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 Trendy Spring Tote and Satchel bags
20 Trendy Spring Totes and Satchels!

Say "hello" to warmer weather with a great new bag. These statement totes and purses will speak to your style (not to mention the season). Which is your favorite?


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20 of Springs Most Impractical (but Gorgeous) Sandals
20 of Spring's Most Impractical (But Gorgeous!) Sandals

When you think of spring, you think of all these amazing shoes that come with it, so we decided to help you out and show you 20 of some of the hottest, trendiest heeled sandals that come in a not so comfy style!


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EXCLUSIVE: JoAnna Garcia Swisher Talks Pregnancy and Baby Style!
EXCLUSIVE: JoAnna Garcia Swisher Talks Pregnancy and Baby Style!

Without much time to go before her baby girl makes her grand entrance to the world, the beautiful Cubana shares with us some of her go-to pregnancy pieces as well as her love for Gap Kids.

How has your style changed while being pregnant?

Actually, I haven’t shopped in a maternity store just yet, but for the most part I’ve been wearing a stretchier version of what I would wear in my normal life – jeans, tees, a leather jacket, and heels that aren’t as high.


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Vanessa Bryant’s Courtside Fashion: Her 5 Best Looks

With such a private life, the only glimpse we get of Vanessa Bryant (besides the occasional red carpet) is usually front row at her hubby’s home games. But as a fab basketball wife, she’s got game all her own: some serious style. We’ve been eyeing her signature look – blazers, skinnies and sky-high heels. Which is your favorite?


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A New Edgy Vibe at Rolando Santana for Fall 2013

The Mexican up-and-coming designer Rolando Santana is known for his feminine silhouettes in muted colors like grey, black, and ivory, but in his newest collection he showed off a completely different take.

Deviating from his signature colors, the designer chose deep colors like aubergine and true navy blue for his creations, with bright bolts of electric blue, royal purple, and tangerine. 


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Dennis Basso FW 2013
Dennis Basso Celebrates 30 Years in Fashion for Fall 2013

Anyone that's celebrating their 30 year anniversary in business has to be doing something right. And that person is leading fashion and fur designer, Dennis Basso, who presented his F/W '13 collection. The collection was inspired by iconic American women in fashion who had a strong sense of style. 


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A historical look back on ladies on the red carpet
The 10 Best Latina Red Carpet Looks Of All Time!

We all love watching the red carpet fashion during the glitzy awards shows, so here we’ve selected our top 10 red carpet looks from some of our most iconic Latinas! Who is your favorite?


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Sweet Dreams! 8 Cute & Comfy PJ Sets You’ll Love

Upgrade your t-shirt and shorts with one of these awesome sets. Who says your fashion game has to end at lights out?


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Steal Her Style: Odette Annable’s Casual Chic look

We’re loving Odette Annable’s classic look, accented with chic pieces. Ready to steal her style? Here’s how!


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Holiday Party Shoes and Clutches You Should Rock!
10 Stylish Holiday Party Shoes and Clutches!

A girl can never have too many shoes or bags and with the holiday parties and celebrations already in tow it’s the perfect excuse to go buy more and look fabulous!


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