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.

Celeb Style Poll: Eva Longoria vs. Kim Kardashian
Plunging Necklines: Eva Longoria vs. Kim Kardashian

At the 2014 VMA's, Kim Kardashian, known for her sultry and sexy outfits, wore a heavily beaded Balmain mini-dress with matching solid black woven caged heels and flirty waves. Eva Longoria, on the other hand, chose this embellished Emilio Pucci dress as one of her seven dresses to host the 2014 NCLR Alma Awards.


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Check Out Latina's Fashion Director on Keep.com!
Latina's Fashion Director Dishes on Her New Favorite Style Site!

Hi Chicas! It’s Verky, Fashion Director for Latina, and I wanted to let you guys in on a site and mobile app that I’m OBSESSED with: Keep.com!

Keep.com is basically the place to dream up your most perfect wardrobe. But the best part is that it doesn't have to just be inspiration — you can buy it right then and there whether you're on your iphone or desktop.


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Shopping Guide: Fall Coats Under $100
Shopping Guide: Fall Coats Under $100

Stay warm while looking hot in these budget-friendly coats perfect for falling temps.


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Sweatband DIY
Ready to DIY? Create This Awesome Embellished Sweatband Cuff in 4 Easy Steps!

In our October issue, we featured an awesome jeweled sweatband cuff as way to up your sporty style (and no we're not talking Spice Girls). But guess what chicas? This is something you can totally create yourself, so we asked fashion and beauty blogger Ericka Batista of lolabluestyle.com to help us recreate this novelty accessory to help you make it and rock as your own! Check out the easy steps below:


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8 Fall Boots Under $100
8 Fall Boots Under $100

Fall is here and that means it's time to shop for our #1 go-to footwear: Boots! If you're looking to up your shoe game this season without breaking the bank, here are some of our favorite booties — all under $100:


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Get It Now: The Must-Have Bag in Your Wardrobe
Get It Now: The Must-Have Bag For Your Fall Wardrobe

You know what they say: keep something around long enough, and it'll eventually come back into fashion. Enter: the bucket bag. The classic silhouette is having a comeback moment. Here are a couple of our favorites to make sure you're on trend.


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Express white jeans
How to Transition Your Summer Whites Into Fall

Don't put your white summer wardrobe away just yet. Those pieces that kept you cool in the hot weather can be layered for a hot fall look. Here are some ideas! 


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Sofia Vergara arrives at the 2014 Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards 2014: The Best Dressed Celebrities

Figure-fitting gowns ruled the night at the 2014 Emmys red carpet. Here's who we think stole the show:


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Jennifer Lopez at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
The Best Dressed Celebs at the 2014 MTV VMAs

Unlike the safe fashion choices at most red carpet events, celebs let out their wild child at the MTV VMA's. Latina found the night's best-dressed chicas:


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Oscar de la Renta with models Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls during his fashion show
Latino Design Collaborations We’re Waiting For

For a fashion girl on a budget, collaborations like Altuzarra for Target is something we get really excited about! And we have some suggestions on other designers we’d like to see do a budget-friendly collab, so we can look fab at an affordable price:


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