FITNESS {magazine}!!

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.

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

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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….

 

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!


HOW TO ENTER:

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!

xoK

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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.
 

SI Swim Sneak Peek!

On January 9, 2011, in Behind-the-Scenes, Press, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, by Kerry Cushman

In some behind-the-scenes photos tweeted by the SI Swim crew, we spotted our ‘Coastline’ bikini being photographed in a top secret locale for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition!

“Major pretty happening!!!” tweeted SI’s MJ Day along with the sneak-peek pic. Fingers crossed this major pretty moment makes it to the actual issue due out next month! xoK

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Bellissima Italy

On October 22, 2010, in Designer Diary, Inspiration Board, Wanderlust, by Kerry Cushman

There is something magical about Italy. Picture-perfect vistas, charming towns, an air of romance and of course…the food. For our 10th wedding anniversary my husband & I spent two weeks discovering “Il dolce far niente” (the sweetness of doing nothing) in beautiful, inspirational & bellissima Italy.

On the beach in Montersosso al mare, Cinque Terre. Vivid colors, the beautiful sea….this photo is definitely going on my inspiration board. Perfection.

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Lounging on the Italian Riviera in my Kushcush Wallflower bikini!

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The vistas of Italy…grapes on the hillside, terra-cotta houses…amazing.

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The Italian cocktail…a Campari at sunset (aka: the apertivo!).

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Uh, I could eat these colors with a spoon.

Loving the white-washed and pastel coat of adorable Vernazza, Cinque Terre.

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Best.dish.ever. Angelo happy as a clam…er’ I mean, mussel.

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Hello Torino! The U2 tour continues in Torino, Italy…

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The rock star pose…Bono and the U2 famiglia!

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Swimming, reading + eating pizza = bliss in Vernazza, Cinque Terre.

Wearing my Kushcush Coquette Maillot.

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Beautiful Lake Como (no, we didnt see George Clooney).

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Stepping back in time…quaint and quiet Varenna on Lake Como.

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Our  hotel in Bellagio… so much history, Im still convinced it was haunted! Or maybe it was the huge thunderstorms and lightening crackling over the lake & alps. Either way = spooky!

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Bellissimo…my husband Angelo looking oh so handsome after a day of shopping in Milan.

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The Duomo…absolutely stunning.

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Mama’s got a brand new bag…shopping Miu Miu in Milano.

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Awww, now that’s amore… xoxo

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