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Cold Weather Shearling Coats, available by custom order, perfect holiday gift!  

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Available for Holiday Giftgiving, on sale! Visit our store!

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Julie Carmen and Suzanne Summers 2015

My bestie, Ms. Julie Carmen rockin her Baby Blue Lambskin Dress and Jacket that she had made for her by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves……in Las Vegas with Suzanne Summers! #leatherwaves #JulieCarmen#JackieRobbinsLeatherWaves #BabyBlueLambskin #Summer Leather #picoftheday  

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rock the leatherwaves

Rockin my pink leather jacket at the Herrera/Barragan Wedding Party last night…a lot of the women wore short little leather jackets with their semi-formal and cocktail dresses…perfect for a chilly spring evening!

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In the Shop 2015 - Version 4

“In the Shop” with Jackie Robbins Episode #16 My friend and client from many years past looked me up recently and wanted to know if I could replicate a vest that she had owned for several decades. It was lovingly worn past repair and the size needed to be adjusted. “Of course, and I’d love [...]

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Jackie Amsterdam 1980 1_Snapseed

This is a flash from the past, I can’t remember exactly… I think it was 1980, it’s me modeling my leather for a magazine while I was visiting Amsterdam, it was my first European trip and it was very exciting, everyone abroad was loving seeing my leather work from Malibu CA. I actually sold most [...]

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VALENTINES DAY SALE AT LEATHER WAVES ONLINE! 50% OFF ANY ONE ITEM FEBRUARY 9TH-14TH!                                          CONTACT US FOR DETAILS info@leatherwaves.com

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yoga

“No-Animal” leather and tapestry Yoga bags, classy, durable and efficient! View online and see the options … https://leatherwaves.myshopify.com/collections/no-animal-leather-purses-bags-and-accessories/products/tapestry-yoga-bag

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paisley suit

The Holidays approach and here at Leather Waves we are inventing ways to step out and look amazing! This “one-of-a-kind women’s leather suit is a stunning show stopper! Made of the softest thinest lambskin print leather with a green and pink paisley design imprinted with a raised texture on the skins. Details include shawl collar [...]

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Chamoise bikini’s haven’t changed much over designer Jackie Robbins career making leather good for Leather Waves in Malibu CA they are still sexy, minimal and powerfully good looking

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Pink Leather Motorcycle Jacket

New pink leather zipp jacket, a little motorcycle and a little femme chic, thanks to Jeff Herrera for the beautiful photograph. Custom Order this great piece in a variety of leather or suede colors!

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Nice mention from Sherri Bostwick’s blog…Sherri makes delightful custom jewelry here in Malibu, look her up http://www.sherribostwickjd.com/blog/

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1980 White Leather Blouse and Mini Skirt

It’s not Throwback Thursday, but I thought it might be fun to post this Vintage Leather Waves photo from 1980 because white leather looks so great to wear in in the Summer,…no matter what year it is! And yes that’s me your “leather maker-truly”, just with my hair the color it used to be! White [...]

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In the Shop 7-2014

This client wanted a jacket with changing sleeves and belts. A challenge, but not impossible. See the process as we designed and fitted the garment and I sewed together and constructed the piece. The sleeves zipp out and can be changed to another color and pattern of leather. I actually made 3 sets of sleeves [...]

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custom straps

Custom straps made at Leather Waves by Jackie Robbins for A.F.’s Redwood Box

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Chamoise Bikini Ad

Our newest ad in 90265 Magazine, the custom fitted Chamois Bikini. Made to order to your specifications, call us about setting an appointment!

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Pink Motorcycle

Beautiful Nicollette Herrera, Leather Waves MUSE…visiting the Jackie Robbins Leather Waves studio and trying on our newest women’s quilted crocodile print lambskin motorcycle jacket in rose and gray — at Leather Waves Sudio.

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Camo Coat and laced leather pants 2002

Back to 2002…full length camouflage print suede full length coat w/ Mongoian lamb fur trimming and tapestry embroidered full stun lining with chocolate brown cowhide leather hand-laced pants. — at Leather Waves Atelier at the Malibu Country Mart.    

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Linderea Purse

The “linderea” is a version of my feedbag style purse. It is a great example of the personalization of a Leather Waves Design. Made of a lizard print sheepskin leather in electric blue. There a two different handles that can be used to carry the bag. The two short straps that go over the arm [...]

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Dress well

Life is amazing, every day is precious. Dress well and get out there and show the world who you are!  

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Urban Leather Ware

  Women’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket for street ware. Custom medium weight cowhide jacket with chrome zippers, made to order for perfect fit. Variety of colors and textures available in leather and suede. We also accommodate customers that want a choice by offering a wide selection of faux leathers and suedes as well.       [...]

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Urban Leather Ware

Custom fitted to your specifications this goatskin cafe racer motorcycle jacket is the most thick yet soft and luxurious leather to wear. Cut to fit the body perfectly by custom order, with black anodized zippers of the highest quality from Italy, quilted lining without the puffiness. From the studio of Jackie Robbins Leather Waves. Contact [...]

