Baby Blue Lambskin Dress and Coat worn by Actress Julie Carmen





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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rock the leatherwaves

Rockin my pink leather jacket at the Herrera/Barragan Wedding Party last night…a lot of the women wore short little leather jackets with their semi-formal and cocktail dresses…perfect for a chilly spring evening!

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In the Shop 2015 - Version 4

“In the Shop” with Jackie Robbins Episode #16 My friend and client from many years past looked me up recently and wanted to know if I could replicate a vest that she had owned for several decades. It was lovingly worn past repair and the size needed to be adjusted. “Of course, and I’d love [...]

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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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IMG_6415

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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1975 JR 2

  A vintage Leather Waves photo of Jackie Robbins in a hot style for any summer in LA/Malibu. This particular version was made and sold at Leather Waves in 1975. We called them “hot pants” and they were just as popular then as they are now. The matching zipped jacket was dubbed “members only”, and [...]

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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

Moving on with this Shearling Jacket with it’s long-haired silver tipped luxurious fur…You can see now that all four of the pockets are finished, the two lower ones with one side in fur, this will feel really nice on the hands. The upper pockets have those matching black metal zippers and add detail and interest [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the Shop E#4 P#1

I showed you this rugged leather windbreaker for J.H. last week, now I will show you the process we took for making the jacket. J. loves his black nylon windbreaker that fits him in a roomy and flattering way. It’s design is perfect for J.’s boxy, atheletic build and really comfortable for him to wear. [...]

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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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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

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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Celine Dion

This is one of my most valued celeb pictures of the incredible Ms. Celine Dion, I date this picture around 1989 and it was on her very first trip to the US that Celine discovered my shop while visiting Malibu. I made her a few things, one being this fashion motorcycle jacket in acid pink [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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leather bookbag

I love getting orders from my internet business on the World Wide Web. I do not get to meet people face-to-face and it’s a wonderful challenge to communicate design and make leather goods to order from what you can glean online. I made this custom bookbag for a student whose Father is about to send [...]

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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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broken key solution

  Ever had a key that broke off your key ring? It’s more common these days with the tops of car keys being made of molded plastic! When mine broke off the other day, I fretted because if I glued it might break again and if I lose the car key, well you know, almost as [...]

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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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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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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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Purple/Black fitted jacket

                      This fitted women’s leather jacket was designed to replace a business look with the hip quality of being leather. Four pockets and fitted to the body with a darkly hidden zipper and side buckle straps that further accentuate the waistline. Made by Jackie Robbins [...]

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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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jacket for joyce bromely 2003

      Beautiful hand to this thin English Cowhide in a deep rich chocolate brown. Slightly belled sleeves and classic collar, about hip length. Custom made by Jackie Robbins 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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1992suede_flame

  Metallic fabric combined with purple suede in a flame pattern across front and back yokes with matching suede belt and pouch purse. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1992.

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1991cd_pleated_suede

  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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1991_suede_bikini

  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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mens suede shirt 1991

Soft lightweight lambskin shirt, short-sleeved and rolled, with shell buttons. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

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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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jackiee

  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 dress w:knit and cocoon jacket 1986

          Another classic sheath dress in auburn suede with knit insert neckline and knitted 3/4 sleeves. The Jacket is a style that we popularized called the Cocoon, with full sleeves, pleated to the wrist, with a full body that tapers to the thigh, with slash pockets and covered buttons, amber suede [...]

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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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leather w:knit dress and jacket 1985

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

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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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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 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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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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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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leather pants for Dominic Kaye

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

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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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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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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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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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Suede Jeans

Custom made suede jeans made to order by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2011

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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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Vest for Marianna

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

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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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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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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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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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1990en

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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1992_dm_applique

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

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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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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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leather pencil skirt and suede tank top w:belt

Suede tank top with spaghetti straps with leather pencil skirt, complimented with a wide snake skin contoured belt. 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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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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shearling coat for T. Y. 1982

Short waisted western styled women’s shearling coat. Leather fringe and piping, patch pockets and antler buttons. Custom made 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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leather-surf-trunks

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

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womens-suede-suit

Women’s Black Suede Suit, waist length jacket with a matching strait skirt with thigh high side slits, also shown medium sized Clutch handbag, by Jackie Robbins and made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart, circa 1981.

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

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

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

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

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

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Inspiring article about an exceptional woman! I am so proud of Jackie for using a difficult situation such as the destruction of the Corral fire to turn into an inspirational story for all. You are an admirable businesswoman and a creative artist!

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

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I’ve seen her work. She’s amazing!  

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

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

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“I tried on the chaps and vest that you made for me, for Michael and he said “It’s Bitchen”. He really dug the outfit and said it was perfect for riding on the bike! Being that I haven’t been on a Harley before, I’m really glad that I trusted your design ideas!

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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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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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Leather Waves Malibu Magazine 2009
 
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
 
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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Leatherwaves/Academy Awards 2002

Lovely Ellen Heuer wore “Leather Waves” to the Academy Awards Ceremony at the new Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California Sunday night. The two-time Oscar recipient in Best Sound, was thrilled to be adorned in the one-of-a-kind Evening-Gown designed especially for the event by Jackie Robbins. The designer described the dress as “Marie Antoinette meets the [...]

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Jackie 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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jackierobbins-photo advertising-award

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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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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