Verky Arcos Fashion Director

A writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature.
                                               
As the Fashion Director, she prepares each issue’s fashion lineup, pulls merchandise, styles and writes the fashion content for both the magazine, contributes to Latina.com and works closely with the business team on fashion business development. In addition to her fashion responsibilities, she has written her own weekly Bridal Blog, “A Modern Latina Bride,” where she shared her experiences, inspiration, and advice with readers as she went through her journey of planning her own wedding. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish.
 
Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. At Island Def Jam, Verky coordinated and produced various album packaging photo shoots for music artists like Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and The Killers. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

The Best Shapewear for Every Situation
The Best Shapewear for Every Situation

Shapewear has come mainstream, but as Latinas, we know a little cinching and shaping makes any gament look better. (Hello, fajas!) These magic wonders will help anything you wear look amazingly sleek.
PLUS: 5 things you should never say to curvy girls
 


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Holiday Party Dresses Under $50
Holiday Party Dresses Under $50

With so many holiday parties coming up, you can’t possibly by a dress for each one…or can you? Rethink your holiday wardrobe with budget-friendly party dresses that look anything but cheap.

PLUS: Holiday fashion trends to try!


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Find Out What We Would Like to See Mariah Carey Wear
Wardrobe Revamp: What We Would Like to See Mariah Carey Wear

Mariah Carey is known for her out-of-this-world singing voice, but sometimes we wish her fashion choices were made to match. Throughout the years, we’ve seen her wear short minis and gaudy gowns, but we know the diva singer has potential to be on the best-dressed lists with a little help from Latina. Here, we’ve given her some stylish options for some of her more interesting fashion choices.


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The Best Holiday Fashion Trends That Will Make You Shine
The Best Holiday Fashion Trends That Will Make You Shine

‘Tis the season to not only be jolly, but to be over-the-top fabulous! Try these holiday trends inspired by some of the most stylish celebs.

PLUS: 7 genius style tips to dress a curvy booty!


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Couples Dressing Alike Throughout the Years
Celebrity Couples Dressing Alike Throughout the Years

They say when you’ve been with someone for a long time, you start looking like each other. We don’t know how true that is, but what we do know that sometimes you start dressing alike! Check out celeb couples who have sported the matchy-matchy style. 
PLUS: The 6 cutest celebrity anniversary shout-outs!


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Celeb Maternity Styles Straight From Your Closet
Celeb Inspiration: How to Transition Your Normal Wardrobe into Maternity Wear!

When your baby bump begins to grow, your first thought is how amazing it is to be bringing life into this world. The second? "What the heck am I going to wear?!" Rejoice: you can put together a lot of outfits with your existing wardrobe. Seriously, you'll be surprised at what pre-pregnancy pieces will double as maternity clothes. Check out these pregnant celebs for inspiration:


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Keep Verky Latina Magazine Collection
Ready to Splurge? Enter Our $1,000 Holiday Shopping Spree!

Hola Chicas! It’s Verky again, Fashion Director of Latina Magazine, and I wanted to let you guys know about this amazing sweepstakes we have going on with RetailMeNot and Keep.com that I would totally enter if I could, but I can’t since I work here. (Bummer!)

MORE: Enter to win!


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Shoe Porn: 10 of the Best Celebrity Heels
Shoe Porn: 10 of the Best Celebrity Heels

The higher the heel, the closer to God. GILT — the online shopping site — recently released a map that broke down the average heel height by state. Leading the pack? Puerto Rico and Florida, at almost 3 inches! Get inspired for your next shopping excursion by taking a look at some of our favorite Latina celebs and their killer heels. How high do you dare to go?


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Who was a better Lucy for Halloween?
Who Made a Better Lucy: Diane Guerrero or Demi Lovato?

Yes, we know Halloween is over, but we're still having so much fun seeing what awesome costumes celebs wore.


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Skunk Off: Do you like dainty North West or rockin' Axl Duhamel?
Stinkin' Cute: Was North West or Axl Duhamel The Most Adorable Skunk?

We couldn't help but obsess over how adorbs North West and Axl Duhamel looked dressed as skunks for Halloween. However, it's no surprise that each celeb tot follows in their stylish parents footsteps: Kim Kardashian's little girl, North, looked girly with black capri leggings, while Fergie's baby boy, Axl, was cool with his converse.


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