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pencil skirt and mini evening bag

Was in Boston, Mass. this past weekend and made great use of my white lambskin leather pencil skirt, it was perfect for everything, and it looked great in my photos, don’t you love when that happens?! Also new version of the feedbag, smaller, excellent for evening and special occasion…crocodile print fur-on cowhide, with white cowhide [...]

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purple feedbag purse

Great women”s handbag! Perfect shape and size. strong yet subtle color combinations. Fun details, including two sided and colored fringes, tassels and ties on zippers, keychain hardware with tiny digital photo carrier or fur tails, great looking phone pocket on one side, and key pocket on the other and exciting print linings with large zippered [...]

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blue denim vest front

Short and sassy denim blue leather vest with wide shoulder and fitted body. V shaped neckline front and back. Small pleats at fronts and center back. V shaped wedge at waistline in back. Antique silver metal snaps down front. Unlined lambskin, lightweight and durable. By custom order in a variety of colors and textures.

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"no-animal" dress

  Great new dress for spring from the studio of Jackie Robbins and in faux leather trim and belt with black eyelet fabric…latest from the “No Animal” line!

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leather necklace

Leather Waves tassel necklace Just made a bunch of these on a fluke, get them while they last…limited supply! $48.00 30″ chain Black or Brown Leather Antique Silver or Bronze hardware. Add CA sales tax and $5. shipping if you need it! info@leatherwaves.com  

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Vintage Wedding

Vintage suede and lace wedding gown from Leather Waves, designed and custom made for the bride by Jackie Robbins. One of a kind originals! 

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denium blue handbag/90265 life & style magazine march 2014

Leather Waves handbag getting play in the latest issue of 90265 life & style magazine, this one in denim blue ostrich print skin, with chambray colored lambskin details and a multi-blue colored paisley print lining. Each piece is one of a kind. this piece is for sale, or by custom order.  

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Tessa

Great outfit of color and style from the creative workshop of Leather Waves Designer, Jackie Robbins. All pieces made to order to fit like a glove and feel and look totally sensuous. Electric Blue dyed rabbit fur with matching electric blue lambskin, distressed white leather hand laced in a saddle cut design, matching belt with [...]

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ACADEMY AWARDS OUTFIT 4

With the academy awards coming up I love to post these pictures. One of my creations was worn to the affair a few years ago. This kind of thing is a lot of fun to make, skys the limit and a great time to show off some skills and create flights of fancy. Gowns and [...]

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Silver leather trench

Custom made silver leather trench coat with black leather pants worn by one of my favorite clients ever, Merilyn Burnside…by Jackie Robbins 

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In the Shop #4

Here we are back to finishing this beautiful re-purposed sable coat, only now we can call it a gorgeous deerskin leather jacket lined with sumptuous sable fur, from the once fur coat that we started with. I start by attaching the leather to the fur coat that I cut and prepared. Turning it inside out [...]

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In the Shop #4

A favorite client that I have worked with for many years came to my Studio Salon in November a few months ago. She hadn’t been to Leather Waves in a while and became inspired looking around at my newest creations. She asked “I’ve got this beautiful fur coat living under my bed. I had a [...]

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One of my very favorite clients brought me the most gorgeous Sable Fur last month. She said “This coat just lives in a bag under my bed because I don’t wear it anymore.” It’s was seriously one of the most beautiful coats I’d ever seen. Extraordinary workmanship, the skins perfectly matched, full length to the [...]

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Emmylou & me

Received a lovely e-mail from Ms. Deborah Drennen today. She just purchased a jacket from the great and wonderful Emmylou Harris. I’d like to share our exchange which made me feel so honored. Seeing the many lives that a well-made leather jacket can give, is truly delightful to the maker! Hello Ms. Robbins, I recently [...]

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1976 JR

  This photo is an old one. Leather Waves had been open for one year in it’s original space at the Malibu Country Mart. I was visiting my new friends the Cosentino family in they’re new space just down the row. I was now taking a photographer with me regularly to photograph my newest creations, [...]

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Ad for 90265 Purse December 2013

Our latest handbag, Eggplant and Purple my favorite combination of colors for Winter 2013! For sale in our online store. Look for our ads in the fantastic new magazine 90265 Life & Style Magazine I’m also writing articles for them, this month “Malibu’s Entrepreneurial Spirit”, meet the most fabulous and well loved small business people [...]

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eggplant and purple

These are the first pieces in a series of leatherwork that I chose to do combining the colors eggplant and purple. I’m just in love with this color combination this year…the richness it exudes is seductive, it doesn’t hurt to add some flirty pink hair to the ensemble either. In these pictures see the slim [...]

