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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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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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paisley suit

The Holidays approach and here at Leather Waves we are inventing ways to step out and look amazing! This “one-of-a-kind women’s leather suit is a stunning show stopper! Made of the softest thinest lambskin print leather with a green and pink paisley design imprinted with a raised texture on the skins. Details include shawl collar [...]

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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

  Women’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket for street ware. Custom medium weight cowhide jacket with chrome zippers, made to order for perfect fit. Variety of colors and textures available in leather and suede. We also accommodate customers that want a choice by offering a wide selection of faux leathers and suedes as well.       [...]

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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

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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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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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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no-animal wrap

My dear friend the lovely and talented actress Julie Carmen stopped by Leather Waves yesterday and tried on our new “No-Animal” wrap, sweater styled jacket. Light as a feather with a very soft combed-like cottony interior. The perfect cover up as we change seasons from fall to winter. For Sale in our Online Store!

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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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Vintage stars and stripes 1994

Just wanted to wish all my fans a very Happy 4th of July by sharing this vintage Leather Waves photo from 1994. DMP rocks this very America look with suede flags sewn to vintage Levi’s, a chiffon shirt with the same suede pattern and a baseball cap to finish it off. Enjoy your holiday and [...]

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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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Josefa Salinas Red Leather Tote

Just love that this bag was given to Josefa Salinas. Obviously she adores red…it even matches her car!

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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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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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1984 JR London 3

  White leather and Spring in London 1984. Big yellow leather shopping bag, narrow and skinny leather jeans and leather jacket. Best stuff to travel with, count on looking great no matter where you go, or what shoes you pair it with. Lots of fun memories. You can still “get it”, custom made at Leather [...]

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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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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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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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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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1987 JH 3

    Leather Waves Vintage Picture of the Day…J.H. wearing a strapless leather dress with details including jeweled zipper and leather trimmed piping and side slash pockets. Leather clutch and darling Pug! Circa 1987

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1982 Jackie in colorblock leather and suede dress

  Colorblock from the 1980′s…black and white is always so stunning in fashion, we see designers using it over and over, every few years. It’s a modern concept. That’s me in 1982, in my first store in the Malibu Country Mart, I do believe I could still wear that dress today! Black suede and white [...]

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Jackie with Julie Carmen at LACMA 2-14-2013

    Lucky me, I was invited to accompany the beautiful, stunning and talented actress Ms. Julie Carmen to a screening of the John Cassevetes film “Gloria” at the impressive and exciting LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Valentines Day, this last Friday night. Julie was acknowledged for her role in the film classic. [...]

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In the shop E#3 P#1

I wanted to design and make a dress for Valentines Day. Something hot and stylish. I started off with some perforated red lamb suede, but then had a change of HEART, and decided to make something new for my “no-animal” line of leather goods. I had purchased some faux leather fabric that was a beautiful [...]

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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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womens leather jumpsuit for H.H. 2004

  This women’s leather jumpsuit was made by custom order in a soft black lambskin. Zippered up the front for easy access. Sleeveless so a variety of different tops can be worn underneath, or in a much more daring way with nothing under. The beauty of this piece is that it was made to the [...]

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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 distressed leather jacket

    Distressed leather jacket with a new twist, a bit longer with a “swing back”. The roominess of the body is comfortable and easy to wear over a variety of tops and light weight sweaters. Several large artful buttons close the jacket but it hangs easily when open too. A subdued full lining in [...]

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leather coat, pants and suede tank

This women’s coat is a swing style, hanging loose and free from the shoulder. The large rolled back lapel is connected to a roomy hood that hangs softly down the back, and the lapels can be pulled up and across to wrap the coat for warmth. The generous lapels are made from a chamoise suede [...]

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puce suede and faux fur

This women’s suede swing coat style jacket is lined with faux fur in a tiger print. The colors are pale puce with darker shades and black combined in the fur trim. The jacket has a loose hood, cuffed sleeves and a large rolled out lapel which can be pulled together and wrapped one side over [...]

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white leather corset vest and gored skirt

  White leather, thin and lightweight, in a flattering short-waisted fitted vest, that laces up the front. The skirt has a rolled waist with easy elastic that pulls on over the hip and is gored to give the flair appearance around the bottom.

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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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suede 2003

    I made this suede jacket/coat by custom order from a woman that wanted men’s styling. We made it a bit more body conforming with the seaming down front and back. Then added some interest with the X style lacing across the yokes.

