#PROUDBAG LAUNCH: WHITNEY’S WONDERLAND DESIGN COLLAB

Whitney's Wonderland Whitney Valverde Designer #ProudBag launch

Last Tuesday we launched #ProudBag here in Costa Rica with the press and the most fashionable ‘Ticos’!  It was a fab event (shared with our friends all over the world on insta-live, thanks for joining the fun!)  It started earlier and ended later than originally planned, we were just having such an amazing time discovering the bag and chatting, with an amazing crowd!  Here, the people, the vibe, what I wore, and of course, the bags!

El martes pasado lanzamos #ProudBag aquí en Costa Rica con la prensa y los ‘Ticos’ más fashion! Fue un evento fabuloso (compartido con nuestros amigos alrededor del mundo en insta-live, gracias por unirse a la diversión!) Comenzó antes y terminó más tarde de lo previsto originalmente, simplemente estábamos pasando un rato increíble descubriendo el bolso y conversando, fue un grupo increíble!  Aquí, la gente, el ambiente, el atuendo que llevé, y por supuesto, los bolsos!

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“I’m not a real influencer, I’m a real entrepreneur”.  The tees by Toribio perfectly describe our Proud Bag inspiration and initiative (which is why it is full of meaning and part of the proceeds will be donated to a fantastic charity that I had told you about here). The campaign is all about showing our pride, (wherever it is we are from) dreaming big and being entrepreneurial, especially for us latinos during these tumultuous political times just to the north!  It has been a long and difficult road to get to this point. I have given blood, sweat and tears, as well as countless long days, sacrificing so many things, but for the most part it has been unbelievably rewarding.  I would encourage you all to follow your dreams, but mostly to be a doer more than just a dreamer!  😉

“No soy un verdadero influenciador, soy un verdadero emprendedor”.  Las camisetas de Toribio describen perfectamente nuestra inspiración e iniciativa del #ProudBag (es por esto que está lleno de significado y una parte de los ingresos será donada a una institución de caridad de la cual te había contado aquí).  La campaña se trata de mostrar nuestro orgullo (de donde sea que seamos), soñar en grande y ser emprendedor, especialmente para nosotros los latinos durante estos tiempos políticos tumultuosos justo al norte!  Ha sido un largo y difícil camino para llegar a este punto.  Me ha costado tiempo, sudor y lágrimas, así como innumerables días largos, sacrificando tantas cosas, pero en su mayor parte ha sido increíblemente gratificante.  Les animo a todos a seguir sus sueños, pero sobre todo a ser un hacedor más que sólo un soñador! 

Whitney's Wonderland Top UK and Costa Rica Blogger wears Boden military jacket, Etnico Design brooch, and #ProudBagCoolTrendCR Blogger Josh Valverde and Whitney's Wonderland Costa Rican Bloggers launch of #proudbag

The invite read from 6-9pm but we had such a blast and a full-house with the first arriving at 5pm to get the party started and we reluctantly ended just after 11pm!   The cool crowd included Toribio’s most loyal customers, many of my lovely followers and readers, closest friends, top Costa Rican Bloggers, Fashion Designers, media, and fashionistas.  I’m so grateful for everyone’s kind words and all the amazing support we received, I was so touched!

La invitación leía de 6-9 pm pero la pasamos tan bien y estuvimos completamente llenos con la primera llegando a las 5 pm cuando comenzó la fiesta y a regañadientes terminó justo después de las 11 pm!  El grupo de asistentes incluyó a los clientes más leales de Toribio, muchos de mis  queridos seguidores y lectores, amigos más cercanos, mejores bloggers de Costa Rica, diseñadores de moda, medios de comunicación y fashionistas. Estoy muy agradecida por las palabras amables de todo el mundo y todo el apoyo increíble que recibimos, me sentí muy querida, gracias!

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I wore an inspired Costa Rica and UK look (just as our #ProudBag is a perfect combination of the two) wearing both British and Costa Rican designs (all the details for my outfit are at the end of this post).

Vestí una atuendo inspirado en Costa Rica y el Reino Unido (así como nuestro #ProudBag es una combinación perfecta de los dos) llevando diseños británicos y costarricenses (todos los detalles de mi atuendo están al final de este post).

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Earlier, I had my hair done by the amazing luxe Monserratt Salon in Escazu an got these natural waves I love.  The talented makeup artists at MAC Costa Rica did a smokey eye with Deep Truth blue eyeshadow, and with it I went totally out of my comfort zone and loved it!  We also used pro longwear foundation which kept my makeup perfect all night, and velvet teddy lipstick, you really cant go wrong with MAC…  There’ actually a project coming up with them I can not wait to tell you about, but I have to wait a couple more weeks before I can share the exciting news with you, I hope you guys love it too!

Mi cabello fue areglado por el lujoso Monserratt Salon en Escazu y conseguí estas ondas naturales que amo.  Los talentosos maquillistas de MAC Costa Rica me hicieron un maquillaje con ojos ahumados con Deep Truth blue eyeshadow, y con él salí totalmente mi zona de confort y me encantó!  También usamos el pro longwear foundation que mantuvo mi maquillaje perfecto toda la noche, y el velvet teddy lipstick, esque realmente siempre te vas a ver bien con MAC… Tengo un proyecto con ellos muy pronto del cual no puedo esperar para contarte, pero tengo que esperar un par de semanas antes de que te pueda compartir las noticias emocionantes con, espero que les encante también!

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We had a great DJ spinning his virtual decks, yummy canapés from Pablo El Cocinero (a Costa Rican chef and a real personality to boot!), gave away some of these cool tees and a beautiful ‘Toribio’ bag.

Tuvimos un gran DJ calentando al publico, deliciosos canapés por Pablo El Cocinero, un chef costarricense y una verdadera personalidad en el mundo culinario de CR!), regalamos algunas de estas camisetas y rifamos una hermosa bolsa ‘Toribio’.

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Just want to say a huge huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who joined us on Tuesday night whether in person or online celebrating entrepreneurship and our #ProudBag, having your support and being able to celebrate with you meant the world to me!   I’m so humbled and overwhelmed by all the incredible support we have received from the press and I’m so very grateful!  Hola Magazine, La Nacion, Revista Perfil, Revista Traffic, Mundo Pyme, Teletica, all the bloggers and everyone who has been sharing in social… I have no words, love you guys!  Thanks for being part of the Wonderland family!

Quiero darles un enorme enorme GRACIAS de todo corazón a todos quienes nos acompañaron el Martes por la noche fuese en persona o en línea a celebrar el espíritu empresarial y nuestro #ProudBag, el tener su apoyo y poder celebrar con ustedes significó el mundo entero para mí!  ¡Los quiero amigos!  Revista Hola, La Nación, Revista Perfil, Revista Traffic, Mundo Pyme, Teletica, todos los bloggers y toda la gente que ha estado compartiendo en redes… No tengo palabras, mi más sincero gracias, los quiero tanto!  Thanks for being part of the Wonderland family!

I'm not a real influencer I'm a real entrepreneur Toribio and Whitney's Wonderland

Bag | Toribio x Wonderland

Jacket | Boden

Brooch | Etnico Design

Bralette | Anine Bing

Skirt | DIY vintage Levi’s

Shoes | Kurt Geiger

Makeup by MAC Cosmetics

Hair by Raul from Monserratt Salon Costa Rica

Photos by Catalina Omacell

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