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Carolina Santos Read was born in London and raised in Madrid and Connecticut where she studied at the Casa de Cultura and Eastern CT Ballet. She was in numerous productions including "The Nutcracker," "The Sleeping Beauty" (Young Aurora), "Hoedown" (Cowgirl), and a soloist in Balanchine's "Concerto Barroco." Carolina has attended many summer dance intensives including the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Juilliard School, Ballet Hispanico, the Carmen Roche ballet school and the Amor de Dios flamenco school in Spain. Carolina was awarded two gold medals with distinction at American Academy of Ballet's Performance Awards, and was recipient of the Shoreline Arts Alliance dance scholarship in 2004.<br /><br />

She graduated from Fordham University with a BFA in dance in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey School and a BA in Political Science. She has worked with choreographers Maximo Luna, Christopher Huggins, Troy Powell, Sylvia Waters, Pascal Rioult, Nathan Trice, Ronald K. Brown, Pedro Ruiz, Robert Battle, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Jacqui Buglisi, and performed Ramon Oller's "Besame" solo set by Irene Hogarth of Ballet Hispanico. In the spring of 2008 she performed as a guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater. In August 2008 she performed as tango dancer and dance captain in an Actors Equity (AEA) production of "Evita" at the Ivoryton Playhouse in CT. She then performed with Ballet Hispanico's Senior Ensemble in Manhattan.<br /><br />

Carolina has acted in commercials, film and television including "Beautiful Girls," "The Reflection," and "Friends With Kids" (Chicago dancer) as well as Princess Sophie's Secretary on Season 4 of Gossip Girl, a stewardess in ABC's "Pan Am" pilot, and Johnny's girlfriend on "Tattoo Nightmares." She models for commercial print work and has danced in music videos. In March 2010 Carolina performed in "Canto," an all-women flamenco piece choreographed by Melinda Marquez. April-September 2010 she toured the UK with England's Giffords Circus as dancer and assistant choreographer. She performed in plays "La Revolucion" and "Moctezuma" at NYC's Mint Theater, as well as "The Producers" and "Home for the Holidays" in CT.  She most recently performed a flamenco solo in the 2012 Provincetown Dance Festival and was seen Off-Broadway in 50 Shades! The Musical at the Gramercy Theater. She is currently working in the ghost opera "Circle of Haunts" in NYC, and in March she will once again guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater

Fashion

NYFW OOTD

Carolina Santos Read

About to hit up the Desigual SS17 NYFW runway show wearing a Desi top, H&M skirt, Christian Louboutin heels, Chanel vintage cuff bracelet, and Salvatore Ferragamo evening bag. Photography in Gramercy by Francisco Graciano. 

About to hit up the Desigual SS17 NYFW runway show wearing a Desi top, H&M skirt, Christian Louboutin heels, Chanel vintage cuff bracelet, and Salvatore Ferragamo evening bag. Photography in Gramercy by Francisco Graciano

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Heading to the Michael Costello show wearing a new H&M leotard, pink Farm Rio maxi skirt, Christian Louboutin black pumps, a vintage Chanel cuff bracelet, and a Salvatore Ferragamo evening bag (a treasured gift from my Mom). Earrings are from a small Brazil boutique called Manhattan in Socorro from this past May's trip. Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

Heading to the Michael Costello show wearing a new H&M leotard, pink Farm Rio maxi skirt, Christian Louboutin black pumps, a vintage Chanel cuff bracelet, and a Salvatore Ferragamo evening bag (a treasured gift from my Mom). Earrings are from a small Brazil boutique called Manhattan in Socorro from this past May's trip. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

So New York Fashion Week just wrapped up but I wanted to share with you a couple of my fashion week OOTDs (outfit of the day). Fortunately but unfortunately I had to leave halfway through FW to head to Miami for work (but I always love an excuse to head down to Miami) so I'm focusing on these two looks you for now. However, there will be plenty more fall looks coming up including a blogger preview trip to the W by Worth showroom before their fall/winter line premiered to the public. 

In my first look which I wore to the SS17 runway presentation for Desigual, I wore a Desigual top with a new H&M mustard yellow eyelet mid-length skirt, Christian Louboutin black classic pumps and an oldie but goodie classic Salvatore Ferragamo evening bag. This bag was a gift from my Mom years ago and I treasure it. It's perfect for a fun evening occasion, or daytime if you want to just bring the essentials. I also styled the look with a vintage Chanel cuff I scored at a thrift store years ago while traveling around the English countryside on tour dancing with Giffords Circus. It is another timeless piece I treasure. 

As you can see from the look I am into pairing older classic elements (Christian Louboutin black pumps will never go out of style) with a modern elegance of a fun graffiti and comic strip shirt tucked into a classic A-line skirt in the currently very popular mid length.

In the second look I styled a new H&M floral off the shoulder leotard with a matching Farm Rio maxi skirt, Christian Louboutin black pumps and my Ferragamo evening bag. I finished the look with my vintage Chanel cuff. In this look I went a little more romantic since Michael Costello has such gorgeous gowns and dressy clothes for women and men. Another big fall trend is still the off the shoulder look but the ballet look is in, and being a dancer myself I naturally love getting to wear this! 

Check out my (sometimes blurry sorry) iPhone photo recaps below of the Desigual and Michael Costello shows! 

with love,

Carolina

xoxo

 

I love their motto and the Desigual woman. I relate to this wanderlust theme since I have a passion for travel and have moved countries various times! 

I love their motto and the Desigual woman. I relate to this wanderlust theme since I have a passion for travel and have moved countries various times! 

On the runway pre-show before they took the protective covering off! 

On the runway pre-show before they took the protective covering off! 

I met the talented Nigel Barker! 

I met the talented Nigel Barker! 

Desigual SS17 presentation

Desigual SS17 presentation

This embellished white lace dress with butterfly and other details was so gorgeous! I need it  

This embellished white lace dress with butterfly and other details was so gorgeous! I need it  

They used crowns and face paint on the models to resemble snapchat filters like the butterfly filter that I love! What a fun detail. 

They used crowns and face paint on the models to resemble snapchat filters like the butterfly filter that I love! What a fun detail. 

Michael Costello SS17 was beyond stunning with its use of feminine silhouettes, plum, white, black, and pops of red. A gorgeous palette. 

Michael Costello SS17 was beyond stunning with its use of feminine silhouettes, plum, white, black, and pops of red. A gorgeous palette. 

Gorgeous. A lot of flower crowns everywhere, I'm into it! 

Gorgeous. A lot of flower crowns everywhere, I'm into it! 

I really love a good jumpsuit

I really love a good jumpsuit

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I loved seeing the babies on the runway!  

I loved seeing the babies on the runway!