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

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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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 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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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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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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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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"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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In the shop photo5

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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In the shop photo5

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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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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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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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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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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Deerskin Cafe Racer for D.B.

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. D. chose [...]

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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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womens distressed leather jacket

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 and cut it from some amazing distressed lambskin leather that I loved [...]

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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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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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P1060808

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

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In the shop

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

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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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In the shop E#3 P#2

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

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In the shop E#3 P#1

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

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Alexa #10

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

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Alexa #10

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

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In the shop E#2

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

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In the shop

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

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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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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 long [...]

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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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Al I can say is FUCKIN AWESOME!!!  So Much.. Too Much…. FUN Today Jackie!!! priceless! thank you Jackie… killer piece of art! Love you Jackie! Had a blast Rockin your gorgeous leathers yesterday!! They truly make one feel like a “Rock Star”!! Xo-S

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rock and roll leather suit

  Beautiful and Sexy Shannon, star of local band “Karma Dealers” models this awesome, rockin’ deerskin leather suit. Hand cut matching lace accentuates all the seams. The tight and sexy fit is unmistakably Rock and Roll! Go to our products page and see the suit for sale in “Women’s Leather”. You can also custom order [...]

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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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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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custom leather sportcoat 2007

  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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womens leather jumpsuit for H.H. 2004

  This women’s leather jumpsuit was made by custom order in a soft black lambskin. Zippered up the front for easy access. Sleeveless so a variety of different tops can be worn underneath, or in a much more daring way with nothing under. The beauty of this piece is that it was made to the [...]

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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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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

Men’s double breasted coat made from supple but incredibly durable goat skin in a deep choclate expresso color. Metal buttons with deep spacious pockets, the perfect winter accessory. Fully lined with thick black satin it is luxurious to wear and looks great with everything. Thank you to the gorgeous and delightful Phillip Keene for bringing [...]

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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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      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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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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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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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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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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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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corset motorcycle jacket

  This Cafe-Racer styled motorcycle jacket for women is sleek and form fitting. In a thick but soft cowhide leather and fully lined with interior pockets. Zippered front with no outer pockets and completely fitted bust, waist and neckline. The corset style lacing in the back panel can be left alone for the “look” or [...]

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silver trench coat

    Stunning Silver short double-breasted trench coat. With signature Leather Waves pewter buttons, slash pockets and large collar and lapel. Shown here with simple black leather slacks

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jb2 2004

  Beautiful, thin and lightweight chamois suede fashioned into simple flared pants with a 3/4 sleeve blouse and multi-strand belt to finish the outfit.

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suede pants

  Suede Jean cut pants with fly front and metal studded waistband

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knit combination

  Brilliant colors crocheted into a patch worked sweater with leather ties at upper arm, with a laser cut cowhide belt in matching colors and a cheated hat with a leather tie in the brim.

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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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suede dress

  Cut edge scallops of pink and peach suede with double rows of stitching adorn this simple day dress. Zippered up the back. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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scalloped suede jacket

  We began experimenting with the “cut-edge” in our garments which showed the edge of the leather without being finished (rolled and stitched). Instead the edge is cut and stitched to the facings showing the raw edge of the material in contrast to other parts of the styling and are applied in layers. 3 shades [...]

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knit and suede

This is a sweater that is created with crocheted squares and then trimmed and finished with suede, buttoning down the front.The hat employs the same combination of materials, with a short suede skirt that mimics the buttoning of the sweater. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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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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patchwork vest

  Classic golden deerskin in patchwork, styled in a simple vest. Laced up the front. 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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snake print vest and shorts 2003

  Snakeskin print on suede is made into a lace-up corset style vest with quilted satin lining, along with same suede shorts with slash pockets and double snap waistband. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003.

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leather jumpsuit

This great leather jumpsuit zipped up the front, it’s simplicity showing off the fine and soft lambskin leather. Shown with a 3″ wide studded belt and belt buckle in gold colored metal on chocolate brown cowhide. Custom Made by Jackie Robbins circa 2003.

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  This is one of the first poof-style bottom we made, very short and sexy in a strapless black leather dress, in softest black lambskin. On top a cowhide fur jacket dyed in electric blue. Custom made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1992

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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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  This beautiful pleated dark and rich red suede is made into a short swing style jacket with a tank top and long slim skirt. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

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  We can not help but call it classic, because it became the way we expected suede bikinis to look. Sexy and touchable, kind of Tarzan and Jane, we’ve made them for years and still do! Custom Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

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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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suede dress on J.R.1991

  A tank styled dress made in black lambskin suede with perforated suede sections to see thru to the body silhouette, also Leather Waves fringed suede earrings. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.  

