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


Rachel: Your Signature Party Look

After our latest newsletter for Wrapunzel the store  was released (Do you receive our weekly Gazette? Click HERE to sign up!), I decided to write a bit more on the blog about the subject of party wraps. Be sure to keep reading until the end, where I describe the process of choosing a very special tichel for a very special event. Enjoy, ladies!    



Let’s be real for a moment- it’s only mid-November and I’m already talking about party season? Well… yes… but with good reason! It’s in early November each year that I attend an annual black tie event with my husband (THE black tie event of the year for us, in fact) and the preparation for this always involves careful planning of both my outfits and the scarves that I choose to go with them. Needless to say, party wraps have DEFINITELY been on my mind lately and I love dreaming up ways of making them match distinct styles of dress.

Previous years and events of this caliber have seen me wearing all sorts of intricate multi-scarf looks. Double turbansWaterfall Twists, a Tiple Zig-Zag or two… My mind always seems to equate fancy events with extra fancy wraps and it wasn’t until recently that I discovered that just a single scarf could look and feel equally as beautiful. It didn’t garner thoughts of feeling underdressed, as I had feared and there are many ways of making this work, no matter what style of dress you choose!

Many of us wind up at fancy affairs during the month of December, so with our calendars filling up and party season creeping ever-so-closer, why not start thinking about styling options now? Whether it’s celebrating the holidays, New Years Eve, or even just seasonally with friends (There are those with birthdays during this time of year, too!), let’s take a look at matching wraps to your party/fancy/formal dress wear, while letting just one scarf be the focus –  complicated multi-scarf styles optional, which is perfect for wrappers of ALL skill levels.

Your Signature Party Style

Dressing up for parties is fun and can allow us the chance to don many different garments that we wouldn’t normally look at for weekday wear. The same can be said for tichels! Once you know the theme or dress code for the occasion and have found a way to amp-up your personal style- now what? Well, it’s time to choose the perfect scarf and style of wrapping, of course!

*Remember that watching tutorials and practicing wrapping styles well before the event is always a good idea- There’s nothing worse than getting dressed and finding yourself tangled in scarves, attempting to wrap in a way you discovered just minutes before! Being prepared will help eliminate stress and give you more time to concentrate on other pre-party preparations. 

Here’s a few ideas to get your started:

Feminine Elegance

A black Ultimate Wedding Tichel tied over a very light blue 2 in 1.

Is your signature party look influenced by a feminine wardrobe? Romantic blouses and skirts, soft pastels, ruffles, laces and silks are commonly found in this woman’s closet. It can be classic and understated or include bold statement pieces, both of which pair perfectly with quite a few wrapping styles!

One of the most obvious choices of wraps for this look would be lace and there certainly are plenty of easy ways to wear it. Lace triangularshaped scarves come in a multitude of colors and are quite possibly the easiest-to-tie tichel of them all. Their sheerness also means that you can easily incorporate another colored base-scarf underneath it, for a multitude of different effects. This is not necessary, though, as there are plenty of women who simply wrap them over a black or white volumizer and call it a day, making them a quick and easy way to wrap for formal occasions.

The Ultimate Wedding Tichel (shown here) is new to my wardrobe, but has quickly become my all time favorite feminine scarf. For women who aren’t into lace (like myself), it is an excellent choice! I love how it utilizes sequins without being over the top and its beautiful silky fringe is a level of formality not found in many other tichels. The combination of sheerness, sequines and embroidery lends itself perfectly to a top made of satin or silk (see photo), which will create a party look that’s feminine, yet understated.

Suggested Tutorials:

Shira Tails (shown here)
Lovely Lace & Perfect Loop
 (2 scarves, but SO worth it!)
Easy Fancy Lace Tutorial
Silky Oblong Tichel Tutorial

Turbanista Extraordinaire

Stellar in red.

Turbans can be stunningly glamorous and look amazing at parties of all types! The women who wear them might favor trendy minimalistic outfits or big bold prints, but one thing’s for certain- a turbanista exudes CONFIDENCE where she goes!