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silver trench coat

    Stunning Silver short double-breasted trench coat. With signature Leather Waves pewter buttons, slash pockets and large collar and lapel. Shown here with simple black leather slacks

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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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patchwork poncho

  This crocheted poncho is styled out of individual squares into a beautiful patchwork of shades of blue designed to go with any denim color. Finished off with powder blue suede fringe and shown here with our blue suede cargo pants.

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suede pants

  Suede Jean cut pants with fly front and metal studded waistband

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knit combination

  Brilliant colors crocheted into a patch worked sweater with leather ties at upper arm, with a laser cut cowhide belt in matching colors and a cheated hat with a leather tie in the brim.

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suede bikini

This bikini is a version of the Leather Waves classic. Patch worked triangle top and and string bottom out of our favorite suede for swim wear, chamois, in it’s most famous shade of pale yellow. There is a small loose flap on the front of the bottom and the strings draw through front and back [...]

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tourq suede pantsuit

Summertime Suedes, Chamoise, so lightweight and easy to wear, it drapes beautifully without a lining and is so rich looking. This simple camisole and drawstring pants is so elegant and beautiful. Shown here in a pale turquoise suede, this suede comes in a variety of colors including the pale yellow classic and natural chamois color. [...]

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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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suede dress

  Cut edge scallops of pink and peach suede with double rows of stitching adorn this simple day dress. Zippered up the back. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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crocodile pantsuit

  This outfit was definitely Rock Star worthy. Made of Lambskin with a crocodile print and a patent leather finish, show stopping in Baby Blue. The fitted vest zipps up the front with a matching blue denim on the backside. The very low-cut pants zipp up the front and bell out on the bottom. An [...]

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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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scalloped suede jacket

  We began experimenting with the “cut-edge” in our garments which showed the edge of the leather without being finished (rolled and stitched). Instead the edge is cut and stitched to the facings showing the raw edge of the material in contrast to other parts of the styling and are applied in layers. 3 shades [...]

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knit and suede cap

  We made these caps in a variety of leathers with crocheted tops. The leather, or suede brims are decorated with multiple rows of stitching and the piece is lined with fanciful lining in bright colors to match the theme of the hat. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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knit and suede

This is a sweater that is created with crocheted squares and then trimmed and finished with suede, buttoning down the front.The hat employs the same combination of materials, with a short suede skirt that mimics the buttoning of the sweater. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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suede cargo pants

  A pant that has been well loved at Leather Waves, made many times in many colors for both Men and Women.  Multiple pockets, low waisted with metal rings and roller buckles. Easy, full legs and front fly zipper. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 2003

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IMG_6163

A simple leather handbag is more elegant to look at. But everyone has needs for their bag. I really enjoy making custom bags for people because these needs can be met. But the most common would be; the cell phone pocket, a zippered area to keep a wallet, a pocket for cosmetics, a metal ring [...]

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snake print vest and shorts 2003

  Snakeskin print on suede is made into a lace-up corset style vest with quilted satin lining, along with same suede shorts with slash pockets and double snap waistband. 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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cowhide_dress1992thumb

  This is one of the first poof-style bottom we made, very short and sexy in a strapless black leather dress, in softest black lambskin. On top a cowhide fur jacket dyed in electric blue. Custom made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1992

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bolero jacket and peplum skirt1992

  Another of the Bolero Jackets, it was very popular for us, and check out those shoulder pads…gotta love the 90′s! We began combining black leather with distressed brown leather and it looked really good, distressed leather was just making it’s debut and we used it alot…..a pre-cursor that brought on the look of “grunge”. [...]

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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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Long Dress on Craigan Dixon 1991

  We used a beautiful hand woven fabric from Indonesia that had little mirrors sewn into it mixed with a vibrant green suede and trimmed with burgundy suede details, included is a drawstring pouch styled bag to match. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

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suede dress on J.R.1991

  A tank styled dress made in black lambskin suede with perforated suede sections to see thru to the body silhouette, also Leather Waves fringed suede earrings. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.  

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Teri Love's cowhide suit 1991

I just love this woman! We worked together for years and I adored making her clothes. This outfit was one of the most infamous, made from the most lush french hair-on calf. It draped like a piece of velvet. Black Lambskin in the lapels wast and yoke of the skirt. We even made cowhide boots [...]

