La Carmina Press: interviews, media appearances, travel TV hosting reel.

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“La Carmina is one of the best-known names in the blogging world, having authored three books and hosting travel segments for international television networks.” – Qantas Airlines

(La Carmina has) “beauty, grace, intelligence and can speak with authority on many subjects.” “If you don’t subscribe to this woman’s Facebook, blog, and Twitter feeds you are really missing out, kids.” – Andrew Zimmern (TV host, Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel)

La Carmina was featured on magazine covers and interviewed for major publications including The Guardian, Vogue, LA Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, BBC, South China Morning Post. See these clippings below. She was awarded the Best Blog of the Year award in 2017, and CBC’s “Canada’s Greatest Blogs.”

La Carmina’s speeches and appearances as an influencer/expert include World Tourism Forum Istanbul, guest speaker at Experience Bucharest / Travel Massive Romania, presenter at PechaKucha Tokyo, speaker at New York fashion week (Independent Fashion Bloggers conference and sitting front row at Lincoln Center), Hong Kong Social Media Week, Luisaviaroma Firenze4Ever (guest at exclusive event for top style bloggers), Mediabistro Social Curation Summit, PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference.

TV hosting & arranging: La Carmina was a guest on The Today Show and CBS The Doctors, and co-starred in an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel. Recent credits include Better Late Than Never (NBC travel series with William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw), National Geographic “Taboo”, Travel Channel “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations anniversary promo,” Food Network “World’s Weirdest Restaurants”, Discovery / Science “Oddities”, Pro Sieben “Joko vs Klaas”, “Offline” and “Schulz in a Box,” Canal Plus France “Toque a Tokyo,” Norway TV “Ari and Per”, NHK “Kawaii TV”, and CNN International. Watch her TV clips and learn more about her TV production company.

Travel TV / video series: La Carmina hosts and scripts an ongoing travel video series, which receives 500,000 views per episode. Shot worldwide in locations such as Slovenia and Morocco, she and her professional filmmakers experience a destination (especially the youth culture, fashion and nightlife). They do a personalized series of blogs, videos and articles about the experience. For example, her Hungary episode was made with support by Eurail and the Continental hotel. Read more about her travel blogging work.

Books & travel journalism: She writes for leading print and in-flight magazines, including a regular column for Movato Home (published in Canada) and HK Express Airlines magazine. View her articles at CNN Travel, Business Insider and Huffington Post. Learn more about La Carmina’s books published with Penguin Random House.

 Television production and consulting: She and her business partner Naomi run La Carmina & The Pirates. They do TV local fixing / producing for major network shows, and specialize in weird Japan, body modifications, cosplay, Goth, trends, art and youth subcultures. (Click here to learn more and hire the Pirates.)

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La Carmina – Recent & Featured Press Coverage

– Carmina’s interview with MSN and Yahoo Finance about ways to save money while travelling.
– Travindy (top tourism site) interview about sustainable travel and overtourism
Uproxx interview: “A Travel Expert Explains Why Easter Island Should Be On Your Dream Vacation List”
Space Nation: LaCarmina’s space travel fashion tips
Penguin Random House author page for La Carmina’s books, published in print worldwide
Express Germany: travel TV host on ProSieben (Germany TV) “Das Duell um die Welt – Team Joko gegen Team Klaas”, Tokyo challenge with Steven Gätjen
– Interviewed by Global News – “Canadian travel experts weigh in on some of the best way to pass time” on an airplane.
News Australia travel advice interview
Cover of Auxiliary Magazine, as well as interior editorial fashion spread and interview.
– Invited to be a guest speaker at Experience Bucharest / Romania Tourism conference and travel influencer event
Visit Estonia tourism board feature
– BBC Radio Worldwide interview for “The Why Factor” show about Gothic culture.
– Her apartment interior design was featured in Movato Home Magazine (print publication in 3 languages / 5 editions across Canada) and Adorable Home.
– La Carmina won the Best Blogger of the Year award
– LaCarmina featured as a top Goth Instagram and blog by Radisson Red hotels
– Buzzfeed
profile about La Carmina’s Tokyo travels and expert tips.
– Profiled by Chris Guillebeau for The Art of Non-Conformity
– Canadian Traveller magazine interview
The New York Times – NYT photo contribution
– Buzzfeed Travel
 – tips from the “world’s top travel writers and bloggers”

