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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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The Bodysuit

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there!

Have you been seeing the bodysuit trend and wondered how to style it? There are so many ways and it’s such a fun and easy look for Summer! I styled my Zara orange with fuscia polka dots bodysuit with a cutoff short and flip flops at the beach or nude wedges to walk around casually and my straw bag. It can also be dressed up with a high waisted pant and heels! To accentuate the fuscia polka dots I wore a fuscia earring and my hair up to keep it casual and fresh. In the above looks I was at Rockaway beach in NYC and the bottom look I was in Miami recently!  

Have fun with this trend because I just love it!  

Xo, 

Carolina  

Designer Beach Kaftan (for less)!

Carolina Santos Read

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Wearing my  Lilly Pulitzer  kaftan, straw bag,  Havaianas  flip flops and  Gucci  shades on Miami Beach.  

Wearing my Lilly Pulitzer kaftan, straw bag, Havaianas flip flops and Gucci shades on Miami Beach.  

Hi there! 

I’ve been back from Miami a couple weeks but had so much fun photographing new looks there like this gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer turquoise kaftan, which was way less because I found it at Marshall’s!!! I am so happy Lilly is carried there now, and this was one of two beautiful new pieces I bought.  

I styled it with the same straw bag from the last couple posts (also a steal from the Moroccan Imports store in Chelsea Market in NYC) and Havaianas flip flops and Gucci shades for a beach day. It is such a fun look with the gold embroidery and really comfortable cotton as well. Snag yourself one before they are gone!

Xo, 

Carolina

Memorial Day High-Waisted Shorts

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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  

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  

Beachy White & Tassels

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In Watch Hill, RI recently at the beach and around town in my Positano dress and bag,  Aldo  sandals and  Ray Ban  sunglasses.  

In Watch Hill, RI recently at the beach and around town in my Positano dress and bag, Aldo sandals and Ray Ban sunglasses.  

Hi there! 

I was recently at Watch Hill beach in Rhode Island since I'm spending a lot of the summer on the CT shoreline at my family home. My look was one I picked up in Positano, Italy on the Amalfi Coast (see my last photo for one of my favorite Positano looks)! It was from a Beachy boutique they have there as well as in Capri exclusively and it's a gorgeous off the shoulder white dress with tassels on the borders. The straw bag with colorful tassels is also from another small boutique in Positano but these bags are everywhere this season!

White is so much fun to wear in the summer and is so perfectly Beachy with or without a tan. My gold Aldo sandals accentuated the look providing an updated neutral and a pop of metallic. I love how the straw bag can be very versatile from beach to going out as can this dress: it's a beach coverup or out to dinner dress with a wedge or dressy sandal.  

Happy Summer! 

Xo, 

Carolina