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Rags 2 Riches

Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Avenue Event Center hosted the Rags 2 Riches Spring Fashion Show. Blue Candies took to the runway with its signature style of handmade couture crochet garments. But there were a few surprises. Blue Candies slayed the runway with custom jeans as well as a sexy lace number that awed the crowd.

Blue Candies also introduced some new pieces to their Brand staying true to the bold and vibrant colors and designs that hug each and every curve of the body. Giving their garments a custom fit that is sure to please. Bold, different and original, Blue Candies designs stood out from the crowd staying away from the Cincinnati tradition of t-shirts and jeans wear.  But Blue Candies line is not your traditional cut and sew line either. Blue Candies line is groundbreaking and ahead of it’s time in the Mid-West region making waves for a new and exciting trend to hit the local runway. Creating a brand that is long overdue to be in the forefront of innovative design and womenswear in Cincinnati.

There was also a long list of hot designers who showcased as well including, Body Kit Customs, Glamour Coated Melons, Petty On Fleek, Hands Down, Petty By Nature, Liam Clothing out of the Atl and at least 7 other local designers.

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In case You Didn’t Know!

In case you did not know the ever awaited issue of AMillion Magazine featuring Blue Candies finally dropped and you know I got my copy. The magazine is a wonderful mix of fashion and hip hop rolled into one bringing a unique spot lite to Artist, Designers, Photographer and Make Up Artist.

If you just want to see Blue Candies spread take a peak below but if you want to see all that AMillion Magazine has to offer Just Click This Link!

Model: Nicc Patrick

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One More Week Until The Greatest Show On Earth!

Ok the count down has begun. It is now exactly 8 days until Blue Candies puts on the greatest show to hit this side of the Mississippi in a long time. Fashion Meets Hip Hop is the Brain child of Blue Candies. It is a cataclysmic explosion of Fashion and Music together on stage to bring you one awesome show. Some of the most talented Indie Artist, Designers, MUA and Photographers in the business.

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Blue Candies Featured In “Cincinnati Scripted Souls”

Blue Candies was recently featured in the newly released Cincinnati Scripted Souls. It is a book of artwork featuring 40 artist from around the Cincinnati area. Blue Candies was given the honor of having 15 pages of designs, bio, links and more. And all the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to “My Cincinnati”, which provides free music lessons to under privileged children who want to learn to play string instruments.  So get your copy today. Check out some really cool art work and support a good cause.

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Designer Kimber Crutcher Of Blue Candies Is A Mortar Graduate

August 2nd 2016 at 6pm in Five Points Alley an artistic gem nestled in the Cincinnati Redeveloping Neighborhood of Walnut hills, 13 extraordinary women graduated from the Mortar Program. One of those women was Charlene Kimber Crutcher, Designer for Blue Candies. Charlene has designed for Blue Candies for 5 years but wanted to take Blue Candies to a new level with the Mortar Program. And move Blue Candies from a home business into a Mobile Boutique business. The Mortar Program in Walnut Hills being called our city’s next revitalization, story. MORTAR fulfills its purpose by building on these successes through focusing on those who are often ignored. By targeting underserved and redeveloping communities, they are offering these non-traditional entrepreneurs the opportunity to use our inherent talents to not just make a dollar, but to positively participate in the rise of  Cincinnati.

Each Class is followed up with a Pitch Night. Graduates must Pitch their business and ideas to a crowd of family, friends, investors and members of the community. This is the night when every thing that they have learned comes into play. The attendees then vote on who should get the money from Pitch Night that each guest paid to get into the event. Although Kimber did win the Pitch Night she made some awesome connections and and received lots of positive feed back.

Kimber Crutcher has been working hard to build her Brand. And with this new en devour brings new opportunities, exposure, and the skills to develop her business into a success. And it’s not over yet, Mortar provides 18 months of support for the graduates to help the business have a successful startup.  Being part of the Mortar program solidifies the Blue Candies Brand. The best is yet to come for her!

2016 Mortar-Indigo Graduates:

  1. Vy Sok
  2. Jesse Fox
  3. Christina Davis
  4. Charlene Kimber Crutcher
  5. Renee Laguna
  6. Jerri Tolliver
  7. Danielle Sharee
  8. Liz Wolf
  9. Briona
  10. Achsah Fitzhugh
  11. Que Kinebrew
  12. Shamekko Early
  13. Monica Tuck

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Blue Candies Slayed Once Again In The Fashion Forward Cincy Fashion Show!

Blue Candies never seems to disappoint. Blue Candies Slayed, Ripped and lit the Runway on Fire once again in the Fashion Forward Cincy Fashion Competition Saturday July 16th at the Ramada formerly known as CoCoKey Water Resort in Cincinnati, Ohio. Introducing two new designs on the Runway. Along with some that had never been showcased. Blue Candies wowed the crowed with bold designs and candy like colors. Blue Candies showed handcrafted Art at it’s best.

If you were unable to be one of the lucky few to get a ticket to the show here is the video. Please Like, Subscribe to my Channel and as always Please Share!

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Check out “Fashion Forward Cincy”!

Blue Candies will be showcasing in the hottest Fashion Show to hit Cincinnati this Summer! Celebrity Judges will be on deck to decide who has the hottest set. There will be 10 designers showcasing in a competition to win $500 and a feature in Fashion Forward Magazine. So come on out and make Damn Sure it’s “Blue Candies”!
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Check out “Fashion Forward Cincy” on Eventbrite!

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Location: Ramada Plaza

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-forward-cincy-tickets-25513066268?aff=eandprexshre&ref=eandprexshre

Blue Candies Slayed In the ATL

Blue Candies recently showcased in the Atlanta Road 2 Fashion Tour hosted at the East Cobb Center located in Marietta and put together the the always Beautiful Theresa Erving. The Road 2 Fashion Tour is in its second year and has a list of talent coming from Philadelphia, DC, Maryland, Ohio, Atlanta and more.

“Astratton” the Leather King had some beautiful designs and pieces that were to die for.

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There was a 9 year old young lady with her own cosmetic line called “Sweet Naturals”. 

And an amazing Make Up Artist named Shay who did most of the models make up. And it was on point. Check her out!

But the high point of the show is when  Blue Candies murdered the runway with it’s unique and bold designs. Blue Candies bright colors and beautiful models lit up the runway. No one expected it or saw it coming. The models were so turnt up that it filled the room with some amazing energy.

A Blue Candies show is always entertaining and unique. The designs are off the chain and definitely head turners. A must see for a fashion lovers and creatives alike. Follow Blue Candies On Facebook and stay up to date with all their latest happs and view more photos and video from the show.

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