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.

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6 Glamorous Wearable Tech Accessories

In our April issue, our Fashion Director, Verky Arcos Baldonado, showed us some pretty awesome wearable tech. Now, we’ve researched some more to add some function to your fashion! Check it out!


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10 of Sexiest Plus-Size Bathing Suits
10 Sexy Plus-Size Bathing Suits

Curvy or flaca, we all want a little sex appeal in our attire – especially our swimwear! The problem? Most styles are made for the thinner girls. But, that’s changing! Every day, we see more sexy, trendy styles for the plus-size chica. She wants to look just as good as the next girl — even in her swimwear.

Check out 10 plus-size bathing suits that will make her look sizzlin' hot! 

MORE: The hottest swimsuit bodies in Hollywood!


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10 Fashion Pieces You Can Find on Amazon — All Under $40
10 Fashion Pieces You Can Find on Amazon — All Under $40

As we scrolled through Amazon for our regular home shopping list, we came across a cute sexy dress and then another one and another one!

The retail site is no longer just for your books and toothpaste, so get ready to shop because not only are they totally appropriate for a date or night out with your girls (plus, they won't break the bank!). Take a look at 10 amazing pieces we found — all for under $40:


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Major Sale At Shopbop.com! Check Out The Prices Of A Few Fab Outfits We Chose And Get Excited!
Major Sale At Shopbop.com: See Our Fave Fab Outfits!

Shopbop.com is one of our go-to retail sites. Their selection ranges from luxe and casual to girly and edgy styles so of course, when we heard “SALE,” we were on it!
There is so much to choose from, but here are a few selects to get your shopping bug going (And be sure to enter code bigevent15 for 25% off your order!):


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10 Stars' Signature Red Carpet Pose
10 Stars' Signature Red Carpet Pose

Long before the days we became obsessed with perfecting a pose that compliments our daily #selfie, #belfies and #ootd, Hollywood stars had to learn how to perfectly position themselves for red carpet photos. Knowing your “good” side or how to highlight your best body part takes talent, and these celebs know exactly how to strike a pose!

Here are 10 stars' signature red carpet pose:


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LATINA ON THE RUNWAY: PURE ELEGANCE AT ROLANDO SANTANA FALL/WINTER 2015
Latina On The Runway: Pure Elegance At Rolando Santana Fall/Winter 2015

Mexican-American designer Rolando Santana wowed us once again with his inspirational collection at New York Fashion Week. The models strutted the runway in a sea of gorgeous cocktail dresses, gowns, suits and sheath dresses accented with luxurious furs, glamorous embellishments and sequins, and hints of metallic.


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EXCLUSIVE: Cynthia Rowley Talks Digital Fashion Show & Gives Her Best Fashion Advice
EXCLUSIVE: Cynthia Rowley Talks Digital Fashion Show & Gives Her Best Fashion Advice

Cynthia Rowley decided upon an unconventional approach for her FW15 collection at New York Fashion Week. The designer looked towards the future, and created a digital show to showcase her new looks — meaning that everyone (not just fashion insiders!) had a chance to view the collection when it debuted. 


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Best Looks from Latino Designers at NYFW
The Best Looks From Latino Designers At NYFW 2015!

New York Fashion Week is finally over, and it's time to digest all the fabulous looks we saw.
From metallics and feathers to fur and lace, every designer proudly showcased what they've been working on for the past few months. Check out a few of the looks we loved from our favorite Latino designers: 
MORE: The best street style from NYFW 2015!


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Latina on the Runway: Carolina Herrera FW15
Latina on the Runway: Carolina Herrera Presents Fall/Winter 2015

This morning the Venezuelan-born designer made waves with her F/W15 collection — just as she intended. For this collection, Carolina Herrera was inspired by water. She incorporated many shades of grey, blue, and white hues to romantic and elegant styles provoking a rippling water effect as the models glided through the runway.


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The Best Plus-Size Fashion for Today’s Curvy Girl
The Best Plus-Size Fashion for the Trendy Girl

Plus-size clothing has always been around, except that today it no longer tries to hide your body, but rather celebrate it! Checkout some new lines, and existing ones, that help the curvy girl feel sexy, trendy, and chic:

MORE: The Sexiest Plus-Size Models!


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