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About meJapan Goth fashion blogger. Travel TV host & arranger. Youth subcultures trend consultant. Author of 3 Jpop books. CNNGo / Huffington Post Travel journalist. Pirate. ARR.

“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 is a professional Harajuku & alternative fashion/subcultures blogger, travel TV host, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for Huffington Post & CNNGo.

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.

Her popular blog - - has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Village Voice, Time Out New York, LA Times). She contributes articles about Asia travel, pop culture and Goth fashion for CNN, Huffington Post and Lip Service. 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.

La Carmina has appeared on 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 a documentary about her work; recent TV hosting and arranging credits include Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV and CNN International in Tokyo. Carmina will be the Asia host for educational travel TV series, Project Explorer.

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About my libraryI wrote 3 books on Japanese pop culture & cute food: Cute Yummy Time and Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo. Find out more and order them at



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