Kushcush in Heaven

On July 6, 2010, in Kerry Cushman, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, by Kerry Cushman

When I started Kushcush seven years ago, my husband gave me a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition book with a sweet note of encouragement written on the inside cover.

Now, seven years later, the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit book Heaven by world renowned SI photographer Walter Iooss contains a photo of Marisa Miller wearing one of my swimsuits. It’s a gorgeous book and feels like a small moment of coming full circle.

Available online at Amazon.com.


Designer diary

On June 23, 2010, in Behind-the-Scenes, Designer Diary, Inspiration Board, by Kerry Cushman

So excited that my new Resort 2011 collection is almost finished!! Cant wait to share it with you all… inspired by travel, I’m coveting a serious vacation just looking at these dreamy new pieces!


In other behind-the-scene news, the office is busy, busy, busy these days getting everything prepped and ready for market. Jayne from the Apparel News stopped by the studio today to pull some pieces for her new ‘trends’ story which means we are officially into the season… hello swim 2011! I have about 400 unanswered emails  (sorry everyone!) and have been diligently crazed scouting locations for our lookbook photo shoot, casting models and finalizing the collection. Whew! Wish me luck! ~KC


The Top 10

On May 21, 2010, in Shop!, The label: Kushcush Swimwear, by Kerry Cushman

In their former identity, Park Vogel crafted perfectly cut tanks, tees and cashmere that added just the right amount of style to wardrobe basics. I’ve been a fan for years (and not just because they are in the adjacent design studio and I could shop their sample sales on my way from the elevator…although yes, shopping in the workplace is fabulous).

Now known as Vogel 10, design director Vanessa Vogel and her team hand curates a list of 10 coveted must-haves every month from their new line of equally luxurious closet staples as well as designer collaborations .  This month it’s a wardrobe inspired by a Greece getaway and includes my ‘Riviera’ bikini in black! Check it out here!


Costume Couture

On May 4, 2010, in Events & Parties, by Kerry Cushman

Every fashionista worth her weight in tulle stepped out last night for the Metropolitan Museum’s 2010 Costume Institute Gala, check out the belles of the benefit!

Jennifer Lopez. So polished and pretty! I mean, c’mon….mama is looking h-o-t these days. This is just fabulous and so right on for fashion’s favorite fete. I saw Mrs. Lopez at the UsWeekly Hot Hollywood Style party last week and woa! I had a moment. A far cry from her Jenny from the Block tracksuits. She is glowing & gorgeous and rocking curves in all the right places. J.Lo-ve it!


Im probably the last person on earth yet to see Avatar, but if the on-screen eye candy is anything like Zoe Saldana is rocking here, sign me up! The asymmetrical shoulder fits her like a glove and the gold cuff and boxy clutch are spot on. Love this chic look!


The grande dame and her mini-mogul….flawless! Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is absolutely stunning with a Chanel Haute Couture silver jacket over her satin column dress. Gorgeous! Now this is how to age gracefully. And while it cant be easy to walk in her mother’s stilettos, Bee Shaffer rocks this season’s obsession with blush and black perfectly in Balenciaga.



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.


The inspiration: Kim Kardashian in Costa Rica


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.


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.

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