Chinese Fairy photoshoot: fashion modeling in Hong Kong. Long Japanese dress & purple red hair.

chinese fairy, fairie magazine modeling

How is your week going? I’m getting ready for my upcoming trip to Asia… I’ll announce it in the next post!

When I was in Hong Kong this summer, I did a photoshoot with the same talented team that created my Dark Beauty cover look. These are published today in M.Bellish magazine, along with an interview and front page feature.

asian fairy dress, chinese fairies mythology

Finally, I can reveal these images to you. The concept is inspired by fairies of Chinese mythology — but with my signature kawaii twist.

My long, romantic dress is by the Japanese label “Comme l’un.” The crown and shawl are handmade.

long purple dress, scarves

Let me tell you — this shot took some time to achieve. Photographer Ken threw the gauzy scarves in the air, and then ran back to fire away with the camera. In some shots, you could still see his body in the frame!

chinese princess tiara, fairy crown

We did the photoshoot with a studio setup. After, Ken added the full moon effects in the background.

Photographer and post-production: Ken Yuen
Assistant photographer: Jacqueline Kwok (noircorner)

japanese false eyelashes, bottom lashes

Shadow effects, from my bottom false lashes. My hair color and style are by Stephanie Hoy of Avant Garde Hair Studio. She also did my recent turquoise colored hairstyle.

skull nail art, pastel goth nails

Even my nail art matched the lavender color scheme. This is one of my favorites to date — Sanrio’s Kuromi and skulls — by Glam Nail Studio.

purple and red hair, dyed hair

Jacqueline Kwok (noircorner) took behind-the-scenes images throughout the day. Close-up on the back of my dress, and purple-red curls.

dog wearing top hat, monocle

Funny enough, we set up the equipment in… a dog-grooming and training studio. Hence the funny posters of pups in top hats and monocles.

dog poster, hong kong dogs

What do you think of our Chinese fairy photoshoot? Thanks to M.Bellish for interviewing me about my career and style; you can read the feature and see more photos on their site.

photographer reviewing photos on laptop

More professional shoots to be revealed soon; can’t believe I’ll be on two magazine covers in December-January. One of these is focused on Asia travel, and the other is about alternative fashion.

hong kong street style, gothic lolita

If you enjoyed these images, also check out my Hong Kong street style shoot with Ken and Jacky.

pastel cute fashion, pastel gothic

For more travel and fashion articles about Hong Kong, take a look around this category. Topics include cute Causeway Bay boutiques (like Izzue Hyoma above), molecular cocktails, Alice in Wonderland bars and more. I love this city.

ronan farrow cat, pet scottish fold cat

There is more Hong Kong coverage on the way… including a video and report from a HK cat cafe that houses several Scottish Folds.

mia farrow scottish fold, ronan farrow's cat

Have you added me and Basil Farrow on Facebook yet? We promise to post more cute photos like the one above!



  1. MelissaR
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    OMG these are all so beautiful! I love it!

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 22, 2013 at 2:51 am | Permalink

      Yay! Can’t wait for our magazine cover to come out!

  2. Israel
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ #cARMINA

  3. Lisa
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Permalink


  4. Water Gal
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Love Love

  5. Scrapunzel
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Stunning, amazing! <3

  6. Barbarella Buchner
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Stunning pics! :D And I love Meercat Basil. =^..^=

  7. Gloria Y
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Permalink


  8. Clara
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 2:17 am | Permalink


  9. Ben
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know about Chinese fairies til this post! Cool.

  10. Lara Lizard
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Very pretty :) ! I love how you change your hair all the time, I like to change color too (just that I’m not familiar with extensions so my hair is short. Not sure if you are wearing extensions or your natural hair just looks super cool :))

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 22, 2013 at 2:50 am | Permalink

      Thanks Lara! This is my real hair (^_^) – but the pics are from this summer. Right now, my hair is shorter and blue-green as seen in the Portland posts. Mwah!!

  11. Petal
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Stunning shoot La Carmina!

  12. Jeanne
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    sweet La Carmina xoxoxo

  13. Bambi
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    I loved this!

  14. Atomic
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been there.. wonderful city

  15. Nirra
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    pretty lady

  16. Cruel Arcadia
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink


  17. Silver Base
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    *O* awesome hair <3

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 22, 2013 at 2:49 am | Permalink

      thank you :) It’s blue-turquoise now hehe!

      • Silver Base
        Posted November 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

        *O* woooooow >_<

  18. Alan
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    Thank You

  19. ^__^
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Basil is so cute

  20. Jen
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Love the photos! I can definitely see the Chinese mythological influences in your outfits. It’s so ethereal and romantic. Basil looks adorable too!

  21. Scout
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Awwwwww Neko chan. ✨

  22. Erico
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    These look awesome

  23. diana
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    i like this so much

  24. zania
    Posted November 23, 2013 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    xD great!

  25. 2323
    Posted November 23, 2013 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Love that dress!

  26. Luna
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    o(≧▽≦)o so pretty!

  27. Erica
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Incredible. Cat.

  28. Lucy
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    they are faeries….

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