The most comfortable scarf I’ve ever found for turban-tying is jersey, but it can sometimes be tricky to dress up for parties, particularly when worn solo.  One way to do so is by opting for a glittery version, which is such an easy way to fancify your favorite turban ‘do. Adding a glitzy pin will also take your beloved turban to the next level.

If you’ll be dressing for the most formal of occasions, even more sparkle might be necessary. A one-scarf turban tied with a tichel that has a sheen throughout is an easy way to achieve this, whether you go for one that is soft and flowy or bold and more structured. Try matching the color of your turban to your shoes and purse, for a perfectly polished, party-ready look!

Suggested Tutorials:

Ultimate Turban (shown here)
Sari Scarf Turban
Rachel’s Turban Tutorial
Comfy Jersey Turban

Boho Chic

Patterned scarf (coming soon!) over a navy Shimmery with Infinity Clasp.

Peasant skirts, maxi dresses, flowy fabrics and varying textures, are the cornerstone of this party style. Add some chunky jewelry or accessories and you’ll be good to go! But what about the wrap? Making the choice is easy, once you know how to unify your look:

  • If most of your outfit is a print- Try a solid-colored wrap: Pick one of the main colors from the print as your scarf color.
  • If most of your outfit is solid- Choose a printed scarf that contains your clothing color within its pattern.

Now, I know that I said that this post would be about letting just one scarf shine, but Naomi Rose’s photo here shows an excellent way to wear two scarves, while keeping just one as the focus. Her formal-looking Shimmery makes a wonderful accent to the patterned scarf, which dresses up the wrap subtly, ensuring that the two won’t be competing for attention. A party-ready look, for sure!

Suggested Tutorials:

Kallah’s Trick (a two-scarf tie, shown here)
Beginner’s Luck
Amped-Up Beginner’s Luck
The Countess Veil

 Bold & Beautiful

Belle of the Ball in gold over a red base scarf. 

This one focuses on how to wear boldly printed pieces in a super matchy-matchy way, with the end result being a stunning look, worthy to be worn at all sorts of parties and events!

Both the print and outfit are frequently duotone and focus on both patterns AND texture. Pattern mixing among the scarf and garment can reign supreme, but that’s not to say that solids don’t play a part, as well. I typically start with one eye-catching printed piece (say, either a dress or blouse) and then complete my outfit with one or both of that pattern’s colors throughout.

Andrea’s gold Belle of the Ball (shown here) was a perfect match for her outfit! While the shades don’t have to match perfectly (Notice the variation among reds in said photo.), keeping them within the same family is essential for this look to work. Matching a wrap to a perfectly coordinated party outfit like this will take careful planning to make sure everything is just right, but will also make a BIG impression. The payoff is so, so, SO worth it!


Suggested Tutorials:

Stephanie’s Belle of the Ball Tutorial (two scarves, with one as the focus)
Basic Sari Scarf Wrap
Miriam’s Pashmina Veil
One-Scarf Zig-Zag Criss-Cross

Retro Glam

The Shimmery in pewter.

Here’s where I get to write a bit about how I chose that very special tichel for a very special event! But first, let’s talk a some about how to pair you wraps with an ultra-glamorous, retro-inspired party look.

Vintage fashions and the headscarves that went with them have always been cohesive. From silent film stars to the globe trotters of the 1930s to Barbara Streisand’s 1970s high fashion turbans, we’ve seen complimentary pairings that were perfectly curated to both the outfit and to the wearer. The best part? Throughout history, some of the most glamorous of these looks have involved wearing just a single scarf in a similar color or pattern, complimentary to the outfit itself. Even a simple wrap tied with a glitzy scarf will look truly incredible! (more on that below)

Suggested Tutorials:

Extra Fancy Shimmery Turban (shown here)
Regal Wrap
Turban-style Regal Wrap
Yael’s 1920-style Turban
Zahava’s Chignon

So, it was keeping with all of that in mind that I began to think about what I would be wearing to this very important black tie event, but the decision was, by no means, an easy one. With a fabulous vintage-inspired dressed picked out months in advance, I had a LONG time to think about what to wear on my head, yet it really wasn’t until about a week prior that I started to give it any serious thought.

