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.

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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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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