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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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Joshua Tree Jumpsuit

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there!

On a recent trip to explore Joshua Tree I thought it was the best location to shoot my new Spell Designs Dahlia Jumpsuit! I ordered an XS and I’m 5’6” and it fits baggy but it’s supposed to be. We had fun shooting this look! It’s airy and breezy and transitions well into fall. It made me live my best gypsy life. I styled it with my new Soludo espadrille platforms from Nordstrom.

Xo,

Carolina

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Seeing Stars & Ruffles

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday long weekend or at least a day off:). I celebrated at the beach today (see my stories) and took a lot of time off in June to be with my family in Connecticut.  

This is one of my favorite looks right now: the tie back on this gorgeous Celestial collection from Spell Designs (this is the Celestial Mini Dress) is my favorite along with the pleated skirt and ruffle collar. I paired it with my fave Free People star ankle boots and an oldie but goodie Chanel. I’ll be wearing this look into fall because the star pattern and color are so much fun, and I can wear it with a blazer or moto jacket when it gets colder.  

Spell Designs’ boho looks always get it right for me, which makes them one of my all time fave brands. Also I’ve only had one issue with making an exchange because of sizing and their customer service team couldn’t be more accommodating and a dream to work with.  Even though they are an Aussie brand they have a US online store and are carried at many boutiques as well.

Xo,

Carolina

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  

Resortwear Boho Bikini and More!

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I’m missing my Mexico resort vacation and wanted to share my favorite brand of the moment: Spell Designs (Spell and the Gypsy) whom I’ve blogged about before but my recent Flamingo Blossom Bikini set were so much fun to wear with my Sayulita frill shorts and Sayulita top! All can be found on their site. I wore the top and shorts on Sayulita beach in Mexico as well which I thought was perfectly fitting!

Happy resort season and Easter babes! 

Xo

Carolina  

Boho Bombers for Spring

Carolina Santos Read

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      Wearing my  Spell Designs &nbsp;blue skies bomber,  Rebecca Minkoff  mini love Crossbody with her pink embroidered guitar strap,  H&amp;M  vegan leather moto pants and platform lace-up booties.  
  

Wearing my Spell Designs blue skies bomber, Rebecca Minkoff mini love Crossbody with her pink embroidered guitar strap, H&M vegan leather moto pants and platform lace-up booties.  

Hi there!

I’m obsessed with the bomber jacket trend (I almost like it more than my moto jacket craze which will never get old)! I’m feeling this Spell Designs bomber jacket because it has a floral pattern to make it a little boho, and it’s very lightweight so it can be worn under a jacket or as a thin layer over a tank only. I styled it with H&M vegan leather moto pants and lace-up platform booties to give it a little edge, as well as my Rebecca Minkoff mini love Crossbody bag with RM embroidered guitar strap.  

As always I favor a bohemian rock and roll look, but this one is updated and so easy and fun to wear. 

Happy (almost) Spring!

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