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Jun E Sale

In Design, ECO-Friendly, Fashion on March 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Go Organic with our Jun E Caniel “One Race” Tee.. Comfortable Conscious and Cute!
Use coupon code JUN_E22 for special savings

Jun E in New Orleans

In ECO-Friendly, Fashion, T-Shirts on September 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Jun E Caniel Eco Eclectic Style

New Orleans


Tiya Caniel

Jun E Caniel “Free to Be Me” Bracelets

In Design, ECO-Friendly, Fashion on July 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Jun E Caniel Free to Be Me bracelets are fashioned from a mix of re-purposed jewelry, natural beads and stones, including agate. Agate is known to promote inner stability, composure and maturity. Agate also encourages security and self-confidence.

Available @ http://www.jcaniel.com

Legend’s Outfit of the Day

In Fashion on November 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm


Styled by Jun E: Living in Colors

In Culture, Design, ECO-Friendly, Fashion, T-Shirts on July 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Styled By Jun E: Living in Color

Every day isn’t a sunny day in summer, but who says your outfit should reflect that? Today in my 20130712-161009.jpgmind the only word I saw was “COLORS”! Here in NC we’ve been having many rainy days. The sun would grace us every once in a while, but it’s never for a complete day. Fortunately, your outfit can bring the sunshine no matter the weather!

Today’s ensemble features a t-shirt from a brand we’re now carrying at Jun E Caniel’s Boutique. If you’re familiar with our blog site then you’ve seen us talk about HRB Movement before. If not, check-out our blog “Styled By Jun E: Brand New”, where we talk their brand and their movement in this world.
20130712-160944.jpgThe “Be With You” tee is super comfy and the tribal design on the left side of the tee is pretty cool with accents of  kelly green and turquoise mixed together.
Our newest accessory to the Jun E boutique are these colorful, hand-made bracelets by Threads of Hope. This company has such a positive mission for their company. The bracelets are crafted by men, women and children living in poverty-stricken areas in the Philippines. Check out their website and read about their cause at www.threadsofhope.com.ph.


The key with mixing colors is having at least one neutral color in the blend. So white jeans and the dark grey in the tee level the outfit out a lot. Now don’t get me wrong; you can have tons of colors in one outfit but remember that you don’t want your outfit to be too busy. That’s pretty much what fashion is. Coordinating.

Get ready for next week’s outfit of the week styled by Jun E Caniel.

Much Love,
Elviria Valdaz

New Jun E Caniel Tank!

In Art, Business, Culture, T-Shirts on June 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm

New release of Jun E Caniel ” Jun E is the New Black” Tank

Save an additional 15% when you order online use

coupon code: Jun E!



Jun E is the New Black




Jun E is the New Black

Jun E is the New Black




“Tabii with Two i’s” Jun E Caniel meets Tabii Just by Elviria Valdaz

In Culture, Design, Fashion, Uncategorized on June 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Tabii Just is here to stay! Being apart of New York’s fashion week to the cover of Express Woman, co-founder and designer Tabitha St. Bernard has taken her love for fashion to new heights. Giving her brand a name for itself in this greatly competitive industry with her “spirit of Trinidad and Tobago” living in her clothing. No one can look at this brand with the naked eye and say it doesn’t have what it takes to leave a statement on Americans.

Tabii Just is not just a clothing line, it’s a brand! A household name, Tabii Just stands for something and brings culture to fashion. Now-a-days many fashion designers and clothing lines lack personality……and

Tabitha St. BernardTabii Just screams ORIGINALITY! When you see the clothing you can see pieces of the designer in each dress, skirt, or cropped top! Tabitha, has made a name for herself.

When given the chance to interview this Trinidadian native I jumped right on it. It’s no surprise how her genuine soul shined right through in her words. I have not yet had the chance to meet her in person, but her words were read as if I knew her personally.

