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.

9 Awesome Colorful Leather Pieces
9 Colorful Leather Pieces for Your Wardrobe!

Leather, or faux leather, is a staple in every Latina’s closet (or it should be!). It’s timeless, chic and just a bit badass. These days, it’s all about leather that pops with color. Here are the best pieces to add to your wardrobe. 


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Mia Maestro in Breaking Dawn Part 2
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Whether you’re a Twihard or just an Edward fan (nothing wrong with that), you’ve got to admit – those vampires have got some serious style. If you’ve been living under a rock, the last Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, hits theaters this weekend. In it, Argentinean actress, Mia Maestro, plays Carmen, a member of the Denali clan. To dress for the climate, she piles on one of fall and winter’s hottest trends: faux fur.


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Rocsi Diaz outside Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills
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Former host of BET’s 106 & Park Rocsi Diaz may not be on a daily show anymore, but she is certainly still in the public eye. While out in LA, she wore a casual outfit that was still every bit stylish. Here’s how to steal her style.


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10 Super-Stylish Scarves
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Baby, it’s getting cold outside. These cute scarves will not only keep you warm, but will add a stylish statement to your outfit. Practical and fashionable – what more could you want?


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Tobi Brocade Dress
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Nicole Richie for Macy's Velvet Dress
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Ready for the chill? You will be with these super-soft, warm velvet pieces. Stay on trend and look great while doing it. 


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Christian Serratos in yellow lace dress at the Alex Cross premiere in 2012
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Lace isn’t what you would describe as a bold statement – until now. With the introduction of color to these lady-like clothes, you’ll be on trend and looking fabulous. Which piece is your favorite? 


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Alexa Vega in white at ESPN presents Body at ESPYS in July 2012
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Everyone from Alexa Vega to Bella Thorne is sporting the season’s staple color – white! Be sure to take advantage of these short summer months and wear this crisp clean hue before the Labor Day weekend gets here. 


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Selena Gomez with Justin Bieber in a floral scarf, denim vest and floral shorts.
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Selena Gomez was recently snapped with beau Justin Bieber looking and staying cool by mixing feminine florals and edgy pieces, creating a summer style we all want to copy!


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