Archive | March 2016

Penina’s Layered Lace Sash Wrap!

It’s getting warmer out there, and it’s a great time to start thinking of ways to do easy, layered wraps without a lot of weight or bulk – and without spending ages in front of the mirror! Penina Taylor is here to share her go-to layered wrap using a lace sash (we’re getting more in this week – get excited!), a 2-in-1, and a long, patterned rectangle scarf (use any scarf or sash in your closet that fits that description – Coloriffic or our new Darling Dots Sash would be great choices!). She adds in a stretchy elastic headband and sparkly pin for extra glamour – feel free to use any in your collection, or just leave them out for a simpler look!

Penina got great reviews wearing this wrap as a guest speaker at our Baltimore show – check out the photos below, and then give the wrap a try with her tutorial!

 

Penina Taylor speaks! “The Toybox Paradigm”

Hi Wrapunzelistas!

It’s the beginning of a new week, and many of us are probably fighting the Monday blues. Penina Taylor to the rescue! Have you found it difficult recently to celebrate others’ successes when your own life is so complicated? Is it hard not to compare yourself (or your wrap!) to everyone else’s? All of us feel like this sometimes – and Penina’s latest video is just the perfect cure. It’s quick and uplifting – watch it and get a boost! It’ll make your week so much better.

What strategies help you avoid the “Toybox Paradigm”? Have you had any challenges with this that you were able to successfully overcome? We’d love to hear more – share with us in the comments!

Happy Monday,

Naomi Rose

A Trip Down Memory Lane!

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Well, ladies, we just finished up another epic Challenge of the Week and it was awesome! For many of us, the way we covered at the beginning of our journey is totally different than how we do so today, and revisiting old scarves can be a great way to document this process. Our challenge this week was to wrap with our first Wrapunzel tichel or first scarf ever worn as a head covering and it was SO much fun! Some ladies even submitted photos of the first tichel they ever wore! So cool, right?  Thanks so much for your participation!!!

*Bonus: Can you find the Wrapunzelista dressed as a fairy, sitting in a meadow? She is a clue to the theme for this week’s challenge! Don’t forget to check out the reveal video at the bottom of this post!

For this week’s challenge, we’ve decided to step away from our day-to-day tichels and experiment with something truly fun!  A big thank you goes to Facebook fangroup member Meira, who ever so graciously suggested the wonderful idea! Check out the reveal video below:

 

 

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledincostumes. If you would also like them featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person– no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!

 

***Need some costume wrapping ideas? Check out Tamar Adina’s Purim Tichel post for inspiration! Or how about duplicating one of Samantha’s historic wraps? The Girl with a Pearl Earring tutorial might be helpful. Our Star Wars post has TONS of great ideas, too!

An Extra Fancy Double-knot Turban!

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am a turban-a-holic. No, really, I’m 100% addicted to them and frequently find myself standing in front  of the mirror, experimenting with new scarves and different ways to tie them on. The possibilities are seemingly endless! Despite that fact, lately I had begun to feel a little bored with my usual go-to styles and had been looking for something new. Then, this past Shabbat, I finally found what I was looking for and discovered my favorite turban to date! I had tied similar turbans before, but never thought to layer them in this way. Why oh WHY did it take me so long to try it out?!

With my trusty teal Shiny-licious  and black/white/teal Ombre Sparkle 2 in 1, I got to work, layering them on, tying some knots and tucking the tails. The result was a formal looking wrap that almost looks like a french braid!

I’ve tried it another few times since and each attempt has led to the same smashing results. Any thin scarf will do- even 2 in 1’s! High volume, low volume and everything in between- this wrap has seriously got it going on! If you’re a turban addict like myself, this one is definitely worth giving a go.

 Ombre Sparkle 2 in 1, New York Brights & a duo of Shiny-licious scarves!

 

And… the tutorial! Hope you have fun with this one, ladies!

 

Pashmina Perfection!

