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La Carmina and Tokyo: alternative fashion, subcultures and Gothic styles

La Carmina and Tokyo: alternative fashion, subcultures and Gothic styles

Michel Lebon and Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

La Carmina is an extremely elegant and articulated lady who covers the world of alternative fashion and subcultures in Tokyo and a host of other places. If you want to know the latest alternative fashion trends in Tokyo, places to visit and see subculture in all its dynamics, then without a shadow of a doubt La Carmina is the lady to follow.

A fascinating newsreel ( about La Carmina can be viewed at the above link. Straight away it becomes apparent that this stylish lady with an amazing outlook is well connected and La Carmina opens up a new world.

La Carmina is a charming and sophisticated lady who blends naturally into a host of different styles and environments. Therefore, her talents are being richly rewarded because La Carmina is a professional Japan Goth who focuses on alternative fashion and subcultures and many powerful networks want to highlight her.

This applies to La Carmina being a professional blogger, TV host (Travel Channel, Food Network, CNN), author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), a fantastic designer and journalist for AOL Travel / Huffington Post. The reason why La Carmina is in such demand is because the world that she highlights is part and parcel of her own self. Therefore, it is clear that this articulated lady can connect easily and with style and panache.

The website is extremely popular and has been featured in a host of major publications including Cosmopolitan, The New Yorker, Washington Post, WWD, Vogue Italia and LA Times. La Carmina is also a travel and pop culture journalist for CNN and Huffington Post/AOL. Therefore, because of the uniqueness and style of La Carmina she became one of the top 40 world fashion bloggers and was flown to the LuisaViaRoma’s event in Italy and clearly she was a big hit.

La Carmina highlights alternative fashion, subcultures, cosplay, alternative restaurants, maid cafes, travel, Gothic Lolita, the fashion scene in Tokyo, and a host of other things. In truth, we are talking about a multi-talented lady who is blessed with a high work ethic and the skill to see things before others.

The following link was filmed several years ago by La Carmina it shows the fusion of Gothic Lolita with a punky style and attitude. Also, this brief video shows the passion of a lady who is in high demand.

La Carmina’s three books are a must for people who are fascinated by the subcultures of Tokyo and Japan. Not surprisingly, with La Carmina graduating from Columbia University and Yale Law School; alongside her natural ability, passion and independent style; then her books were published by crème de la crème publishers (Random House, Penguin USA). The books Cute Yummy Time (about decorating food to look adorable) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (maid cafes, cat cafes, vampire and ninja restaurants) show a hidden world which is electric and powerful.

Therefore, the pulse of Tokyo in the field of alternative fashion, unique restaurants, subculture, fashion districts of Tokyo, Gothic Lolita, cosplay, music, and in many other areas, is clearly felt within this one stunning lady. If this is what makes you tick then clearly you need to follow the news emanating from La Carmina.

NHK Japan filmed two fascinating documentaries about La Carmina and this lady is clearly international and in demand. This applies to appearing on The Today Show and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which is shown in 75 countries. Recent TV hosting is vast and arranging credits include Food Network, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Belgium TV, Norway TV, Fuel / Discovery / National Geographic, and CNN International.

If you click onto you can feel the passion and talent of La Carmina.

La Carmina runs a trend consulting / TV hosting and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The crew specializes in Cool Japan, cosplay, Goth, burlesque, LGBT, Jpop fashion, music, art and youth subcultures.

If you visit then you can read and visually see the diverse nature of La Carmina & The Pirates. Like always, you will feel the passion and will learn so much about current trends and important areas related to the above mentioned.

Obviously, with the knowledge, style, and sophistication of La Carmina, she is naturally involved in fashion design. Therefore, La Carmina designs clothing with various fashion brands. She recently released the HOPE t-shirt collection and Soho Hearts Swarovski panda necklace, with funds going to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims.

Simply put, if you want to know about the buzzing underground of Tokyo alternative fashion, subculture, and so much more, then La Carmina is the lady to check out.

La Carmina equals style, sophisticated elegance and an independent spirit who is opening up a world of creativity and passion.

All photos in this article were kindly provided by La Carmina. La Carmina

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