Press + TV appearance inquiries
E-mail Carmina (gothiccarmina - att - gmail) if you are interested in TV appearances, interviews, photoshoots, collaborations, etc.
La Carmina is happy to discuss sidebar and footer ads, in-text links, showcasing products/services in sponsored posts or event appearances, spokesperson gigs, and other advertorials.
For rates and details, please email (gothiccarmina ATT gmail)
She has teamed up with various brands on travel/fashion/lifestyle sponsorships, which she showcases and promotes on her blog, social networks, journalism outlets and TV shows.
Trip sponsors include: Maui Tourism, Phoenix Tourism, Mazatlan Tourism, Miami Tourism, Go With Oh, AirBNB, Roomorama, Westin hotels, Kimpton hotels, Orlando Hotel, Yotel NYC, Brooklyn NU hotel, Wimdu and many more.
Media interviews & features include The New Yorker, Washington Post, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, LA Times. See full clips on her Media page.
TV hosting & arranging credits include National Geographic "Taboo," Travel Channel "Bizarre Foods," Food Network "World's Weirdest Restaurants," Discovery "Oddities", Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV, NHK (Kawaii TV), Pro Sieben Germany, and CNN. Watch her presenting clips and learn more about her TV production company.
Speeches & appearances include New York fashion week (front row at runway shows), Hong Kong Social Media Week, Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, Luisaviaroma Firenze4Ever (for top style bloggers), Mediabistro Social Curation Summit, PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference.
Travel video series: La Carmina hosts and scripts an ongoing video series, which is published on her site and Huffington Post. She and her professional filmmakers have done many successful showcases where they visit a destination, take part in a tour / press trip, and do a personalized series of blogs, videos and articles about the experience. For example, her Hawaii episode was made with support by the Maui tourism board.
Books & travel journalism: View her articles at CNN Travel and Huffington Post. Learn more about La Carmina's books.
La Carmina is a popular underground culture & travel
blogger, TV host and coordinator (Travel Channel, Food Network, CNN),
author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for
AOL Travel / Huffington Post. She's flown worldwide for press trips, speeches and appearances.
She’s well-known for her coverage of underground Goth fashion and
extreme body modifications, especially Japanese bagel heads. TV
hosting work includes: Travel Channel “Bizarre Foods,” Discovery TV
“Oddities”, National Geographic “Taboo”, Food Network “World’s
Weirdest Restaurants”, “The Doctors,” “Today Show,” Fuel TV, CNN. Her
TV coordination company (http://lacarmina.com/pirates) worked on
numerous shows about extreme body mods.
Her popular alt culture/travel
blog - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog - has a passionate online
following and is featured in major publications (The New Yorker,
Washington Post, WWD, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Italia, LA Times). She is a
journalist for CNN, and Huffington Post / AOL, where she writes about
underground travel and culture. La Carmina wrote 3 books about bizarre
Jpop culture for major publishers (Random House, Penguin USA).
Speeches and appearances include Hong Kong Social Media Week, NY
Fashion Week, and PRSA Travel & Tourism conference.
All press clippings are found here. Read Carmina's full bio and watch clips here.
Hire La Carmina: TV host, Tokyo fixer, Japan promoter & trend consultant
Carmina runs a coolhunting / trend consulting / TV hosting / touring and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates.
Credits include: Travel Channel, Food Network, CNN, Fuel / Discovery, National Geographic, Pro Sieben, Canal Plus, NHK Japan and more.
(Click here to learn more and work with the Pirates.)
+ Twitter - Follow me: I Tweet about Asian pop culture oddities and kawaii/fashion/Visual Kei news, in addition to blog post alerts.
+ Facebook - Join my group and writer page. Also friend my Scottish Fold cat Basil Farrow!
+ Instagram - Original iPhone images, fashion and earless cats
+ Tumblr - Daily snaps and inspiration
+ YouTube - Carmina's popular channel has thousands of subscribers. Videos include a Goth Cooking Show, Tokyo nightcrawling videos, fashion tips, and the world's most kawaii kitty.
+ Pinterest - Alt fashion, travel, design inspiration.
+ Blog - Daily posts and photos on Japanese Goth/Lolita/Punk subcultures and all things morbid-meets-cute. My Scottish Fold cat also has a blog.
† LA CARMINA † TV hosting reel
includes CNN, Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel, NHK, NRK Norway, Dutch Pepsi, NBC Today Show.