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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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Vintage Eyelet for fall

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I am still hooked on the eyelet thing, and I find eyelet tops for fall very vintage inspired and boho as well as slightly preppy. I love this one I found on Etsy that has a turtleneck and a frilly cuffed sleeve and ties in the back. It’s a little folky as well! To modernize the look I styled it with a great skinny jean and an oldie but goodie over the knee riding boot and my little Ferragamo bag.  

I’ve also really been loving the bow scrunchie trend lately and since eyelet and lace are girly and vintage I also wore my Free People floral bow scrunchie in my hair to keep the look soft and girly:)  there’s so many ways to style this trend though, I’d even edge it up with a moto jacket or keep it comfy in a grandma oversized sweater or cardigan!

Xo,

Carolina  

Eyelet & Lace

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

Have you noticed eyelet and lace are having a major moment? I love this vintage girly look and in my photos above I showed how you can wear it on the beach or a night out! I would style the long sleeve top and skirt (both from my summer Hamptons obsession store: Loveshack Fancy) with an ankle bootie and leather jacket for fall, and just the way I did at the beach in Miami recently for warmer weather. The tank in those photos are from a small boutique in NYC!  White and brown are a fave neutral color palette of mine for fall, and I just got an eyelet long sleeve top with collar that I’m going to wear under my brown fringe suede jacket with jeans and brown suede booties!

Since my last post I’ve been busy settling into my new home in LA. I’m no longer based in NYC and am now in LA! It’s so crazy and definitely an adjustment but I am loving it so far. Thanks for bearing with me as I’ve been MIA getting settled and traveling for work. If you have any suggestions on what to see me in maybe a trend you’d like me to style please don’t hesitate to comment it on my IG or below on my blog here!

Xo, 

Carolina

Polka Dot Spring

Carolina Santos Read

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&nbsp;  &nbsp;  &nbsp;  &nbsp;  Wearing my  Free People  Be My Lover Printed Top,  Old Navy  Flares,  Nine West  blue velvet booties, and Betsey Johnson sunnies, plus my vintage  Chanel  tote and  Bloomingdales  duffel bag! Photographed in the East Village.
    

Wearing my Free People Be My Lover Printed Top, Old Navy Flares, Nine West blue velvet booties, and Betsey Johnson sunnies, plus my vintage Chanel tote and Bloomingdales duffel bag! Photographed in the East Village.

Hi there!

 I know it’s still cold out on the East Coast, but I’m looking ahead to warmer days in this gorgeous Free People polka dot billowy sleeved top! I love the mustard yellows I’m seeing and I think it has a 70s vintage feel with the bodace of the top being fitted and with a sweetheart neckline, so I tucked it into high waisted flares (my Old Navy ones I just can’t get enough of) and wore my new Nine West blue velvet gogo boots underneath (with an updated modern chunky heel we are seeing everywhere). 

I completed the look with Betsey Johnson rose tinted sunnies vintage Chanel tote and Bloomies duffel as I was heading out of town on another trip (more on my Instagram and stories)! 

I know we will see yellow, mustard, and vintage boho vibes everywhere this spring so however you choose to style it the key is to just have fun with it! 

Xo, 

Carolina  

LA Vibes

Carolina Santos Read

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Hi there! 

I am in sunny Los Angeles working and playing for a few weeks and thought Venice Beach would be the perfect backdrop for this Free People “Magic Mystery tunic!” I love how it has a boho 70s vibe with bell sleeves so naturally I styled it with my Old Navy high waisted jeans and my hair down and a little frizzy! This top is also available at Nordstrom which was where I scored it from! I finished the look with my Aldo studded moto boots and vintage Chanel chain strap tote bag.

Peace and Xos, 

Carolina

Howdy Cowgirl!

Carolina Santos Read

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In my  Free People  "Ribbons and Rows" dress, vintage belt and cowboy boots with stars, and tan tights. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .&nbsp;

In my Free People "Ribbons and Rows" dress, vintage belt and cowboy boots with stars, and tan tights. Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

I've always had a thing for Western chic outfit details, such as pairing a cowboy boot with a dress, but I became more fond of the style and lifestyle once I started dating Francisco a few years ago, since he's originally from San Antonio, Texas. 

I'm not the only one into this style, however, it's a huge trend! How do I like to style my cowboy boots? With a dress, and a braid, or a flannel and jeans or even a peasant top and cutoff shorts. My new cowboy boots in this look were a vintage find (I love the metallic star detail and that they are shorter than the more common cowboy boot) that I paired with tights and my Free People "Ribbons and Rows" dress in royal blue. I love the neckline texture of the embroidery and beading. It looks Native American, and there's nothing more American than that. The slight ruffle detail on the sleeves and skirt of the dress are right on trend for Spring too! 

Recently I've been seeing ruffles, stars, metallics, and country chic everywhere, and I wanted to piece together an outfit showcasing those trends. My belt is also vintage but the same gold buckle design is everywhere at the moment from smaller boutiques like 12th Tribe to larger department stores like Nordstrom.  There's also a similar boot to mine currently on sale on FreePeople.com

Giddy up for some weekend fun! 

Xo, 

Carolina