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.

Nude Intimates Lingerie Afro Latinas
5 Nude Intimates For The Afro-Latina

There’s something about dressing sexy that grabs people’s attention — if kept classy and done right, of course. The key to this alluring style is wearing matching skin tone undergarments, so it seems as though you’re showing more skin than you actually are. Latinas come in all shades, so we’ve finally found some places that have broadened their range of skin tones to include us all! Check it out: 
MORE: Up Your Sex Appeal With These Lingerie-Inspired Pieces!


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Vanessa Bryant’s Fleek-Worthy Red Carpet Looks
Vanessa Bryant’s Most Stunning Red Carpet Looks

Vanessa Bryant likes to keep her life private, but one thing she’s loud about is her sense of style. Check out her best red carpet looks that prove she’s more than just a basketball wife on the sidelines — she’s a true fashionista and we love it!

RELATED: Vanessa Bryant's Best Selfies, Ever

 


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Find Out What All Of These Daring Divas Have In Common
8 Edgy Divas in Ladylike Outfits

First impressions are everything and these stylish celebs know that all too well. While they often wow us in sexy, funky statement pieces, they also know how to keep us guessing by switching up their style game showing a softer side to them.
From Demi Lovato to Jennifer Lopez, here are eight edgy divas looking absolutely fab in ladylike outfits:


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These Fashion Accessories do WHAT?!
6 Glamorous Wearable Tech Accessories

In our April issue, our Fashion Director, Verky Arcos Baldonado, showed us some pretty awesome wearable tech. Now, we’ve researched some more to add some function to your fashion! Check it out!


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10 of Sexiest Plus-Size Bathing Suits
10 Sexy Plus-Size Bathing Suits

Curvy or flaca, we all want a little sex appeal in our attire – especially our swimwear! The problem? Most styles are made for the thinner girls. But, that’s changing! Every day, we see more sexy, trendy styles for the plus-size chica. She wants to look just as good as the next girl — even in her swimwear.

Check out 10 plus-size bathing suits that will make her look sizzlin' hot! 

MORE: The hottest swimsuit bodies in Hollywood!


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10 Fashion Pieces You Can Find on Amazon — All Under $40
10 Fashion Pieces You Can Find on Amazon — All Under $40

As we scrolled through Amazon for our regular home shopping list, we came across a cute sexy dress and then another one and another one!

The retail site is no longer just for your books and toothpaste, so get ready to shop because not only are they totally appropriate for a date or night out with your girls (plus, they won't break the bank!). Take a look at 10 amazing pieces we found — all for under $40:


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Major Sale At Shopbop.com! Check Out The Prices Of A Few Fab Outfits We Chose And Get Excited!
Major Sale At Shopbop.com: See Our Fave Fab Outfits!

Shopbop.com is one of our go-to retail sites. Their selection ranges from luxe and casual to girly and edgy styles so of course, when we heard “SALE,” we were on it!
There is so much to choose from, but here are a few selects to get your shopping bug going (And be sure to enter code bigevent15 for 25% off your order!):


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10 Stars' Signature Red Carpet Pose
10 Stars' Signature Red Carpet Pose

Long before the days we became obsessed with perfecting a pose that compliments our daily #selfie, #belfies and #ootd, Hollywood stars had to learn how to perfectly position themselves for red carpet photos. Knowing your “good” side or how to highlight your best body part takes talent, and these celebs know exactly how to strike a pose!

Here are 10 stars' signature red carpet pose:


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LATINA ON THE RUNWAY: PURE ELEGANCE AT ROLANDO SANTANA FALL/WINTER 2015
Latina On The Runway: Pure Elegance At Rolando Santana Fall/Winter 2015

Mexican-American designer Rolando Santana wowed us once again with his inspirational collection at New York Fashion Week. The models strutted the runway in a sea of gorgeous cocktail dresses, gowns, suits and sheath dresses accented with luxurious furs, glamorous embellishments and sequins, and hints of metallic.


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EXCLUSIVE: Cynthia Rowley Talks Digital Fashion Show & Gives Her Best Fashion Advice
EXCLUSIVE: Cynthia Rowley Talks Digital Fashion Show & Gives Her Best Fashion Advice

Cynthia Rowley decided upon an unconventional approach for her FW15 collection at New York Fashion Week. The designer looked towards the future, and created a digital show to showcase her new looks — meaning that everyone (not just fashion insiders!) had a chance to view the collection when it debuted. 


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