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The very first scarf that I (Rachel) ever wore on my head was a pashmina. When I had finally made the decision to start covering my hair, while waiting for my first Wrapunzel order in the mail, my husband and I went out to a funky boutique and picked out my very first tichel! We were totally overwhelmed with the racks and displays of fabric before us and it was definitely an awkward experience for both of us head wrapping-newbies. Having just binge-watched tutorials, I knew a little bit about what I should be looking for, but Zahari (my husband) was totally clueless. “How about this [super slippery] silk,” he suggested. “What about this handkerchief?” “Or maybe a sarong?” (thankfully, he’s learned a lot since then!)

But just when I was ready to throw in the towel, we arrived at the shelf of pashminas. There were not many patterns to choose from and the color selection was extremely limited, yet I was immediately drawn to these luxurious scarves and knew that I would need at least one in my budding tichel collection! They felt substantial, warm, soft against my skin and because I had been growing out a freshly-shaved head, knew that the additional bulk would help conceal the fact that I had no volume underneath the scarf of my own. In the end, I had no clue which color to choose and it was Zahari that picked out a purple paisley-patterned pashmina, which marked the beginning of not only my love affair with pashminas, but with the mitzvah of head covering, as well!

Many Wrapunzelistas share my fondness of pashminas and this week’s Challenge of the Week submissions truly highlight that fact! We saw pashminas with tails and pashminas tied in turbans. Once scarf challenges,  and elaborate layered styles. What we’re left with is a collage that illustrates both the diversity of what you can do with these headscarf staples and the Wrapunzel community itself!

Looking for the reveal of this week’s theme and instructions for how to participate? Please scroll down to the bottom of this post!

 #wrapunzeledinpashminas!

 

For this week’s challenge, we’ve decided to start at the beginning. For some, the beginning might be yesterday and for others, the beginning might be last year! My beginning was with that pashmina my husband picked out… Let’s go way, way back, ladies!

 

 

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #myfirstwrapunzel. If you would also like them featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Tichel Tantrums? Oy Vey!

Don’t let this collage fool you! Despite the relatively small amount of photos it includes, in the fangroup we had a ton of fun with our hilarious Challenge of the Week! It seems that many Wrapunzelistas don’t wish to record photographic evidence of their #wrapunzelticheltantrums, however, the stories and pics we did see were highly entertaining! I (Rachel) had a particularly interesting experience, which I would like to share with you all:

“I had a major tichel tantrum today- in public, no less! For the first time in forever, I decided to wear my Signature Shaper with an Oomphtastic Scrunchie, but because my hair is so short, the pony tail itself was very small. The end result was just large enough to keep the tails from slipping off the back of my head. I was entering a physical rehab facility (visiting a patient) and as I caught my reflection in the front door, saw that both tails had completely fallen down and were hanging by my side! I was running late, so was forced to rewrap as I wandered the halls, en route to my destination. Thankfully, I was able to do a quick regal turban without a mirror and managed to look somewhat presentable, but still…. It was totally a ‪#‎wrapunzelticheltantrum‬!”

They can happen to anyone, right?! Tantrums ranged from, “This one seemed fine at first, but then it started falling onto my forehead and hitting my right eye, so I had to rewrap in the bathroom at my office. After that, it was fine.” to ” This regal would not come out right. I spent most of breakfast getting it to just lay right. Gave up and covered it with some bling.” to “Not so much a tichel failure as a missed opportunity.”

Check out the collage below and don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom for this week’s reveal video!

Thanks, ladies!

What one woman considers a tichel tantrum might be tichel success to another and it is definitely evident in this collage. We think they all look great! Do you have tales of tichel woes worth sharing? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments below!

As for this week’s theme, we’ve decided to focus on scarves known as “the basic building blocks of any great tichel collection.” They’re some of our favorites and one of the most versatile type of scarf we can think of!

Check it out:

 

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledinpashminas. If you would also like them featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!