The Look: Safari Sophisticated

We received a lot of calls in the Kushcush studio after Kim Kardashian rocked my ‘Mallory‘ bikini on vacation in Costa Rica. While we cant help you get KK’s signature curves, we can help you channel her sultry, sophisticated style.

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The inspiration: Kim Kardashian in Costa Rica

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Get The Look:

1. Start with a safari chic print in either a cover-up or swimsuit. Stay away from colored animal prints and anything too brash.

2. Pair with a clean, neutral solid. If a white bikini like Kim’s is not your style, choose a darker palate with rich blacks and beautiful coco browns like I chose below.

3. Add the luxe. Choose oversized sunglasses in neutral colors or with metal detail. Cap it off with a chunky bracelet. Keep in mind you’re at the beach so your accessories should be inspired by nature like the chunky wood bangles Kim’s wearing or a studded leather wrap.

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The Look: Safari Sophisticated

Mazzy bikini in Luxe Leopard (sale $80), Beaux gauze-weight cover-up in Black ($178) all by Kushcush. Accessorized with leather wrap bracelet and Michael Kors sunglasses.


Beach luxe…Kushcush in Marie Claire!

Im always excited to see Kushcush featured in the glossies, but I was especially thrilled to see this month’s Marie Claire magazine. Absolutely gorgeous! I have two bikinis featured in the stunning April swim editorial (the issue with Ms. Klum wearing the Project Runway dress)…take a peek!

Shot on location in Miami, how chic is this! My quilted Emma bikini top is styled in good company with the likes of St. John & Yves Saint Laurent. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue or Kushcush.

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Uh, loving this spread! So beach luxe with my white Alexa chain-link bandeau. Absolute perfection. Click here to shop!

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Beauty & the Beach event at Saks!

If you’re in NYC today, stop by Saks Fifth Avenue from 1-4pm for their Beauty & the Beach Swim Event! The 9th floor will be transformed into a tropical oasis with DJ + beauty bar + food/drinks. Shop the new Kushcush collection while you’re getting into the spring of things and enter the raffle for a chance to win a free Kushcush bikini!

Kim Kardashian in Kushcush!

Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing Kushcush in Costa Rica on Sunday! She (and her famous curves) are looking so beach chic in my white ‘Mallory’ bikini with animal print cover-up, gold sandals and floppy hat. Love it!

The ‘Mallory’ bikini Kim is wearing was also seen in the SI Swim issue photos on Kim Cloutier! Available in White or Navy, shop this style at Kushcush.com before they are going, going, goneeee.

Team Kushcush

It’s been quite the whirlwind here at team Kushcush since the SI Swimsuit issue came out  last week showing Lindsey Vonn in my Diana bikini!

We’ve seen the photo of Lindsey wearing Kushcush everywhere from LA’s NBC News, Access Hollywood and even Oprah. I mean, OPRAH! We’ve also felt the love from Lindsey & my hometown state, Minnesota. We’ve been featured on the Fox9 news as well as the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Being in SI is a huge deal for a swimsuit designer, but even more, I cant tell you how thrilled I was to learn that it was Olympic skier (and now gold medalist!) Lindsey Vonn wearing my suit. Lindsey and I are both from Minnesota and I come from a long line of skiers.

As a bikini designer, Im kind of like the black sheep amongst my ski-obsessed family (well, more like a California tan sheep). But nonetheless, I love my snow-covered roots and think it’s fantastic to bring these two worlds together. In fact, we currently sponsor Maine’s Team Skiers Edge, my nephews J4 ski team (go Nick & Dev!).

So, to celebrate everything snow, skis and bikinis, we are offering 10% off at Kushcush.com for every individual medal Lindsey Vonn wins at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics! To receive the discount code, simply become a Kushcush by Kerry Cushman Facebook Fan or sign up on Kushcush.com by the closing ceremony on Sunday 2/28/10. The discount code will be emailed out to Kushcush members and Facebook fans on Thursday 3/4/10.

Go Lindsey go! We’ll be cheering her on the in the super-G today!