Perforated Leather Dress





Custom made perforated leather dress

  Custom made perforated leather dress, the perforated leather makes this dress lightweight, barely see the shape of the body through the pin-hole openings and knee-length slits, sexy.      

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custom straps

Custom straps made at Leather Waves by Jackie Robbins for A.F.’s Redwood Box

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Pink Motorcycle

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

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Camo Coat and laced leather pants 2002

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

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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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leather necklace

Leather Waves tassel necklace Just made a bunch of these on a fluke, get them while they last…limited supply! $48.00 30″ chain Black or Brown Leather Antique Silver or Bronze hardware. Add CA sales tax and $5. shipping if you need it! info@leatherwaves.com  

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Vintage Wedding

Vintage suede and lace wedding gown from Leather Waves, designed and custom made for the bride by Jackie Robbins. One of a kind originals! 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Jackie and Nidra 1976

That’s Nidra Winger Moss and I back in 1976 or “77 at the first incarnation of Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart. I was 23 and I think Nidra was 18 or 19. How sweet and tender we were. Nidra worked with me on and off for 20 years. She became much more than [...]

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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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Jackie’s leather clothing and accessories are all one of a kind and custom designed. Her creations make excellent gifts and never fail to impress. Excellent quality of construction makes her clothing last a very long time and her sense of style has a remarkable ability to endure and remain fashionable.”  

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I 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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Lisa Kantor Briefcase bag 2011

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

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Custom for Diane Greenberg

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

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

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

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Leather Waves History Jackie 1996

  “Leather Waves” was established in 1975 at the Malibu Country Mart, the exclusive shopping area that neighbors famous Malibu Colony Beach, in sunny southern California. Jackie Robbins’, Leather Waves’ in house designer, has been making personalized cutting-edge fashion for the most discerning individuals at this location for 30 years. It is easy to say [...]

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Leather Waves the Fragrance

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

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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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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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fitting-muslin

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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“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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“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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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
 
Jewelbox invitation 2006
 
Jackie Robbins teaching

Jackie Robbins on “Career Day” at Webster Elementary School in Malibu, November 2000. Teaching Leather Design

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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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