As a creative designer, at what point did you realize that you wanted to be your own boss and design your own clothing?
I’ve always been designing my own clothing but it seemed like a daunting task to start my own line, especially as a young designer. I wanted to learn about the industry before taking that risky step. I realized that I wanted to be my own boss when I saw that my ideals were very specific. I had the choice of either looking for a company with ideals close to mine and spend time making someone else’s dream come true or I could spend that time creating my own brand and making my own dream come true. You can guess the path I took.
During the brainstorming process, when did you feel like Tabii Just was the perfect name for the clothing line?
It was a name that I chose on a whim, actually! I wanted to incorporate my name and keep it personal but I wanted to relay the sustainable aspect of the clothing. I was playing around with a few names and tossing them around with friends and I just kind of ran with this one. People ask why I chose two i’s for Tabii and the answer is simple. It looks cuter than a Y.
Your brand is very big on using recycled fabrics for new creations, what was the motivation behind this Lenay Dunn at the Disconnect Premierechoice?
“We actually use new fabric but we use all of it. We take the excess from the clothing and use that to make different smaller items. We take pride in our Zero Waste ideology in regards to the fabric. For me, the motivation was simple. I wanted a type of sustainability that I could keep a close watch on. I love organic fabric but it’s regulated by certifications. It’s not personal to me. I have to trust that it’s being done that way. With Zero Waste, I make the patterns myself and I work directly with the
How involved are you and your company in the recycled materials and organic clothing?
“We haven’t been very involved but I was recently introduced to a great organic fabric supplier and I’m thinking of using some of those in the next collection. I celebrate any way to make fashion more sustainable.”
What’s your opinion on how many Americans are now being more self-aware of organic and sustainable fabrics?
“I think that it’s become a bit of a fad, now. It’s become mainstream for sure. It’s a sort of trend to be organic but there are some designers who maintain it as a part of their line DNA. These are the guys that I respect.”
tabiijust_21_1024x1024What’s a typical day in the life of Tabii Just?
“Every single day is different! Right now, we’re getting ready to design Spring 2014 while selling this current collection. Typically, we do social media in the morning. Twitter and Facebook are our faves. I usually answer the bulk of emails. I line up meetings in the afternoon. I’m looking for a salesperson so I have meetings scheduled for that. I’m also a mentee with the Ben Appelbaum Foundation so I either meet with or talk with my mentors about strengthening the foundation of Tabii Just and growing at a realistic rate. I’m getting ready for a pop-up shop on June 20th at the Fashion Center with a few other wonderful designers so I may either meet with them or email with them about preparations. I tend to do fittings and visits to the factory during production in the afternoon, as well. If I’m in the Garment District, I frequently stop by my favorite fabric supplier and check out what new fabrics they have. I also blog about fashion and beauty so I may go to an event in the evening, wearing Tabii Just, of course. My intern usually finishes the day at around 5pm but I keep going until around midnight with emails, events, etc.”
Tabii Just is manufactured in the USA, New York to be exact. As a designer is that decision a pro or con for the brand?
“It’s been a personal pro. I wanted to get to know the people who make Tabii Just clothing so it was necessary for me to have the clothing made locally. As a brand, making Tabii Just clothing locally has been perfectly in line with our conscientious approach to fashion.”
What do you expect to see from your company in the next 5 years?
“I expect us to expand retail-wise. I’d like to take Tabii Just to as many states and countries as realistic for us.”
As a college graduate from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, what piece of advice would you give young adults aspiring to be fashion designer or work in the field of fashion overall?
“Get ready to work hard. It’s tough to create your dreams and also have the know-how to market and sell it. Keep moving forward. Oh, and definitely work for someone else before venturing out tabiijust-13_1024x1024on your own.”
What influence does your Caribbean heritage have on your designs?
“It has a tremendous influence on my designs. I grew up there so everything I reference from my childhood is within the context of Trinidad and Tobago. A few years ago, I played in our annual Carnival for the first time and the explosion of color, culture and talent is incomparable to anything else I ever experienced. It blew my mind. I’m drawn to color and vibrancy. I love movement in clothing and I also gravitate to things that are a little sexy. This is the spirit of Trinidad and Tobago. I am so proud to be Trinidadian and it’s in the DNA of Tabii Just for sure.”
As a woman how important is it for you to design pieces that are not only engaging to look at, but also flattering to the female body?
“No woman will feel confident wearing something that she thinks doesn’t look good on her body. It was important to me to create styles that women would strut with pride in. Having something look beautiful is easy when I’m designing in my studio on a dress form. When I see someone wearing my design and it hits at just the right place on their thighs and shoulders and they pair it with their favorite heels….that’s the ultimate high for me.”
Do you have anything up your sleeve for Tabii Just in the future? If so, can we hear about it?
“I definitely have some exciting things coming up for Tabii Just! I can’t talk about all of them but I will tell you a few! We’re having a pop-up shop at The Fashion Center on June 20th. so if you’re in New York, this is the time to snag your Tabii Just dress (p.s. signature cocktails will be involved)! Also, we have an exciting collaboration coming up with a non-profit organization focused on helping people with disabilities. I’m so excited!”
What a memorable person! Visit http://www.tabiijust.com for her latest fashions and press updates. Purchases can be made at tabiijust.com, modavanti.com and in stores such as Jun E Caniel Boutique and Kaight.
Peace and Love
Elviria Valdaz

