Love your SELF

On January 27, 2010, in Press, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, by Kerry Cushman

My Kushcush ‘Maddie’ bikini is featured in the February issue of SELF magazine! Loving it. This photo makes me want to go back on vacation…

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To shop this style, check out one of our favorite retailers, South Moon Under. My vintage-inspired bandeau & hi-waist bottoms are available in the black/blush gems colorway for $172. Click to shop.

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Paradise in St. Lucia

On January 22, 2010, in Kerry Cushman, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, Wanderlust, by Kerry Cushman

After our romp in the snow, my husband and I headed south to the warm island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. We were welcomed to our jaw-dropping sanctuary at Jade Mountain (my line of swimwear is carried in the resort boutique!). Indulgent luxury combined with the beauty of nature. Pure blisssss….take a peek!

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The smell of coconut, sea spray (love the fabulous things it does for my fine hair), vibrant fruits and flowers, the tropical glow on my skin…. this is the reason I design swimwear.

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Stresses of the city fade away…sunrise yoga over-looking the ocean, fresh-squeezed tropical juices, indulgent massages and ayurvedic treatments at the Jade Mountain spa. Total relaxation.

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Designed without a fourth wall, our room opened to a breathtaking view of the Piton mountains and Caribbean sea…complete with butler service, sundeck and private infinity pool (yes, in our room!).

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Diving in!

{Wearing my Kushcush ‘Lucia’ style in emerald green}

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On the beach with everything I need… my husband, a pina colada, sunscreen and a good book.

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Kushcush in paradise….loving my new collection!

{Wearing my Kushcush ‘Riley’ bikini‘Beaux’ Cover-up}

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The good life… Sailing the St. Lucian seas.

{Wearing my Kushcush ‘Coquette’ maillot in blush lace}

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Ahhhh….pure relaxation.

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Wild ride….zip lining through the rain forest!

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Room with a view….Angelo enjoying a local Piton beer in our sanctuary.

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Inspiration everywhere….watching the sun set from under a thatched umbrella.

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Apre-Ski

On January 7, 2010, in Style This!, Wanderlust, by Kerry Cushman

I’ve been blissfully bundled over the last week, ringing in the New Year with my brother and family at Sugarloaf ski resort in Maine. While I covet a sun-drenched vacation (ahem, I design swimwear), it’s been a winter wonderland swooshing down the slopes, toasting apre-ski cocktails at the lodge and reading by the fire.

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My brother Josh making it look so easy!

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While throwing a few bikinis in a duffle is easy, packing for a winter vacation can be a serious challenge (especially when you live in sunny California). So I put together a few picks for my winter wardrobe must-haves, check it out!

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Back in Black ~ The long length and skinny style on this classic turtleneck means you can easily layer for warmth or wear solo for easy apre-ski style. {My pick: I designed this one for my Fall collection a few years back, it’s made of Rayon/Spandex which makes for a super soft feel.}

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Armed and Dangerous ~ You can leave the jewelry drawer behind on a ski vacation, but bringing one easy-to-wear bracelet can turn a simple turtleneck into an understated style. {My pick: Leather double-wrap bracelet with gold hex studs by Vita Fede for $63.}

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Underneath it All ~ My new best friend. Layer under leggings and ski pants by day and wear with a long sleeve dress and boots by night. Love love love! I have a brown and dark grey pair that are both in steady rotation. {My pick: Merino wool in a modern cable-knit pattern, available at Stockingirl for $44.99 each.}

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Twinkle toes ~ These are a staple for every trip I take, but so key on a winter vacation. They keep your tootsies warm while lounging around after a day on the slopes and the cute ballet style doesnt leave you feeling like you’re wearing your bathrobe slippers if guests come over. {My pick: Isotoner Classic Satin Ballerina Slippers for $18.}

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Keep it cozy ~ Lodge chic is all about easy style. I love a cocoon-style wrap sweater or belted cardigan. They keep you cozy but add instant  style to everything. {My pick: I have a grey Kushcush cocoon sweater that is my go-to, but this belted waffle version from Shopbop also hits the mark for chalet chic.}

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Boot up ~ A pair of warm winter boots that can go from dinner at the lodge to a romp in the snow is key! My pick: I scored a black version of these suede Jeffrey Campbell boots at LF’s warehouse sale (for $35!). They are the perfect mix of stylish & utilitarian and I love the tall height and cozy fur lining.

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