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GUNAS New York

The subtle 70’s have hit the runway this year in Gucci’s Spring 2015 collection. It is always easy to connect with a collection when  influences of the past are weaved into the designs. Today’s DIY has heavy influences of the drumline bandleader jackets. When I saw the gold bullion embroidery and the oversized buttons as the model walked down the runway, I instantly started hearing the rhythmic drum beat I used to march to in parades.

We all know that runway looks can not always work as streetwear, but I thought this piece was very doable for all ages and styles. My total cost of this design ended up being $27…$7 goodwill black jacket, and then I spent another $20 on trims, buttons, and a new bottle of e6000 fabric glue.




This project is  FASHIONISTA level 2, due to the hand sewing and time involved.

Lets get started with today’s video:

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Angela Jean, also known as the How to Hottie®, is the designer and creator of Angela’s desire to create, design, and revamp clothing started at a very young age. Raised with four sisters by a single dad, money was tight so revamping hand-me-downs on a budget was a necessity. Luckily this skill came natural to Angela, and has stayed with her through the years. Beginning in her early twenties, Angela was lucky enough to wear many hats working in different roles in the fashion and entertainment industries. Angela has also been a cover model for several fashion magazines and clothing companies and sang alongside famous performers such as Julio Iglesias and DJ Tiesto during some of their world tours. Angela also produced and created one of the first online fashion networks for the founder of with over 100 fashion segments under her belt. Shortly thereafter, Angela took time out to design two of her very own collections. One a fashion-forward shoe accessory collection and the other a whimsical resort wear collection. While designing she began introducing her DIY episodes through different media platforms. She has since created over 80 DIY fashion titles for Demand Media,, and the Style Network. Angela’s love of inspiring others led her to create her own destination for DIY videos: Sourcing services and DIY kits are now available to the public for her current projects so you too can start designing!

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