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Jerri's iPad Beltpouch

  Had the opportunity to make a very useful and great looking belt pouch for Jerri Churchill an esteemed member of the DGA, who now does her job “paperless”, using her iPad mini, so having it on her body at all times on the job is essential! Black Goatskin Leather with purple ostrich print pigskin details. [...]

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mauve suede pantsuit and handbag

Pale mauve pink suede perforated pants suit, in a mix of suede and leather a gem saved from 2004. Slip over blouse with a low V-neck and satin ribbon tie with low waisted pants that has a zipp front fly, and strait legs with a slight flair at the bottom. The small purse is a [...]

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Baby Boxing Leathers

Last week I did an adorable outfit for a commercial. The producers wanted an outfit for a 2-year old that mimicked what Floyd Mayweather wears in the ring, a leather and snakeskin jacket and trunks. It was really fun and the production team was amazed with it’s authenticity! Move over Floyd, Baby Mayweather may not [...]

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no-animal wrap

My dear friend the lovely and talented actress Julie Carmen stopped by Leather Waves yesterday and tried on our new “No-Animal” wrap, sweater styled jacket. Light as a feather with a very soft combed-like cottony interior. The perfect cover up as we change seasons from fall to winter. For Sale in our Online Store!

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extreme paddle board bag

My old friend Jim Archibald is realizing his passion for Beach Paddle Ball through his new company Malibu Paddle Co. He shapes and constructs the paddles by hand, each piece a work of art. He came to me a couple of weeks ago, asking for a “ferrari” of leather bags to be made to hold [...]

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My old friend Jim Archibald is realizing his passion for Beach Paddle Ball through his new company Malibu Paddle Co. He shapes and constructs the paddles by hand, each piece a work of art. He came to me a couple of weeks ago, asking for a “ferrari” of leather bags to be made to hold [...]

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vintage satin pajamas and shearling coat

  Leather Waves Vintage Picture from 1979. Silky satin clothing was big that year and we made several women’s blouse styles, and men’s dress shirts (sold alot of collarless mens shirts, very sexy) and drawstring pants to wear with our leathers, suedes and shearlings like the one pictured, lying on the ground… very hip and [...]

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feedbag purse

Love this purse, big and roomy, in a taupe colored distressed cowhide that has some body and holds the shape, this leather will become better and better with age. The trim leather is a floral print on lambskin that’s backed with a beautiful purple/fushia suede on the fringe, and the top half of the bag’s [...]

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I call this the “Skinny” vest for a reason, it’s cut close to the body and the design is minimal so it only covers the essential areas! A great leather piece for the Summer and Fall (later in the year one could easily wear it over a blouse or tee as well). The color is [...]

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Casey

Casey, the new creative director for 90264 Malibu Life and Style Magazine modeled this very hot deerskin vest for us yesterday. Definitely something to rock the last days of Summer in! Thank you Casey for showing us how 2-B-Beautiful in Leather Waves! Check out the new magazine @90265malibulifeandstyle.com

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1980 S 3

  Perhaps you’ll smile at this vintage Leather Waves photo from 1980. It reminds me of the Village People and Queen. Was a rocking time in music and fashion, Disco and all that. Made this leather “bronze” shoulder padded jacket and leather jeans, found this “hunky” guy to model it, and it did sell well!

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1994 S 3

    A hot little Leather Waves vintage number from 1994, aqua suedewith black knit soutashe trim. Fitted tank style dress slitted to the hip with a tiny and short bolero jacket. Sexy girl to fill it out is final piece of the puzzle.

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1988 JS 2

  Vintage Leather Waves from 1988 shows “Malibu It Girl” J.S. wearing a suede bikini with suede fringe earrings and a white lambskin leather jacket. Hip length with rounded, padded shoulders, zippered front and pockets, stand-up collar and cuffs. All items custom made by Jackie Robbins. Hand-Painted photo by Jackie Robbins.— at Leather Waves Studio.

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Belt/Sling Pouch

As seen in the past weeks I had the opportunity to make a wonderful belt pouch for my longtime friend and Leather Waves patron, Mr. Lou Gossett Jr. This is a bag that Lou and I designed together as an accessory to compliment his afro-fushion clothing line, and that we now sell at Leather Waves [...]

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Lou Gossett Leather

Lou Gossett Jr. and I went to work together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany Lou’s Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. This piece is a shoulder carrying Saddlebag. Each side of the bag is equipped with specific pockets. One side holds a laptop computer and an 8 1/2″ X 11″ area [...]

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Lou Gossett Jr. Leather

Lou Gossett Jr. and I went to work together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany Lou’s Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. This second piece is a shoulder carrying Saddlebag. Each side of the bag is equipped with specific pockets. One side holds a laptop computer and an 8 1/2″ X 11″ [...]

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Lou gossett leather

 I am delighted to be asked by my dear friend and Leather Waves patron, Mr. Lou Gossett Jr. to participate in the Moksha Festival coming up this Saturday July 13th in Topanga Canyon. We have been working together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany his Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. Come [...]

