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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

Vegan Leather, Faux Suede & Winter Neutrals

Carolina Santos Read

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In my Catherine Malandrino faux suede grey over the knee boots, Nordstrom vegan leather skinny jeans, white Free People sweater (now on sale), and Valentino rock stud bag at the movies. Photography by Francisco Graciano. 

In my Catherine Malandrino faux suede grey over the knee boots, Nordstrom vegan leather skinny jeans, white Free People sweater (now on sale), and Valentino rock stud bag at the movies. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there, 

 I recently purchased some gorgeous things on the Nordstrom site, including the outfit in this post. I scored the Catherine Malandrino thigh high faux suede grey boots at a Nordstrom Rack.  The link here is for the black ones but the grey are available at Nordstrom Rack and they were a steal! I went with black and neutrals for this look beginning with the grey boots, and I paired the boots with my new Hue leatherette (aka vegan leather) black leggings from Nordstrom online as well as a Free People winter white sweater tunic with bell sleeves which is now on sale. It can be worn with any tank underneath and it so comfortable, cozy, and stylish. 

In the winter I love to be warm and cozy as well as stylish, and this look utilizes different textures but with a dressy, elegant finish. The faux leather leggings even have a warm fuzzy lining inside too! Perfect for a date night like my recent date night to the movies with Francisco, when we went to see La La Land. I also wore my fuzzy free people winter white scarf for more layering and texture and my black long puffy coat from Guess. 

I hope you're staying warm, cozy, and stylish!

xo, 

Carolina