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.

Adrienne Bailon with hot pink lips
6 Trends Celebs Once Hated & Now Like

Remember those times when you said you would never wear that again? And then the fashion cycle comes around and you, well... wear it again. Don't worry, you're not the only one! See the styles these celebs grew to love and learn why we should never say never.


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America Ferrera in London
6 Fall Coats For Every Body Type!

Bundling up doesn’t have to mean frump. And no one knows that better than your favorite celebs! They know how to work it even when the temperatures take a dip by rocking what looks best on their frame. Follow their lead and snag the best coat for your body shape by following our guide. 


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Fall Fashion for the Petite
8 Fall Fashion Petite Must-Haves

Just because you’re small in height or size doesn’t mean you can’t be big on style. Check out the latest trends made just for you!


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Pregnant Morena Baccarin at the 2013 Emmy Awards
The 14 Cutest Celeb Maternity Dresses Of All Time!

Gone are the days when pregnant women had to hide behind big, dated dresses. Today, expecting mamis everywhere have tons of options and are taking full advantage! Check out some of the dresses we’re absolutely loving.


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Open-Toed Booties for the Fall
Open-Toed Booties for the Fall!

Hurry! For some of you, these are the last few weeks to wear an open-toed shoe before it gets too cold. And, for the ones that have mild weather all season, these booties are just too cute to miss out on!


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Jennifer Lopez at Hakkasan Las Vegas
Style Diary: J.Lo's 7 Fashion Tips & Confessions

The actress, singer and style icon talked to us about her new fall collection at Kohls and about the simple style rules she uses to shape her look—and make her the fierce fashion diva we love. Take note! 


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Plus-Size Fall Fashion
The Best Plus-Size Clothes For Fall!2

If 2 can play at that game then so can 12. Check out some of Fall’s trendiest fashion for the curvy girl. 


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7 Trends from the Spring Runways For Less Than $100!
7 Trends from the Spring Runways For Less Than $100!

While attending Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week, the Latina staff's been jotting down some the key trends so you can get a head start on buying all the piece you need to build a trendy spring wardrobe. Oh, and did we mention we kept them all under $100?!


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10 Super Stylish Back Packs
10 Super Stylish Backpacks

Backpacks are no longer just for the classroom, so find your style in this scholarly staple and look hip in or out of school.


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Jennifer Lopez in red sweatsuit
J.Lo Just Can’t Shake the Sweatsuits

Yes, J. Lo may be known for her glamorous outfits, blinged out jewelry, and flawless hair and make-up, but another uniform that seems to be a staple for the powerhouse diva is the super casual sweat suit.

Here, check-out the superstar in her comfy get-up throughout the years:

 


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