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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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Black Tie Date Night

Carolina Santos Read

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Photography by Whitney Browne. 

Photography by Whitney Browne. 

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Hi there! 

Recently I was fortunate enough to be Francisco's date to his Paul Taylor Dance Company gala where we celebrated the opening of their annual season in Lincoln Center at the David Koch theater. The occasion was black tie and I love an opportunity to get dressed up. 

I found this gorgeous Jarlo gown at Bloomingdales on sale for less than $100! The necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring are gorgeous rainbow pyrite by Made in Earth collection. Thank you to the Made in Earth team for your help in styling my dress with your gorgeous jewelry! Rainbow pyrite was not in my post from our Made in Earth shoot. It's a memory enhancement gemstone and it's from Russia. I'm obsessed with the gold pink and green sparkly hues it emits, and it accented my gown perfectly. I also wore gold sparkly peep toe Christian Louboutin pumps which I'll show you in a photo below since my gown was long and didn't show them in the photos. Finally I topped off styling the ensemble with my gold python clutch from Coach.

I always recommend after New Years sales on gowns when you have an event to go to. I always do well!

Xo, 

Carolina

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Close up of the details, from my snapchat and Insta stories feed that night. Follow me on snap: @StylebyLina or @carolinasantosread on IG if you don't already!

Made in Earth Jewelry!

Carolina Santos Read

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Wearing Made in Earth collection Black Obsidian skull bolo tie, skull ring, and bracelet. Wearing a Black Obsidian will aid in removing negativity and protecting from psychic attacks by helping to keep you shielded. All of the stones' energetic properties from photos to follow will be listed below in the body of the post.

Wearing Made in Earth collection Black Obsidian skull bolo tie, skull ring, and bracelet. Wearing a Black Obsidian will aid in removing negativity and protecting from psychic attacks by helping to keep you shielded. All of the stones' energetic properties from photos to follow will be listed below in the body of the post.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Raw Cavensite drop earring, pendant, and ring as well as Herkimer Diamond bracelet. See post below for the stones' energetic properties.&nbsp;

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Raw Cavensite drop earring, pendant, and ring as well as Herkimer Diamond bracelet. See post below for the stones' energetic properties. 

Wearing Made in Earth Collection 14K Gold Vermeil Finished Herkimer Diamond Pendant and 14K Gold Vermeil Finished Herkimer Diamond Ring. See post for Herkimer Diamond's energetic properties.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection 14K Gold Vermeil Finished Herkimer Diamond Pendant and 14K Gold Vermeil Finished Herkimer Diamond Ring. See post for Herkimer Diamond's energetic properties.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection  (on my left hand, from top to bottom): Citrine Mid Ring, Aquamarine Ring, and Labradorite Ring (right hand, from top to bottom): Amethyst Mid Ring, Amethyst Ring, Peridot Open Front Ring, and Citrine Ring. See post for each gemstone's energetic properties.&nbsp;

Wearing Made in Earth Collection  (on my left hand, from top to bottom): Citrine Mid Ring, Aquamarine Ring, and Labradorite Ring (right hand, from top to bottom): Amethyst Mid Ring, Amethyst Ring, Peridot Open Front Ring, and Citrine Ring. See post for each gemstone's energetic properties. 

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Amethyst bracelet and ring as well as earrings. Please see below for the healing and energetic properties of Amethyst.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Amethyst bracelet and ring as well as earrings. Please see below for the healing and energetic properties of Amethyst.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection&nbsp;Black Tourmaline Pendant, Black Tourmaline Open Front Ring (on my right hand), Black Tourmaline Ring (on my left hand), Black Tourmaline Bracelet, and I'm holding a Pyrite Cluster. Please see below for the energetic properties of the stones.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Black Tourmaline Pendant, Black Tourmaline Open Front Ring (on my right hand), Black Tourmaline Ring (on my left hand), Black Tourmaline Bracelet, and I'm holding a Pyrite Cluster. Please see below for the energetic properties of the stones.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Pyrite Cluster Pendant, Pyrite Cluster Ring (on my right-hand index finger), Pyrite Slice Ring (on my right-hand middle finger) and Pyrite Cluster Bracelet. Please see below for the energetic properties.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Pyrite Cluster Pendant, Pyrite Cluster Ring (on my right-hand index finger), Pyrite Slice Ring (on my right-hand middle finger) and Pyrite Cluster Bracelet. Please see below for the energetic properties.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Fluorite Pendant and rings. Please see below for the energetic properties of this stone.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Fluorite Pendant and rings. Please see below for the energetic properties of this stone.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Jadeite Drop Earrings, ring, and pendant. More details below on the healing properties of this stone.

