Home to voodoo shops, vampire balls and American Horror Story, the state of New Orleans is legendary for being one of the spookiest destinations in the world. It's this dark side of NOLA that goth fashion blogger La Carmina of LaCarmina Blog loves to explore -- with the cemeteries and cobbled streets serving as beautiful and haunting settings for her style shoots featuring the best of Japanese and indie designers.
Working as a travel TV host, La Carmina mixes her unique outfit photos with helpful underground travel tips on her blog. In New Orleans, she dove into the alternative art scene, and had her portrait painted kawaii style by local artist Kevin Thayer. We also had a photo shoot that got her all dolled up for a devil-horns party, drinking absinthe cocktails at the boudoir-themed bar Bellocq.
Enjoy this peek into La Carmina's New Orleans trip, and see more of her spooky-cute style at @lacarmina!
La Carmina spreads her wings in Audubon Park. Her fringe dress is from Killstar
, and her blue-purple-red ombre hair styled by Stephanie Hoy.
There's no better place for Gothic modeling than a New Orleans cemetery.
Her friend Molly kisses the Sphinx who guards the unique Brunswig tomb.
The streets of New Orleans are filled with colorful characters. Her top is Cameo from West LA Boutique Dubai, and boots by Yosuke Japan.
did a live painting of La Carmina, in his signature kawaii style.
La Madama Bazarre gallery is a haven for offbeat and alt art. La Carmina wears a Blablahospital
Spreading her wings in the elegant Garden District.
Her friend Molly hangs from the Tree of Life in Audubon Park.
Close-up of her leather skirt by Hong Kong designer Erbert Chong
and pirate shoes by Peace Now Tokyo.
Ready for a jazz brunch in the lobby of the Hotel Modern.
What La Carmina wore to an underground party. There's a great Goth club scene in New Orleans, and an annual Anne Rice vampire ball.
She saw a burlesque Nightmare Before Christmas performance at Shadowbox Theater.
You can pick up masks and wigs in the French Quarter, especially for Mardi Gras.
Tip: wear good walking shoes, since the cobbled streets can be hard on heels. La Carmina's Michael Kors
shoes were a stylish yet comfy choice.
If you'd like to discover more of La Carmina's one-of-a-kind travel photos, there's more on her Instagram and on her goth-style fashion blog!