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Lou Gossett Leather

I am delighted to be asked by my dear friend and Leather Waves patron, Mr. Lou Gossett Jr. to work together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany his Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. This first piece is a men’s belt pouch with 4 pockets on the outside designed to carry business [...]

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Lou Gossett Jr. Leather

I am delighted to be asked by my dear friend and Leather Waves patron, Mr. Lou Gossett Jr. to participate in the Moksha Festival coming up this Saturday July 13th in Topanga Canyon. We have been working together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany his Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. Come out [...]

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Vintage stars and stripes 1994

Just wanted to wish all my fans a very Happy 4th of July by sharing this vintage Leather Waves photo from 1994. DMP rocks this very America look with suede flags sewn to vintage Levi’s, a chiffon shirt with the same suede pattern and a baseball cap to finish it off. Enjoy your holiday and [...]

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In the shop photo5

Some of our clients are vegans and vegetarians who prefer an alternative to wearing real leather. There have been many strides taken in textile industry to create fabrics that look like leather. At Leather Waves it’s always my supreme desire to give my clients exactly what they are looking for, so in 2010 I created [...]

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Josefa Salinas Red Leather Tote

Just love that this bag was given to Josefa Salinas. Obviously she adores red…it even matches her car!

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no-animal backpack

Some of our clients are vegans and vegetarians who prefer an alternative to wearing real leather. There have been many strides taken in textile industry to create fabrics that look like leather. At Leather Waves it’s always my supreme desire to give my clients exactly what they are looking for, so in 2010 I created [...]

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Vintage Leather Waves 1979 RC 3

  Vintage Leather Waves fun for today. This was a Men’s ensemble that I made from olive green chamoise skins in 1979. A slim small pleated pant with a snakeskin belt and a hoodie style zipp front jacket. Yes, there were hoodies even before RAP. A silk crepe de chine shirt finishes off the outfit. [...]

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leather shift and bag 2013

This is a simple leather shift is loose and comfortable. In black lambskin with a print on fabric. The print is bold, Renaissance artwork showing the expulsion of Eve from the garden. Draped neckline and tiny thin shoulder strap, finished by neat black stitching on the edges. The bag is a smaller version of one [...]

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1975 JR 2

  A vintage Leather Waves photo of Jackie Robbins in a hot style for any summer in LA/Malibu. This particular version was made and sold at Leather Waves in 1975. We called them “hot pants” and they were just as popular then as they are now. The matching zipped jacket was dubbed “members only”, and [...]

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In the shop photo5

Here you’ll see how the women’s shearling jacket has come together. From the exertior the jacket is very low-key, all matte black in varieties of grain and slight differences of texture. All the pockets and the general boxyness of the design are reminisent of a jean jacket, which is easy to wear on a wide [...]

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In the shop photo5

Moving on with this Shearling Jacket with it’s long-haired silver tipped luxurious fur…You can see now that all four of the pockets are finished, the two lower ones with one side in fur, this will feel really nice on the hands. The upper pockets have those matching black metal zippers and add detail and interest [...]

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In the shop photo5

Last week I showed you this beautiful shearling jacket that we took to New York for a Leather Waves photoshoot. In the next three episodes of “In the Shop” I will show you how it was made. I started with a bundle of six absolutely gorgeous skins from Italy that were an unusal find. The [...]

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shearling jacket 2013

  Made this shearling jacket for a cold spring night in the big Apple. Just got back from Manhattan and this shearling jacket came in handy. Elegant with it’s long hair fur but sporty in it’s short and boxy but slightly fitted styling, shearling jackets cannot be worn too tight because of the fur but [...]

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suede bikini

Swim suits that are mostly not for swimming but for merely looking good by the pool, beach or blue lagoon. We make them to order for a custom fit in leather or suede (chamoise suede is most popular), in combinations with beads, feathers, fringe and natural edged flaps, applique and patchwork…we even make swim trunks [...]

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1987 Goat Suede Outfit

  Here’s a shot from a Leather Waves 1897 photo shoot at Corral Beach. The outfit was made from two colors of goat suede, Coral and Turquoise reminiscent of the Santa Fe look that was popular then and continues to be now. Harem pants, tank top with fringe and a tiny fitted sleeveless jacket to [...]

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46A Wine Bottle

If you were giving an incredible bottle of wine as a gift, this would be the cover that would always be remembered. A leather or suede drawstring bag with a faux fur lining, tied with a satin cord. Or just display it on your favorite bottle in your wine room or on a wine rack. [...]

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1994 SW 3

  I’m proud to say this wonderful and talented man is my cousin, Steve Wynn. Known to his fans around the world as the lead guitar and songwriting maven of Dream Syndicate and the Baseball Project. In 1994 he modeled and played in this slightly outrageous snakeskin print leather jacket for me and Leather Waves. [...]

