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.
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With the serious love being shown to backsides nowadays, everyone seems to be all about a big booty (sidenote: we have always been into big pompis). Here are some pieces that should be staples in your wardrobe to help add a little junk to your trunk!
These days, underwear is no longer only for the bedroom. It’s time to take a second look at your nightgowns and lingerie as possible fashion statements! No idea where to start? Take your style cue from these celebs, who show you how to incorporate boudiour style into public ensembles:
PLUS: The best shapewear for every situation
Shapewear has come mainstream, but as Latinas, we know a little cinching and shaping makes any gament look better. (Hello, fajas!) These magic wonders will help anything you wear look amazingly sleek.
PLUS: 5 things you should never say to curvy girls
Mariah Carey is known for her out-of-this-world singing voice, but sometimes we wish her fashion choices were made to match. Throughout the years, we’ve seen her wear short minis and gaudy gowns, but we know the diva singer has potential to be on the best-dressed lists with a little help from Latina. Here, we’ve given her some stylish options for some of her more interesting fashion choices.
‘Tis the season to not only be jolly, but to be over-the-top fabulous! Try these holiday trends inspired by some of the most stylish celebs.
They say when you’ve been with someone for a long time, you start looking like each other. We don’t know how true that is, but what we do know that sometimes you start dressing alike! Check out celeb couples who have sported the matchy-matchy style.
PLUS: The 6 cutest celebrity anniversary shout-outs!
When your baby bump begins to grow, your first thought is how amazing it is to be bringing life into this world. The second? "What the heck am I going to wear?!" Rejoice: you can put together a lot of outfits with your existing wardrobe. Seriously, you'll be surprised at what pre-pregnancy pieces will double as maternity clothes. Check out these pregnant celebs for inspiration:
Hola Chicas! It’s Verky again, Fashion Director of Latina Magazine, and I wanted to let you guys know about this amazing sweepstakes we have going on with RetailMeNot and Keep.com that I would totally enter if I could, but I can’t since I work here. (Bummer!)
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