La Carmina is a professional alt fashion/culture blogger, travel TV host (Travel Channel, Food Network, CNN), author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for AOL Travel / Huffington Post, Business Insider and CNN. Her travel video series, focusing on youth trends and underground culture, is filmed worldwide (locations include Budapest, Dubai, Thailand).
BLOGGER & JOURNALIST: La Carmina's popular blog - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog - has been featured in major publications (New York Times, 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; her Business Insider posts get 500,000+ views each. 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, Mediabistro's social curation summit, and Hong Kong social media week.
AUTHOR: She's written 3 books about Jpop culture for major publishers (Random House, Penguin USA). These 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. More about her books: http://www.lacarmina.com/books.php
TV HOST: 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 / National Geographic, and CNN International. Hosting reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d75XqWdi2v4
TRAVEL SHOW: She hosts, writes, arranges and field produces a "Coolhunting America" travel TV show for Huffington Post / AOL. La Carmina travels and scouts out underground attractions and bizarre subcultures, starting with Wisconsin.
COOLHUNTER : She runs a trend consulting / TV hosting and arranging company: La Carmina & The Pirates. The crew specializes in Cool Japan, cosplay, fashion, music, art and youth subcultures. (http://lacarmina.com/pirates)
La Carmina and her professional filmmakers have done many successful travel showcases where they visit a destination, and do a personalized series of major media articles, blogs, videos, and social media posts about the experience. For example, in 2012-4, they made Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel and Business Insider videos/articles and dozens of blogs about hosted trips to Berlin, Cape Town, Mexico, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Maldives, Hong Kong, Japan and Maui.
La Carmina and her professional filmmakers shoot a travel video series worldwide, which highlights the local underground art, pop culture, emerging trends, and nightlife. This travel show is published on Huffington Post and Business Insider, along with a personalized series of major media articles, blogs, videos, and social media by @lacarmina. Locations include Cape Town, Bangkok, Miami, Israel, Maldives, Maui, Croatia, Hong Kong and more.
La Carmina's blog - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog - is featured in major media (The New Yorker, Washington Post, The Guardian, Vogue). She's a CNN, AOL and Huffington Post journalist, author of 3 books (with Random House and Penguin), and hosts TV shows for Discovery, National Geographic, Food Network, Travel Channel and more. She also runs a TV production company - http://www.lacarmina.com/pirates
Speeches and appearances include Luisaviaroma Italy, NY fashion week IFB conference, Hong Kong Social Media Week, Mediabistro's Social Curation summit.
La Carmina is a fashion, beauty and travel blogger, specializing in offbeat stories about Tokyo and Asia. She wrote 3 books about Japanese youth culture, and hosts travel TV shows for networks including CNN, Food Network, Discovery, National Geographic and Travel Channel. La Carmina and her travel film team shoot a series worldwide about underground style and subcultures, in destinations like Korea, Israel, Iceland and Cape Town. See more of La Carmina’s colorful style and travel guides on her popular website, lacarmina.com
La Carmina dives into the subcultures of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Zagreb, during a train journey with Eurail. See all her alternative fashion outfits and travel guides on LaCarmina blog: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/
Scottish Fold kawaii!! Basil Farrow, son of Ronan and La Carmina, is a male, purebred cream foldy-eared teddy bear. Add him on Facebook - "Basil Yuen Farrow" - and please visit his blog for daily photos! http://lacarmina.com/basilfarrow