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LA CARMINA Goth Japan fashion blogger, TV host lacarmina blog

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Hi! I'm La Carmina - alt Japan style blogger, TV host & Tokyo fixer (Travel Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Food Network), award winning journalist @lacarmina www.lacarmina.com #lacarmina La Carmina is a dark subcultures expert, award-winning blogger and journalist, author of 3 books, and TV presenter on networks worldwide (Travel Channel, Food Network, Discovery, Nat Geo, ABC, and many more). Her leading La Carmina blog - http://www.lacarmina.com/blog - focuses on Japanese Goth / Satanic culture, and won the "Best Blog of the Year" award in 2017. La Carmina has worked as an on-camera host and local producer for TV shows worldwide. Credits include NBC (Better Late Than Never), Kawaii TV (NHK Japan), Discovery (Oddities), National Geographic (Taboo, Roam), Food Network (World’s Weirdest Restaurants), Travel Channel (Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain promo, Could I Live There), "The Purge TV" with Blumhouse, "The Doctors," "Today Show," "CNN", "ABC Nightline" and other international networks (Canal Plus, Pro Sieben, Norway TV). In addition to her extensive online and blog following, La Carmina published three books with Random House and Penguin, and writes for various publications including CNN, Yahoo, Business Insider and Sunday Times. See more about La Carmina at http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/ and @LaCarmina on all social media.

Order La Carmina's The Little Book of Satanism - A Guide to Satanic History, Culture, Wisdom. Foreword by Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple.

Big news - La Carmina has a new book coming out at last… about Satanism!

“The Little Book of Satanism” by La Carmina is a nonfiction guide to the history, culture & practices of Satanism. Coming out 10/25, with a foreword by Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple. Simon and Schuster is the publisher. There's more info about it and preorder links here.

👹 PREORDER “The Little Book of Satanism” here - published by Ulysses Press / Simon & Schuster (out 10/25)!

Thanks Black Mass Appeal for having me back on your podcast - we chatted about Satanic birthdays & my upcoming book! 🎂😈 Swipe for a preview of “The Little Book of Satanism”… Grateful to everyone for the pre-orders and support. 🙏🏻 More info about my book at http://www.lacarmina.com/blog (link in profile bio) 📕 And please listen to my podcast episode on @blackmassappeal 👹and give them a follow / hail! https://www.instagram.com/p/ChIc8jIP_Mo/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

The Hong Kong restaurant, Harvard Square - where The Satanic Temple’s 2014 Black Mass ended up taking place 🤟 Wasn’t able to make it to #tst3k live as I was in Boston in June, but glad everyone had fun! And thanks again for the kind words and support for my new “The Little Book of Satanism” - foreword by #luciengreaves of #thesatanictemple 🔥 More info at http://www.lacarmina.com 💜 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg7u-TaP1HH/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Me and my boos 👻 Tap for details of my Kpop outfit with knee high leather boots 💜 I’ve been blogging about Goth and Alt fashion since 2007 (!!) - check out over a decade of posts at La Carmina Blog: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgw4L2Gryi6/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my book deals, how to pitch publishers, how to get a literary agent… 🤔 It’s a complicated answer and it depends on your experience, niche, selling point and genre. If you have any book questions, please leave a comment here only and I’ll do my best to answer 👍🏻 I’m afraid I can’t personally consult or make referrals, but I’ll create a space here for any questions. Thank you again for being so supportive! 💜 (The Little Book of Satanism comes out in October, published by Ulysses / Simon & Schuster worldwide. Info at http://www.lacarmina.com/blog) https://www.instagram.com/p/CgnIXMqve8S/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

THE LITTLE BOOK OF SATANISM - Thanks for your kindness about my next book! ❤ Might you be willing to support with a pre-order, or share? 🙏🏻 (Link in bio or Lacarmina.com) My Satanic guidebook traces the history of the Devil, Modern #Satanism, Satanic Panic & more. With a foreword by Lucien Greaves of @thesatanictemple 👹 Out Oct 25, via Simon & Schuster / Ulysses Press. More info here (and profile URL/stories) - thank you to everyone who preordered! 😈🙏🏻 https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/07/satanism-book-deal-la-carmina-books-satanic-history/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgh21TqvVJh/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Ahh I have a new BOOK coming out in October about SATANISM -- Published by @ulyssespress / Simon & Schuster! 🔥👹 Late last year, I received a book deal for “The Little Book of Satanism” -- a nonfiction guide to the history, culture & practices of Satanism. I'm thrilled to announce that it'll be out 10/25, with a foreword by Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple. 💜 My Satanic history / culture book is available for preorder now. I'd love to hear what you think of the Baphomet cover design & contents! 💜 Please check it out on #lacarmina.com — and thank you for your kind support & shares. Link in Profile bio, Insta stories, or: https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/07/satanism-book-deal-la-carmina-books-satanic-history/ 🙏🏻😈 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgc1XZjvqLF/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

A look back at some of my favorite Puerto Rico memories 🌴🌊☀️ I have MAJOR personal news to share next week… please keep your eyes peeled for the announcement! 🙉 To turn on notifications for my posts, go to my @lacarmina Profile & hit the 🔔 icon on the top right — or Follow & add to Favorites ⭐️ can’t wait to spill the beans! https://www.instagram.com/p/CgVAFBmvLed/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

