When and Where to rock your “Jackie Robbins Leather Waves”





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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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Jackie Amsterdam 1980 1_Snapseed

This is a flash from the past, I can’t remember exactly… I think it was 1980, it’s me modeling my leather for a magazine while I was visiting Amsterdam, it was my first European trip and it was very exciting, everyone abroad was loving seeing my leather work from Malibu CA. I actually sold most [...]

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

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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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1980 White Leather Blouse and Mini Skirt

It’s not Throwback Thursday, but I thought it might be fun to post this Vintage Leather Waves photo from 1980 because white leather looks so great to wear in in the Summer,…no matter what year it is! And yes that’s me your “leather maker-truly”, just with my hair the color it used to be! White [...]

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In the Shop 7-2014

This client wanted a jacket with changing sleeves and belts. A challenge, but not impossible. See the process as we designed and fitted the garment and I sewed together and constructed the piece. The sleeves zipp out and can be changed to another color and pattern of leather. I actually made 3 sets of sleeves [...]

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Chamoise Bikini Ad

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

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Pink Motorcycle

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

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Camo Coat and laced leather pants 2002

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

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Linderea Purse

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

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Urban Leather Ware

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

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pencil skirt and mini evening bag

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

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purple feedbag purse

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

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blue denim vest front

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

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"no-animal" dress

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

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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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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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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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Lou Gossett Leather

Lou Gossett Jr. and I went to work together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany Lou’s Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. This piece is a shoulder carrying Saddlebag. Each side of the bag is equipped with specific pockets. One side holds a laptop computer and an 8 1/2″ X 11″ area [...]

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Lou Gossett Jr. Leather

Lou Gossett Jr. and I went to work together to produce a line of leather bags that will accompany Lou’s Afro-Fushion clothing line for men. This second piece is a shoulder carrying Saddlebag. Each side of the bag is equipped with specific pockets. One side holds a laptop computer and an 8 1/2″ X 11″ [...]

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Vintage Leather Waves 1979 RC 3

  Vintage Leather Waves fun for today. This was a Men’s ensemble that I made from olive green chamoise skins in 1979. A slim small pleated pant with a snakeskin belt and a hoodie style zipp front jacket. Yes, there were hoodies even before RAP. A silk crepe de chine shirt finishes off the outfit. [...]

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In the shop photo5

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

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In the shop photo5

Last week I showed you this beautiful shearling jacket that we took to New York for a Leather Waves photoshoot. In the next three episodes of “In the Shop” I will show you how it was made. I started with a bundle of six absolutely gorgeous skins from Italy that were an unusal find. The [...]

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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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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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1994 SW 3

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

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Deerskin Cafe Racer for D.B.

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. D. chose [...]

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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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womens distressed leather jacket

This jacket had 2 lives! I made it the first time and felt there were some details missing that I could do better and then remade it a second time adding some touches that really made it shine! I had an original design and cut it from some amazing distressed lambskin leather that I loved [...]

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In the shop photo5

This jacket had 2 lives! I made it the first time and felt there were some details missing that I could do better and then remade it a second time adding some touches that really made it shine! I had an original design that I sketched and made a pattern for. Then I cut a [...]

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1993 DP 3

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

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1980 RC White Leather

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

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In the shop photo5

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

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In the shop

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

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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

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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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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Alexa #10

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

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In the shop E#2

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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Motorcycle Label 2013

  My friend Joel requested that I put in an additional label to his new motorcycle styled jacket that I just made him. He wanted a vintage picture of yours truly in gear. This is one of my favorites from the late 80′s taken by Buddy R.-at that time a much sought after photographer who made [...]

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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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Terance snapseed

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

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Hello 3

  At Leather Waves, every custom leather product is made by the skillful hands of Jackie Robbins. Her expertise in custom leather work spans 5 decades. Known widely for her incredible talents in translating client specifications into custom leather items for her clients is renown. If you have ever wanted a custom leather jacket that [...]

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double breasted leather coat

Men’s double breasted coat made from supple but incredibly durable goat skin in a deep choclate expresso color. Metal buttons with deep spacious pockets, the perfect winter accessory. Fully lined with thick black satin it is luxurious to wear and looks great with everything. Thank you to the gorgeous and delightful Phillip Keene for bringing [...]

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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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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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