Art Nouveau Disco Goth! Rebelicious Magazine cover: Angelica Brigade hair flowers, Vaute Couture dresses.

rebelicious magazine, goth cover model

While I was in Portland, I did something special… I shot a cover and spread for Rebelicious Magazine! It’s an honor to be the face of their winter issue, which came out today.

There’s more happy news: my Budapest travel video and slideshow are published here on Business Insider, and the reaction is huge — 150,000 views and counting! I hope you’ll take a minute to watch, and that you’ll enjoy the photos below.

la carmina modeling

My team and I took these images in Portland, Oregon, mainly around Steel Bridge. I love shooting outdoors in different cities, as I feel these types of photos best convey the feeling of a place.

alternative model, goth girl

All of the magazine photography is by Melissa Rundle and Eric Bergemann, who are also my travel filmmakers. So far, we’ve filmed in Budapest, Maldives, Mexico, Hawaii, Belgrade and more! (You can see all videos on my YouTube channel.)

First Mate Naomi Rubin took behind-the-scenes and additional photos, which I’ll share in an upcoming post.

blue hair, turquoise hair color

Aren’t these velvet dresses adorable? They were lent to me by Vaute Couture, an eco-conscious and vegan fashion label. The latest collection is inspired by Sailor Moon — the Jpop colors and cute cuts were a perfect fit for me.

You can purchase this Kristina dress, a Constellation dress and more from Vaute Couture’s website.

hair flower accessories

My silk flower hair accessories were created by hand, by Angelica Brigade.

goth makeup, lipstick

The accessories can be pinned or clipped on, and arranged in any way — including stacking them to make a flower crown. Angelica Brigade customized the colors to match my new hair!

flower crown, japanese fashion

Speaking of — my mermaid hair color is the work of Stephanie Hoy of Avant Garde Hair in Vancouver. The ombre effect is a combination of turquoise, blue and dark purple.

harajuku hair, goth model

My coat is a disco-pimp dream, isn’t it? It’s vintage Alan Cherry (Toronto designer brand), from Portland store Hattie’s. Once I saw the long white leather panels and faux-fur trim, I had to have it.

The cut-out black boots are Yosuke, from Marui One Shinjuku

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My makeup is 100% Annabelle Cosmetics, a Canadian company. I’ve been wearing them the entire time in Portland.

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As you might know, I’m a big fan of Art Nouveau, and wanted to do a shoot inspired by this aesthetic.

faux fur purple scarf

My take on the dreamy, floral world of the Mucha ladies. (Remember when I saw his Art Nouveau exhibit in Tokyo?)

portland steel bridge photoshoot

It’s an honor to shoot for Rebelicious Magazine, a publication “for girly girls in a brutal world.” They celebrate alternative style, underground culture and individuality — all things I stand for.

famous goths, celebrity goth

The winter issue features an interview with me, so you’ll have to pick up Rebelicious Magazine here for the full scoop!

white faux fur coat

Which of the two outfits do you prefer? It’s fun to switch up my wardrobe, in order to match my ever-changing hair color.

blue green hair, ombre dyed hairstyle

No animals were harmed to make this faux fur scarf. I got it at Holt Renfrew.

pimp coat, white collar leather coat

Here is the shot that ended up being the magazine cover.

flower clips hair accessories

The back of my Vaute Couture dress has a cut-out star.

vaute couture, designer dresses

Portland’s autumn colors were too gorgeous not to shoot.

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Lens flare is always welcome, especially when it reflects teal like my dress.

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Thanks to Rebelicious Mag and my team for this wonderful project.

japanese street style snap

For behind-the-scenes shots, jump over to Rebelicious’ Facebook page. Don’t forget to read my interview and order a copy of this issue.

PS: My Budapest travel video is released! Watch as I visit hipster bars, rock out at a surreal music festival, and taste Hungarian food. I hope the Mission Impossible running scene makes you smile.

See my shenanigans above and on Business Insider. Thanks to all of you, for making my creative pursuits possible.



  1. QC
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Love the faux fur scarf! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Angel
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:47 am | Permalink


  3. Petal
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    you look like a goddess!!! Well-done xooxoxoxoxoxo

  4. Giri
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    Oh my god, im from Budapest^^ perfect video. Come again!:)) Bp <3

  5. Favago
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this great guide!

  6. Mate
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Come visit!!

  7. Aba
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:53 am | Permalink


  8. mar kus
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Juhéé! Minden magyar írjon egy angol kommentet, hogy jujdeyoh Budapeest!

  9. jj
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 2:53 am | Permalink


  10. MelissaR
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    So glad you are on the cover!!! You are a dreamy dream boat!

  11. Karen
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    Beautiful pictures! Your hair is amazing!!!

  12. Hibari
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I love your hair so much! Turquoise and purple are my favorite color combo.

    • lacarmina
      Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

      Aww thank you so much!! <3 I will keep it like this for a while.

  13. Jane
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:44 am | Permalink


  14. Devon
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    your hair colour is fabulous

  15. Eva
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    id love the food trip its all worthy to get in there…

  16. A3troboy
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Just so you know: in Hungarian, then letter “s” is the equivalent of the English “sh”, and “sz” is “s”. Budapest is pronounced Budapesht, Sziget is pronounced Siget and dobos(torta) is pronounced dobosh. It’s no difficult, you already know the sounds.

    Oh, and lángos is a fried flatbread, distinct from other flatbreads. Buy it with garlic and tejföl (a sort of very thick sour cream) on the Balaton shore from a caravan converted from a Soviet van for the authentic experience.

  17. Tina
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    I love it! Yay!

  18. Swan
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    This is so exciting!

  19. Amy
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Ah brillant thank you x

  20. Leon Lindon
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Loved these photos, my friend. Stunning.

  21. Petal
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Super cute!

  22. Nel
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink


  23. Katherine
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Love the look! And love your hair!

  24. Kim
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    You’re awesome! :D

  25. BL
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    those are beautiful!

  26. Hella
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    nice ~*O*~

  27. Kami
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Kawaii !

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