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STYLE ICON: YLIANA YEPEZ TALKS SUSHI AND SHOES
We recently sat down with our friend and style icon, luxury accessories designer Yliana Yepez to find out how she got her start. Born in Paris, France and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Yliana’s designs reflect her worldy background, with modern silhouettes made of statement materials. Style favorites, such as Cara Delevingne and Olivia Palermo, have been spotted toting Yliana’s handbags - talk about cool girl cred. 
Here, she gives us the low down on designing, growing up in Venezuela and being a mom. 
 1. What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Persistent, fun and enthusiastic. 
2. What made you want to start designing?
It was all by coincidence. I was finishing my modeling career and wanted to do something different. I had always been intrigued in fashion design. I considered ready to wear but really found my calling in accessories design (sizing in clothing is complicated—no sizes involved with accessories!). I always loved to (over)accessorize and collecting unique pieces. It felt natural for me to begin designing handbags.
3. You’re from Venezuela – has that influenced your designs at all?
I grew up in Venezuela surrounded by ladies who were always very well-dressed. Maybe it was more so my lifestyle and travels than Venezuela per se that molded my design aesthetics but fashion runs in my blood!
4. What are some must-see attractions if you travel to Venezuela?
El Salto Angel, Canaima, and Los Roques beach. it is a MUST SEE.
5. What’s your favorite part about living in NYC?
I love walking down the city streets and observing people with different styles and cultures.   I’m also inspired by the cityscape, and you can see that in my collection as well— the black and white raffia and soleil color way was inspired by NYC cabs.
6. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring one person, one item and one type of food, who and what would you bring?
The person would be my husband; the item, my phone and food, sushi for sureeeee. 
7. Favorite article of clothing?
I’m not sure if this counts as clothing but shoes!!!!! I love shoes….A good pair of shoes can bring together an outfit just like a good handbag can.
8. Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Always be true to yourself.
9. Proudest accomplishment?
Being a mom. 3 months ago
Hanging at the MILLY East Hampton boutique. Come visit us out east at 54 Main Street. Relaxing by the beach. We love to ride our bikes to Hamptons Coffee Company. The Clam Bar is a low-key retreat. The best sugar rushes can be had sitting at the counter at Candy Kitchen. Wolfer Estate Vineyard at Sunset. My daughter Sophia and I take a selfie by the pool. My son Will loves the water.
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HERE COMES THE SUN
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to amp up your swimwear game. MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith has designed a selection of must-have unique swimsuits for all body types, crafted in her one-of-a-kind prints and luxe fabrics. From a full coverage underwire bustier option to a classic string bikini, there’s plenty to choose from for all beach or poolside occasions. 
SHOP MILLY CABANA HERE. 
Read up on our picks for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta, check out Dita Von Teese rocking a MILLY dress, and get up to speed on this season’s hottest skirt trend.  4 months ago
DJ Chelsea Leyland MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith with DJ Chelsea Leyland MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith with Coco & Breezy MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith with DJ Chelsea Leyland and designer Yliana Yepez MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith with Coco & Breezy DJ Chelsea Leyland with Haper's BAZAAR digital editor Chrissy Rutherford MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith with Vanity Fair's Public Relations Manager Rachel Tashjian
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AS SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: MILLY HANDBAGS
The MILLY FW ‘14 runway show was held on Monday, February 10 at Lincoln Center. Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY divulges her inspiration for the collection of handbags here:
I started my line of handbags in 2011, 10 years after I began my ready to wear business. I love experimenting with fabrics and textures—this season I took it to a new level. Here, I’ll give you a sneak peek of what’s to come this fall. 
CAN’T WAIT? SHOP ALL CURRENT MILLY HANDBAGS HERE
From top left: 
1.The Riley Collection large tote: I love the structure of this handbag and the zipper with fringe adds a fashion-forward element. Carry it from work to weekend easily.
2. Blake Satchel: A ladylike silhouette, I love the classic nature of this satchel. In 5 colors with custom hardware, you can’t go wrong. The zipper is my favorite part—it’s oversize and gold. A true show-stopper.
3. Skylar Fur Satchel: Featuring vegan fur, this satchel will be available in blush, fuschia and black, adding texture and fun to any fall look. 
4. Gold Croc small satchel: A little gold goes a long way. This gold croc embossed handbag will be available in a variety of silhouettes, but I’m partial to the small satchel, which easily goes from day to night and can never be outshone!
5. Logan Zip tote: All eyes on the zipper! I love this tote—it will be available in mini, small and large for all lifestyles. 
6. Fringe clutch: Made of lamb leather, this swing-y clutch features two layers of fringe—it’s quite the attention-getter! Shown here in black, but it will also come in French blue, Ink and Caramel. 
Get more: I’ll walk you through the MILLY Fall ‘14 ready-to-wear inspiration, or if you’re dreaming of summer, get inspired by my vacation diary—I even give tips for what to pack.
Plus, don’t forget to shop MILLY dresses and MILLY handbags!
Plus, don’t forget to shop MILLY dresses and MILLY handbags! 7 months ago
Solange Knowles, Anna Kendrick, Coco + Breezy and Skylar Grey sat front row at the MILLY FW ‘14 fashion show. Killer lineup, no?
Check out more Major MILLY Moments with Nicki Minaj, Rachel Bilson, Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Palermo, and the time Solange rocked a MILLY look in her latest music video. Stay up to date with all that’s happening at MILLY HQ: just sign up for our newsletter. 7 months ago
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