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Japan Goth fashion blogger. Travel TV host & arranger. Youth subcultures trend consultant / coolhunter. Author of 3 Jpop books. Huffington Post & CNN journalist.
La Carmina is a professional alternative travel/fashion/subcultures blogger, TV host & arranger, coolhunter & trend consultant, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), designer and journalist for CNN, AOL and Huffington Post.
She runs a coolhunting / trend consulting / TV hosting and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The team specializes in cosplay, Goth, burlesque, LGBT, Jpop culture and youth subcultures. (lacarmina.com/pirates)
Her books include Cute Yummy Time (about decorating food to look adorable) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (maid cafes, cat cafes, vampire and ninja restaurants). La Carmina is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School. Her popular blog - lacarmina.com/blog - has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Italia, LA Times). She is a travel and pop culture journalist for CNN, and Huffington Post / AOL. La Carmina has a large, passionate online following, and was twice invited to Luisaviaroma's Italy event for the world's top fashion bloggers. She was a guest at NY Fashion Week 2012, where she sat front row and spoke at IFB Conference. She spoke about travel video and social media at PRSA Travel and Tourism Conference, and Mediabistro's social curation summit.
La Carmina has appeared on CBS The Doctors and The Today Show, and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about her work; recent TV hosting and arranging credits include Food Network, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Belgium TV, Norway TV, Fuel, Discovery, Pro Sieben, National Geographic, and CNN International. Hosting reel: youtube.com/watch?v=d75XqWdi2v4
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La Carmina site: lacarmina.com
Tokyo fixer / TV production consultant site: lacarmina.com/pirates
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