It's Our Anniversary

Thank You - this fashion week, February 7th to be exact, UCNY turns 2!!! What a time to be 2 years old - ha. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your love and support. Because of your support UCNY has been able to grow online as well as with some great retailer. We look forward to another great year with many new and exciting things coming soon! 


Farewell Obamas

President Barack Obama served approximately 2,920 days in office, that included two inaugurations, many setbacks and greater accomplishments. His greatest accomplishment was completing his mission statement that he started day one of becoming president. In current events, when it seems like America is embracing a mighty storm, in the midst is hope. Without any doubt, you can always rely on hope and determination to bring you through your hardest times. President Obama's mission was to reignite the hope in America that citizens were beginning to lose and because of him and everything that he has accomplished he brought back the hope. Below is my note to the powerful, brilliant President Barack Obama. 

To President Barack Obama, 

On Thursday, January 19th, 2017, you packed your bags, put down your pen and shut off the lights of the Oval Office. The many calls, texts, emails and tweets have already shown you how America will miss you and how much we appreciate you. So, I’m not going to sit here and tell you what you already heard, I’m only going to say what you taught me to move forward with. You and your family revealed that determination, class, respect and faith can move mountains in any situation. I use that when I’m exploring new business adventures or when I’m simply confused and frightful of where our country is headed. Thank you for showing that your faith is apart of you while showing the significance of facing racism in this country. Thank you for being an amazing African-American role model that I and my peers can look up to with pride. Simply, thank you for being you President Obama. So instead of farewell, see you soon fighting the America fight.

Fashion Week!

September and February are my favorite months of the year! Both contain fashion weeks, on contains my birthday! This September was an exciting time for the brand. We landed our first showroom as a brand, in the historic Showroom Seven! What a dream come true. We opened some great new accounts and met a host of great buyers, stylist and all around cool people. 


On September 10th we had the pleasure of participating in the Harlem Fashion Row Pop-Up event again. It was a fantastic event and again I met a lot of great and interesting people. I'm looking forward to doing it again in February. 


We also did our first Facebook Live seasonal photoshoot. In case you missed it here is an exclusive look behind the scenes. 

Models: Janine Tondu and Katia Michalo

MUA: Shekima Francois

Photographer: James Norton

Assistant: Emilie Alexander

Stylist: Me! 

Not Just a Label x Made in NY Pop Up Shop

Undra Celeste NY was selected to showcase at Not Just A Label's Pop Up Shop in the beautiful and iconic Waldorf Astoria. If you are in New York, you can visit our showcase and shop between [dates].We are honored and proud to be a part of this initiative. Check out the New York Times article about Not Just A Label's goal to highlight emerging designers.