L.L. Bean Just Nailed My Spring Wardrobe

come aboard and let’s count the ways we can eat baguettes, plan boat trips and pardon our french in these tres-chic seaside-inspired styles. Oui.
When my outdoorsy dad could no longer figure out what birthday gifts to get his fashion-loving daughter, he started giving me L.L.Bean gift certificates. He loved Maine life and thought whatever one might need, you could get from L.L. Bean. So from circa 1987 to 2000 I accepted the challenge to find whatever L.L.Bean apparel I could turn into a teenage girl’s wardrobe. It was a challenge back then (though I fondly remember one particular blush cable-knit). Today, not so hard. Because L.L.Bean has seriously nailed everything I need for my Spring Capsule Wardrobe. Check out my picks below!

L.L.Bean Spring Capsule Wardrobe >> 9 mix & match pieces

Each item in the capsule wardrobe plays nice with the others, tops can be worn with all the bottoms and vice-versa, creating a whole lotta style options for only 9 pieces. Great for easy everyday style or packing light!
You probably have a pair of cut-offs or your favorite white tee that you can sub in just fine for a few pieces, which is great! Though keep in mind the key is how all these pieces play off each other. All styles currently available on LLBean.com.

Jessica Gomes in VOGUE Australia!

Well hello there gorgeous!! I love randomly spotting my designs… and hello, especially when it’s Jessica Gomes wearing my Kushcush Bali-print bikini in VOGUE Australia!!

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Beach Bag Essentials

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!

XxK

 

 

Kushcush in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit!

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.

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

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Getting my copy, so excited! xx

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