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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

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Vitamin Sea

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I hope everyone is enjoying a little vitamin sea this summer! I’m on a show contract in the Hamptons and trying to make time for the beach whenever possible. My current obsession is beach throws like the Lilly turquoise kaftan (recently blogged about: a score at Marshall’s), and my tan one with Pom poms that I was gifted from a friend. These beach throws are everywhere and so effortless for the beach and running errands. 

I’m also loving a beach hat like the two pictured above! The “resting beachface” one is from Bohemian Groove on the Move (I love her store check her stuff out)! The white one that says “beach time” was from a boutique here in the Hamptons. They protect your face from UV rays and are perfectly beach chic!

Xo, 

Carolina  

Designer Beach Kaftan (for less)!

Carolina Santos Read

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Wearing my  Lilly Pulitzer  kaftan, straw bag,  Havaianas  flip flops and  Gucci  shades on Miami Beach.  

Wearing my Lilly Pulitzer kaftan, straw bag, Havaianas flip flops and Gucci shades on Miami Beach.  

Hi there! 

I’ve been back from Miami a couple weeks but had so much fun photographing new looks there like this gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer turquoise kaftan, which was way less because I found it at Marshall’s!!! I am so happy Lilly is carried there now, and this was one of two beautiful new pieces I bought.  

I styled it with the same straw bag from the last couple posts (also a steal from the Moroccan Imports store in Chelsea Market in NYC) and Havaianas flip flops and Gucci shades for a beach day. It is such a fun look with the gold embroidery and really comfortable cotton as well. Snag yourself one before they are gone!

Xo, 

Carolina

Indian Summer Hoodie

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I was able to recently have an end of summer beach day on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and this beautiful hoodie by Ocean Drive, a subsidiary company of Vintage Havana. I started working with this brand after discovering them at Christina's beachy store in Watch Hill, RI while on a beach day there. Christina's has the cutest fashion ever and it's always been a favorite of mine in Watch Hill. Be sure to check them out if you're ever in that area (and Taylor Swift's house lol).

I love how this sweater is comfortable and cozy while still being fashion forward with the striped neon pink and cream, beachy by design, and perfect for a windy day at the beach! I paired it with an oldie but goodie pair of H&M lace shorts and my Aldo gold berkenstock-style espadrilles sandals.

Happy Indian Summer like we are currently having in New York! I'm loving it! 

Xo, 

Carolina

Also wearing it recently hiking in Lake Tahoe last week!  

Also wearing it recently hiking in Lake Tahoe last week!  

Beachy Boho Free People

Carolina Santos Read

Hi there! 

This is the last of my worn in Mexico while on Spring Break resort series, brought to you by this lovely Free People top, a new Poshmark score as well as the gold Jack Rogers wedges I styled it with. I also finished the look with an oldie but goodie pair of H&M lacy shorts. 

Billowy boho tops like these as well as metallics and lace are super on trend for Spring, but frankly will never go out of style either. I love how this look can also transition effortless from day into night and has a beachy effortless chic to it. 

Have you checked out PoshMark to either re-sell gently worn or new clothing and accessories or to buy? I absolutely love it! I recently attended the "PoshNation" fest in New York where I met the CEO and PR team who are lovely and fellow poshers. It's a great community and a lot of fun not to mention an easy way to resell and downsize you closet to make room for new fashion. Find me on there as "PoshLina7." 

Xo, 

Carolina

Resort Beachwear

Carolina Santos Read

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In my  Lilly  tunic,  Havaianas , and  Vera Bradley  beach tote on a vacation in Mexico. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .&nbsp;

In my Lilly tunic, Havaianas, and Vera Bradley beach tote on a vacation in Mexico. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

I thought I would continue the resort trend since it's that time of year and as it heats up we inevitably start to imagine ourselves at the beach, right? Maybe it's just me? Hehe. 

This Lilly Pulitzer tunic is perfect for throwing over your bathing suit or wearing with white pants and sandals to go out on the town. The pattern and color are resort-chic and lightweight for a sunny day and to pack for travel. I styled mine with Havaianas flip flops and a Vera Bradley madras beach tote as well as my Ray Ban sunglasses. 

