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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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  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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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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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

    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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    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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  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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  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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  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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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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womens custom motorcycle

    This one is a classic, have it done anyway you want it, choose the leather or suede, color and texture. You can even have it done in “no-animal” leather, the possibilities are endless at Leather Waves!

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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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Shea absolutely loves her book bag! Thanks for your great workmanship!

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matching cowboy boots 2005

For about 5 years, we had the boot maker JR Reyes, working with us. At the time you could get cowboy boots to match the clothing you had made at Leather Waves. We would pass forward the leather’s chosen by our customers to JR and he would fashion boots, made to your measurements.

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suede cargo pants

  A pant that has been well loved at Leather Waves, made many times in many colors for both Men and Women.  Multiple pockets, low waisted with metal rings and roller buckles. Easy, full legs and front fly zipper. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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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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Teri Love's cowhide suit 1991

I just love this woman! We worked together for years and I adored making her clothes. This outfit was one of the most infamous, made from the most lush french hair-on calf. It draped like a piece of velvet. Black Lambskin in the lapels wast and yoke of the skirt. We even made cowhide boots [...]

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            Another one of our Suede Dresses combined with Knit. Classic sheath styling with matching suede belt. Luscious Lilac suede mixed with a textured deep v-neck knit insert. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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          From our knit and leather series, a fitted white sleeveless dress with deep scoop neck, belted at the waist in white leather too. The Jacket has pushed up leather sleeves and panels of white leather mixed with knit inserts that match the dress. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves [...]

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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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Simple vest with leather ties and snap front skirt in our famous A-line snap skirt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2004  

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childs purple jacket

Childs leather jacket, fully lined with 4 patch pockets, bell sleeves with zippered front. Custom Made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2004

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leather pants for Dominic Kaye

Black leather pants for children. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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Baby shearling jacket

Shearling Jacket for Baby with metal buttons and natural-edge flaps and suede piping. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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Cheyenne fringed suede jacket

Child’s suede fringed jacket with patch pockets and snap front. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002

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custom purse with fur keyfob

White Leather Shoulderbag with leather lined flap, interior zipped pocket, and large inner compartment, decorated with a white mink tail/ leather heart key-fob that matches the interior leather. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2010

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fur tail keychails

Fur tails made into key-fobs, keychains and purse decorations, our clients clip these to belt loops on their jeans too for a fun trendy look. A truely fashionable way to keep track of your keys! Each one is unique. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011  

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Vest for Marianna

Printed pattern on Lamb Suede in a cap sleeved Vest/sleeveless Coat with matching covered buttons. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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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 “Fashion Section” Malibu Magazine October 2002

Women’s full-length camo print Suede Coat trimmed in Olive long-hair Mongolian Sheepskin and lined with floral satin, and Leather Pants with cross-stitch lacing up the sides. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002  

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Leather Waves “Fashion Section” Malibu Magazine October 2002

The Ladies are wearing a tie-dye suede tie-front jacket with crocheted bell sleeves . The Gentleman wears a Suede Painter’s coat with a shaggy finish, it has two large patch pocket and 3 buttons with black leather pants. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002

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Leather Waves “Fashion Section” Malibu Magazine Oct. 2002

Full length Shearling coat with bell sleeve in windowpane cut with Patchwork pants in a variety of different red leathers and suedes. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002  

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He’s wearing an unlined leather shirt and pants in distressed leather. She’s wearing a metal grommet detailed vest and pants with a crocheted halter vest. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002  

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Blanket Coat make from Pendelton woven blanket material, with Leather collar cuffs and belt. In a wrap style with large patch pockets. Men’s or Womens. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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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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Leather swim trunks…only in Malibu? Maybe! By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves, circa 1981

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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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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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The leather shirt you just made me is my favorite! My singer hates me for getting that shirt… He loves it and says it should be his.

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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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I was most impressed by her craft…one of the most special pieces of clothing that I will ever wear…”

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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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Hi Jackie! As you can see, it’s a faked record cover. The tracks listed are a bunch of 1980′s songs that are recommended by Fredrik and Gustaf at Miami. The image is a semi-hidden extra feature. I liked putting your image on the album because it captures a lot of the eighties – the white [...]

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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 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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“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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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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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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