical

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

      It was a Magical day

  • nomvegannom

    super kawaii!! you are the goddess of fashion

  • amy

    ♡it ✌

  • Rafael

    HOLY COW YOU LOOK BADASS! O,..,O I love Steampunk but never seen it that way before. I want to wear a monocle now. ^,..,~

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

      Do it.

  • Tristan

    Beautiful! As usual…

  • Lee

    my favorite blog! My favorite blogger *___*

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

      Aww thank you!

  • Odelia

    Awesome! You look beautiful!

  • http://www.themadcatlady.com Barbarella Buchner

    As always, you look amazing. Love the hair!

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

      Mwah!! Hugs from Basil

      • http://www.themadcatlady.com Barbarella Buchner

        Head scritches back to him from me, and meows from Lugosi, Spider & Ruby :-)

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

          Awww!

  • Silvia

    Cool!! Your hair looks great!

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

      xo

  • Nella

    This is the coolest hairstyle ever!

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

      haha

  • Amface

    great dress with your hair color.

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

      Thank you! I enjoyed playing with Steampunk style this time.

  • thithi

    pretty girl

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

      xo

  • Marissa

    Nya^^

  • Ria

    i like ur photoshoot on here! XD really gorgeous! Love ur clothes here, too! I can’t wait for next post.;)

  • Krystie

    OMFG!!!!! Super cute!!!!

  • Yara

    Great!

  • Eric

    I just love you! Lol!!! Totally awesome style!

  • Sharai

    so cute!

  • aya

    Love it !!

  • Monique

    I have à purple wig with a red octopus, if that corset comes with red instead of orange that would be amazing!

  • Christina

    lovely

  • Saem

    Genial!

  • atc

    looks outrageously cute dear

  • Vif

    looking fierce as always!

  • Princess

    hey la carmina!

  • rena

    omg steampunk

  • Tina

    This is amazing! I adore this!

  • WTFan

    amaze

  • http://hibarisensei.wordpress.com/ Jen

    I love your take on steampunk. It shows that you don’t need all those gadgets to pull off a steamy look. Also, the hair is awesome!

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

      Thanks, I’m so glad you enjoyed!!