My style signatures: oversize sunglasses, 90s platform sandals, Sailor Moon tote, long pink purple hair, feather sleeved kimono. 😈 Double tap if you dig this look 💜💜 Also - I’m interviewed for @jet.set.chick travel radio show! Streams 1 PM or available anytime after on demand on @yourtravel.radio ✈️ https://www.instagram.com/p/CgKar47J1r8/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Vaporwave vibes, anyone? 🎶🌐🛼🌴 Every corner of @hotelstudioallston Boston is filled with energetic art, and 10 of their huge suites are designed by a different artist! I was thrilled to have the movie night themed suite with cozy couches, industrial film lights & and big tv 🎥🍿 Curious what I watched and did at #StudioAllston? Check out the blog, link in profile or.. https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/07/studio-allston-themed-hotel-rooms-cambridge-hourly-oyster-house/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CgDERx2v7WQ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Old-school charm at The Hourly Oyster House, in the heart of Harvard Square 🦪 🦞@thehourly02138 serves thoughtfully sourced and playfully prepared seafood and oysters from New England and beyond. Loved the blood orange negroni, perfectly grilled swordfish, and mango panna cotta with passionfruit whipped cream… more mouthwatering photos on my blog 🐟 http://www.lacarmina.com/blog https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf-SENYp4pz/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Can you tell that I felt inspired to #StayOutsideTheFrame, at Studio Allston Hotel (Boston)? 🎨🖼 One of the coolest art-themed hotels I’ve ever seen! @hotelstudioallston partnered with 22 local and national artists to fill the spaces wit murals, modern furniture, and other funky decorative elements. More photos from my #studioallston stay on my blog: https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/07/studio-allston-themed-hotel-rooms-cambridge-hourly-oyster-house/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf4h_bYP18m/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

It’s wedding season… have you been to any ceremonies this summer? 💍 Here’s what I wore to my cousins wedding in Baltimore - For Love & Lemons dress, Alexander McQueen bag, Lola Ramona heels. Very nice to be able to see relatives after so long! https://www.instagram.com/p/Cft2-I7Ftjk/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Let’s talk about dining in Puerto Rico! 🇵🇷Vianda caught our eye because it consistently made the list of best places to eat in San Juan. And it was ✊🔥! @vianda_pr brings to life creative dishes that rely on local ingredients and the flavors of Chef Guzmán’s Puerto Rican upbringing. Swipe for botanical cocktails, melt-in-your-mouth tuna, bananas with burnt caramel custard and more. More photos and the full #Vianda food review at: https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/06/puerto-rico-viator-rainforest-tour-el-yunque-vianda-restaurant/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CfkJm_fPwHP/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

It took me an hour to detangle my #PuertoRico Condado beach hair…. Worth it! ❤️ Posted a new blog about my Puerto Rican travels. I hope it inspires you to come play in the ocean too. 🌊 Red bikini @ukswimwear - check my grid to see what it looks like from the front. Photo @mbird_116 LC Blog link in profile, stories, or: https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/06/puerto-rico-viator-rainforest-tour-el-yunque-vianda-restaurant/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CfcDKVQJ5oi/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

The struggle for justice is ongoing. ✊👹 100% of band royalty from @satanicplanetofficial designs at @shirtkiller go to The Satanic Temple’s Religious Reproductive Rights campaigns. Get one at: https://shirtkiller.com/collections/satanicplanet More info on @thesatanictemple’s fight for reproductive health access: https://thesatanictemple.com/pages/rrr-campaigns https://www.instagram.com/p/CfNMHWqv4Jo/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

All hail the filthy and fabulous Divine! 🦩I scouted John Waters locations in Baltimore - including #Hampden where many of his films were shot. 🏳️‍🌈 Swipe for video of the giant rotating drag queen, and other outsider art at @the_avam - One of the most thought provoking and humorous museums I’ve ever visited! 💅🏻 For the full #JohnWaters #americanvisionaryartmuseum story, check out my blog (link in stories & below)… https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2022/06/bostonian-boston-millennium-hotel-review-john-waters-film-locations-hampden-baltimore/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CfKI76_PBLP/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

♡ NEW BLOG ♡ I wore one of my favorite dresses to my cousin's wedding! The story of my recent adventures in John Waters' BALTIMORE... & more outfit photos from Boston. 💜 It’s up now on my site Lacarmina.com - link in stories and bio! https://www.instagram.com/p/CfCfTCGvmFC/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Bloody excellent news… We’re relaunching “Satanic Show + Tell” by interviewing real-life #CANNIBAL turned macabre artist, @nicoclaux_official! 🤟🥩 Our show airs Saturday night, only on @thesatanictemple.tv! 👹 Along with his incredible art, Nico shares his collection of serial killer artifacts - including mementos from Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa, and German wiener-eater Armin Meiwes. 🍖 Watch our trailer for a peek of Nico Claux’s #cannibalism conversation with me & @drjohnskutlin! The full episode drops Saturday June 18th at 7pm PT/10pm EST at https://www.thesatanictemple.tv/programs/live-eh3upz05cxa?categoryId=116260 (Link in stories. If you register under the "Events Only" tab, you can watch it for free.) https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce4Oodzv3-4/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

Channeling The Crow on the rooftop of @thebostonianboston 🖤 The chic hotel’s soaring views of Boston were 🤟 Do you prefer photo 1, 2 or 3? Can’t decide which one I like best. Dress @toofastclothing, tights @uktightspics, shoes @lolaramonacom, hair @katatkore at @kore.salon. #mymillennium @millennium https://www.instagram.com/p/Cewda-vvePx/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=