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movie premier
Photo on 5-28-13 at 4.18 PM #4


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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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Nice mention from Sherri Bostwick’s blog…Sherri makes delightful custom jewelry here in Malibu, look her up

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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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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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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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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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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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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, Mr. [...]

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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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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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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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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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  Leather Waves Newsletter October 2012      Leather has made a re-entry into high fashion in a big way. All the top designers are using it, as well as some of the derivatives; faux leather, suede or PVC (Patent Vinyl Cloth) and faux furs. I get excited watching the runway shows for trends. Stretch [...]

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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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Jackie Robbins Leather Waves  Chiquitas Friends Fundraiser July 2011

Jackie Robbins Leather Waves Bio for Gilland Fundraiser July 2011

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Leather Waves Malibu Magazine 2009
Leather Waves Malibu Magazine 2008
Faces of Malibu 2008 Malibu Magazine 2008

When did you move to Malibu and why? 1974,  I wanted to live close to Nature and grow my own food. I remember hanging out in Topanga as a teenager, and driving up the coast to check out the surf.  I’ve never lost the love of that feeling of freedom.  I started doing leatherwork, designing and [...]

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Leather Waves Malibu Magazine 2007
Jewelbox invitation 2006
Adore Magazine Article about Leather Waves
Malibu Magazine Anniversary 2003 (Mia Dinelly and Janice)

Malibu Magazine celebrates their 1 year anniversary. Mia Dinelly, Jackie Robbins, and Janice burns celebrate on April 26th, 2003 (right picture). Karina and Bill Wall attend the anniversary party too! (left picture)

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Taryn Van Vleet 2003

Little 10 year old Taryn Van Vleet had her leather show outfits custom made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves. Taryn went on to win three championship prizes with her horse, “Cody” at the Arizona show, and there is no doubt about it, she wore those outfits with the confidence of a Champion. Good luck [...]

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Dominic Kaye

Jackie Robbins designed and made the custom leather pants that Dominic Scott Kay wore to his awards ceremony. Jackie was delighted to work with the little fellow that kept her entertained by singing songs during his fittings. Above article reads: During the recent 24th Annual Young Artist Awards ceremony, 6-year-old-actor Dominic Scott Kay of Malibu [...]

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Leather Waves Fashion Section Malibu Magazine 2002

“My target client lives here,” says Jackie Robbins, owner of Leather Waves, an upscale custom clothing and accessory store located in Malibu’s Country Mart since 1975. “They’re involved in community projects and events. They do things that have to do with charity and that are larger than their own lives. They’re in the public eye [...]

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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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Alma Petula in "Leatherwaves" August 2002

Jimmy and Alma Petula the night of the Malibu Film Festival “Gala” opening night at the Lilly’s Malibu Castle. Alma wore a custom made leather outfit designed for her for the event by Jackie Robbins. The designer stated the outfit was a collaborative effort between client and designer to create a personalized look for the [...]

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Jackie Goes to Paris 2001

I was very lucky last month to get the opportunity to visit Paris, oui! Paris, France! Needless to say, Springtime in this city is intoxicating. My focus was art and fashion, of course. It’s been at least a dozen years since my last visit, so it felt like visiting dear old friends to see certain [...]

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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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Lifescapes Magazine- Beyond the Special Order July 2001

When Jackie Robbins, owner of Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart, says she offers personalized service, she is more than mouthing a shopping slogan. Robbins creates custom leather and suede clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Her designs are unique and her garments are made-to-measure in the store’s upstairs studio. “At a [...]

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Jackie Robbins teaching

Jackie Robbins on “Career Day” at Webster Elementary School in Malibu, November 2000. Teaching Leather Design

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Keeping in touch with her clients is crucial. Brochures should promote the perfect fit of her custom-made leather garments. By: KAREN E. KLEIN SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Sitting in her cozy sewing nook surrounded by fragrant bolts of leather and suede, with her custom clothing draped festively around the room, Jackie Robbins looks the picture [...]

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The following was a two page article written about Leather Waves, in the December 1989 issue of Harley Women Magazine, the interview was written by Carol Mott-Wall: About a year ago as I was paging through one of those large Los Angeles type fashion/entertainment magazines something caught my eye… an ad for cus­tomized leather fashions, [...]

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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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Decorated denium outfits and Leather bomber jacket belts and boots 1987 for LA Style Magazine

Leather Waves’ hot fashion item of the late 80′s-the decorated Jean Jacket. In this photo some our our first “Leather Waves Babe” fashions, a denium skirt with fringed bottom, matching belt and decorated Levi Jacket, for babies. She wears a combination denium and cowhide fur outfit with mink tail accents and matching custom boots. He [...]

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