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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?

48 Comments

  1. Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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

  2. Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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

  3. Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    I think it looks awesome

  4. Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    You are so amazing!

  5. Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Yey

  6. Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Ahh!! I love it @_@

  7. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

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

    • Posted May 4, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

      It was a Magical day

  8. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    super kawaii!! you are the goddess of fashion

  9. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    ♡it ✌

  10. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

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

  11. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! As usual…

  12. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    my favorite blog! My favorite blogger *___*

  13. Posted May 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! You look beautiful!

  14. Posted May 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    As always, you look amazing. Love the hair!

    • Posted May 4, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

      Mwah!! Hugs from Basil

      • Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:52 am | Permalink

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

  15. Posted May 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Cool!! Your hair looks great!

  16. Posted May 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    This is the coolest hairstyle ever!

  17. Posted May 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    great dress with your hair color.

    • Posted May 4, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

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

  18. Posted May 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    pretty girl

  19. Posted May 4, 2013 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Nya^^

  20. Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

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

  21. Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

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

  22. Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Great!

  23. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

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

  24. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    so cute!

  25. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Love it !!

  26. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

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

  27. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    lovely

  28. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Genial!

  29. Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    looks outrageously cute dear

  30. Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    looking fierce as always!

  31. Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    hey la carmina!

  32. Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    omg steampunk

  33. Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    This is amazing! I adore this!

  34. Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    amaze

  35. Posted May 7, 2013 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    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!

    • Posted May 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, I’m so glad you enjoyed!!

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