Leather Waves Newsletter, by Jackie Robbins October 2012





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  Leather Waves Newsletter October 2012      Leather has made a re-entry into high fashion in a big way. All the top designers are using it, as well as some of the derivatives; faux leather, suede or PVC (Patent Vinyl Cloth) and faux furs. I get excited watching the runway shows for trends. Stretch [...]

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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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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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Cheyenne fringed suede jacket

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

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custom purse with fur keyfob

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

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Leather Shoulder Bag

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

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mans bag

Man’s distressed cowhide leather shoulder bag with natural-edge flap. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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Man Bag

Distressed cowhide with a distinct grain pattern in a small mans shoulder bag, customized pockets, buckled adjustable strap. 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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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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suede bolero with suede midi-skirt w:belt 1984

Suede Bolero Jacket lined with guatemalan tapestry print cotton, matching suede midi-skirt with rollover waistband and large patch pockets trimmed with same print cotton fabric and suede belt with ceramic flower buckle. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1984

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

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

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Shearing Jacket on A.F. 1974

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I’ve seen her work. She’s amazing!  

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

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

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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  Chiquitas Friends Fundraiser July 2011

Jackie Robbins Leather Waves Bio for Gilland Fundraiser July 2011

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Faces of Malibu 2008 Malibu Magazine 2008

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

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Leather Waves Malibu Magazine 2007
 
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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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 Robbins teaching

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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jackie-robbins-leather-waves-harley-women-magazine

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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