Summer is here! Time to pack up the beach bag and hit the sand. I gave The Fashion Spot the inside scoop on my beach bag essentials. Check ’em out and tell me… what’s in your bag?

I live on the West coast, but my monogrammed L.L. Bean beach tote reminds me of my summers spent in Maine. What’s inside? Take a peek!

1). Coola sunscreen, organic and smells amazing.

2). I almost always have at least two Kushcush swimsuits on hand. The Coquette in Blush Lace is one of my go-to faves.

3). Evian mist for hot days.

4). Sud Pacifique Vanille Coco spray, reminds me of being on vacation and is the only scent I wear.

5). Always my sketchbook.

6). Matchbox cars and healthy snacks for my son, Jax.

7). California Baby Hair De-tangler (which I originally bought for Jax, but it’s fantastic on my long hair!).

8). I’m obsessed with the Next Issue iPad app. It’s like carrying 20 magazines in one.

9). Kushcush printed scarves. They’re a major multi-tasker: from beach cover-up to blanket to scarf… and a lovely pop of style!

10). Miu Miu cross-body purse so I can easily downsize from the beach to a seaside lunch without carrying my entire beach bag.

See you at the beach!



For those of you lucky enough to be sitting poolside in March (I heart California), it’s officially the start of swim season! Im super excited to share that I’ll be at the fabulous She She Clothing boutique in Palm Desert, CA this Saturday for a Kushcush Trunk Show! Come shop my new swim collection and get custom fit-tips by moi on your new bikini or one-piece!

See you Saturday! xxK


Eeeek! I couldnt be more excited to share that Kushcush made it into the Superbowl of Swimwear…the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue!! And to boot featured in the cover-story with the gorgeous Kate Upton shot in Antarctica. Check it!

So hot & so cold! Kate Upton wearing Kushcush in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The bikini bottom was made in a custom cream mohair + gold lurex fabric for Kate, but is available in a more water-friendly nylon/spandex version called the ‘Emily’ style, shop here.


Genevieve Morton also wearing a Kushcush by Kerry Cushman bikini on!


Getting my copy, so excited! xx



Fashion Week El Paseo

On February 15, 2013, in Events & Parties, Fashion Week, Street Style, Uncategorized, by Kerry Cushman

Fashion Week thaws out from NYFW’s deep freeze as it hits Palm Desert next month for FASHION WEEK EL PASEO. Fashion-consicious consumers and retailers will hit the big tents from March 15-23, 2013.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Lloyd Klein, Anthony Franco, Sue Wong and a slew of Project Runway alums (Mondo, Seth, Gordana, April, Fabio and of course Palm Springs’ golden boy Michael Costello) are all slated to hit the runway. Tickets are available at

Since it’s FLASHBACK FRIDAY and all…let’s take a peek back to last year’s scene on and off the runway!

Under the big white tents…


Ole! Sexy matador style from Anthony Franco


Sharp-dressed man at Anthony Franco


The men totally stole the street-style show. I mean, how amaze are these two? Love!


Gorgeousness from Michael Costello! Would’ve totally taken it on PR with this collection. Just sayin’.


The Project Runway crew taking a bow.


So sweet! A parade of mini-models at the She She Boutique show.


It’s not fashion week without a little swag. This goodie bag courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.



Welcome to the islands! I adore these photos of Solange Knowles spotted wearing my Kushcush Lovey one-piece in Ikat while on holiday in Jamaica. She looks modern and hip while epitomizing vibrant island style. British Vogue captured the look for Day 24 of her style diary. Loveeeee it.


The candid shots Instagram style (photos Solange Knowles via Twitter):

The Lovey romper one-piece (with a built in support bra!) has a vintage vibe and can easily go from day to night. Available in bold ikat print as seen on Solange at ($167). Or go understated chic in solid navy, available at ($158).


How cute is she! The vibrant Ikat print with tones of fuschia, orange and purple is perfectly at home on a tropical getaway or an inspiration that spring is soon to come! For a little less is more, try the Bali string bikini in the same bold print, available at ($145).