Wearing Made in Earth Collection Jadeite Drop Earrings, ring, and pendant. More details below on the healing properties of this stone.

Wearing Made in    Earth Collection Peridot Drop Earrings, pendant, and rings. More on the stone's energetic properties below. All photography by  Francisco Graciano .

Wearing Made in  Earth Collection Peridot Drop Earrings, pendant, and rings. More on the stone's energetic properties below. All photography by Francisco Graciano.

Hi there! 

As I wrote about in last week's NYFW recap, I had the opportunity to set up a shoot with Made in Earth jewelry after attending their fashion week presentation. Francisco and I fell in love with the company, the jewelry, and the energy behind all the gemstones and their origins and mining processes.  

In our shoot I had the opportunity to wear a lot of their jewelry which I just LOVED! Please see individual photo captions above for all their gemstone names and below for their meanings, healing and energetic properties as well as origins which is what makes each and every piece special. The craftsmanship from their original form to the jewelry they are fashioned into is just beautiful and I'm so proud to have gotten to work with this brand! Their pieces and colors are perfect for the upcoming spring season!

I can't wait to wear my new pieces (I am now the proud owner of rainbow pyrite earrings and an adventurine skull ring) and also coming up I'll be styling one of their ensembles for Francisco's Lincoln Center gala for Paul Taylor Dance Company. 

Xo,

Carolina  

STONE INFOMATION:

1.Black Obsidian - Wearing a Black Obsidian will aid in removing negativity and protecting from psychic attacks by helping to keep you shielded. This stone is from Mexico.

2.Cavensite - Wearing this stone allows you to channel your spiritual truth and aids in connecting with spirits. This stone is from India.

3. Herkimer Diamond -This is the stone of attunement and new beginnings, but also aids in tension release and energy alignment. This stone is from New York!

4.Citrine - The golden girl of the Quartz family, this stone never needs cleansing and is known as the stone for wealth and abundance. This stone is from Brazil.

5. Aquamarine - Aquamarine is famous for its stunning oceanic shades of blues and greens. Known as the ‘stone of courage’, this gem will give you the strength to step up to life’s challenges. This stone is from Brazil.

6. Labradorite - With an electric blue and sometimes multi-colored sheen. The stone of vitality and originality, Labradorite will allow you to be yourself. This stone is from Madagascar.

7. Amethyst - Amethyst, a purple variety of quartz, is a timeless classic that will never go unnoticed. Allow this gem to aid in meditation and channel your inner spirituality. This stone is from South Africa.

8. Peridot - This gemstone can help give you strength and aid in regeneration. This stone is from Pakistan.

9. Black Tourmaline - This stone repels and blocks negative energies and can also aid in the removal of negative energies within a person or space. This stone is from Brazil.

10. Pyrite - Delicate yet dominant, each cluster of golden Pyrite crystals shows the true magic of nature’s craft. The stone for memory enhancement, this Pyrite will also shield you against negative energies. This stone is from Peru.

11. Rose Quartz - Perfect stone for love. Let this stone help you to love yourself and open your Heart Chakra to receive love from others. This stone is from Madagascar.

12. Fluorite - Fluorite is loved for its jewel-toned shades of blue, green and purple. Wear this translucent gem to help you to live in the present while enhancing your logical and intuitive abilities. This stone is from China.

13. Jadeite - Known as the “stone of magic” in Mayan and Aztec cultures, Jadeite unites and improves dysfunctional relationships while offering protection and good fortune. This stone is from Burma.

