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.

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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Blue is the New Black: 10 Awesome Shoes for Summer
Blue is the New Black: 10 Awesome Shoes for Summer

Gone are the days when black pumps are your wardrobe must-haves. Today, it’s all about color! Electric blue not only gives a pop of color to your outfit, but they somehow pair well with just about anything you wear (is it magic?). In any case, we're making it official: electric blue is the new black. 


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The Cutest Summer BBQ Worthy Pieces
The 10 Cutest Summer BBQ-Worthy Pieces

It's National BBQ Month! While the brats and burgers might nab all the attention (and rightfully so), we think looking good at an outdoor gathering is definitely on the priority list. Here's what to wear to turn some heads (and be comfortable!) at your next summer party.


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Kim Kardashian and La La Anthony at a Knicks game
La La Anthony's 7 Best Courtside Looks!

While her man, Carmelo Anthony, is making news for being the top scorer in NBA, this Puerto Rican basketball wife is making headlines for her fabulous fashions. Whether she’s at a party or sitting courtside cheering her hubby on, La La always knows how to make a statement.


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Jessica Alba at Coachella 2013
The Best Dressed Latina Stars at Coachella 2013!

Coachella isn’t JUST about great music – it’s also about great style! Want proof? Check out the most stylish Latinas at Coachella 2013!


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8 Fashion Pieces that Stars Wear Over & Over
8 Celebrity Fashion Staples

Who doesn’t want to live the life of a celebrity – wearing a different outfit every day? While we may marvel at the style span of our favorite celebs, they can sometimes surprise us with heavy rotation of one item. Here are the celebrities who are repeat clothing offenders – in the best possible way. 


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Pregnant Fergie at the Kids Choice Awards
What Should Fergie’s Baby Wear? 12 Stylish Picks!

With so many stylish options for babies nowadays, the question of what your baby’s style will be is a real question these days. But if you have great style like this Black Eyed Peas singer then your job is easy – you just copy your look. Check out the fashion pieces that are perfect for Fergie’s baby.


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Bella Thorne at Coachella in 2013
The 12 Best Trends Coming Out of Coachella!

Every year the Coachella music festival, held in Indio, California, gets bigger and better! This is true not only with its musical talent, but, more importantly, with its specific boho style. Checkout some of the best fashions coming out of this annual event that can be considered for your summer wardrobe -- even if you didn’t make it to the shows. 


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