A graduate in fashion design, Cheryl Gushue has been a fixture in both the fashion and beauty industries for many years. At age ten, influenced by her Italian great aunt who was a dressmaker in the 1950’s, she sewed an entire wardrobe for her Barbie which included her very first bikini creation. In following her childhood path Cheryl has been designing swimwear since 2004 out of her studio making custom designs for friends. “Trying to find a unique yet comfortable bikini for her travels was a challenge” for Cheryl which became the purpose for her first collection. She created her first small collection using one of a kind fabrics showcasing it by having “bikini parties” and putting on runway shows. The shows became a yearly sought after, well attended event that ended up being televised several times on a well known national show called Fashion Television.
In 2011 Cascata Blu became official with her partner Joan Kelley. Born from the Italian words “blue waterfall”, Cascata Blu is mix and match resort and swim wear for the modern jet setting woman. Cascata Blu features versatile designs that fit all body types in a solids and textured, art-inspired prints all made in Canada. An avid traveller and cultural curator, her esthetic is inspired by a love affair with prints and bold hues stemming from the world’s most beautiful locales.