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Cover of Carpe Nocturne Magazine – shot at Dracula Whitby Abbey, UK
Interview with Time Magazine
publication for millennials, about growing her career.
The New York Post
 and News Australia
Cover of Where Magazine, found in North American bookstores and hotels.
Cover of Love Japan magazine, with interview and spread.
Fashion One TV – La Carmina was the subject of a episode on this fashion TV network, airing in 120 countries.
Travelpulse, the leading travel industry resource, honored her as a top travel blogger.
– La Carmina is named one of Canada’s greatest blogs
Yahoo Travel – Israel travel video. LaCarmina is part of the select Yahoo Travel Explorers bloggers team
ABC News
 – appeared on ABC Nightline, as a guest expert on Japanese concept cafes
Cover of Giuseppina Magazine, leading alternative fashion & beauty magazine
Qantas Airlines magazine: travel blogger insider interview
NME music magazine, tribute to Craig Gill top fashion blogger profile
Fashion One TV interview
Ray Li Magazine (瑞丽 or RayLi: featured in China’s leading fashion magazine)
Cover of Kirameki Magazine (plus interview and spread)
Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Travel + Leisure magazine
Cover and 4-page feature in Hong Kong Express Airlines in-flight magazine
Lucky Magazine – fashion blogger feature
Cover, interview & spread in Rebelicious Magazine
CBC Olympics front page
Multiple German newspapers including

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Cover and spread of Ladies of Steampunk magazine: Tokyo steampunk fashion
Cover and spread in Adone Magazine: Street Style issue
Trendhunter (travel video host)
Fashion Indie feature interview
Vice Magazine highlights her Scottish Fold cat
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong, Encounter Travel magazine) Multicultural Beauty interview 
Dark Beauty Magazine (Jan 2013 cover & spread, street style issue)
Gulf News (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The Doctors, CBS daytime TV talk show guest (speaking about Japan bagel head forehead inflation)
The Japan Times
 (interview about Japanese bagel heads on National Geographic Taboo TV)
Vanity Magazine UK – cover and spread of this British fashion magazine
Escala Revista, cover story for Aeromexico flight magazine (1.5 million readers)
Gothic Beauty Magazine
Fashion TV & Fame Rocks red carpet

la carmina press, magazines

ANAN Magazine (major Japanese fashion publication)
AOL Celebrity Japan
– NY Fashion Week
The Daily Beast
Vogue India

Fashion TV Italy
Sohu China 
Luisaviaroma Firenze4Ever (haute couture event for the world’s top fashion bloggers)
AOL / My Daily 
BUST Magazine
 (full page color spread + interview)
Alt Noir Magazine
 (cover and inside spread)
Zagat (named one of the best cooking shows on YouTube)
AOL / Huffington Post 
(launch of her travel TV show)
LA Weekly (Hello Kitty birthday party, travel TV show premiere)
Vogue Italia
Featured interview in Coolhunting Digital book (Spain)
Luisaviaroma styling lab (Italy: she was one of the 40 top fashion bloggers flown to the event)
LA Weekly interview and 33-photo slideshow about her Japan charity work
LA Weekly: featured in a 31-photo slideshow
The Diplomat (Japan: current affairs magazine)

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Touring Bird, announcement about the Google Area 120 travel tips site she wrote for / project managed
Cosmopolitan Magazine France
Andrew Zimmern’s column in Mpls St. Paul Magazine
Travel Channel: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Magazine (UK: 4-page spread)
Front page of CNN International and CNNGo
The Guardian (UK: her book Cute Yummy Time was one of the oddest book titles of the year)
Washington Post (Cute Yummy Time is recommended)
Mediabistro Galleycat
LA Weekly interview
LA Times feature about her book Cute Yummy Time feature about her Theme Restaurants book, also recommended in About’s Manga gift guide
CNNGo (Asia: photo feature)

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Cover and spread in Metro NY and Metro Philadelphia
Women’s Day Magazine
The Village Voice
Ming Pao (Chinese newspaper)
The Today Show, NBC TV interview 
Random House
 author page
Penguin USA author page
Vancouver Province
Vancouver Sun
The New Yorker
Women’s Wear Daily
The National Post
Time Out New York

See La Carmina TV interviews and television hosting / presenting on-camera clips here. See her magazine covers and modeling photos here.

Watch La Carmina’s TV demo reel above. Clips include CNN, Today Show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Circus HalliGalli Joko und Klaas, Kawaii TV Japan NHK.

Want to interview or reach La Carmina?

Email La Carmina for interview requests, TV guest expert appearances, travel influencer FAM / press trips, sponsored posts, blog ads, promotions and other collaborations.

Write to her at gothiccarmina {at-gmail} dot-com

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