Fabulous day! So excited to share that Lindsey Vonn is wearing my red Diana bikini in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue! So hot, check it out… we’re on page 84!!

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I come from a long line of skiers so I’m especially thrilled to have Olympic Skier (and fellow Minnesota girl!) Lindsey wearing my suit! She is amazing & we’ll definitely be cheering her on in Vancouver!

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The Diana style as seen on Lindsey is available in Luxe Black and Red for $176 at Kushcush.com. Click here 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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It’s a wrap! I just finished styling the Vita Fede photo shoot for their new campaign (the new collection is amazing). Check out some behind-the-scenes action from the set!

{The look}

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Mood board and inspiration photos. Edgy beautiful and masculine + feminine looks define the mood.

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{The wardrobe}

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At Kathy Walker showroom pulling stunningly modern silk looks for the shoot.  Next stop was French label Gerard Darel who’s blazers nailed the masculine + feminine mood with a distinctive Parisian-cool factor.

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{The Shoes}

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A favorite find for the shoot, a pair of fabulous Dolce & Gabbana black patent lace-up oxford heels. Loveeeee. They went with everything!

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{The model}

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Mia from Elite Model Mgmt. I love model style and Mia arrived on set looking great in a chunky sweater dress, thigh highs and distressed boots.

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{The prep}

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Steam it like you mean it! My assistant Sarah prepping wardrobe backstage.

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{The hair}

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Luke created big volume on the model’s fine hair with extensions and several coats of hair spray.

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{The makeup}

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Bring the drama! Make-up artist Andre Sarmiento gives Mia a flawless smokey eye.

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{The shoot}

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On set! Angelo from InHouseLA getting the shot. Inside scoop: the 800 images taken will be narrowed down to 8!

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{It’s a wrap}

Pop champagne! xxK

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Downtown L.A. Fashion Week

On October 15, 2009, in Fashion Week, by Kerry Cushman
Designer Kerry Cushman

Designer Kerry Cushman

Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week kicked off it’s Spring 2010 runway shows yesterday to a rain-soaked crowd at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. In a bid to stand out as the official LA Fashion Week organizer, DTLA colaborated with The Dept of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles and some famous LA faces to produce the kickoff show, the Fashion Angel Awards Emerging Designers Show. Judges Randolph Duke, Nony Tochterman of Petro Zilla, Nick Verreos, Project Runway winner Jeffery Sibilia and Vanessa Gonzalez selected three emerging designers to showcase their collections. And while Im a bit bias to GenArt who’s been supporting emerging designers for years (it’s kind of their thing), what the heck. There are more than a few indy designers in LA who could use a little boost and with GenArt’s ‘Fresh Faces in Fashion’ show not until the end of the month, I guess there’s room for everybody.

Project Runway designer Nick Verreos and Nony Tochterman of Petro Zillia

Project Runway designer Nick Verreos and Nony Tochterman of Petro Zillia

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Nick's got jokes ................................................................

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Randolph Duke

Designers Nick Verreos and Kerry Cushman

Designers Nick Verreos and Kerry Cushman

Photos By:InHouse