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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

Filtering by Tag: Boho

Embellished Tinics & Beaded Bracelets Boho!

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I am loving this embellished “Bali Golden Sun Dress” tunic from Free People and my new Great Eastern Imports mala bead bracelets of different crystals. I’m a lover of crystals for not only their aesthetic but the energy and healing properties they have. I have done a post before on their jewelry and we wanted to work together on another feature. The pieces they sent me are stunning! Reach out to them through their website or on Instagram @Great_Eastern_Imports is their page. You can even custom make your bracelets! They are a fantastic company and made right in Thailand.

Free People always nails it with their bohemian dresses and this is no different. I love the blush pink tone and all the embellished beading detail and puff sleeves. I feel like a princess in it!

Xo, 

Carolina  

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Boho Ruffles and The It Bag This Season

Carolina Santos Read

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In the  Spell Designs  City Lights Maxi,  Arezzo  wedges and a handmade straw bag from a boutique in Chelsea Market NYC.&nbsp;

In the Spell Designs City Lights Maxi, Arezzo wedges and a handmade straw bag from a boutique in Chelsea Market NYC. 

Hi there!

I’m back in Miami for work and loving the weather as always. We shot some photos in my current obsession dress: Spell Designs’ “City Lights Maxi.” I love that it’s bohemian, floral, has ruffles and tassels (see the back of the dress photo above), and super comfortable. It also transitions from day into night beautifully depending on the styling (throw on a wedge a night bag and some accessories to dress it up or wear it to the beach with flip flops and no makeup: it works so well either way). I’m also loving this handmade straw bag from one of my favorite stores in Chelsea Market NYC: the Moroccan imports store. The owner is lovely and his imports are beautiful and affordable!

Tassels, ruffles, florals, color, boho, straw bags and more are all in this season and I’m loving all those trends! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

A Boho Maxi Dress

Carolina Santos Read

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In my Sayulita frill gown from  Spell Designs ,  Aldo  gold sandals and  Chanel  vintage bucket bag at the beach in Miami.  

In my Sayulita frill gown from Spell Designs, Aldo gold sandals and Chanel vintage bucket bag at the beach in Miami.  

Hi there! 

On a recent work trip to Miami where I took a couple days off to hit the beach, I wore my Spell Designs Sayulita frill gown that I’m completely obsessed with for spring. There are so many ways to wear a bohemian maxi dress this spring. Casual is how I styled it this time with my Aldo gold sandals and vintage Chanel yellow bucket bag and messy wavy hair. However, you could always go a more formal route with wedges or a chunky platform heel and a scarf or jacket and hair more formally curled to give it a night look, and more dramatic makeup. 

These colors pop, and fun vibrant colors are always in for spring as are florals, frills, and boho chic! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Boho Cali Vibes part 2

Carolina Santos Read

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In my Free People embroidered bell sleeve top with Old Navy flares Aldo studded ankle boots Balenciaga Mini city purse and Vigoss for Nordstrom suede jacket. Photographed at the Grand Central Market in Downtown LA. 

In my Free People embroidered bell sleeve top with Old Navy flares Aldo studded ankle boots Balenciaga Mini city purse and Vigoss for Nordstrom suede jacket. Photographed at the Grand Central Market in Downtown LA. 

Hi there! 

Continuing with the LA theme, while I was out there I styled another recent Free People top (called the “embroidered bell sleeve top” from Nordstrom that I just love! I’m wearing it with a studded ankle boot, Old Navy flares, and a suede moto jacket from Nordstrom by Vigoss. I finished the look with my Balenciaga Mini City crossbody purse. I always love Grand Central Market in downtown LA and it’s food options including an amazing breakfast place called “Eggslut.” I love LA!

There are so many fun boho looks everywhere right now, and even in the cold you can style the tops with layers;). Stay tuned for holiday looks next up!

Xo, 

Carolina

LA Vibes

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I am in sunny Los Angeles working and playing for a few weeks and thought Venice Beach would be the perfect backdrop for this Free People “Magic Mystery tunic!” I love how it has a boho 70s vibe with bell sleeves so naturally I styled it with my Old Navy high waisted jeans and my hair down and a little frizzy! This top is also available at Nordstrom which was where I scored it from! I finished the look with my Aldo studded moto boots and vintage Chanel chain strap tote bag.

