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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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Gypsy meets Military

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there!  

 I’ve been loving playing with styles (as usual) and having some fun while running around Los Angeles, and this current Free People gypsy wrap skirt is one of my favorites right now! I paired it with my Givenchy-esque combat boots and my Ralph Lauren military jacket. I like to call it Sarge & Pepper meets pirate;) 

Never fear making fun mix & match decisions with fashion! Happy New Year 🎊  

Xo

Carolina

Styling a Military Jacket

Carolina Santos Read

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In my  Ralph Lauren  Denim &amp; Supply military jacket,  Express  jeans,  Nine West  sandals, and Chanel purse on the Upper East Side. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .  

In my Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply military jacket, Express jeans, Nine West sandals, and Chanel purse on the Upper East Side. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

Military jackets are a fun Spring trend, but how do you wear one without looking like a member of Sg & Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?  Don't worry I've got you covered! 

This fun military jacket is a versatile sweater material with a hint of velvet to dress it up, and can be thrown over mostly anything. It's by Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply (though I recently got this on Ebay!) and goes with jeans and a band tee or a fun flirty look like the way I styled it above: with a dark jean, a funky bright sandal, big earrings, and a Chanel purse. I call this my running from brunch to errands in style look! 

The sandals you might recognize from two posts ago, a recent Nine West outlet score, and the jeans are Express Denim. My bag is Chanel and earrings were a gift from my cousin in Brazil. This was a perfect look to walk around NYC with Francisco and hit the museums and lunch. 

The jacket is perfect for those slightly chilly late Spring evenings without keeping you too warm, too! Now that Memorial Day has passed it's officially summer but it's not super hot just yet, so a light blazer or military jacket is perfect!

Xo, 

Carolina  

 

Off the Shoulder Trending for Spring

Carolina Santos Read

Strolling the High Line in the Meat Packing district in my  Zara  off the shoulder blue top and pink moto jacket,  Ralph Lauren Denim &amp; Supply  ripped boyfriend jeans,  Valentino  rock stud flats, and  Balenciaga  Mini City bag. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .

Strolling the High Line in the Meat Packing district in my Zara off the shoulder blue top and pink moto jacket, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply ripped boyfriend jeans, Valentino rock stud flats, and Balenciaga Mini City bag. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Hi there!

One of my favorite trends this Spring is the off the shoulder trend. It looks effortless, bohemian, and sexy without trying too hard.  Exposing the shoulder is a subtle and elegant way of showing a little skin and feeling feminine in your clothes.

In the outfit pictured above I paired a baby blue off the shoulder top I recently bought at Zara with my older Zara pink moto jacket, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply ripped boyfriend jeans, Valentino rock stud baby pink flats, and my new Balenciaga Mini City purse.  The long necklace is also an older piece from Free People that I just love.  

Once again I decided to play with feminine touches mixed with a little edginess in the studs on the shoes and on my bag, the motorcycle jacket, and a ripped baggy boyfriend jean to offset the girly pastel colors and flowy off the shoulder top.

Francisco and I went to dinner at Sugar Factory in the Meat Packing district after our High Line stroll, and it was delicious.  I have a sweet tooth and that restaurant has the best drinks and dessert options.  We opted for the peanut butter and chocolate fondue! Later in the weekend I ventured to dinner and drinks with friends at Cata in the Lower East Side for my birthday as well as dinner at Spice Market on a separate night with my girlfriends I've known since I was in middle school who came into the city to visit.  Last weekend was the perfect birthday weekend and I really couldn't have asked for more!

Xo,

Carolina

In my Zara top enjoying my watermelon martini garnished with a watermelon sugar gummie.  I was literally a kid in a candy shop at Sugar Factory!


What to Wear on Valentine's Day?

Carolina Santos Read

Seen here in my Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply black sheer blouse, vintage red leather mini skirt, black tights, Aldo faux short hair cheetah print booties, and Kate Spade purse with chandelier earrings from Brazil.

The Hi there!

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching I always want to look sexy (in an elegant and fashion forward way without having to try too hard) and maybe wear a little red. In the look I'm featuring on the blog this week I styled a Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply sheer black polka dot blouse featuring romantic billowy sleeves with a vintage red leather mini skirt, black tights, and cheetah-print ankle booties. I also went with swept back hair and long earrings to pull focus to my neck (because you know, subtle skin-showing tricks, amiright ladies?)

Here are the outfit details including the accessories I chose. I normally would have gone with a more traditional black pump or my red Valentino rock stud heels, but the cheetah print in my Kate Spade purse I wanted to wear looked really cute with the matching ankle boots and introduced a nice faux short hair texture with the sheer and leather on the blouse and skirt.

In this image Francisco and I wanted to focus on the detail in the sleeves and cuff around the wrist. Because the shirt is sheer I wore a body hugging black tank, but you could go more daring and wear only your bra;) 

I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day!

Xo,

Carolina

In my Valentine's look: Milly skirt, Zara top, Ted Baker Clutch, and Aldo heels. Necklace by Topshop.

Ted Baker clutch and bow bracelet, Marc by Marc Jacobs link bracelet.

ps Here was my Valentine's Day look! Milly skirt, Zara top, Ted Baker clutch, and Aldo heels. Photography by my Valentine: Francisco.