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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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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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Dolce & Gabbana?

Who are they? How’d they get their start. We all love their clothes but do we really know the people behind the brand? Well here is a little peak in to the lives of the brand designers Dolce & Gabbana.

Though there are two of them, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have created a single fashion powerhouse. The dynamic duo created men’s and women’s leather goods, knitwear, scarves, and ties. In addition, the famous Milan designers have created, beachwear, sunglasses, perfumes, colognes, and even underwear.

Domenico learned about fashion design in Sicily, and was slated to take over his family’s clothing factory. It was there that he met Stefano Gabbana, a graphic designer. The two learned how to fuse their vision of fashion and first took to the runway in 1986. They began opening small boutiques across the world.

Today, Dolce & Gabbana have branched out into decidedly new territory. The duo has even released a CD of dance music under their private record label.


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Blue Candies Slayed The Runway


Blue Candies showed up and showed out at the Cincy Rip The Runway Event held Saturday the 18th at Celebrities Ballroom.  Bringing bold designs and vibrant color to the Cincinnati runway. We had so much fun and the models were so hott. There was a small problem with the actual but that didn’t stop more then 15 performing artist and designers from bringing it. Indie artist and designers hit the stage and runway packed to a full house. With guest such as Young Swag, Princincinnati, and Push tees just to name a few.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and showed up to support Blue Candies. New York Fashion Week and Orlando Fashion Week are next. So stay tuned new designs to come, it only gets better.

Blue Candies Will Rip Cincinnati’s Runway

bluecandies11July 14, 2015   Lifestyle News

(PRLEAP.COM) Author Charlene Kimber July 13, 2015-Talented emerging Cincinnati designer Charlene Kimber Crutcher will present her latest collection Blue Candies handmade couture knitwear line in the Cincy Rip The Runway event to be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday July 18, 2015 at the Celebrities Ballroom 7617 Reading Rd Cincinnati,

Charlene Kimber Crutcher is was born and raised in the Cincinnati area. She is the creative force and Lead Designer, Beauty and Fashion Director of Blue Candies. Kimber is also the creative force and mastermind behind Blue Candies Footwear Designs. Her unique design vision is expressed in one-of-a-kind intricately handmade footwear, and accessories. Kimber has presented her designs at a number of fashion shows, including NewYork’s Fashion Week, RAW, Mid-West Greatest, Cincinnati’s Silence The Violence and many many more. Her designs have been featured in Allezom International Fashion Magazine, as well as in publications such as Cincy Chic Magazine in her region, Kimber is also set to show in Newyork and Orlando later this year for Fashion Week.

“I love making things by hand because I put my heart soul and love into every piece. Every piece is personal to me so there is a litle of me in each design. Which makes showcasing in my home town even more special to me”

Cincy Rip The Runway is a one day event showcasing couture and local fashion designers. It also includes exhibits of luxury brands and local entertainment. The event is held once a year in Cincinnati and is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers. Cincy Rip The Runway offers unique promotional opportunities for luxury products and services.

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