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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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yoga

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

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paisley suit

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

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chamois bikini page 1

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

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Pink Leather Motorcycle Jacket

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

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Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.39.53 PM

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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Chamoise Bikini Ad

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

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Pink Motorcycle

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

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Camo Coat and laced leather pants 2002

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

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Linderea Purse

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

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Dress well

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

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Urban Leather Ware

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

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Urban Leather Ware

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

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pencil skirt and mini evening bag

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

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purple feedbag purse

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

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blue denim vest front

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

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"no-animal" dress

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

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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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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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feedbag purse

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

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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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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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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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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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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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In the shop photo5

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

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In the shop photo5

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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suede bikini

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

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1987 Goat Suede Outfit

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

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46A Wine Bottle

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

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1994 SW 3

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

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1985 NM:JM

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

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Leather Neclace on Shirley Neal

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

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Jackie Robbins at the Malibu Playhouse

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

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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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1993 DP 3

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

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1980 RC White Leather

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

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In the shop photo5

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

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In the shop

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

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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

*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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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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vase

Patchwork leather vase, we’ve been making them for years. This is the newest, in pieces of purple, pink and blue leathers sewn together with white stitching.

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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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Jackie with Julie Carmen at LACMA 2-14-2013

    Lucky me, I was invited to accompany the beautiful, stunning and talented actress Ms. Julie Carmen to a screening of the John Cassevetes film “Gloria” at the impressive and exciting LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Valentines Day, this last Friday night. Julie was acknowledged for her role in the film classic. [...]

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In the shop E#3 P#1

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

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Alexa #10

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

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In the shop

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

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Vintage Jackie/Black suede suit 1977

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

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In the shop

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

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In the shop

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

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leather long coat

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

  This suede sports coat is made from a very unique suede that is has a swirl pattern applied to the surface in a combination of subdued colors on a black background. The lapels were done in contrasting black leather, giving the piece an elegant flair. This client dressed it up with a leather bowtie [...]

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Terance snapseed

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

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mens custom leather sportscoat

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

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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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hh2 2004

  This custom leather outfit includes custom fitted leather pants and a sleeveless Nehru styled sleeveless knee length jacket. The leather is a finished slightly distressed pigskin, very light and soft. There is a matching leather belt, with a removable pouch that can be used as needed to eliminate carrying a handbag. Made to order [...]

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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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Hello 3

  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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newsletter

  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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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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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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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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mens leather bags

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

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womens distressed leather jacket

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

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custom leather jacket

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

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puce suede and faux fur

This women’s suede swing coat style jacket is lined with faux fur in a tiger print. The colors are pale puce with darker shades and black combined in the fur trim. The jacket has a loose hood, cuffed sleeves and a large rolled out lapel which can be pulled together and wrapped one side over [...]

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custom leather

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

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

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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 pants

  Suede Jean cut pants with fly front and metal studded waistband

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mens cargo pants, shirt and hat

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

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belt pouch

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

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custom bag

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

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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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knit and suede cap

  We made these caps in a variety of leathers with crocheted tops. The leather, or suede brims are decorated with multiple rows of stitching and the piece is lined with fanciful lining in bright colors to match the theme of the hat. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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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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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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bolero jacket with flaired skirt and hat 1984

          One of our popular bolero cut leather  jackets and fitted to the hip leather skirt that then fairs to the knees, the hat was covered in the matching suede and printed with folds leather trim. By Jackie Robbins circa 1984

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Jackie Robbins, Leather Waves, Malibu California, Leather Lovers

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pinstripped leather and accessories 1992

On him, pinstripped Leather Blazer, leather tie and leather trousers. On her pinstripped Leather  strait Skirt, with wide leather belt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1992

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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 Collarless Jacket with suede pants on R. C. 1984

Mens collarless unlined jacket with patch pockets and snap front closures. Suede Pants in fitted slim style. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1984

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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 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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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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The clothes Jackie makes are truly incredible works of craftsmanship . Custom made art that you wear , super classy !

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

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

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“You give great leather”

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I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I have enjoyed meeting you and “having-a-ball” with you and the creativity that goes on in “inventing” my clothes. It is, in a sense, a way of inventing ourselves and discovering ourselves and discovering who we really are, and showing that, [...]

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

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Black Leather Dress

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

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Bob Dylan inspires Jackie Robbins Leather Waves

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

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

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

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