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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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suede one-piece bathing suit on C.D. 1986

  This one piece suede swimsuit is sexy and soft, made of pale pink chamoise with braided ties and fringe details, the back is completely open, and the bottom low cut. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1986.

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  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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suede and knit dress on J.H. 1986

            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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white leather dress and bolero jacket 1985

            More white lambskin leather with the slightest finish and sheen, easy to wipe off and keep clean. Our bolero jacket with a simple white leather sleeveless dress that snaps up the front with our multi-concho 3″wide belt. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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suede and knit dress 1985

            Another of our Suede and knit pieces. A maxi-length lambskin suede narrow dress with three quarter sleeves and knit insert at neckline. Matching suede head wrap with ceramic rose buckle. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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mens leather bolero and leather pants 1985

            We did alot of white leather this year, and we wanted to include the men. We used white lambskin that was finished and not matte, so that you could wipe it off with a wet cloth and keep it clean. The jacket was a men’s bolero cut kind of [...]

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womens shearling lined leather jacket 1985

            The women’s version of the Lambskin Leather Jacket with shearling lining, zippered front and side pockets. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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mens shearling lined leather coat w: leather pants and belt 1985

Leather Bomber jacket of finished gray lambskin lined with shearling fur, zippered front and side slash pockets.  Leather pants in matching leather with belt. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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     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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“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 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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Making the decision to hire someone you have never met ,to do something you know nothing about through the internet is scarce. I took a chance, and in the end Iam completely satisfied and my needs are fulfilled beyond. After one conversation with Jackie she impressed me with her confidence, and her level of professionalism. [...]

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I just got the Man Bag.  Great job Jackie.  Thanks so much for a job well done.  One of the goals was to make a bag that did not look like a women’s purse.  You accomplished this with great style.    

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I just opened up my box and I gotta say, your photos definitely don’t do it justice!  You did such an awesome job on it!  Thank you so much for all of the time, design work, and hunting down of buckles that you did on it. I cannot thank you enough. It fits absolutely perfect [...]

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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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Girls zippered suede jacket with faux-fur cuffs and snap closed A-line skirt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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childs suede skirt

This was our famous A-line suede skirt for girls…we even made them for women. The daisy emblem was used on a full line of childrens suede clothing. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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Child's leather vest and skirt on Charlotte Van Ierland

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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Child's Western Wear for V.V. 2003

Child’s western wear for show and competition. Including Leather Studded Jacket, Leather  studded pants,  concho belts, multi-colored suede shirt, leather vest and leather chaps. 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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Cheyenne and Lucy 2000

Matching Suede Jackets for Child and Dog. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2000

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Mother and Daughter T.G and K.G. 1994

I loved making these outfits for Mother and Daughter. The little one wears a decorated denium skirt and Jacket, and Mom wears a Leather Jacket and Mini Skirt. Custom Made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1994

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Cheyenne smallest leather jacket 1993

This is the smallest leather jacket I make. It’s the Baby Deerskin Fringed Jacket, 0-6 months.  Most adorable and a family keepsake treasure. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1993

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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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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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Lisa Kantor Briefcase bag 2011

This client brought me her specs for this breifcase/purse that she desired to have made. She chose a crocodile print on cowhide in a dark grape. The interior was configured to hold her computer and various other items, lined with stripped moire, it turned out really fun and functional at the same time. Custom made [...]

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Custom for Diane Greenberg

This interesting suede imprinted in silver on black in a stylized bird and flora pattern is made into a simple no-button Jacket with suede piping, and 3/4 length sleeves, this jacket style is this clients favorite, she also provided a turn-of-the-century metal purse closure that  I re-made with the matching suede. Custom made by Jackie [...]

