Leather Dress and Clutch bag on J. H. 1987





1987 JH 3

    Leather Waves Vintage Picture of the Day…J.H. wearing a strapless leather dress with details including jeweled zipper and leather trimmed piping and side slash pockets. Leather clutch and darling Pug! Circa 1987

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In the shop

So finally the exterior of the jacket is complete and now I start making the lining which is a complete jacket in itself. Special pockets made to the clients specifications and a new “Leather Waves Motorcycle” vintage label is sewn in by customer request. Attaching the lining to the leather is tricky and slow-going. All [...]

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vase

Patchwork leather vase, we’ve been making them for years. This is the newest, in pieces of purple, pink and blue leathers sewn together with white stitching.

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P1060808

Yes, this leather Sports Coat is 12 years old, and it is owned and loved by real rock star, one of the best rock guitar players in the business. I believe I made this for him in 1999 or 2000. It was sent over to me for it’s first repair in all these years, something [...]

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In the shop

Once past the fitting, pattern making and cutting stages of the project I can now begin construction. The first part involves installing pockets, which are quite detailed, the zipper and putting the main body pieces together. Next I make the collar, an important part of this particular jacket because the neck of the client needs [...]

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In the Shop E#4 P#1

I showed you this rugged leather windbreaker for J.H. last week, now I will show you the process we took for making the jacket. J. loves his black nylon windbreaker that fits him in a roomy and flattering way. It’s design is perfect for J.’s boxy, atheletic build and really comfortable for him to wear. [...]

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1979 Jonathan Winters

Last night, quite by chance I watched a new film about an old Friend of Leather Waves, Jonathan Winters. It weaves a crazy, funny and deeply touching story/portrait of Comedy, Painting, Movie Making, The World of Art and Aging. Bravo, Mr. Winters, you still strike an awesome pose on the edge! love this movie, http://www.certifiablyjonathan.com Mr. [...]

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Leather Windbreaker for J. H.

This handsome guy is my boyfriend Jeff and he looks good in everything. He was wanting a nice leather jacket that had the shape of his favorite windbreaker, which I know well. So I designed a jacket for him that had that shape and similar fit but added some modern details that made it look [...]

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Jeff and Joel wearing Leather Waves

    I love going out with handsome guys that wear my leather jackets and are SO HAPPY ABOUT IT, like these two. Nice Valentine, thank you Jeffie and Joel!

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1982 Jackie in colorblock leather and suede dress

  Colorblock from the 1980′s…black and white is always so stunning in fashion, we see designers using it over and over, every few years. It’s a modern concept. That’s me in 1982, in my first store in the Malibu Country Mart, I do believe I could still wear that dress today! Black suede and white [...]

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Jackie with Julie Carmen at LACMA 2-14-2013

    Lucky me, I was invited to accompany the beautiful, stunning and talented actress Ms. Julie Carmen to a screening of the John Cassevetes film “Gloria” at the impressive and exciting LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Valentines Day, this last Friday night. Julie was acknowledged for her role in the film classic. [...]

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In the shop E#3 P#3

Ready to wear for V-Day, sexy and sweet in red leather! Here you can see the final details to the dress. A matching silk ruffle defining the bottom and the overall shape with black leather edging. This is where every stitch makes a difference. The design of the belt with six rows of stitching. And [...]

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In the shop E#3 P#2

The next steps on this journey of creating the Valentines Day Dress involved cutting the pieces out and sewing some of the main ones together. I found a great silk de chine fabric that I thought really highlighted the red lizard print on the faux leather and I loved the combination of the black grey [...]

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In the shop E#3 P#1

I wanted to design and make a dress for Valentines Day. Something hot and stylish. I started off with some perforated red lamb suede, but then had a change of HEART, and decided to make something new for my “no-animal” line of leather goods. I had purchased some faux leather fabric that was a beautiful [...]

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Alexa #10

Love is so tempting, yes? So I made a red leather Valentines Day dress this year. Interestingly enough it’s actually made from “no-animal” fabrics but I’ve constructed and sewn it in my typical leather working manner. Look for our next “In the Shop” Episode #3 where Jackie will take you through the process of designing [...]

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Alexa #10

  Love is so tempting, yes? So I made a red leather Valentines Day dress this year. Interestingly enough it’s actually made from “no-animal” fabrics but I’ve constructed and sewn it in my typical leather working manner. Pieces of printed silk are interspersed on the bodice, hem, and trim along the exposed zipper. The zipper [...]

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In the shop E#2

Yes, this leather Sports Coat is 12 years old, and it is owned and loved by real rock star, one of the best rock guitar players in the business. I believe I made this for him in 1999 or 2000. It was sent over to me for it’s first repair in all these years, something [...]

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In the shop

Hello Leather Lovers, today you can see the finished bag for K. R. We are all happy with the final outcome of the new bag. K. found that all her requirements had been met and on top of that she seems to love it! She had also ordered a belt to be made for one [...]

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Motorcycle Label 2013

  My friend Joel requested that I put in an additional label to his new motorcycle styled jacket that I just made him. He wanted a vintage picture of yours truly in gear. This is one of my favorites from the late 80′s taken by Buddy R.-at that time a much sought after photographer who made [...]

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In the shop

Good morning Leather Lovers today we’ll finish the remake of that amazing French designer’s purse for K.R.  At this stage of the project I’ll be making the straps/fitted belts that attach the purse to that amazing antler handle and the heavy metal rings.  Part of the brilliance of this design is the fact that the [...]

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