Born in Paris, France; raised in Caracas, Venezuela and now living in New York City with her family, YLIANA YEPEZ is truly a global citizen. At 14, Yepez began a successful modeling career. Inspired by the high-fashion labels for which she modeled, she soon began designing her own clothes and accessories. By the age of 23, she launched BLUES by kyky, which became one of the most popular accessory brands in Venezuela. Now, 20 years later, Yepez has embarked on building a signature luxury accessories brand that reflects her high fashion sensibility and her multi-faceted lifestyle. In addition to being CEO and Creative Director of YLIANA YEPEZ, Yliana is philanthropically involved with Aid for AIDS and the DiMenna Children's History Museum in New York City as well as other cultural and charitable organizations. The first YLIANA YEPEZ collection received immediate recognition from the fashion press. In less than a year the bags have been featured in Vogue.com, Vogue Latin America, WWD, InStyle, and Glamour Magazine among others. The first icons to embrace the line were supermodel and “It” girl Cara Delevingne and style maven Olivia Palermo.