Watch Oddities TV show, Season 4: La Carmina guest star! Obscura Antiques, Discovery Science Channel video.

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I know you’ve been waiting for this… La Carmina on Oddities! My TV show appearance premieres June 8, 9pm ET/PT on Science Channel, and then airs on repeat.

My episode is called “The Mummy Returns” (Season 4, Episode 11). Below is a short clip — watch me purchase a large, fuzzy reminder of home!

Do you like what I wore on-camera? Keep reading for outfit details, and a zillion Obscura shop photos.

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Owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson are lovely in person. I frequented their store years ago, before the TV show came along.

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They loved my custom, skeleton corset. Quite appropriately, the sign above me reads “Torture.”

Skeleton corset: loaned by Wilde Hunt Corsetry — her designs are spooky-gorgeous!
Victorian dress and lace shrug: gifted by Heavy Red
Bone and devil hair clips: gifted by Kreepsville 666

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For those who don’t know, the hit TV show “Oddities” is about Obscura, this little East Village shop of horrors. In each episode, the owners meet kooky customers and help them pick out items. For example, they helped the Speakeasy Dollhouse creator find a gurney for her immersive play.

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The store is not for the faint of heart. Organs, skulls and animal heads abound.

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Ryan, Evan and Mike are often here, manning the counter and signing autographs for fans.

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It’s hard to believe that we filmed this episode last August, in New York City! My hair color by Isolde Semple; the styling is by Brandon Pope of TIGI NYC

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I could have browsed for hours in Obscura Antiques.

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In real life, I bought my friend a jar of chocolate-covered poison from their medicine cabinet. Somehow, I managed to take it through customs.

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For the sake of the show, however, I “purchased” this gargantuan, stuffed elk head to remind me of home (Canada, not Japan as some might assume!)

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The owners are passionate about their collections, and wonderfully knowledgeable. In the clip, I learn about the elk’s horns and history.

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Also for sale: a box of potions…

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… a bear in a hat, a laughing pig,

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… and real life skulls.

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Since it was summertime in NYC, I was boiling under my Victorian skirts. The crew interviewed me in the nearby East Village street, about my work in dark coolhunting and travel journalism.

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Here’s the pirate hat I tried on. Arr.

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“Is that a straightjacket?” Nope, but this two-headed creature is also featured in the show’s intro.

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So many creepy and bizarre items in here. I fit right in.

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If you’re in New York, drop by Obscura Antiques and Oddities and say hi for me. The shop address: 207 Avenue A New York, NY 10009. Phone: (212) 505-9251

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I hope you’ll tune in for my appearance on Oddities! “The Mummy Returns” (Season 4 Episode 11) first airs Saturday, June 8th at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

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Don’t worry if you miss it: the show will repeat multiple times on Science Channel / Discovery TV; check the schedule for dates.

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Click to watch my Oddities clip. To view more corsets like the one I’m wearing, visit Wilde Hunt Corsetry.

Are you a fan of this TV show? What would you purchase to remind you of home?


  • Miss Jpop

    Your outfit was very cute here and I hope you have many more exciting travel adventures and success in the future =D

    • Thank you, I really appreciate it.

  • Stephanie

    I love that show and you were super cute gothic crazy cool on it!

  • Alexandra

    I always wanted to go to that store but I have no ways getting outta Canada :(

  • MelissaR

    I LOVE your look – the gold corset, the hair, the hair clips, you look amazing! It was a great and funny clip!

  • Violet

    Oh my gosh that elk is adorable! And your corset is fabulous! Where did you get it?

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  • Jackaline

    love it…my personal fave part is you saying arrrggghhh…

  • Kyoko

    Oh my gosh you are so cute!!

  • Suz

    What a fascinating shop!

  • Kage

    This video was just to great!! i want to go there!!

  • murasakiyryu

    You grow more stunning each time I see you. Love this show. Love you. What a perfect match!

  • Eric

    You were on the same show my faivorite musician Voltaire was on.

  • Anna

    nice shopping there!

  • Serena

    Yay!! I have one of Larissa’s corsets! It’s the Victorian version of Grumpy Cat! Fierce! Oh, wow, Voltaire was on it, too? I haven’t seen him since the 90’s. w00mew!

    • Yeah all the spooky artists tend to show up here, ehhe

  • Leyla Virani

    La carmina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you look so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehehhehe! i wish i was there with you! i could be like your sidekick partner in crime! hehehehehe! and basil can be backup support! hahahahah! i dunno what the hell i’m talking about man! LOL >.<

  • Roxy

    I saw you today on oddities, very funny!

  • Lauren

    Got you recorded chica!

  • Eleanor

    YAY! I <3this show!!!

  • Anestein

    U look great :D

  • Rebecca

    I saw you on Oddities. You bought an elk?

  • Perfect Love

    Just saw you on Oddities! :)

  • tgster

    You were so cute on #Oddities!

  • Purple rains

    I saw you on the show and yelled ahh!

  • CC

    I love that show, gonna watch out for your episode…

  • Maggie

    I love Obscura and your corset! Adorable. From

  • georgina

    La carmina is so cute, I love luv wuv her sense of style and her Scottish cat!!!!

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  • Ken

    one cute & interesting canadian

    • I have Montreal coverage coming up!

  • JD

    You are adorable, eh.

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  • Skylar

    You looked absolutely incredible. That moose was certainly worth the money.

    • hehe I didn’t actually get it.. ;)

  • sepatuholic

    Looks like youre having a blast here…. ^–^