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Jun E Caniel T-shirt of the Day

In Art, Business, Culture, Design, ECO-Friendly, Fashion, T-Shirts on June 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

This Jun E Caniel Women’s Tee features “Unleash the Lion Within” written all throughout the Mane of the Jun E Caniel Lion… It’s about finding your greatness and tapping into it!


Jun E Caniel Written Mane

Boxing for All

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Jun E 4am It’s 4am and I am awake, bobbing and weaving to the piano strokes as if I am Floyd Mayweather…  But I am… We are both boxers, however we box different things… You see, I have trouble sleeping lately knowing there is so much to be done to improve humanity. Yeah, I wish I could give you this feeling, but at times it feels like a curse…It keeps us awake.  It haunts us. It’s hard sleeping knowing that 19,000 kids will die today from preventable diseases and conditions.  This is just on my mind, and I know it probably doesn’t concern you. Please pardon me as I go stand in the ring and prepare to fight…

We box for the people who can’t fight for themselves. We box for the ones with no arms, no sight, or no audible voice. We box for women around the world who are still mistreated. We box for people who want to be freed but are afraid, thinking the box they are given is their only choice…Jun E Gloves We box to spread the message that everyone has greatness inside them!  That piano…With each key stroke it signifies hope, another life saved, mission accomplished…

Will you box with us? Will you fight and live for something beyond yourself?  Will you fight and live for something worth dying for? It doesn’t by any means have to be for the same cause… We challenge you to LIVE and leave SOMETHING worth living for.

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

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Jun E is the New Black




Jun E is the New Black

Jun E is the New Black




Jun E Caniel Tanks..

In Art, Culture, ECO-Friendly, Fashion, T-Shirts on June 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Jun E Caniel “NERD TANK” will be available online http://www.jcaniel.com on Monday June 10th…

Unleash your lion from within!

Jun E Caniel "Nerd" tank

“Jun E is the New BLACK”

Available online June 10th


Available online www.jcaniel.com Monday June 10th

Available online http://www.jcaniel.com Monday June 10th

Jun E Caniel T-shirt of the Day

In Culture, Daily Inspiration, Love, T-Shirts on June 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

 Our mission is to challenge all to unleash the lion within themselves by realizing their own greatness & power… and spread plenty of Jun E love! The new “Africa Love” Tee will be available online Monday June 10th http://www.jcaniel.com


In Jun E Caniel Conversation Series, Motivational Speaking, Random Conversation, Thoughts, Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Jun E Life Begins It’s amazing the things that flash before your eyes during a quick conversation with Death… It’s amazing who shows up to defend your position..  As he talked my brain evoked random thoughts  of Ricky, Imagine, Jun E Caniel, Legend, Nazir and the People….   Out of nowhere came Purpose, and Legacy… I must admit this was my first time seeing Death cower… He backed down and transformed into life..   I didn’t think purpose would have that effect on him.  All of a sudden phrases like  “abundance is on the other side poverty”, or “every disappointment is for a good”, or even the notion that you “fail before you succeed” became real to me. “Calm, cool, and collected” used to be a phrase, but to see this cool demeanor in effect when faced with fatality is an amazing feat…

For the first time in my life I’m living!!!  I feel every pulse, every heart beat, every thought, etc…  All we work for can be taken within a blink of an eye… Well depends on what your working for. It’s so interesting how closely related life and death are… For those of you who live in the middle… *Shrug*… Don’t expect much!

I challenge all to unleash your Lion within.. We all have greatness inside. Find your music! Play it! Play it loud without apology.. Time is your most valuable asset in life. Live it well and do something amazing. That is what we are all designed to do. For now my heart continues to beat, my mind although bruised from the windshield has gotten stronger… These hands are prepared to serve while my legs decide it will be the primary vehicle of this revolution…  We love you all! Keep Living! Jun E!

“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

Dear Misery and your People!

In Business, Culture, Daily Inspiration, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts, Uncategorized on May 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Box We know! You really don’t hate us but you hate what we represent, because it reminds you of who your not. We are free to be! You live by rules, books, and the words of men. Don’t knock us cause we choose to not be bound by chains, and the rhetoric of the world.. We choose happiness, progress, prosperity and love for all. That includes you! You sit in your offices and are entertained by our free lives. Which then you disguise as your disdain for our choices, our hairstyle, the way we dress, tattoo’s and even the way we talk. For someone who has it going on you watch too much, and we are too much of a topic. Do you love yourself? Well we love you anyway.. You’re never enough for yourself, are you? You’re always too fat, ugly, or don’t have enough things or money…. If what you are is what you have, then when what you have is gone… What are you? We’re just Jun E! You live a life according to the box in which you’ve been placed. Do you love your place? Oh, don’t answer that; the people around you probably will be upset if you go out of bounds…

Imagine how incredible everything would be if it was all done by someone passionate behind Jun E - Find Your Greatnessit. Imagine if you love who you truly were. Imagine if you didn’t have to live up to the things you are told  to be. Imagine if you loved yourselves unconditionally, and didn’t have to hide your curiosity. Imagine if you were stripped naked of your possessions… Hmmm..  What would be your worth then? Just a thought…

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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A Jun E Commitment

In Business, Culture, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts on April 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Jun E DreamsI must admit I’ve been at war with myself for the last couple months. Within the last five years I’ve had a mind shift that caused a war between the person I’m supposed to be and the person who society told me it was cool to be. I’m here to tell you my real self won that battle! It took a while to reprogram my mind from the world. The place you reside today is directly correlated with the environment of your mind five years ago. I’ve always known what I wanted to do butJun E Caniel Boutique the vehicle and the road I took was different. It was altered by the people I was around, the books I read, and lessons learned as I was growing up. Five years ago I cut out TV, and the people that I gave access to my life. I must tell you this was not easy at first, however it was necessary to achieve and embark on living my wildest dreams. My only goal was to spend my life improving humanity. I wanted to spend every waking minute doing what I deem important work.  I’m there! I recently quit my job and jumped head first into my dreams… Now in no way shape or form am I suggesting others do the same, nor should you do so without a clear purpose and plan. It’s a process and for me it was time. I felt like I was dying each moment I did work for a pay check.

If you feel like you have this undeniable urge to do something great, we encourage you to! It requires acting! It requires faith in yourself and an environment that will Jun Ehelp you grow. It requires commitment! Until you are committed, there is a hesitancy, a chance to draw back. But the moment you definitely commit yourself, then the creator moves also, and a whole steam of events erupt. All manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, persons, and material assistance which you could never have dreamed would come your way begin to flow toward you—the moment you make a commitment to greatness! See you at the top!  www.jcaniel.com

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