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.

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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Best Looks from Latino Designers at NYFW
The Best Looks From Latino Designers At NYFW 2015!

New York Fashion Week is finally over, and it's time to digest all the fabulous looks we saw.
From metallics and feathers to fur and lace, every designer proudly showcased what they've been working on for the past few months. Check out a few of the looks we loved from our favorite Latino designers: 
MORE: The best street style from NYFW 2015!


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Latina on the Runway: Carolina Herrera FW15
Latina on the Runway: Carolina Herrera Presents Fall/Winter 2015

This morning the Venezuelan-born designer made waves with her F/W15 collection — just as she intended. For this collection, Carolina Herrera was inspired by water. She incorporated many shades of grey, blue, and white hues to romantic and elegant styles provoking a rippling water effect as the models glided through the runway.


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The Best Plus-Size Fashion for Today’s Curvy Girl
The Best Plus-Size Fashion for the Trendy Girl

Plus-size clothing has always been around, except that today it no longer tries to hide your body, but rather celebrate it! Checkout some new lines, and existing ones, that help the curvy girl feel sexy, trendy, and chic:

MORE: The Sexiest Plus-Size Models!


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See Celebrity Stylist George Kotsiopoulos' New QVC Fashion Line!
See Celebrity Stylist George Kotsiopoulos' New QVC Fashion Line!

Who better to make a clothing line than a celeb stylist who dresses women and makes them look fab everyday?


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The Best Wedding Dresses On Screen
The Best On-Screen Wedding Dresses

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and we have mushy love stories and fairytale weddings on our minds! Whether you're planning a wedding or not, we looked to some of the most popular films for some wedding dress inspiration. Take a look:

MORE: 8 Beautiful Venues Perfect for a Destination Wedding!


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Find Out Thalia’s Beauty Secrets Straight From Her Kitchen
Find Out Thalia’s Beauty Secrets Straight From Her Kitchen

The Mexican pop princess has always been known for looking flawless, but how does she do it? After some girl talk, Thalia told us some of the beauty rules she lives by. For her face, she explained she’s adamant about not ever going to bed with make-up on and making sure to have special creams and gels for every facial problem.

READ: Yellow nail stain remover that you can use at home


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10 Winter Snow Boots That Are Actually Cute
10 Winter Snow Boots That Are Actually Cute

When you think of winter you tend to think heavy layers, dark colors, and not-so-pretty shoe gear. While some of this may be the case (um, that ugly sweater keeps you warm, dangit!), not everything has to be. Check out these cute snowboots that will keep you stylish, warm and dry:
PLUS: Workout clothes that can transition from gym to real life.


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