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.

POLL: Do You Like Jessica Alba's Edgy or Classic Style?
Do You Like Jessica Alba's Edgy or Classic Style? VOTE NOW!

Jessica Alba, what's your secret? The mommy of two never disappoints when it comes to her fashion choices. Whether she's rocking a glamorous red carpet gown or a casual cool outfit, she always looks fab. But which style do you think suits her best?

MORE: See Jessica Alba's beauty transformation over the years!


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POLL: Did Camilla Belle Make a Bad Style Choice?
POLL: Did Camilla Belle Make a Bad Style Choice?

What's happening here Camilla Belle? The Brazilian beauty recently attended the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event wearing a Spring 2015 Monique Lhuillier dress that, let's just say, didn't compliment her body, skin tone, or her fashion resume. We totally get being on trend, but did this fashion darling make a fashion faux pas with this dress choice?


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10 Sunnies for Under $10
Shop These 10 Sunnies for Under $10!

Sure, there are to-die-for designer shades, but this is definitely one accessory that you don’t need to spend a fortune on to look like a million bucks. 
These sunnies will make you look fab for under $10 : 
MORE: 25 statement earrings under $25!


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25 Earrings Under $25
25 Statement Earrings Under $25

Love to accessorize and love a bargain? Here are 25 earrings for every style, season, and occasion that won’t break the bank!
MORE: Perfectly warm fall coats under $100.


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8 Celebrity-Inspired Plaid Looks to Rock Right Now
8 Celebrity-Inspired Plaid Looks to Rock Right Now

Plaid has been a staple in our wardrobe for generations, but these days, it can definitely use a little revamping. Learn how to wear this statement print in the most modern and trendy way possible, by checking out some the most stylish celeb looks:
MORE: Where'd She Get That? 11 Fashion Finds From Your Fave Celebs


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Celeb Style Poll: Jennifer Lopez vs. Reese Witherspoon
Red Hot Style: Jennifer Lopez vs. Reese Witherspoon

Girl Power!

Jennifer Lopez and Reese Witherspoon were both honored at the 2014 Variety Power of Women event. The American Idol diva wore a printed Valentino mini dress with black platform Casadei pumps and a matching red lip. America's sweetheart, Witherspoon, opted for a lady-like floral embroidered Dolce & Gabbana dress with simple St. Laurent heels.


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Celeb Style Poll: Eva Longoria vs. Kim Kardashian
Plunging Necklines: Eva Longoria vs. Kim Kardashian

At the 2014 VMA's, Kim Kardashian, known for her sultry and sexy outfits, wore a heavily beaded Balmain mini-dress with matching solid black woven caged heels and flirty waves. Eva Longoria, on the other hand, chose this embellished Emilio Pucci dress as one of her seven dresses to host the 2014 NCLR Alma Awards.


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Check Out Latina's Fashion Director on Keep.com!
Latina's Fashion Director Dishes on Her New Favorite Style Site!

Hi Chicas! It’s Verky, Fashion Director for Latina, and I wanted to let you guys in on a site and mobile app that I’m OBSESSED with: Keep.com!

Keep.com is basically the place to dream up your most perfect wardrobe. But the best part is that it doesn't have to just be inspiration — you can buy it right then and there whether you're on your iphone or desktop.


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Shopping Guide: Fall Coats Under $100
Shopping Guide: Fall Coats Under $100

Stay warm while looking hot in these budget-friendly coats perfect for falling temps.


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Sweatband DIY
Ready to DIY? Create This Awesome Embellished Sweatband Cuff in 4 Easy Steps!

In our October issue, we featured an awesome jeweled sweatband cuff as way to up your sporty style (and no we're not talking Spice Girls). But guess what chicas? This is something you can totally create yourself, so we asked fashion and beauty blogger Ericka Batista of lolabluestyle.com to help us recreate this novelty accessory to help you make it and rock as your own! Check out the easy steps below:


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