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Backpack

Cowhide Leather Backpack in black with white piping and straps. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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waist purse

Leather Waist-Purse aka fanny pack with Italian Metal Hardware and Buckle set. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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Taryn Van Vleet 2003

Leather outfits created for Western Show Riding Competition. Includes, leather and cowhide chaps, leather pants, jacket, shirt, vest and belts. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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Mens western Jacket

Men’s Leather Western-Cut Fringed Jacket, one antler button, patch pockets, concho belt detail on the back. By jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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Western Outfit 2003

Suede fringed jacket with matching vest and midi-skirt. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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Baby Shearling 2003

Baby Shearling Coat, 2 button with patch pockets and rough edge suede details. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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academy awards

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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Redo your furs

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. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2003

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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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his leather shirt and her vest and pants 2002

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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merilyn burnside 2001

Full length plonget leather Trenchcoat, soft and light as a feather, slash pockets, wide lapel and turned cuffs. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2001

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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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Men’s Perforated Suede short sleeved Shirt with smooth leather trim and snap close detail. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990.

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Leather Waves American Flag series of chiffon blouses and vintage Levi’s. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1992

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white_leather_bikini 1990

White leather bikini, with natural flaps and edges, bandeau top, string bottom. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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Chamoise suede dress 1990

Chamoise suede dress in shades of purple and black color blocking in a zig-zag pattern. Knee length with 3/4 sleeve and scooped neckline. Also fringed leather earrings. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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Suede dress 1990

This suede dress was sewn in long strips of black suede and fitted to the body. 3/4 length puffed sleeves, mandarin collar and fuller skirt from the thigh. Model is holding a Photo Album sewn in the same stripping style. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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leather trench coats 1990

Leather Long Rider Coats for men and women. Men’s is single breasted with Leather Waves signature pewter buttons. Women’s is double breasted with Leather Waves signature pewter buttons. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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1990printedsuede

Printed Suede coral on black rope design. Simple jacket and walking shorts. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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Moulded leather with spiral bumps black on black goatskin. Small fitted jacket and short skirt with gold buttons. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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Leather Topcoat on D.A. 1990

Pinstripped black on chestnut Nu-Buck Leather in a updated Trenchcoat Style, extra large collar and lapel and shoulders. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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shearling lined patch print jacket 1984

Shearling lining in a patchworked print Leather long-waisted Jacket with slash pockets and 3/4 sleeves. Matching snakeskin print Leather skirt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1984

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Printed suede Nehru jacket on C. D. 1984

Printed suede Nehru Jacket with leather pencil skirt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1984

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Leather Dress on C. D. 1984

Leather dress in vertical block pattern with cap sleeve and fringed bottom, matching tie belt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1984

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leather shirt, suede wrap skirt, belt and bag 1982

Leather Blouse with wide leopard print suede belt. Leather and Suede hat and shoulder Bag. Suede leopard print wrap skirt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1982

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Suede and Leather long vest with drawstring pants on J. S. 1982

Suede and leather combined in boxy square shouldered vest with multi-patch pockets. Matching gathered pants with narrow belt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves, circa 1981.

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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 Waves the Fragrance

The transition ignites. Passion bites. The long fashioned dream of a scent that is like walking into the world of the leathermaker. The warm embrace of mother’s arms, Alive with ocean, clean and fresh.   ….Perfect to wear on leather jacket days   BLENDING LEATHER AND THE SEA Leather Waves, the fragrance, was a concept [...]

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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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Long Suede Peasant Skirt, Suede Tank Top with wide Suede Concho Belt, circa 1979, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart.

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Women’s 40′s styled wrap coat in chamoise suede with full cuffed sleeves, shawl collar, patch pockets and wrap belt, shown with a matching high waisted flaired skirt at midi length, circa 1979, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, at the Malibu Country Mart.

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Patchworked shearling quilt circa 1979, leaping deer applique applied to all four corners in suede, this was our first quilt. We collected pieces for years to follow, cutting them into patterns to become one of a kind quits of leathers, suedes, and furs, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, at the Malibu Country Mart.

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Shearling Coat on J.R. 1978

Women’s Shearling Coat circa 1978, zippered front and pocket design,expandable back shoulder with decorative back belt, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, Malibu Country Mart.

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Men’s Shearling Coat circa 1977, large collar design with leather trims and piping, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, in the Malibu Country Mart.  

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Gorgeous Full Length Shearling Coat, one of our most popular designs of the decade, by Jackie Robbins, made at the Malibu Country Mart, circa 1977.

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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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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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Just a little note to thank you for designing and making my elegant outfit for the Calgary Stampede. I still can’t believe that when I came to you with my idea of what I wanted, you created something which was not only what I had envisioned but surpassed my expectations. You are truly and artist. [...]

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My custom coat fits so well and is so warm that I look forward to cold weather days because they give me a good reason to wear it. Yours Truly, Howard Ziehm Malibu, CA

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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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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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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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“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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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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