Enjoy fun in the sun or plan for your next trip with a beautiful versatile tunic! Just don't forget your sunscreen:) 

Xo,

Carolina  

Resort Wear Hawaii-Style

Carolina Santos Read

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Wearing this embroidered romper, from the cutest little beach-chic boutique in Honolulu called  Island Sweetie  which is now on sale. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .

Wearing this embroidered romper, from the cutest little beach-chic boutique in Honolulu called Island Sweetie which is now on sale. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

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Wearing my new kimono and amethyst necklace from another wonderful Hawaiian boutique on Kailua Kona in downtown Kona called  Sugar Momo . I love small businesses like this one! Photography by  Francisco Graciano .&nbsp;

Wearing my new kimono and amethyst necklace from another wonderful Hawaiian boutique on Kailua Kona in downtown Kona called Sugar Momo. I love small businesses like this one! Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

I love Spring Break and resort wear. We can finally let our skin take in some sunlight and salt water and let our hair down a little. I was lucky enough to have traveled to Hawaii (and Mexico) recently and while in Hawaii I visited Big Island (Kailua Kona) and Oahu (Honolulu)! I had a blast and loved visiting two little boutiques: Island Sweetie in Honolulu and Sugar Momo in downtown Kona. 

The first look featires a romper which is currently on sale from Island Sweetie in downtown Honolulu in the Waikiki beach neighborhood. The embroidery and beachy look are spot on trend and so much fun to wear as a beach cover-up or casual look for Spring and Summer. I styled mine with flip flops and baseball cap over my bathing suit for lounging around the resort by day.

The second look was from the cutest store in downtown Kona on Big Island called Sugar Momos. They featured crystals like my gorgeous amethyst necklace and other gypsy boho clothing pieces and home accessories. I wanted to take everything home with me! My floral kimono (currently on sale) is also from there, and my shorts are oldie but goodie H&M conscious collection as well as the tank. My silver sandals are from a Tibetan store in New York City. This adorable shop in Kona will be moving and expanding to next door to their current location, and the owner has the coolest story. Don't miss out on stopping by when you're in the area! 

Stay tuned next week for more resort looks! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

 

White & a Tan is Always in Style

Carolina Santos Read

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Express  lacy hater dress with  Arezzo  nude wedges, and  Forever 21  boho robe. Clutch and earrings from a small boutique in Brazil. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .  

Express lacy hater dress with Arezzo nude wedges, and Forever 21 boho robe. Clutch and earrings from a small boutique in Brazil. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

Coming out of resort wear season and right into end of Spring / early Summer means sporting a cute sun dress. My favorite wardrobe staple sun dress is a white lacy number that you can accessorize with.  

In this look (my dress is Express so it was a steal) I pair my white lacy halter dress with my Mexico tan, a great nude wedge (I went with my Arezzo ones from Brazil recently)  with nude handmade clutch and a gold shell earring (both from a boutique in Brazil). I also paired a boho colorful robe (also a steal from Forever21!!) over the dress to add color and texture and a tropical vibe since I was vacationing at a resort in a Puerto Vallarta, and at night on the marina there can be a little breeze.

A close-up of the texture and color of the boho robe and my shell earrings paired with the halter dress. 

A close-up of the texture and color of the boho robe and my shell earrings paired with the halter dress. 

A white dress for summer can transition from the beach to going out at night, and you can't go wrong with a neutral palette, it matches absolutely everything. Add on your accessories to style it your way and have a little more fun with it. The best part about a tan is you need little to no makeup because to me natural beauty is so much more beautiful than an overly done-up face. I do love to play with makeup, but a beachy look is effortlessly beautiful and it requires less maintenance. For example my new lip obsession is the Burts Bees tinted lipstick line. It moisturizes with just a hint of color and leaves your lips soft. That and a pair of sunnies (with plenty of sunscreen) is all you need on your face at the beach!

Happy Spring:)

Xo, 

Carolina