Peace and Xos, 

Carolina

Vintage Look with Updates

Carolina Santos Read

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Wearing my TaschNYC Janis Joplin vintage tee (refurbished with the heart cutout and studded design by Tasch) with Old Navy high-waisted bell bottom jeans, Sam Edelman teal platform blue velvet sandals, and teal Topshop faux fur coat with YSL black medium Kate bag. Photography by  Meghan Asselta .

Wearing my TaschNYC Janis Joplin vintage tee (refurbished with the heart cutout and studded design by Tasch) with Old Navy high-waisted bell bottom jeans, Sam Edelman teal platform blue velvet sandals, and teal Topshop faux fur coat with YSL black medium Kate bag. Photography by Meghan Asselta.

Hi there! 

Continuing the vintage band tee trend (I love how versatile a great rock and roll band tee can be) we recently photographed another t-shirt from the TaschNYC vintage repurposed tee collection. This one was a Janis Joplin tee with custom heart cutout and studded detail in the back. All the tees have been custom redesigned in some way which I really love. I styled this with my Old Navy high-waisted Bell bottom jeans (a recent sale score!) and my Topshop teal faux fur jacket. I finished the look with my new Sam Edelman teal velvet platform sandals and my YSL medium Kate bag. I felt right out of the 70s with this look; a little boho rock and roll vibe!

I also worked with TaschNYC in the past with some of their gorgeous dressy looks including a beaded purple dress I had a blast shooting in and walking the runway in. They have some fun casual wear as well as formal ladies clothing!  

Xo, 

Carolina

The 70s Look

Carolina Santos Read

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In my new Spell &amp; The Gypsy Collective "Sayulita top" and Old Navy high waisted bell bottom jeans styled with my favorite platforms and Kate Spade Gold Coast purse. &nbsp;

In my new Spell & The Gypsy Collective "Sayulita top" and Old Navy high waisted bell bottom jeans styled with my favorite platforms and Kate Spade Gold Coast purse.  

   Hi there! 

The weather in New York has been getting a little bit colder slowly, and this breezy look is perfect! The off the shoulder top is a floral boho number called the Sayulita Top from Spell & The Gypsy Collective (Spell Byronbay), and the high-waisted bell bottom jeans are a recent Old Navy clearance steal for $14! The 70s retro look is back in style and with my love of bohemian style, classic rock, and gypsy wandering it couldn't be more up my alley. I am also wearing my amethyst necklace I got at Sugar Momos in Big Island, Hawaii that I blogged about in the spring. I finished off the look with my favorite oldie but goodie platforms and Kate Spade Gold Coast shimmer purse. 

My hair was recently done in a balayage and we styled it wavy, which really works with the look as well. More in my Instagram @carolinasantosread to find out hair stylist details from my hair modeling shoot.

Xo, 

Carolina

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 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  

 

Festival Wear 🌸🌼🌻🎸🎤

Carolina Santos Read

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Having a ball at the Governors Ball music festival in NYC recently! Wearing  12th Tribe  pants,  Free People  top,  H&amp;M  platform booties, and a  Rebecca Minkof f purse (the mini Love Crossbody).&nbsp;

Having a ball at the Governors Ball music festival in NYC recently! Wearing 12th Tribe pants, Free People top, H&M platform booties, and a Rebecca Minkoff purse (the mini Love Crossbody). 

Hi There! 

With Summer now in full swing, music festivals are going on everywhere! I was recently at the Governors Ball festival in New York, and I went in full festival garb.

In my look above I styled my 12th Tribe bell bottom print pants with Free People fringe top, H&M platform lace-up booties, and my Rebecca Minkoff mini pink Love Crossbody purse. I also topped off the look with natural curly hair and a flower crown. 

Last year at Governors Ball I wore a jumpsuit which was beautiful but difficult to use the bathroom in (had to get full naked in a portopotty!) so this year I opted for an easier pant and a platform rubber bootie that was easy to clean at the end of the festival once it was covered in mud from the field.

Happy Festival Season babes! 

xo, 

Carolina

Walking the Strange Creek festival last year wearing a Free People fringe kimono, Aldo studded ankle booties, and Express cutoff black denim shorts and H&amp;M black crop top. 

Walking the Strange Creek festival last year wearing a Free People fringe kimono, Aldo studded ankle booties, and Express cutoff black denim shorts and H&M black crop top. 

Here's an outfit from last year's Strange Creek Music Festival wearing Topshop pants, Aldo ankle boots, and a Free People top and necklace.  

Here's an outfit from last year's Strange Creek Music Festival wearing Topshop pants, Aldo ankle boots, and a Free People top and necklace.  

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