Womens Belted Leather Jacket with Zipp in/out Sleeves Episode #15 “In The Shop” with Jackie Robbins





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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Camo Coat and laced leather pants 2002

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

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Dress well

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

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In the Shop #4

Here we are back to finishing this beautiful re-purposed sable coat, only now we can call it a gorgeous deerskin leather jacket lined with sumptuous sable fur, from the once fur coat that we started with. I start by attaching the leather to the fur coat that I cut and prepared. Turning it inside out [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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In the shop E#3 P#3

Ready to wear for V-Day, sexy and sweet in red leather! Here you can see the final details to the dress. A matching silk ruffle defining the bottom and the overall shape with black leather edging. This is where every stitch makes a difference. The design of the belt with six rows of stitching. And [...]

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

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

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Will leather goods always be around? Of course, the durability of leather is unsurpassed, will leather goods be any better than those provided by Jackie Robbins, Leather Waves, we doubt it! Check us out we will make you the best leather goods you’ve ever seen!

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

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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 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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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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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’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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“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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Jackie Robbins Leather Waves  Chiquitas Friends Fundraiser July 2011

Jackie Robbins Leather Waves Bio for Gilland Fundraiser July 2011

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

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

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Jewelbox invitation 2006
 
Adore Magazine Article about Leather Waves
 
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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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“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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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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