Leather Waves Mention in Sherri Bostwick’s Jewelry Blog





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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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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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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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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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    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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Hello Jackie!  Please add me to your mailing list and love your items!  Please add this to your Recommendations/Love Your Stuff category asap: “Having been to Jackie’s awesome studio in Malibu, her wonderful colourful leather hairbands she made for me are still going strong!  They have no color depletion, have been using them for 27 [...]

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Jackie is one of the most resilient people I know. She started her own company, and it just keeps getting better and better!!! She cares about what you want and makes it happen.”  

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Jackie is one of the most highly creative individuals I have ever met. I whole heartily recommend her for any and all creative endeavors.    

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Jackie has served her customers for a long long time with consistent and dependable service. It’s mainly her creativity that will spark your attention. All of her designs are exceptional and will garner many compliments from those that will admire her work.”

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I am pleased to provide this recommendation for the very talented Jackie Robbins. I have been her customer at Leather Waves. Her work is superb – creative and beautifully executed.”

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Ciao bella, I love your leather pants and my wife enjoys all of your dresses, and one of them bought many years ago was a real attraction at the Lyric in Chicago. It has been a while since I came to your store on top of the hill in Malibu, but if I come back [...]

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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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Long Dress on Craigan Dixon 1991

  We used a beautiful hand woven fabric from Indonesia that had little mirrors sewn into it mixed with a vibrant green suede and trimmed with burgundy suede details, included is a drawstring pouch styled bag to match. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

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“Throughout the many years that I have known Jackie, I have been impressed with her professionalism and cutting-edge creativity that she brings to her designs. If you are looking for one of a kind creations that make a huge statement, you need look no further than Jackie’s Leather Waves.”  

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Jackie’s leather clothing and accessories are all one of a kind and custom designed. Her creations make excellent gifts and never fail to impress. Excellent quality of construction makes her clothing last a very long time and her sense of style has a remarkable ability to endure and remain fashionable.”  

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I just wanted to thank you again for my oh so beautiful bag!!!! I had three compliments on it on Sunday alone, and passed out two of your cards to admirers. I can’t believe how perfect it is, and is everything I hoped and imagined it would be. It was so kind of you to [...]

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I received the Hobo Bag right after Thanksgiving, thank you. I love it. It is perfect, exactly what I wanted. Perfect size, pockets and lining are beautiful. It fits just what I was looking for. I have used it almost every day since I received it. BTW…love that it is animal friendly!!    

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Hello.  I am just rushing out and the package just arrived …I had to open it … – oh, they are super!!   I love the little bag and belt is so elegant! Thank you soooo much. Happy Holidays! Liz MacDonald  

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Man Bag Jeff Herrera

Man’s Leather Pouch to be use as carry-all bag, interior lined with vintage denium, matching small wallet. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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Leather Shoulder Bag

Distressed leather shoulder bag with exterior cell phone pocket and large wallet in croc print cowhide. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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The Cut-Away Bolero Jacket, Purse and Dress was brilliantly constructed of delicately embroidered lapis blue lamb skin with metallic threads and moon-stone colored beads, a bronze leather lining and iridescent royal blue taffeta silk.  Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002

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Alma Petula 2002

Smooth white lamb leather slightly pearlized in a small fitted jacket with grommeted lacing in shoulders and up front closing, with matching strait mini skirt with grommeted lacing in the side slits. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002

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Leather Waves History Jackie 1996

  “Leather Waves” was established in 1975 at the Malibu Country Mart, the exclusive shopping area that neighbors famous Malibu Colony Beach, in sunny southern California. Jackie Robbins’, Leather Waves’ in house designer, has been making personalized cutting-edge fashion for the most discerning individuals at this location for 30 years. It is easy to say [...]

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Suede shirt with 3/4 sleeve with fully gathered suede harem pants to match, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart, circa 1981.

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Deerskin Jacket with antler button and patch pockets, circa 1975, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart

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Deerskin Shirt in a “western cut” cut with hand lacing circa 1975 by Jackie Robbins made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart, Malibu California

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Shearing Jacket on A.F. 1974

shearling jacket circa 1975 designed by Jackie Robbins and made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart Malibu California popular womens waist cut jacket for casual outerwear/horse riding

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Just wanted to tell you that I love the bag.  I am so glad I found you.  I hope the bag lasts for at least 10 years.  I would certainly recommend you to others.        

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Jackie, like her creations, is a sacred gift to Malibu..and a legend which has grown in grace and beauty. We are blessed to have her wide woman artist spirit!      

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Jackie Robbins is one talented lady. Her work with leather is amazing. She has made me fantastic bags and belts. She even took a silver concho belt I never wore and used it as decoration on a purple suede bag. Custom phone holders, dog collars, whats next Jackie? And she is a really nice person [...]

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I have known Jackie and been a customer (as has my entire family, including my dogs for custom halters) since 1982 when she was in her wonderful shop in the old Malibu Country Mart. Not only does Jackie have the most exquisite taste, she is always ready to customize even the smallest detail to suit [...]

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I still wear things that I’ve bought from Jackie 30 years ago and they’re still beautiful. Jackie’s work is exceptional.  

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Inspiring article about an exceptional woman! I am so proud of Jackie for using a difficult situation such as the destruction of the Corral fire to turn into an inspirational story for all. You are an admirable businesswoman and a creative artist!

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Jackie is an amazing artist, her leather work, life and endless vesatility from years as a designer have made her a well loved and respected success. I find her so easy to work with and i love her new shop. I highly recommend a visit.  

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I’ve seen her work. She’s amazing!  

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A beautiful and talented Malibu local, who has a beloved store in the heart of Malibu.

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When I got home I modeled the new shearling you just made me for my husband and he said it was the most beautiful leather coat he’s ever seen!

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I just wanted to send you a quick note and tell you how much I’m loving my suede pants and my leather pants. They fit perfectly and are even more comfortable than my old jeans! This is my first experience with custom-made clothing and I think I’m already sold on it. There is something special [...]

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You are indeed a person of many talents. Your sense of design and color is a wonderful gift, and the fact that you bring joy to others through your creative abilities is a wonderful thing. My beautiful red coat and terrific blue pants – such vibrant tones of leather – never cease to give me [...]

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Thank you for the artistry and magic that you brought to this year’s Oscars. ‘Marie Antoinette meets the Rolling Stones’ was a big hit! May there be many more syncronistic occasions for us to share in the spirit of great beauty, love and excitement for new possibility. Mostly I want to thank you for the [...]

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In my 38 years I have never been so excited about a pair of pants!! I have never been able to find a perfect fit until now. I’m ready for all my pants to be made by Jackie at Leather Waves-ONE IS NOT ENOUGH!

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“You do an exceptionally fine design and quality job with your leather and you know how to service your customer.It is a great pleasure to watch your success and growth.”

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O, Jackie (vs. Jackie O.), I lOve the hat!! Thank you profusely, it’s coming to NYC tomorrow. It feels so COZY, like a teddy bear on my brain. I love you. Since I met Jackie in 1994 at her Leather Waves shop when it was still at Cross Creek, she’s made me a forest green [...]

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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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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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Adore Magazine Article about Leather Waves
 
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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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“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 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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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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