Loved to Death, Oddities San Francisco antiques shop! Traveling to New Orleans.

killstar dress skirt, model

I’m thrilled to announce my next TV project: I’ll be a guest on the award-winning late night news program, ABC Nightline! We’ll be shooting a segment in San Francisco about concept cafes and J-pop culture. I can’t reveal all the details yet, but I’ll fill you in before the program airs so that you can watch.

And then, I’ll be in the city of vampires and voodoo: New Orleans! Anne Rice’s home has been on my wish list for a long time, and thanks to NOLA Tourism, I’ll be diving deep into the dark culture.

Got New Orleans travel tips? Leave me a comment, and check out my Instagram to see where I end up. (More photos of the above Killstar outfit here.)

Speaking of dark fashion, Black Friday is one of the best times to pick up Goth, rock and edgy clothing at much lower prices. Above are some of my picks (click the black “+” sign in the top right corner to shop the look). These include a black Shakuhachi Tulip Dress and Blade Runner Shirt Dress.

You can also purchase clothing from my own wardrobe — including Japanese street style brands — at discount prices right here.

loved to death shop, san francisco

Since I’m off to San Francisco, it seems fitting to talk about one of my favorite stores in the city: Loved to Death. Like the name implies, this shop is a lovingly curated collection of morbid art and antiques. Expect to see taxidermy mice, baby coffins and other odds and ends.

oddities ny mike and evan

Perhaps some of you recognize Loved to Death as the site of the TV show, Oddities San Francisco. It’s a spin-off of the Science / Discovery Channel hit series, Oddities New York. Remember when I appeared on the show, and bought a giant deer? (Here’s my Oddities video clip if you missed it.)

loved to death, wednesday mourning

It’s easy to recognize the entrance of Loved to Death, from the swirling Gothic swirling sign. (Address: 1681 Haight St, San Francisco, 94117)

oddities sf tv show science discovery

The posterboard invites passersby to come in and browse “creepy little things, as seen on Oddities SF.” (This show is sadly no longer running, but you can watch past episodes here.)

san francisco weird crazy antique skulls

The store window features a two-headed skeleton, which you may have seen on the TV show .

medusa tentacles chandelier lamp

When you enter, look up. There’s a Medusa chandelier hanging from the ceiling.

Audra Kunkle Loved To Death owner

Our friend Trevor put us in touch with Loved to Death owner, Audra Kunkle. She opened this store to share her love of dark, eccentric antiques.

oddities san francisco interior

Photography is usually forbidden in Loved to Death, but Audra kindly let us take photos, so that I can share this story with you.

taxidermy bat in glass

The small store was packed with shoppers. Many are fans of Oddities, and make pilgrimages to San Francisco to see the staff and take home souvenirs like stuffed bats.

baby skeleton for sale

No animals were harmed in the making of my tiger-paw scarf (you can get a tiger scarf here). Behind me, there’s a devilish selection of horror art, preserved animals, skeletons and antique teapots.

animal tail goth chandelier

Not sure if these animals come with the Goth-Rococo black chandelier!

staff cast loved to death

We loved meeting the staff, and chatting about their favorite creepy items.

poison bottles for sale

I’m impressed by the number of rare items. These brown poison jugs are from the 1940s.

pirate civil war hat

Here’s a hat fit for a Civil War military drummer boy, or a pirate in training.

carved skull, ouija board

Glass absinthe drips, vintage ouija boards, and skulls intricately carved with floral designs. This is my type of Goth home decor.

sugar skull makeup girls

This is also a fun place to people-watch, and meet fellow spooks. Outside, we ran into these two ladies in beautiful sugar skull fairy makeup.

oddities new york owners, cast

It goes without saying, we loved Loved to Death! If you aren’t familiar with this TV show (I appeared in the NY edition), you can watch Oddities NY here.

oddities san francisco shop

Loved to Death is on Haight Street, one of my favorite shopping areas in San Francisco. For more tips, check out my guide to SF shopping — including New People World Lolita dresses, future-tribe fashion, and hippie hangouts.

If you could take home one item from the Oddities San Fran shop, what would it be? Don’t forget to let me know your New Orleans, Louisiana suggestions and check out the Black Friday sales!



  1. Iris
    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    NOLA I can’ wait to see your photos!

  2. brendan
    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    you were rad on Oddities.

  3. Chris De
    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    That’s amazing!

  4. Dolly
    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    ur soo kool!!! yay!!!

  5. Stan 1999
    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Exciting news woot!

  6. David
    Posted November 27, 2014 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Happy Dead Bird Day to all………….:+)

  7. Azalea
    Posted November 27, 2014 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Oddities is one of my favorite shows evah!

  8. SESO
    Posted November 27, 2014 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    The two headed baby, I recognize it from the show! Did it get cancelled?

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 29, 2014 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      It’s sadly no longer on the air, but you can always watch past episodes!

  9. cOOKIE
    Posted November 27, 2014 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    is awesome

  10. Tracy
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving !!!

  11. chaz
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Happy thanksgiving!! Sweet !C

  12. Lars
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 1:40 am | Permalink


  13. Christa
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I <3 this shop to death! hehe

  14. trashtastika
    Posted November 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    We loved this store when we were there too – but I didn’t know it had its own spin off series! We also got to meet Mike Zohn this time around when we were in New York – boy, that man knows a LOT of stuff! And yeah, we had to buy a little bat in acrylic to take home(which held us up in Sydney customs a while…)

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 29, 2014 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      I saw those photos – ahh love them to bits!
      You’ve got to check out New Orleans on your next US trip. Haha it must have been quite the scene at customs – I had the same issue, bringing back a bottle of poison from Obscura for my pal. <3

  15. Asta
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    you have to find the absinthe bar!

  16. Emily
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted to travel to New Orleans. Safe journeys!

  17. Brooke
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    enjoy all the southern cooking while you’re there, as well as the sights. New Orleans is a beautifully unique city

  18. Drew
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    awesome cities!

  19. Nathen
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    sounds awesome :)

  20. Guinever
    Posted November 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Blind Pelican. Ps, introduce yourself to Dexter, the man who runs the outdoor seafood gumbo extravaganza (only done on non-rain days, after 4 or so). He will give you a few crawdads to taste free.

  21. Shu
    Posted December 1, 2014 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    pretty awesome

  22. Essse
    Posted December 1, 2014 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    I follow you^^!!

  23. Siren Song
    Posted December 1, 2014 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    super cool

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