Archive | August 2017

Lady Wrap Star Nancy!

I am delighted to introduce you to Nancy! A regular face on the Wrapunzel fangroup, she has quickly blazed an inspirational trail for all stylish head wrappers! She truly knows how to put tichels and outfits together, and is such a warm and lovely person – I can’t wait for you to meet her!

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meet Nancy

“What a honor it is to be asked to be a Lady Wrap Star.

A little about me, I was born and raised in Southern California. I now live in Palm Desert, California about 20 minutes away from Palm Springs. I’m married to a wonderful man and have two children a daughter 42 and a son 40. I’m also blessed with three beautiful grandchildren. I’m so luck to still have my 89 year old Mother that is as spunky as a 40 year old! She’s my best friend, I love her so much.

I’m very active at my Temple. Im co-chair of the Social Action Committee, visit those confined to live in care facilities, pick up elders for Shabbat Services, deliver food to the needy every Tuesday and collect clothing and toiletries and deliver them to the migrant workers on the farms. Hashem has called me to do this and so I do.

One night about two years ago I was going through You Tube and I came across a Wrapunzel tutorial, a huge gift from Hashem, that night was the beginning of my Wrap journey. The next morning I placed my first order, ran to the thrift store to get some scarfs to practice with while awaiting my order and I was off and running never to look back.”

“Wrapping has literally changed everything about my life. I feel more grounded and centered. I feel more spiritual and closer to G-d.

My wrap styles vary depending on the scarf. Saris wrap different then 2n1s or Pashminas and so on. I think I wrap in a beginners luck and Amped up beginners more then anything.  I still look at tutorials everyday to get new ideas and to refresh my memory. Andrea has been a huge influence on me. I’ve learned about self esteem, modest dressing , Shabbat and of course beautiful wrapping.

I want to thank all the Wrapunzel ladies for all your love and support. You have been there for me in good times and bad. I feel you’re all my friends, REAL FRIENDS!!! I wish one day we could have a huge Wrapunzel  get together so we could all meet face to face.  Love and blessings!”

Check out Nancy’s beautiful outfits and how she incorporates her wraps!

Meira’s Wedding Disaster (turned success!)

My husband and I had a family wedding and we had to travel, first to Monsey to spend Shabbat with my parents, then to Baltimore for the wedding. Our sons helped me load luggage into the car and the four of us had no trouble getting to Monsey. But while traveling, I realized that we had forgotten to pack along my bag with mitpachot. The only head covering I had was my Artistic License scarf that I was wearing that day.
As it was, I had picked out a dress for the wedding, but I hadn’t chosen a wrap style. So I had packed a few different mitpachot and I figured that I would try a few wrap styles and see what worked.

But now I was stuck.

However, some of my most creative ideas come when I’m stuck. As soon as I realized that I only had my Artistic License scarf, the wheels began to turn. That scarf went just fine with my Shabbat outfit (navy top and black skirt- both classic neutrals which go with everything) and would go with my teal dress for the wedding (same color family). Now my challenge was to find a wrap style that would a) look appropriate for a wedding b) hold up well during dancing (Jewish celebratory dancing is very lively and aerobic).
After Shabbat, I tried on a few different wrap styles – here are the ones I didn’t choose:

Eventually I chose the rose turban. It reminded me of British “fascinators,” so if I’m ever in the UK and invited to a formal daytime event, I know what to wear. Meanwhile, at this wedding, the rose turban worked. My husband liked it and I got tons of compliments. More importantly, I felt great.
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Sometimes, the best ideas come when you think you’re stuck. Don’t give up.

2 Models, Same Photoshoot, Completely Different!

Hey Wrapunzelistas!

Over the years, we have shared lots thoughts and ideas with you about how to find a head wrapping style that suits YOU. Here in Wrapunzel-land, we don’t encourage you to copy anyone else’s look – we aint gonna tell you what to wear! (Inspiration, however, is always encouraged!) Instead, we challenge you to look deep within yourself and find the headwrap that reveals YOUR inner beauty.

We’ve all seen the faces of different Wrapunzel models shining brightly in their uniqueness (check out our website if you want to know what I’m talking about!), but I was floored when our photographer, Yehudis, showed me the unedited proofs last week after a photoshoot for our upcoming fall line. This photoshoot was done with two models: M, our graphic designer, and Aviva, a newlywed friend. I could use many adjectives to describe these two women to you, but instead I am going to let the photos do the talking.  Yehudis truly captured the unique personalities and inner essence of these women. They are so different, but the same in the way that they are both shining brightly, each beautiful in her own way.

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Meet Aviva

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Meet M

They are both confident wrappers, Yehudis was marveling at how quickly the photoshoot went. While one was wrapping her next scarf, the other was being photographed, and then they switched. What resulted was a photoshoot that went back and forth between their personalities, and viewing the shots was such an incredible pleasure, I just had to share it with you.

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See how different they are, each wearing simple one-scarf tichel styles, but in prints and colors that match their own personalities? Absolutely awe-inspiring!

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Wrapunzel ladies, I want to encourage each and every one of you to go within yourselves and choose colors and styles that you love! Not what you love on someone else, not what another person tells you suits you. YOU have the answers, we all do. We just need to turn off the noise and discover the clothing that lets us reveal who we truly are. I hope this photoshoot inspires you as much as it inspired me!

Check out some videos about personal style by clicking on the following links!
What To Wear According to Wrapunzel
How To Dress Modestly
Make it Yours!
What Does “Inspire Happiness” Mean?
Face Shape and Tichels

Happy wrapping, everyone! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
Love, Andrea