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.

Add Some Pep to Your Wardrobe with These Peplum Pieces
Add Some Pep to Your Wardrobe with These Peplum Pieces

At Disney's Let it Shine premiere, Bella Thorne wore a brightly colored peplum dress that gave the young starlet a more grown-up look. The peplum trend that was once a thing of the past is back in full gear, making a comeback in trendy prints and styles that will make any girl look fab. Here are some for you try.


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Get the Look: Aubrey Plaza’s Polished Funky Look

Funny girl Aubrey Plaza not only has a sense of humor, but she also has her own sense of style – mixing staples with trendy and funky pieces in an effortless way that makes her stand out of the crowd. Simply put, we like her style, so we thought we’d steal it.


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Model Joan Smalls at the HSN Special Screening of Snow White & the Huntsman
Model Joan Smalls on Growing Up: “I Had Skinny Legs. In Puerto Rico That is Not a Good Look.”

Model Joan Smalls left Puerto Rico to move in with her aunt in Queens, New York and become a model -- but she still has Puerto Rican pride. Here we chat with her about her homeland, growing up, and her “skinny legs.”

Were you into fashion growing up?

“A little. I was kind of a tomboy growing up and I went to public school, so we wore uniform everyday. My only fashion trick was wearing my skirt short, and that would get me in trouble.”

Who is your style icon?


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8 Sheer Pieces You Need in Your Closet
8 Sheer Pieces You Need in Your Closet

At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, see-through embellished gowns stole the spotlight. These gowns made the celebrities look sexy and glam – while still covering all the right places. Add some drama to your wardrobe with these cool pieces. 


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Jessica Alba in orange jeans out in Beverly Hills on May 22, 2012.
Steal Her Style: Jessica Alba’s Colorful 80s Look

Pastels, colorblocking, and an 80s flair are all the trend this season, and who better to rock all of these then fashion-forward Jessica Alba? Take a cue from her and sport this awesome look. We show you how to steal her style, for way less money. 


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10 Rompers & Jumpsuits to Keep You Looking Cute This Summer!

J.Lo is usually in her glamour get-up, but lately she’s been coordinating with her young beau by wearing casual outfits like this jumpsuit paired with flats she recently wore. While we love the red-carpet ready looks, we must admit we like an easy one-piece outfit every now and then, so here are 10 for you to choose from.


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8 Fashion Pieces to Take You From Maternity to Motherhood

The movie What to Expect When Expecting shows us just how much life changes for moms-to-be, especially when it comes to your wardrobe. But who says you need to stick to "maternity" clothes? Nowadays expectant mamis can transition their pregnancy clothes to post-baby wear. Check out these pieces that you can wear even with a growing belly!


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Isabel Marant Sneakers
8 Hot High-Top Sneakers

While some of us die for the perfect stiletto, this season the hot item is sneakers. Yes, sneakers. But these aren’t your average tennis shoes – get ready to add some height with a wedge and some pop with color. Here are some statement kicks that will have you feeling like a fashionista (sans the 4-inch platforms).


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Fashion Designer Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez to Be Honored at El Museo Del Barrio’s 19th Annual Gala

Narciso Rodriguez, fashion designer extraordinaire, will be one of the honorees at one of Latinos’ biggest nights happening tomorrow: the annual El Museo Del Barrio gala. Julianna Margulies will present Rodriguez with the award for artistic achievement to honor his career and longtime patronage to El Museo del Barrio. Rodriguez is definitely a designer that we are proud to call our own, so we took some time to chat with him about being honored by this Latino institution and his roots.


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EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Alba on Motherhood, “I Always Feel Like I’m Compromising Something”

We caught up with Jessica Alba, mother of 3-year-old Honor and 7-month-old Haven, at The National Mother’s Day Committee’s “Outstanding Mother Awards” in New York City, to get the scoop on how she balances motherhood and acting. The key to sanity? Sleep schedules!

What’s your number one parenting tool?


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