With a diverse background, including Costa Rica, USA, and Europe, Whitney began writing her bilingual blog whitneyswonderland.com while in London, UK. Whitney’s passion lead her to work as a Designer, as well as a creative and social media consultant and a brand ambassador of her favourite fashion brands. Whitney constantly travels the whole world, and she loves taking her readers with her to wherever in the world she may be, inspiring and befriending many people along!
Whitney Valverde developed her passion for fashion and arts since she was a child and used to dress her barbies with the help of her grandmother, a well-respected seamstress in a little town in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Whitney then studied Arts & Literature at Conservatorio de Castella, and then Fashion Design and Translation at Universidad de Costa Rica in 2009. She felt the need to connect with people with same interests and started blogging in 2012 finally opening www.whitneyswonderland.com in April 2013.
WhitneysWonderland.com showcases high-quality luxury & affordable luxury, Fashion, Personal Style, Travel, Gastronomy, and Lifestyle with the personal touch that only a blog can provide. The main focus of the blog is to provide inspiring, positive, and uplifting content: “We want our readers to follow their dreams. We want them to realise that the ‘average’ girl can also look as fabulous or even more than a supermodel. We also want to help people find inspiration for their travels and make their adventures much more exciting by knowing exactly where to go, what to eat, and where to stay.” -Whitney
Since 2013, Whitney has been profiled by Hola! Magazine Latinamerica, Flaunt Magazine USA/UK, Very UK, Cosmopolitan UK, Elle France, as well as being on the cover of Costa Rica #1 magazine, Perfil as one of the biggest fashion influencers in the country, and featured on many more newspapers, radio and TV shows around the world. Whitney’s Wonderland blog also won the WHD Best Fashion Blog Awards 2015, and was awarded second place for Best Fashion Blog by Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards 2015.
Whitney has collaborated with many brands she loves and recommends to her readers including Gucci, Bvlgari, Givenchy, Lulu Guinness, Kurt Geiger, Monica Vinader,Wildfox Couture, Free People, YSL, amongst many more. And luxury hospitality and gourmet locations such as Kong Hans Copenhaguen, Sketch London, Conrad St James, Four Seasons, Buddha Bar, Mazagan Beach Resort, ME Hotels, W Hotels, and many more. On March 2017, Whitney launched her well-received and much loved first design collaboration, #ProudBag, with Costa Rican luxury Designer Toribio.