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.

Summer Skirts for Your Body Shape!
Summer Skirts for Your Body Shape!

With this heat, who wants to think about long pants that cover your legs? We didn’t think so. We found super cute skirts that work for you to keep you cool and looking hot. 


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10 Things to Wear on July 4th That Are Anything But Tacky
10 Things to Wear on July 4th That Are Anything But Tacky

Put away your star-shaped sunnies and opt to look fab with pieces that celebrate your country and sense of style. 


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A Petite Girl's Summer Style Guide
A Petite Girl's Style Guide to Summer

Latinas might be known for their curves, but that doesn't mean we don't come in all shapes and sizes. And just like every body type out there, figuring out what to wear when you're petite can be somewhat challenging. With warm weather officially in full swing, we've done the homework for you so you can get ready in these trendy, stylish pieces that will add depth to your petite frame both vertically or horizontally.


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6 Barely There Summer Pieces Without Looking Like a Bad Girl
6 Barely There Summer Pieces Without Looking Like a Bad Girl

Summer is the time to show the hard work you’ve been putting in at the gym all winter by baring (almost) all.  Before putting it all out there, here’s how to wear a little less, without looking cheap.


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The 10 Most Beautiful Quinceañera Dresses Ever!

A Quinceañera is about the right of passage from a nina to a young woman, but it’s also about wearing a fancy dress and feeling like a princess! Here are the most amazing dresses to wear for the big day.


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10 Aquatic-Inspired Clothes That Will Make a Splash
10 Aquatic-Inspired Clothes That Will Make a Splash

In honor of World’s Ocean Day, we’re bringing some aquatic fashion for you to look fashionable at all your summer outings.


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10 Trendy Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding!
10 Trendy Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding!

It’s wedding season! Of course, you never want to outshine the bride at her own wedding, but it certainly doesn’t hurt if you are the best-dressed guest! Here we’ve chosen the best dresses to fit your tastes so you can celebrate in style.


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20 Spring Statement Necklaces To Perk Up Your Outfit
20 Spring Statement Necklaces To Perk Up Your Outfit

Nowadays, you can easily upgrade a dressed-down outfit to a fierce ensemble by simply adding one of these fun standout accessories. Who's ready to shop?


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10 Fab Plus-Size Swimsuits!
10 Fab Plus-Size Swimsuits!

Just because you’re not "model" size doesn’t mean you can’t be trendy, sexy, or classy. Whatever your style is, we have the suit for you!


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Jennifer Lopez with twins Emme and Max on the set of American Idol
J.Lo Shares What Max & Emme Gave Her for Mother's Day!

J.Lo is one busy mami! While chatting about her upcoming fall Kohl's line, the powerhouse diva took a little break to talk about this past Mother’s Day with the loves of her life ­­-- Emme and Max. See what she had to say about her special day below!

We know Mother's Day is special for all moms - how did Max and Emme make it special for you? 


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