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1985 NM:JM

  So adorable and cute, fun to look back on, N.M. and her daughter J.M. modeling a spring look for Leather Waves circa 1985. Leather, suede, satin, crinolin and knit comprise these custom outfits. Baby leather jean jacket and matching skirt, Womens casual 3/4 length sleeve leather jacket and matching ballerina skirt. Oh, and shoulder [...]

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Leather Neclace on Shirley Neal

  Beautiful Shirley Neal was spotted wearing one of Leather Waves wrapping leather necklaces at a Malibu Event this week.

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Jackie Robbins at the Malibu Playhouse

  Jackie Robbins and Jeff Herrera in their “Leather Waves” at the Malibu Playhouse last Friday night for the opening of “Blood Knot”. An engaging play about 2 brothers from South Africa, directed by our dear and generally fabulous friend Mr. Lou Gossett Jr.

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In the shop photo 5

So now it’s time to make a linning and sew it to the finished shell of this Deeerskin Cafe Racer Jacket for D. B. I use a heavy satin lining because it’s durable and wears well and because it’s shiny it so easy to slip in and out of, so it’s dark and slick. I [...]

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In the shop photo5

My good friend D.B. had a motorcycle jacket from the 1960s that he loves so much, wore it to just about to death, and it was actually getting a bit small. He pleadingly asked, could you remake this for me? Yes, of course, and so we began the journey of re-creating his favorite jacket. I [...]

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1984 JR London 3

  White leather and Spring in London 1984. Big yellow leather shopping bag, narrow and skinny leather jeans and leather jacket. Best stuff to travel with, count on looking great no matter where you go, or what shoes you pair it with. Lots of fun memories. You can still “get it”, custom made at Leather [...]

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In the shop photo5

Ready now to make the lining. I chose something fun and spirited yet in the same color tones to give the jacket a little flair. Next the leatherbound buttonholes finish off the front with large wooden buttons that have tiny daisys carved into them, that brings all the elements together and adds the finishing touch [...]

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In the shop photo5

This jacket had 2 lives! I made it the first time and felt there were some details missing that I could do better and then remade it a second time adding some touches that really made it shine! I had an original design that I sketched and made a pattern for. Then I cut a [...]

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1993 DP 3

    D.M.P. was my favorite muse in 1993. To me she had a classic look for the “Malibu Girl on the Beach” that I love designing fashion for. On Topanga Beach in this photo she modeled my newest faux leather tank swimsuit and Cowhide Leather Tote Bag. The tank suit is so simple, deeply cut [...]

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1980 RC White Leather

  Now this is the way to wear white leather in my humble opinion. Or, at least, the way we wore it in 1980. R.C. was my top male model model/muse (can a boy be a muse?), anyway I modeled all my male Leather Waves on him in those days. I mean….why wait for Memorial [...]

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In the shop photo5

Let’s finish the washed leather motorcycle jacket now. Once the shell was completed I began the lining. All black satin with two pockets one on each side with snap closures, our label and something new that this client requested. He wanted a vintage label with a picture on it. At first I was not sure [...]

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In the shop

J.K. had a special jacket in mind when he came to me a couple of months ago. He had seen some jackets made in “washed leather” and loved the look and feel of the skins. He had always desired a motorcycle looking jacket, and with the new purchase of a sportscar he felt he was [...]

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joel kantor

J.K. doesn’t ride a motorcycle, but really wanted a cool “motorcycle looking” jacket for a sporty look in his wardroble, and to wear while driving his new cool MiniCooper sportscar. He saw some washed leather jackets in local store that he thought were cool, and asked for this type of skin. The skin has a [...]

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1983 JH 3

  Leather Waves circa 1983, with my old friend J.H. and sadly can’t remember the sexy redheads name….I was doing alot of pink leather at the time, it was kind of punk. He wears a pink leather double-breasted sportscoat with mother of pearl buttons, she wears a a zipp front hip length cocoon styled jacket [...]

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In the shop:Jackie

*Welcome back for part #2 of the making of the newest Leather Purse for Spring 2013 *Here you will see that I used those stitched leather strips to tie-down the metal details to the staps, this gives the bag a bouncy fun look. I love tying things to bags because when the person who is [...]

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In the shop:Jackie

*This morning we will begin the process of making the Spring Purse that you saw in my post a couple of days ago. *Many of us love the idea that a spring purse is one that has some color and I had a design in mind that is a composite of designs that are popular [...]

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Cheyenne and Lucy 2000_Snapseed

  Taken in the year 2000, this is a famous photo around Leather Waves. My daughter Cheyenne and our new puppy Lucy Ricardo, modeled turquoise suede and faux fur matching jackets for my newly created “Leather Waves Babe” line of children’s leather clothing. Lucy passed yesterday of old age, 14 years or about 98 in [...]

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1990 JR 4 snap

  Vintage picture of the day….Grand Canyon 1990. I snapseeded this, adding some drama, although who needs drama at the Grand Canyon! Riding my Harley was a blast in those years, and even more special because I’d make amazing leathers to ride in. This jacket was very cool with it’s cowhide fur lining and fringes, [...]

