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.

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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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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