F.A.M.E Art and Fashion Show

In Art, Business, Culture, Jun E events on May 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

FAME stands for Fashion, Art, Music, Entertainment and is an explosion of creative artistic energy. Our purpose is to foster art and culture throughout the world. Here are some pictures and film from the Jun E weekend! Thank you to all who came out and supported the Arts!!!!!!!!!

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Styled By Jun E Caniel

In Culture, ECO-Friendly, T-Shirts, Uncategorized on April 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

How To Make Your Jun E Caniel T-Shirt Stylish

When some people hear the word “t-shirt”, they automatically think of the typical over-sized tees that we get at concerts, on vacation, or for running marathons.  Depending on the quality of the fabric and graphic, a t-shirt can be the center piece of any dress casual outfit.  Many people do not know how to make their t-shirts more stylish. The very essence of Jun E Caniel lies in its limited edition sustainable tees.  With every blog post I try to incorporate how the Jun E tees are not only comfortable, but stylish at the same time.

When I was first inspired to become a model, I would watch ANTM (America’s Next Top Model) and take mental notes on how to look, walk, stand, and act like a model. One piece of advice I will always remember is Tyra Banks preaching to the contestants that a t-shirt & a pair of jeans is all you need. Keeping this in mind I have never tried to over do a outfit because it could possibly take away from me (it’s vain, I know) and what I am wearing.

So, over time I have transformed into the girl who wears t-shirts a lot, but in a very stylish way. Now, many may ask “How do you make a t-shirt stylish? It’s a t-shirt.” There is a big different between wearing a t-shirt and looking like you just got out of bed and wearing a t-shirt and turning heads.

1.) Tucking:


Tucking in a t-shirt is something that in 2013 not many people do. Just try it!! It takes your outfit from zero-sixty in no time. Shown in the photo above you can always rock your tee kind of carelessly tucked in. Or if you would like you shirt to be tucked in completely, use a belt. Wearing a belt makes your outfit look a little more clean.

2.) Layering:

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Layering is every fashionable person’s best friend. Layering is a way of life. Even people who aren’t into to fashion layer their clothing and half of them don’t even realize what they are doing. When its comes to a Jun E tee, layering is one of your best options. You can layer with a blazer like I did in last week’s blog with the hamsa tee or with a scarf as shown above by Legend herself. It does not matter what or how you layer your tee, whatever choice you make should bring out the best in you and make you feel good.

3.) Cutting:

Snip, Snip, Snip!!! Every summer I always find a day when I cut my old clothes and make them into something more fashionable or trendy. Cutting an old shirt into different styles can actually be fun. Plus it saves you money. When you cut and refashion an old shirt you have just created a new and stylish one.  Above is a video from YouTube on how to cut your tees into a tank top, a crop top or a fringe top.

4.) Just Being Creative:

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In the house of Jun E it’s all about creativity.  Legend has already started cutting and stitching her old tees, making what we like to call a refashioned cowl neck tee. She cut off the excess part of the tee (the bottom of the t-shirt)  making it into a loosely fitted cropped top.  Then the collar is cut off to create a different neckline. Instead of wasting the material (always remember fellow Jun E people ZERO TO NO WASTE) Legend sews it to the neckline and the shirt is transferred into a cowl neck. I love it! Maybe once I have my baby I’ll be able to rock one and show off my tummy……lol

So there you have it! 4 easy steps on how to make your Jun E Tee more stylish and fashion forward.

The more creative the better!!!


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