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Spring Leather Purse and wallet clutch

Just made this one for Spring. The color glows. The gold color metal details sparkle. Trimmed in tonal goat suede with the embossed golden cowhide as the main feature. Front phone pocket, zippered top, fox tail detail, and large barrel beads on stitched laces. In addition the Wallet clutch, that can be pulled from the [...]

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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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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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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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Celine Dion

This is one of my most valued celeb pictures of the incredible Ms. Celine Dion, I date this picture around 1989 and it was on her very first trip to the US that Celine discovered my shop while visiting Malibu. I made her a few things, one being this fashion motorcycle jacket in acid pink [...]

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In the shop

Good Morning Leather Lovers, today we progress on K.R.’s custom bag. In the first picture you will see that I have made the pattern pieces by taking the measurements of the existing bag and adding the variations that I have been instructed to add to the custom order. This bag will have about 10 pieces, [...]

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Vintage Jackie/Black suede suit 1977

This photo was taken in 1977, I was a new designer, 24 years old, my new business venture (1st business venture) Leather Waves Boutique had just opened two years earlier at Malibu Country Mart in 1975. In those days I modeled in, styled and made all the clothes for my photo shoots for advertising my [...]

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In the shop

Good Morning Leather Lovers, today I begin my new online series “In the Shop” with an order that I did for K.R. this December 2012. K. brought me one of her favorite bags that she’d owned for a long time and truly loved. It was created by one of my all-time favorite French designers, whose [...]

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In the shop

    Leather Waves, “in the shop” with Jackie Robbins invites you in to experience the process with custom leather designer Jackie Robbins. Step In; View, Like and Share if you love leather and the creative brilliance of this leather-making-master! www.facebook.com/leatherwaves

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leather long coat

    Street wise and leather savvy, the leather long coat is always seen in the city. I love the leather long coat because no matter what you are wearing underneath it looks great. I’ve made numerous leather long coats in a great variety of styles, for men and women. In cold weather the leather [...]

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Lou 2

    Having coffee this morning with one of my oldest friends in Malibu, Louis Gossett Jr.talking about the “end of our old world”, and the dawn of our new world, our perspectives, our priorities, our evolution, and Erasism….lovely good stuff for holiday contemplation, celebration and renewal….I’ve been making clothes for Lou since the late [...]

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rock and roll custom leathers

  This awesome rock and roll clothing outfit is made from deerskin leather. The rock and roll clothing look is created by Jackie Robbins for a local band member here in Malibu CA. Hand stitched and laced deerskin pants are tight and sexy rock and roll clothing. The hand laced deerskin jacket screams style in [...]

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Terance snapseed

  Have a suede sportscoat made to your specifications. Jackie Robbins will custom fit your suede sportscoat. So many suedes to choose from for a suede sports coat. Styling and choice of leathers for your suede sportscoat entirely up to you. Excellent craftsmanship on your suede sportscoat, guaranteed satisfaction every time. Call us about your [...]

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mens custom leather sportscoat

  This mens leather sportcoat has a few original features and custom details. Made from a soft but substantial deerskin leather it is a dark expresso color. The skins can be reversed if you prefer the deerskin suede. The stitching is a deep burgundy color and there are metal buttons that include silver and gold [...]

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  At Leather Waves, every custom leather product is made by the skillful hands of Jackie Robbins. Her expertise in custom leather work spans 5 decades. Known widely for her incredible talents in translating client specifications into custom leather items for her clients is renown. If you have ever wanted a custom leather jacket that [...]

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miniature Elvis leathers

  Black leather jacket and jeans for children by Jackie Robbins for Leather Waves. Leather for children, custom made to their measurements. Black leather pants for boys and girls. Black leather jean jacket for children, with authentic adult look.

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Slade Shearling Coat

  Jackie Robbins has been making shearling coats for 4 decades. Order the shearling coat that you really want. Order a shearling coat that is the color you want. Order a shearling coat that is the length you want. Shearling coats made to your specifications at Leather Waves. Shearling coats with large pockets that will [...]

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no animal logo

  At Leather Waves, designer Jackie Robbins will translate any of her work or custom orders in faux leather, giving those clients who do not want to wear skins a choice. Jackie will make faux leather bags and faux leather clothing. Faux leather is a fabric that imitates or mimics leather, suede and fur. For [...]

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double breasted leather coat

    Custom leather coat is our speciality at Leather Waves. This is our newest custom leather coat. Double breasted custom leather coat with metal button details. Custom leather coat in choclate expresso brown goat skin. Custom leather coat made to your specifications by Jackie Robbins.

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miniature leathers 2

      Suede jackets that match for children and their dogs! We make custom childrens leather jackets and custom dogs leather jackets. Childrens leather jackets is a favorite for designer Jackie Robbins, she’ll make any style childrens leather jacket, for your child any size. Dogs leather jackets are fun to match with their owners. [...]

