la carmina biography, bio, age, name

“Adorable, in a somewhat bizarre way.” - The New Yorker

(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 - Media Interviews

La Carmina has been featured on magazine covers and in major publications including The New York Times, Vice, Washington Post, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, WWD, New Yorker and LA Times. (See links below)

Speeches and appearances include:
 New York fashion week (front row), Hong Kong Social Media Week, Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, Luisaviaroma Firenze4Ever (for top style bloggers), Mediabistro Social Curation Summit, PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference, Guest of Honor at anime conventions (Las Vegas Animegacon, California Ani-Jam, etc). 

TV hosting & arranging: She’s appeared on The Today Show and CBS The Doctors, and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel. Recent credits include National Geographic, Food Network, Fuel, Discovery / Science, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV, NHK (Kawaii TV), Pro Sieben Germany, and CNN International. Watch her presenting clips and learn more about her TV production company.

Travel TV / video series: La Carmina hosts and scripts an ongoingvideo series, which is published on her site and Huffington Post. Shot worldwide, she and her professional filmmakers fly to 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. More about her travel blogging work.

Books & travel journalism: View her articles at CNN Travel, Business Insider and Huffington Post. Learn more about La Carmina's books and view her travel blogger page.

She runs a coolhunting / trend consulting / TV hosting and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The crew specializes in weird Japan, cosplay, Goth, trends, music, art and youth subcultures. (Click here to learn more and hire the Pirates.)

Contact La Carmina for press and appearance inquiries, endorsements, sponsored posts, advertising and other collaborations.

La Carmina magazine covers, fashion blogger press, goth modeling, alternative model

Featured Press Clippings

For La Carmina TV interviews, hosting & appearances, visit the TV Hosting site.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Travel + Leisure magazine
Cover and 4-page feature in Hong Kong Express Airlines in-flight magazine
Cover, interview & spread in Rebelicious Magazine
CBC Olympics front page
Multiple German newspapers including Focus.de
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 
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong, Encounter Travel magazine)
Gothic Beauty
Cover of Cut Out + Keep, Snippets Magazine "Superhero" issue 
About.com Multicultural Beauty interview 
Digital Journal Germany
Dark Beauty Magazine (Jan 2013 cover & spread, street style issue)
Leveled Magazine (interview & modeling spread)
Gulf News (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The New York Times (photo credit)
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)
Cover & spread in Vanity Magazine UK
Escala Revista, cover story for Aeromexico flight magazine (1.5 million readers)
Cover and spread in Prysm Magazine
Sugar Heart magazine
 editorial
8 News Now - Las Vegas CBS TV interview 
Food Network TV show "World's Weirdest Restaurants"
Gothic Beauty Magazine
Fashion TV & Fame Rocks red carpet
ANAN Magazine (major Japanese fashion publication)
AOL Celebrity Japan
Huffington Post Arts
Huffington Post Style

The Examiner
Metromix NY 
AOL 
- NY Fashion Week
The Daily Beast
Vogue India

Fashion TV Italy
Canadian TV talk show, Urban Rush
Racked
Lip Service 
Sohu China 
Luisaviaroma Firenze4Ever (haute couture event for the world's top fashion bloggers)
AOL / My Daily
Style.it 
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)
NOH8 Campaign - photographed a Familiar Face (along with Cindy McCain, Adam Lambert, Paris Hilton, Kat von D)
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
Fox News
CNNGo (Asia)
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
BoingBoing
LA Weekly interview
LA Times feature about her book Cute Yummy Time
About.com feature about her Theme Restaurants book, also recommended in About's Manga gift guide
CNNGo (Asia: photo feature)
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
Columbia University alumni feature
Women's Wear Daily
The National Post
Time Out New York
Vancouver Sun

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encouters travel magazine, south china morning post

Additional Media Clips & Interviews

Travel On Inspiration (travel blogging interview)
Jump for Journalism (book and travel writing)
Travel Writing 2.0 
Firmology
: How I Power my Business
Slang Magazine (Japanese Goth interview)

Business of Everything (blogger series)
Posse (Tokyo food and travel guide)
Grrl Traveler (Coolhunting female travel TV) 
Atlas Obscura - coolhunter & TV host interview
NSMBL magazine - Tokyo weird theme restaurant tips
Heather On Her Travels - Tokyo tips podcast
My Destination - travel blogger Q&A
Wantering blog interview
Contiki blog (travel TV hosting and blogging interview)
Vampire Freaks
 interview
Galz Love Music 
Hostelbookers travel blogger interview
Mediabistro Galleycat
 - Pet Parade
Black Cat White Dog magazine (Dec 2012), pet care interview
The Glove Box (Argus Car Hire) 
Mochi Magazine (Asian American young women)
Backpacks & Bunkbeds
, travel blogger feature
Beauty Bender
 (makeup and skincare interview)
Giglio (fashion blogger interview) 
Shop the Mag

Fashiolista (Style Blogger Interview)
Zaikei Japan

The Fashion Brewery
 "La Carmina Week"
Muita Moda (Brazil fashion site)
College Lifestyles
Independent Fashion Bloggers, IFB Conference panelist
RocknRoll Bride

Conversations with Bianca
MOOV Magazine
Fashion Zest

Asiance Magazine
Modern Tokyo Times
Anime.com

College Fashion (blogger inspiration interview)
Moda Online
Steampunk Jewelry book 
by Jean Campbell
Fashion Questions
 (fashion blogger interview)
AA Risings (Asian-Americans in entertainment)
Gia Magazine
Rolf Potts (travel writer interview)
Wearable Art Blog
Siouxsie Law 
InTheMo (Tokyo City guide, next to city experts like Lady Gaga)
Random Traveler feature
Curiosities Esthetiques (France)
Mobile Youth Asia interview (Asia trends)
Independent Fashion Bloggers
Polyvore
Peta2
Vampyrotic
Stargate TV producer's website
Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi
My Life as a Magazine
Asian Boston Magazine
Style Sample Magazine
Trespass Magazine
EGL Magazine
Fan To Pro
Tokyo Telephone
My Fat Pocket (Singapore)
The Whiskey Dregs
Tokyo CanDoll (Japan)
Hyphen Magazine
Annabelle Cosmetics in English and en Francais

la carmina press interviews, media, clips, newspaper coverage, tv appearances

Photos
+ Click here for images of La Carmina in Goth/Lolita/Punk clothing. For higher resolution photos, email Carmina.
+ Click here to view La Carmina's clothing line.

For La Carmina TV interviews and appearances, visit the TV Hosting site.

† LA CARMINA † TV hosting reel

includes CNN, Today Show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Circus HalliGalli Joko und Klaas, Kawaii TV Japan NHK.

La Carmina hosts, writes, arranges and field produces a "Coolhunting America" travel TV show for Huffington Post / AOL. Watch the first episode.


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