Blue Candies has been quite busy lately. There was the recent feature in Haute Ohio Magazines Spring Issue, which was an amazing feature that captured the true essence of Blue Candies craft. Blue Candies also ripped the runway down on April 2nd 2017 in the Rags 2 Riches Spring Fashion Show at the Avenue Event Center. On June 4th Blue Candies set the runway on fire in the Urban Girls Rock fashion showcase at Cove 51. Featuring 2 boutiques and 2 designers along with some really talented local artist. Stay tuned for the video. With all that under it’s belt, Blue Candies has a full summer ahead building a fashion forward brand that keeps heads turning. Make sure to come down June 11th to the Second Sunday on Main in Cincinnati and shop with Blue Candies. They will have their custom couture flip flops, bare foot sandals and Blue Candies Cami’s available for purchase. Do you enjoy networking and want to learn a new craft? Come out to Blue Candies Knit & Sip June 17th. Then on June 25th catch them at the 2017 fashion Expo. All of Blue Candies Event dates, times and locations can be found under the link for Events.
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.
Blue Candies was recently chosen by Haute Ohio Magazine ( The Only High Fashion Mag In the Midwest) as one of The Best Of the Best Designers in the Midwest for its Spring Capture Couture issue. “We are so excited and honored, we can’t wait to slay this Photoshoot” said Kimber CEO and Lead Designer for Blue Candies. The shoot will take place mid March and drop in April. Stay tuned for behind the scenes video snippets and photos from the shoot.
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
Blue Candies never seems to disappoint. We slayed once again in the Adult Mini Prom and Fashion Show held at the Elegant Event Center on Hamilton ave in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday November 11 at 8pm 2016.
It was a Fashion Show,Prom and Fund Raiser for abused children put together by Ms.Brinkston designer and model. Blue Candies felt honored to be made a part. And as always we showed up and showed out as only we can. Bringing an amazing energy coupled with a professional team. HMUA Christina Harten and her assistant Morgan and the ever beautiful Model Emoni along with my one of a kind handmade original designs we showed them Blue Candies don’t Play we Slay! Watch Us Slay!
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.
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.
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:
- Vy Sok
- Jesse Fox
- Christina Davis
- Charlene Kimber Crutcher
- Renee Laguna
- Jerri Tolliver
- Danielle Sharee
- Liz Wolf
- Achsah Fitzhugh
- Que Kinebrew
- Shamekko Early
- Monica Tuck
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!
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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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Location: Ramada Plaza