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.

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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The 10 Most Beautiful Quinceañera Dresses Ever!

A Quinceañera is about the right of passage from a nina to a young woman, but it’s also about wearing a fancy dress and feeling like a princess! Here are the most amazing dresses to wear for the big day.


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10 Aquatic-Inspired Clothes That Will Make a Splash
10 Aquatic-Inspired Clothes That Will Make a Splash

In honor of World’s Ocean Day, we’re bringing some aquatic fashion for you to look fashionable at all your summer outings.


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10 Trendy Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding!
10 Trendy Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding!

It’s wedding season! Of course, you never want to outshine the bride at her own wedding, but it certainly doesn’t hurt if you are the best-dressed guest! Here we’ve chosen the best dresses to fit your tastes so you can celebrate in style.


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20 Spring Statement Necklaces To Perk Up Your Outfit
20 Spring Statement Necklaces To Perk Up Your Outfit

Nowadays, you can easily upgrade a dressed-down outfit to a fierce ensemble by simply adding one of these fun standout accessories. Who's ready to shop?


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10 Fab Plus-Size Swimsuits!
10 Fab Plus-Size Swimsuits!

Just because you’re not "model" size doesn’t mean you can’t be trendy, sexy, or classy. Whatever your style is, we have the suit for you!


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Jennifer Lopez with twins Emme and Max on the set of American Idol
J.Lo Shares What Max & Emme Gave Her for Mother's Day!

J.Lo is one busy mami! While chatting about her upcoming fall Kohl's line, the powerhouse diva took a little break to talk about this past Mother’s Day with the loves of her life ­­-- Emme and Max. See what she had to say about her special day below!

We know Mother's Day is special for all moms - how did Max and Emme make it special for you? 


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Blue is the New Black: 10 Awesome Shoes for Summer
Blue is the New Black: 10 Awesome Shoes for Summer

Gone are the days when black pumps are your wardrobe must-haves. Today, it’s all about color! Electric blue not only gives a pop of color to your outfit, but they somehow pair well with just about anything you wear (is it magic?). In any case, we're making it official: electric blue is the new black. 


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The Cutest Summer BBQ Worthy Pieces
The 10 Cutest Summer BBQ-Worthy Pieces

It's National BBQ Month! While the brats and burgers might nab all the attention (and rightfully so), we think looking good at an outdoor gathering is definitely on the priority list. Here's what to wear to turn some heads (and be comfortable!) at your next summer party.


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Kim Kardashian and La La Anthony at a Knicks game
La La Anthony's 7 Best Courtside Looks!

While her man, Carmelo Anthony, is making news for being the top scorer in NBA, this Puerto Rican basketball wife is making headlines for her fabulous fashions. Whether she’s at a party or sitting courtside cheering her hubby on, La La always knows how to make a statement.


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