NYFW recap

Carolina Santos Read

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At the Made in Earth NYFW presentation. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .  

At the Made in Earth NYFW presentation. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

With New York fashion week now wrapped and my feeling better from a bad cold, I finally have the time to recap for you! I kicked off the week by attending the Made in Earth showroom party in SoHo at their Elizabeth Street location. Upon meeting owner and founder Bunny Bedi (who is based in Australia) Francisco and I fell in love with the brand and the beautiful natural jewelry. 

All of their gemstones are mined in different parts of the world. For example, one of my favorites in the images above is rainbow pyrite (the gold glittery one) which exclusively comes from Russia. See the image right above the jewelry where Bunny opened the rock to show us rainbow pyrite in its natural habitat. I am now the proud owner of rainbow pyrite earrings and an adventurine green skull ring. Not only do these stones look beautiful but they are expertly crafted and all have energetic properties that will help you in all areas of your relationships or your decision-making process. Stay tuned for a collab shoot we did the following week which I'll post next!

I was also able to attend @thenylonproject1's #itcanbeyou homelessness awareness benefit &nbsp;at The Delancey where they featured an raffle, fashion show, celebrities, DJ, and more. Among the celebrities doing interviews were Miss NY, JWoww, and others. I always love attending a charity event and hope I can attend another Nylon Project event. I wore my  Huminska  emerald green velvet dress,  Chanel  ice cube bag, and  H&amp;M  silver ankle booties. Metallics and velvet are big trends for fall and I just love them!&nbsp;

I was also able to attend @thenylonproject1's #itcanbeyou homelessness awareness benefit  at The Delancey where they featured an raffle, fashion show, celebrities, DJ, and more. Among the celebrities doing interviews were Miss NY, JWoww, and others. I always love attending a charity event and hope I can attend another Nylon Project event. I wore my Huminska emerald green velvet dress, Chanel ice cube bag, and H&M silver ankle booties. Metallics and velvet are big trends for fall and I just love them! 

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Domingo Zapata "LovexFashionxArt" NYFW show at The Box. Photography by me and  Francisco Graciano .  

Domingo Zapata "LovexFashionxArt" NYFW show at The Box. Photography by me and Francisco Graciano.  

One show I had a blast attending was the Domingo Zapata #LovexFashionxArt presentation. He is a visual artist from Spain and in this fashion show there was a mixture of live painting (one of the models had a heart painted on her back by him) and flamenco dancing as well as a drag performer and grunge meets flamenco clothing look with Spanish and pop music. It was a lot of fun to attend! If you look closely in my photos you might spot Lindsey Lohan. Check out my Instagram @carolinasantosread for videos of the painting and flamenco performer. The show was at the Box in the Lower East Side, further adding to the grunge & rock and roll vibe. 

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The photos above are from the Nolcha accessories presentation featuring wonderful beauty and accessories collections. I really enjoyed meeting some of the designers and chatting with them about their brand. El Voyage had some fabulous shoes, handbags, and scarves as did Andraab which focuses on luxury cashmere scarves from the cashmere region in India. Cofi designs are all from Denver and they make leather goods either shoes or bags with patterns and textures that are just beautiful! I love their metallic boots and bags that feel so soft like suede but are in fact leather. Their floral cowboy boots are so gorgeous too! 

I also loved talking to beauty brand Ecru New York and trying their lipstick and mascara. I will soon get to try out their hair products and I'll be sure to post about all the products they gave me to try! See my Instagram for a little video I did wearing their berry lipstick and mascara. So smooth and really lasts, and my lashes looked incredibly long! 

All the fashion week shows and events I was able to attend (a Puma event prior to fashion week too, see my IG for more) were wonderful! I can't wait to pick up some new pieces for fall, but in the meantime I'm excited for Spring to be here soon with the weather starting to heat up in New York. There are so many fun jackets and shoes I can't wait to start wearing! 

Stay tuned next week for a shoot Francisco and I did for Made in Earth where I was able to model some of their gorgeous jewelry! 

Xoxo

Carolina