Custom Leather Trench Coat for Frank Donnelly

custom leather trench coat for Frank Donnelly

This custom leather trench coat was a rush job for NBC’s – “Law and Order: Organized Crime” series new character “Frank Donnelly” played by Denis Leary. It’s made up in a wonderfully distressed lambskin (sadly – this was the end of the stock), but I will be offering this style as MTO (Made-to-Order in standard […]

It’s a Great Day for a White Wedding – in Vegas, in Leather.

white wedding in leather, in vegas

A very good musician client of mine is having his Fantasy Wedding in Las Vegas next year.   With a very Rock n’ Roll Take on a White Wedding … and of course they are going to be married by Elvis!  Really, Who could resist?   He and his wife have commissioned me to create their […]

Amanda Seyfried & Sesame Street

Amanda Seyfried in Our Jacket on Sesame Street

This was a fun little project!  And for Sesame Street?  And Amanda Seyfried?  Even better!   It’s so nice to get to work in a super cheery bright color like this Sunshine Yellow Lambskin.  And getting to reconfigure a classic Moto jacket as super sleek and super feminine. The jacket went over so well that […]

Creating a Custom Leather Jacket for Mariska Hargitay

Custom Leather Jacket for Mariska Hargitay - as Adjusted

Creating  a Custom Leather Jacket for Mariska Hargitay  (and SVU) You might know that from time to time I create stagewear and wardrobe pieces… this is very different from the regular custom made work I do.  Usually, there are very tight time constraints.  Fittings can be hard to accomplish – for a bunch of reasons […]

Outlaw Python & Leather Shirt with Cordovan Lacing

Python and leather shirt

This python and leather shirt was a private commission,  and meant for both stage and street wear. It features detailing in a natural, belly cut, python skin with a semi-matte finish and cordovan lacing. To go with the very dark – but NOT black – natural markings of the snake, we chose a deep espresso […]

Leather Rock Star, NYC’s Own, Margo Manhattan

Leather Stagewear for Rock Star Margo Manhattan

We’ve created unique leather garments for many notable people, but one of our favorite and most ongoing collaborations has been with one of NYC’s own homegrown Rockstars, Margo Manhattan. Margo Manhattan is a jewelry designer extraordinaire, who has recently teamed up with HSN to bring her edgy Rock Star worthy jewelry designs to a broader […]

Leather Evening Wear – Standout with Power

Leather evening wear, leather evening gown, leather evening dress

Leather Evening wear for Margo Manhattan Over the last few Months we’ve had the great pleasure of working with one of NYC’s Premier Jewelery Designers, Margo Manhattan. She designs very bold and feminine jewelry with a strong Rock n’Roll vibe. Her Luxury line is featured in her namesake shop  (formerly at 88th and Madison, now […]

Men’s leather vest with flame inlay & appliqué work

Men's leather vest with flame appliqué by Carla Dawn Behrle NYC

This men’s leather vest is meant to do double duty – stage and real life.  For a rock n’ roll icon, ‘natch! The original flame vest concept went thru minor changes – originally BR thought he wanted a subtler look so the original sketch was swatched with a grainy and smooth combo in black, the […]

Patriotic – Red, White & Blue Leather Vest!

patriotic vest buckcherry tour

This Patriotic leather vest and bra top was commissioned by the MC of a Rock’n Roll tour honoring returning Iraq Veterans and featuring the band Buckcherry.  Because of this.  both these pieces were made out of the purest shades of red, white and blue lambskin that we could find.  It’s such a great combo, whether in […]

Costumes for Cyndi Lauper

Costumes for Cyndi Lauper

  This is a costume we created for Cyndi Lauper for her “Dressed to Kill” tour with Cher. It was a real pleasure to get to work with a true Musical Icon – (not to mention, one who really informed my own musical tastes!)  These kind of projects are often very rushed but working together […]

Custom Made Leather Bootpants
Fulfilling a Fashion Fantasy

all-in-one leather bootpants

These custom made leather bootpants were created for Buzz Bissinger, who came to me with a dream… …along with some reference for the shape of the boot that he liked. The all-in-one leather bootpants he dreamed of were not going to be worn just for limited occasions.  He wanted to be able to wear them […]

A Tracy Morgan Stage Wear Creation

Leather stage wear for Tracy Morgan

I got a call one afternoon from a woman who’d found me online and said she was calling for Tracy Morgan…and I was immediately put on the line with his assistant, Kenny…   We are longtime fans of  ’30 rock’  here, so I got a little flustered & do a (phone) double take- and I have […]

Nicole Scherzinger in Men in Black 3

Nicole Scherzinger in our leather dress in MIB3

Our leather “Lily” dress featured on Nicole Scherzinger in MIB3. We were thrilled to be asked to create the leather dress worn by the villain, Lily Poison,  in Men in Black 3 aka MIB3. Even better,  was that the costume designer chose one of our original designs!   Which was very helpful when we had […]