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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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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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suede and knit dress on J.H. 1986

            Another one of our Suede Dresses combined with Knit. Classic sheath styling with matching suede belt. Luscious Lilac suede mixed with a textured deep v-neck knit insert. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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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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suede and knit dress 1985

            Another of our Suede and knit pieces. A maxi-length lambskin suede narrow dress with three quarter sleeves and knit insert at neckline. Matching suede head wrap with ceramic rose buckle. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1985.

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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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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 received the Hobo Bag right after Thanksgiving, thank you. I love it. It is perfect, exactly what I wanted. Perfect size, pockets and lining are beautiful. It fits just what I was looking for. I have used it almost every day since I received it. BTW…love that it is animal friendly!!    

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Making the decision to hire someone you have never met ,to do something you know nothing about through the internet is scarce. I took a chance, and in the end Iam completely satisfied and my needs are fulfilled beyond. After one conversation with Jackie she impressed me with her confidence, and her level of professionalism. [...]

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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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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 Shoulder Bag

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

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Suede Jeans

Custom made suede jeans made to order 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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Valerie H. Ruffle skirt 2-09_2

Soft Black Lambskin Leather Skirt with 2 rows of tight thick ruffles, low waist, back zipp closure. Custom made by Jackie Robbins circa 2011

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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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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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Alma Petula 2002

Smooth white lamb leather slightly pearlized in a small fitted jacket with grommeted lacing in shoulders and up front closing, with matching strait mini skirt with grommeted lacing in the side slits. Custom made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002

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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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his leather shirt and her vest and pants 2002

He’s wearing an unlined leather shirt and pants in distressed leather. She’s wearing a metal grommet detailed vest and pants with a crocheted halter vest. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 2002  

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

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white_leather_bikini 1990

White leather bikini, with natural flaps and edges, bandeau top, string bottom. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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Pinstripped leather and accessories 1992

On him, pinstripped Leather Blazer, leather tie and leather trousers. On her pinstripped Leather  strait Skirt, with wide leather belt. 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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1990moldedleather

Moulded leather with spiral bumps black on black goatskin. Small fitted jacket and short skirt with gold buttons. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

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suede bolero with suede midi-skirt w:belt 1984

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

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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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Printed suede Nehru jacket on C. D. 1984

Printed suede Nehru Jacket with leather pencil skirt. 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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leather shirt, suede wrap skirt, belt and bag 1982

Leather Blouse with wide leopard print suede belt. Leather and Suede hat and shoulder Bag. Suede leopard print wrap skirt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1982

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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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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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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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I just wanted to send you a quick note and tell you how much I’m loving my suede pants and my leather pants. They fit perfectly and are even more comfortable than my old jeans! This is my first experience with custom-made clothing and I think I’m already sold on it. There is something special [...]

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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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Thank you for the artistry and magic that you brought to this year’s Oscars. ‘Marie Antoinette meets the Rolling Stones’ was a big hit! May there be many more syncronistic occasions for us to share in the spirit of great beauty, love and excitement for new possibility. Mostly I want to thank you for the [...]

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Just a little note to thank you for designing and making my elegant outfit for the Calgary Stampede. I still can’t believe that when I came to you with my idea of what I wanted, you created something which was not only what I had envisioned but surpassed my expectations. You are truly and artist. [...]

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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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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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Leatherwaves/Academy Awards 2002

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

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Alma Petula in "Leatherwaves" August 2002

Jimmy and Alma Petula the night of the Malibu Film Festival “Gala” opening night at the Lilly’s Malibu Castle. Alma wore a custom made leather outfit designed for her for the event by Jackie Robbins. The designer stated the outfit was a collaborative effort between client and designer to create a personalized look for the [...]

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Jackie Goes to Paris 2001

I was very lucky last month to get the opportunity to visit Paris, oui! Paris, France! Needless to say, Springtime in this city is intoxicating. My focus was art and fashion, of course. It’s been at least a dozen years since my last visit, so it felt like visiting dear old friends to see certain [...]

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Redo your old Fur (After)

I did a wonderful outfit for Beth. She brought in a full length Raccoon Coat that she has owned forever. We turned it inside out and created a new Leather outercoat for it in Cocoa Ostrich Printed Lamb Skin, and a pair of pants to match. It turned out absolutely stunning, she was so please. Is [...]

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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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