Posts Tagged ‘Michael Hoban


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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”.

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February 14, 2011 at 2:36 am

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

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

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February 8, 2011 at 5:33 am

Barbara Becker stands out in North Beach Leather

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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.

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February 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm


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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.

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December 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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

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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.

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November 25, 2010 at 4:18 am

North Beach Leather // A Thriller // Christy Turlington

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Supermodel Christy Turlington stuns in Michael Hoban’s North Beach Leather dress.

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November 28, 2009 at 2:47 am

Purrfect Style: Cindy & Christy In North Beach Leather

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Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington, show off  sexy  prints for Designer Michael Hoban’s North Beach’s Leather.

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November 10, 2009 at 12:28 am