Kushcush in the press!

On April 26, 2011, in Press, Shop!, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, by Kerry Cushman

One of my favorite styles of my 2011 collection has been getting a lot of love from retailers & the press this season. I love this sophisticated wrap halter maillot because it’s a fantastic fit and oh-so chic on women of all shapes, ages, sizes and heights! Check out the ‘Lauren‘ (named after my adorable 3-year old niece!) as seen in Fitness and Real Simple magazines this month!

The Lauren in Coral: As seen in Fitness magazine! A bright pop of color to this standout style. Shop online at Kushcush.com! $154.


The Lauren in Navy: As seen in Real Simple magazine! Timeless and classically chic in dark navy. Shop online at Saks Fifth Avenue! $154.



Natalie goes Twiggy

On March 31, 2011, in Events & Parties, Trends, by Kerry Cushman

Momma-to-be Natalie Portman went 60’s mod with big lashes, side-swept bangs and button-up collar at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. We all know what goes around, comes around…especially in fashion. Looks to me like the adorable Portman is channeling one of fashion’s original icons…Twiggy!

The starlet: Natalie Portman channeling the 1960s


The fashion icon: Twiggy.



Now playing: Bill Cunningham New York. Wow, I cant say enough great things about this heartfelt, funny & inspiring documentary of the original street style photographer, Bill Cunningham. The film takes a peek behind the lens of a fashion industry legend who inspires and moves us in the process. Untainted by money & the superficial, his unapologetic decades-long love affair with fashion reminds me of why I got into the industry in the first place. LOVE love love….


Congrats to our WINNER!

On January 20, 2011, in Events & Parties, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, by Kerry Cushman

Thank you to everyone who entered our Book and a Bikini contest! We LOVED all of the inspiring responses. And while we wish we could give everyone a prize (really, we do!)….we have our WINNER!

Congrats to DEBBI F who’s name was selected in a random drawing yesterday. She loves “living by the ocean…it is incredibly beautiful during gorgeous weather, but also during coastal storms.” And now she can love reading her paperback copy of Meeting Your Half-Orange and wearing her Kushcush Milla Bikini!

Congrats Debbi and THANK YOU to everyone who entered! xoK


There are few things I’d rather be doing than relaxing on the beach with a good book. And while it may be cold outside (or an absolute tundra as the case may be), my 2011 swim collection and a sunshine-y new paperback are about to hit stores. To celebrate, we’re doing a giveaway to get you into an utterly optimistic state of beach bliss!

Win a fabulous Kushcush “Milla” bikini and a copy of the adorably inspiring book Meeting Your Half-Orange by Amy Spencer!

On Harper Bazaar’s “Hot List” and #1 on Star Magazine’s “Must List,” Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match is an inspiring and charming read that reminds us to look on the bright side in life and love. Although I’ve been blissfully married for 10 years, I love the message in the book (so did Glamour, Cosmopolitan UK and Jillian Michaels!) and found many areas of life to apply the book’s power of positive thinking. Read for a healthy dose of optimism or share with your single girlfriends. And for a daily dose, check out Spencer’s blog at TheDatingOptimist.com.

If you don’t have a beach trip planned yet, well, what better way to look forward to one than with a HOT new bikini (hello, healthy body inspiration!) and an optimistic book to read on the sand. Kushcush has been worn by Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel, Nicole, Ritchie, Audrina Patridge and Nicky Hilton. And if you win the giveaway, it will also be worn by you! This “Milla” style is part of the Spring 2011 line and flattering on all body types – so good, the style made the UsWeekly Buzz-o-Meter because they thought so, too!


Contest runs from Tuesday, January 11th to Friday, January 14th at 12 midnight.

To Enter: Comment below with one thing you “love” about yourself or your life. Maybe you love your friends. Or your job. Or your quirky sense-of-humor. Or your freckles. Or, uh, maybe you love your taste in bikinis and dating books. That’s it. Just tell us what you love in the comment box below and you’ll be entered to win!

Every Kushcush bikini reads “Love Your Bikini ” on the tag. Now it’s your turn… tell us what YOU love!

Happy thoughts and best of luck!



Note: Contest is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. One entry per person. We’ll choose the winner from comments on TheDatingOptimist.com and DesignerStyleDiaries.com in a random drawing. Be sure you are using a working email with your comment, as we’ll be notifying you via email after January 15th if you’ve won to get your address and bikini size.