Author Archive

Burberry Prorsum: Leather On My Trench

leave a comment »

Saorsie Ronan


Burberry Prorsum put a tough edge on their S/S 2011 coat by adding leather sleeves, recently seen on Saoirse Ronan and Rihanna in the jacket version.
Images: via


Written by Fashette

April 15, 2011 at 2:10 am

NOT LEATHER: The Leigh Maillot Strapless Swimsuit

leave a comment »

Complete with black textured rubber strapless boned swimsuit with scuba paneling. Lisa Marie Fernandez wins our vote with The Leigh Maillot Strapless Swimsuit! Below January Jones, pairs the look with killer pumps for  W’s May issue.

Images: coolspotters

Written by Fashette

April 15, 2011 at 1:21 am


leave a comment »

Internet giant Google says “Happy Valentines” with Michael Hoban;s – North Beach Leather inspired “Love Theme” – very romantic!  Below is Michael Hoban’s 80’s leather Jacket featuring the stunning “LOVE THEME”.

Images: google, tfs

Written by Fashette

February 14, 2011 at 2:36 am

Très chic: Cindy Crawford & Paulina Porizkova // North Beach Leather

leave a comment »

Image: leatherbeauty

A fabulous throw-back of 80’s Leather Glam, features Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova for North Beach Leather.

Written by Fashette

February 8, 2011 at 5:33 am

Barbara Becker stands out in North Beach Leather

leave a comment »


Most women wouldn’t go near blue leather for a social event, but unless of course you are ex-tennis star , Boris Becker’s, first wife,  Barbara Becker (pictured in the centre). She wore a stunning blue, leather military dress from Michael Hoban’s North Beach Leather, when she attended the Webster Grand Opening (July 2009). A vintage hit! Other stunning versions of the blue leather collection below,  seen on model Tatjana Patiz’s Cosmopolitan cover (May, 1987) and another from an ebay listing.

Image: FMD


Written by Fashette

February 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm


leave a comment »

Yves Saint Laurent’s 1995 runway hit, the Mondrian dress (below) has been featured in many  styles over the years,  but I was pleasantly surprised to stumble on a leather version. A first, by one of my favorite designers Michael Hoban’s North Beach Leather. NBL (above)  minimalistic take on the  classic YSL dress by only using 2 color palettes and signature leather.

Written by Fashette

December 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Michael Hoban *North Beach Leather’s * Top Dollar Bid

leave a comment »

Money can buy me…Michael Hoban, North Beach Leather Jacket owned by Keith Richard’s, given to him by Mick Jagger@ Got Ta Have Rock and Roll

Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $6,853.20
Number of Bids: 11
This is Keith Richards’ owned and worn custom-made ivory leather beach from North Beach Leather, Los Angeles, that was given to him by Mick Jagger as a gift. Worn circa 1973/74, Richards later gave the jacket away when he was packing up some possessions to move. The jacket features a collar, yoke and cuffs hand painted in shades of pink with Pegasus and sun motifs as well as cross-stitch and whip stitch detail in leather thonging. The label inside reads “Hand Crafted for NBL in Pitiguilo, Mexico.”
Unfortunately This lot has just closed for bidding.

Written by Fashette

November 25, 2010 at 4:18 am