I love movies that make me laugh, inspire me, or teach me about history. My go-tos are Love Actually, Pretty Woman, and Bridget Jones’ Diary. I also love shows like The Crown, The Two Popes, Marco Polo, and The Last Czars.
The Mini Giovanna—it’s such a unique model that I first designed when I launched the YY brand. I have a really special place in my heart for that bag.
It was all improvised. I had to leave Venezuela with my family and NY was the chosen destination. The rest, as they say, is history.
September. I love when the seasons change and the leaves start to fall.
YY: Unique, Functional, Inspiring
Yliana Yepez: Honest, Persevering, Passionate
I have several, among my favorites are Mallorca, Capri, and St. Barths
When my kids were born, it’s just an incredible memory that I will never ever forget.
I try to live more in the present than in the future but I definitely see myself working for years to come and building my brand because I love what I do. I visualize it being a guiding brand in the Latin American fashion industry.
Without a doubt when I started YLIANA YEPEZ. I never imagined how much work it would take and the first few years were very hard. It was a huge challenge and it took me a few years to hit my stride and reach a comfort zone.
I admire women. They inspire me and every day I learn something new from them. It’s incredible what we’re capable of achieving. We’re stronger together.
I love blue although ever since moving to New York the color black is now a part of my life.
Before COVID it was sushi but now I’m addicted to organic meals and fresh fruit. I love salmon bowls with avocado or spinach wraps with hummus.
I always feel at peace when I’m at Central Park. It’s a magical place to take a walk and I get a moment alone with my thoughts. It’s also a place I love to enjoy with my kids and my family. It’s a place where I get to experience nature and the outdoors.
Roses, peonies, hydrangeas and tulips.
I’d tell myself to enjoy every moment on the road of life, to not wait until everything is perfect to do things because perfection doesn’t exist. I’d tell myself to always work with joy and to take more vacations :))))