The Jewelry Suit

San Franciscan Susan Klat designs bathing suits as jewels for the body using strategically placed Swarovsky crystals and imported Italian fabrics.  One guest purchased all 200 pieces at Susan’s first fashion show in Las Vegas, at the Bellagio Hotel.  Susan’s company is called California Innovations and the bathing suits, Jewel Suits.  A San Francisco runway show is planned for Thursday, August 27, with Charleston Pierce Presents.  For information and tickets, click

The Jewelry Suits are luxurious and it takes up to three months to make each one, yet the price points are from $80. – $285.  See more at

RedCarpetSF trend alert:
Missing on the fashion scene at resorts around the world this summer:  wraps.  The chemise or tunic cover-up rules in 2009.