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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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Memorial Day High-Waisted Shorts

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there!

The nice weather has finally come to the East Coast! I might have taken these photos in Miami recently, but I will surely be wearing this look on MDW.  

These cute little high-waisted cherry shorts by Aqua (purchased at Bloomingdales) are so much fun with my oldie but goodie Free People off the shoulder eyelet top, and Chanel red patent leather flats as well as my favorite straw bag with Pom Pom I got from the Moroccan imports store in Chelsea Market in NYC.  I finished out the look with my brand new Gucci shades!

I always like to wear looks that have a hint of Americana (be on the lookout for next week’s blue and white striped dress that is also perfect for Summertime, is right on trend, and also has the Americana vibe) for this festive weekend. This cherry look is white and red and I didn’t wear blue but you can always go full Americana and preppy for this holidays weekend! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

Must-Have Fall Blazer

Carolina Santos Read

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In my vintage black velvet blazer,  Gap  striped top,  Polo Ralph Lauren  jeans,  Chanel  red flats and  Rebecca Minkoff  blush studded drawstring bucket bag.  

In my vintage black velvet blazer, Gap striped top, Polo Ralph Lauren jeans, Chanel red flats and Rebecca Minkoff blush studded drawstring bucket bag.  

Hi there!

As promised in my last post, I wanted to share my favorite must have fall blazer/jacket with you: the velvet blazer. The one I styled above is vintage Gaminerie from Italy but they are absolutely everywhere this season! Velvet is popping up in jackets, dresses, tops, bags, and shoes. A sleek black velvet blazer like this one matches everything and ads style and a dressy element to any look. 

My look above includes a Gap striped long sleeve top Polo Ralph Lauren jeans (that I cut and frayed myself to try out the cutoff trend), Chanel red patent leather ballet flats, and my new Rebecca Minkoff blush drawstring studded bucket bag. I threw my hair up for an Upper West Side weekend stroll with my boyfriend where we visited Strawberry Fields (one of my all time favorite NYC spots) got brunch and shopped then took this photo in front of the famous Dakota building. I felt very French chic in this look: put together but not trying too hard. The red lip was an afterthought but most of the day I wasn’t wearing it.  I think it’s very chic to have a casual look with a blazer and slightly messy hair :)

Xo, 

Carolina

Burgundy & Chanel

Carolina Santos Read

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In my  Chanel  ballet flats,  Celine  mini luggage tote in a matching burgundy, black and burgundy pants from  H&amp;M , and black cutout turtleneck top and sweater from Brazil. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .  

In my Chanel ballet flats, Celine mini luggage tote in a matching burgundy, black and burgundy pants from H&M, and black cutout turtleneck top and sweater from Brazil. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

One of my favorite colors this season (just like last fall) is burgundy. I incorporated this color and black into my look above. In it I styled my new Chanel burgundy and black ballet flats with my matching Celine mini Nano Luggage Tote, a pair of H&M paisley black and burgundy pants, and a black turtleneck cutout top and leather and cloth sweater from Brazil.  

Wearing ballet flats and going out to see Waitress the musical recently had me wanting to dance, and what's more appropriate than dancing on Broadway? Hehe. These flats were a great investment because they are a staple piece that is not only good quality and will last, but it won't go out of style. Trendy pieces I don't always buy designer, but a classic piece that lasts you end up getting your money's worth.

Style the burgundy trend in any way you like, and it goes really well with black, white, army green, and grey. You can color block it with another hue too, but to me I think more muted colors go well with it.  I even topped off my look with a new Sephora matte lip stain in a purple red that really popped with this look!

I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween! 

xo, 

Carolina