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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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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  

Festival Wear 🌸🌼🌻🎸🎤

Carolina Santos Read

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Having a ball at the Governors Ball music festival in NYC recently! Wearing  12th Tribe  pants,  Free People  top,  H&amp;M  platform booties, and a  Rebecca Minkof f purse (the mini Love Crossbody).&nbsp;

Having a ball at the Governors Ball music festival in NYC recently! Wearing 12th Tribe pants, Free People top, H&M platform booties, and a Rebecca Minkoff purse (the mini Love Crossbody). 

Hi There! 

With Summer now in full swing, music festivals are going on everywhere! I was recently at the Governors Ball festival in New York, and I went in full festival garb.

In my look above I styled my 12th Tribe bell bottom print pants with Free People fringe top, H&M platform lace-up booties, and my Rebecca Minkoff mini pink Love Crossbody purse. I also topped off the look with natural curly hair and a flower crown. 

Last year at Governors Ball I wore a jumpsuit which was beautiful but difficult to use the bathroom in (had to get full naked in a portopotty!) so this year I opted for an easier pant and a platform rubber bootie that was easy to clean at the end of the festival once it was covered in mud from the field.

Happy Festival Season babes! 

xo, 

Carolina

Walking the Strange Creek festival last year wearing a Free People fringe kimono, Aldo studded ankle booties, and Express cutoff black denim shorts and H&amp;M black crop top. 

Walking the Strange Creek festival last year wearing a Free People fringe kimono, Aldo studded ankle booties, and Express cutoff black denim shorts and H&M black crop top. 

Here's an outfit from last year's Strange Creek Music Festival wearing Topshop pants, Aldo ankle boots, and a Free People top and necklace.  

Here's an outfit from last year's Strange Creek Music Festival wearing Topshop pants, Aldo ankle boots, and a Free People top and necklace.  

Effortless Summer Chic

Carolina Santos Read

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In my  Free People  eyelet off the shoulder peasant top and  Topshop  palazzo pants, fringe sandals and handmade brown wicker weaved clutch from Brazil. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .  

In my Free People eyelet off the shoulder peasant top and Topshop palazzo pants, fringe sandals and handmade brown wicker weaved clutch from Brazil. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

I am back in New York after a few exciting trips to Brazil to see family as well as Mexico City to perform with a dance company.

In this post I am featuring effortless summer style because it is quickly becoming summertime and for me that means being able to wear the most fun outfits sans stress of coats or scarves.  

This look above features a red billowy eyelet print off the shoulder peasant top from Free People with Topshop printed palazzo pants, my fringe sandals from a boutique in Madrid and a handmade brown wicker clutch from Brazil.  

I love how flowy and baggy the pants are which allows for a breezy summer night but is cool enough for daytime. The top has the exotic elegance of an off the shoulder look with the versatility of a regular length or midi length top thanks to its elastic bottom. I allowed for my tummy to show to offset the baggy pants and top and create a waistline.

This look is also dressy or casual!

xo, 

Carolina  

Rooftop-ready Boho Chic

Carolina Santos Read

Wearing my Hoss dress from Madrid and new Arezzo shoes from Brazil.  Necklace is Kendra Scott, earrings from a small boutique in Brazil.  Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Hi there!

The weather is starting to warm up a bit in New York again (though I still suggest layering as certain days are still cold), and I was recently able to attend my boyfriend's closing night party for Paul Taylor Dance Company's Lincoln Center season at the David Koch theater, which was held at the Gansevoort Hotel rooftop in the Meat Packing District. To this occasion I wanted to look Boho chic, so I chose to wear my favorite Hoss Intropia dress.  

Hoss Intropia is a beautiful design house from Spain which I discovered via my aunt when visiting family in Madrid a few summers ago.  They are like a high end Anthropologie, and their elegant classic silhouettes with a hint of bohemian style really caught my eye.  This dress is even more special to me because I went shopping with my step Grandmother Isabel (a Spaniard) on that day when she surprised me by gifting it to me, and it was the last time we had a date together just the two of us before her passing of cancer within a year of that visit.  The fashion scene in Madrid is electric as Spaniards always dress tastefully accentuating their femininity in a really elegant way.  Nobody goes grocery shopping in Madrid without being in a put together outfit.  I carried a lot of Madrid with me moving to CT as an 8 year-old, and continued to build my style on my upbringing with I later moved to New York City twelve years ago.

I paired the dress with  my new Arezzo brown wedges from Brazil which I bought last fall when shopping with my cousin Camila the bride-to-be just before her wedding.  I was supposed to be helping her out (bridesmaid duties called) to buy honeymoon clothes, which we did successfully, but I couldn't help getting myself a pair of shoes...and maybe some sunglasses.  Brazilian shoes are always made so beautifully.  Most of the shoes I buy in the States end up being a pair that was "made in Brazil." The platforms are brown with beige rope detail woven as the straps on the foot and ankle. I topped off the outfit with a pair of gold circular earrings from a small boutique in Brazil (a gift from my cousin Camila in Sao Paulo), and my Kendra Scott long necklace with gold detail and one blue stone for a pop of color.

Of course long soft curls in your hair always compliment a boho look, but messy hair or a beach wave is perfect also!

Xo,

Carolina