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womens custom motorcycle

    This leather motorcycle jacket is a classic, have a leather motorcycle jacket done anyway you want it, choose the leather or suede, color and texture for your unique and individual leather motorcycle jacket. You can even have a leather motorcycle jacket done in “no-animal” leather, the possibilities for leather motorcycle jacketsare endless at [...]

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mens leather bags

    Jackie Robbins makes men’s leather bags. She knows it is hard for men to find the perfect men’s leather bags. That is why she specializes in making men’s leather bags to your specifications. Consult with the designer today about your personal men’s leather bags. Have the men’s leather bags made that you’ve been [...]

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womens distressed leather jacket

    Distressed leather jacket with a new twist, a bit longer with a “swing back”. The roominess of the body is comfortable and easy to wear over a variety of tops and light weight sweaters. Several large artful buttons close the jacket but it hangs easily when open too. A subdued full lining in [...]

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custom leather jacket

  At Leather Waves we specialize in making you a custom leather jacket. Give us some ideas about the custom leather jacket that you want to own. We will design it, find the leather you choose, fit it to your measurements and fabricate your custom leather jacket. The process takes about 6 weeks or less [...]

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custom leather belts

        Leather Waves has been making custom leather belts for 38years. Jackie Robbins can make you a custom leather belt that fits your specifications. Custom leather belts in any color. Custom leather belts in any width. Custom leather belts with or without your buckle. Custom leather belts in any length. Contact us [...]

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no-animal travel all bag

Great travel-all purse in “no-animal” leather. About 15″ X 20″ it’s perfect for computer, books, overnite or under airplane seat. Easy to use double zippered top with inner pocket. Beautiful and sturdy tapestry lining. Works for men or women. By custom order in many colors and variations of fabrics, we also make this bag in [...]

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leather coat, pants and suede tank

This women’s coat is a swing style, hanging loose and free from the shoulder. The large rolled back lapel is connected to a roomy hood that hangs softly down the back, and the lapels can be pulled up and across to wrap the coat for warmth. The generous lapels are made from a chamoise suede [...]

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leather maker

  Jackie Robbins is a leather maker from Malibu California. She is a leather maker with experience that spans 4 decades. A leather maker with that kind of experience is hard to find. One can work with this leather maker online or in person at her “Leather Waves” studio in Malibu. You will be happyto [...]

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custom motorcycle leather

    At Leather Waves we make custom motorcycle leather. Jackie Robbins is fairly an expert at making custom motorcycle leather because she is a rider herself since the 1980′s. Custom motorcycle leather work is specific to the rider’s needs. If you need custom motorcycle leather work done consider Jackie’s wide range of experience. Custom [...]

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leather or suede bag

      At LeatherWaves we specialize in making leather or suede bag, in any style leather or suede bag, in any color leather or suede bag, in any shape leather or suede bag, to your specifications leather or suede bag, for men or women leather or suede bag. Check out our products to see [...]

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corset motorcycle jacket

    If you are thinking about a new custom leather jacket, look at Jackie Robbins’ work, she has been making custom leather jackets for almost 40 years. Custom leather jackets are our expertise at Leather Waves. Look at custom leather jacket on our website. We work online making custom leather jacket, or you can visit [...]

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custom leather

    Jackie Robbins is a custom leather maker since 1975. At her boutique in Malibu CA, you can get custom leather work of any kind. Custom leather is her speciality, she has done custom leather for nearly 40 years and she is an expert.

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custom-leather-craft

    Jackie Robbins is an expert in custom leather craft. If you are looking to have custom leather craft, talk to Jackie Robbins. Custom leather craft is an area of expertise that Jackie has acquired over nearly forty years in the business.

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leather bookbag

I love getting orders from my internet business on the World Wide Web. I do not get to meet people face-to-face and it’s a wonderful challenge to communicate design and make leather goods to order from what you can glean online. I made this custom bookbag for a student whose Father is about to send [...]

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Will leather goods always be around? Of course, the durability of leather is unsurpassed, will leather goods be any better than those provided by Jackie Robbins, Leather Waves, we doubt it! Check us out we will make you the best leather goods you’ve ever seen!

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custom leather

Los Angeles Leather Jackie Robbins has been making custom leather in Los Angeles, specifically, Malibu California for 37 years. If you want  Los Angeles Leather, contact Jackie. Los Angeles Leather.

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broken key solution

  Ever had a key that broke off your key ring? It’s more common these days with the tops of car keys being made of molded plastic! When mine broke off the other day, I fretted because if I glued it might break again and if I lose the car key, well you know, almost as [...]

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suede bikini

This bikini is a version of the Leather Waves classic. Patch worked triangle top and and string bottom out of our favorite suede for swim wear, chamois, in it’s most famous shade of pale yellow. There is a small loose flap on the front of the bottom and the strings draw through front and back [...]

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mens cargo pants, shirt and hat

    Suede Cargo pants can be made in a variety of shapes and styling and have been a very hip fashion for almost a decade. We’ve made a lot of them! So many pocket options is appealing, and this style in suede is elegant too. The shape of these is loose and comfortable. Fully [...]

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tourq suede pantsuit

Summertime Suedes, Chamoise, so lightweight and easy to wear, it drapes beautifully without a lining and is so rich looking. This simple camisole and drawstring pants is so elegant and beautiful. Shown here in a pale turquoise suede, this suede comes in a variety of colors including the pale yellow classic and natural chamois color. [...]

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belt pouch

Fanny Packs went out of style almost 2 decades ago but have you noticed that people still love the idea of a bag that does not have to be held, yet fastens to your person…. which pretty much eliminates one losing it. Someway or another I think it’s a fashion idea that won’t die. My [...]

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custom bag

                  I made this bag for Kerry S. this month. She had a specific bag that she gave me with all kinds of notes written on it. We discussed her ideas and selected the leathers. The end product so surpassed the original idea she was amazed and [...]

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A simple leather handbag is more elegant to look at. But everyone has needs for their bag. I really enjoy making custom bags for people because these needs can be met. But the most common would be; the cell phone pocket, a zippered area to keep a wallet, a pocket for cosmetics, a metal ring [...]

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  Wow, what an amazing individual Mr. Newman was. He’s the definition of Kismet, so charming and those blue eyes, enough to leave the seamstress almost speechless. It was an honor to work for the man, he was so very kind and appreciated the work immensely. He taught me about the color Gold-Green and how [...]

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jackiee

  The Perfect Leather Jacket….probably the item most considered when people think of making a leather purchase. My experience says that fit is everything. How should a leather jacket fit? It needs to be comfortable first and for-most. What makes a leather jacket comfortable. Has to be roomy in the shoulders and chest, don’t forget [...]

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Jackie and Nidra 1976

That’s Nidra Winger Moss and I back in 1976 or “77 at the first incarnation of Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart. I was 23 and I think Nidra was 18 or 19. How sweet and tender we were. Nidra worked with me on and off for 20 years. She became much more than [...]

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jackiee

     That’s a hard call. We all visit our closets daily and pull those clothes to wear that will provide the functions we need. How important is a Jacket? During the span of my career the most requested items have been, the perfect leather jacket, the reliable leather purse, a well constructed leather wallet, a [...]

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Jackie Robbins, Leather Waves, Malibu California, Leather Lovers

  Hello, I’m Jackie Robbins and I design and hand make my leather products in my Malibu “Leather Waves” Studio here in sunny southern California. This is a short overview of my business.  I welcome you to my site and hope that you will continue to visit and become an official Leather Waves “Leather Lover”! [...]

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fitting-muslin

This week I had alot of fun with my friend Alexa Herrera making a pair of chaps for her to go dancing in. She hung-out with me and helped. These photos show our process start to finish.

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Leather Maker Jackie Robbins Practices Sacred Art   Jackie Robbins of Malibu has been making leather products for four decades.   By Jonathan Friedman Email the author December 28, 2011   Jackie Robbins has had her fair share of setbacks since getting into the leather business more than 40 years ago. But through it all, [...]

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Black Leather Dress

This sexy little black dress is made from the softest and thinest black Plonget cowhide. Light as a feather and matte in finish it drapes the body without hugging it. Fully lined in black matte satin finished fabric and zipps down the back. It has slight puffed and pleat runched elbow length sleeves. The length [...]

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Bob Dylan inspires Jackie Robbins Leather Waves

Very early in my career, before I had even open my first storefront, I met the man who inspired my business name “Leather Waves”. His name was Bob Dylan, the year was 1975, and my favorite album at that time was his “Planet Waves”. I happened to be downtown one afternoon visiting one of my [...]

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Leatherwaves/Academy Awards 2002

Lovely Ellen Heuer wore “Leather Waves” to the Academy Awards Ceremony at the new Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California Sunday night. The two-time Oscar recipient in Best Sound, was thrilled to be adorned in the one-of-a-kind Evening-Gown designed especially for the event by Jackie Robbins. The designer described the dress as “Marie Antoinette meets the [...]

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Redo your old Fur (After)

I did a wonderful outfit for Beth. She brought in a full length Raccoon Coat that she has owned forever. We turned it inside out and created a new Leather outercoat for it in Cocoa Ostrich Printed Lamb Skin, and a pair of pants to match. It turned out absolutely stunning, she was so please. Is [...]

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jackierobbins-photo advertising-award

Award winning layout in the “Magazine Print Advertising” category from the L.A. County Municipal Gallery awarded to Jackie Robbins in April 1989. This Ad that was created for “LA Style Magazine” was submitted to the Los Angeles County Municipal Gallery for a art competition in the catagory of Magazine Print Advertising. We were a first place winner, which [...]

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