Despite what I knew about retro turbans and styling, I did find myself considering an exotic multi-scarf style to wear with my gorgeous sequined gown (This, after all, is always an easy way to look formal and there are no “rules” when it comes to wrapping), yet not a single color combination I could think of seemed to jive… not a single two-scarf style seemed to work! I was 99% sure that I wanted to wear The Shimmery, but was not at all sure of much else and was feeling immensely frustrated. A couple days before the big event, my gown had arrived and I was STILL feeling totally blank and without a single shred of inspiration. My frustration was now reaching maddening proportions.

In the end, it was my husband who suggested I drop everything I know and start from scratch, reassess all of my usual formal styles and trying something new. Oh, how right he was! You see, once I was able to take a step back and come at it from a different perspective, I realized that the reason my intricate wraps weren’t working was because they were competing far too much with my dress- an easy solution, but one that I wasn’t able to “see” previously. Simple had worked for fashionistas of the past and it was going to work for me, too!

The next question was, bright and bold or a classic monochromatic look? While the answer wasn’t immediately clear, I did get a chance to experiment some and try a few scarves on during a photoshoot the day before our event, which was immensely helpful. No matter which one I would ultimately choose, I could go into it knowing how each could be wrapped, lifting part of the indecisiveness off my shoulders and making getting ready before the event a breeze. I had narrowed it down to: The Shimmery in red (Tied in a Turban-style Regal Wrap), The Shimmery in purple (Tied in Shira Tails), Belle of the Ball (Tied on the side with a hair elastic.) and The Shimmery in pewter (Tied in an Extra Fancy Turban with a feather fascinator.).

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Fast forward to 24 hours later to when the night of our event was imminent, and we were about to walk out the door. The very last thing I had to do was to put on my tichel and it was then that I gave the pile of possible contenders one final look, before deciding to leave the decision up to my wonderful and loving husband. One glance was all it took- he knew exactly which one he would choose!

Marine Corps Ball 2016

What followed was an awesome evening where I felt like a million bucks and couldn’t have been happier to arrive in my one simple scarf. A little time, a little preparation, a little frustration and a little stepping back, all led to discovering my signature party look (for this event, anyway.) and I hope you all can enjoy the adventure of discovering yours, as well!

I’d love to write more about matching headscarves to the clothes that we wear! Got any requests? Let me know in the comments below. -Rachel

Rachel: Retro Glam! (Pesach Edition)

Here at Wrapunzel, one topic we get questions about time and time again is how one goes about matching tichels to their outfits. While some choose their outfit first, others  start with a scarf and many more are “switch hitters”, so to speak, alternating between the two. Most days I definitely fall into that last category, going with the flow and waiting for inspiration to strike.

However, last week, with the first night of Pesach quickly approaching, I had an awesome minimalist dress (my husband’s choice) to start with and absolutely no clue what to pair it with. The end result was a look that I got more compliments on than almost any I’ve worn before and its simplicity is truly what made it a FABULOUS tichel. At our Seder, my family simply adored it!

One Scarf Challenge – Yeah!

So, where did I start? Well, given that any color can go with black, I had a totally blank canvas- one that almost anything in my extensive tichel-wardrobe would match. This might sound like a good thing, but I felt totally intimidated and had no clue which direction to go! Alas, I had to start somewhere and my first attempt was what is almost always my fancy outfit go-to: The Shimmery. I tried a Layered Waterfall Twist using blues… then pewter and black… and then mulberry. Yet, they all felt too “loud” to go with this dress. Liking the idea of something sparkly, I moved on to my trusty green Shiny-licious, tied in a Chignon. While the green did then inspire other parts of my outfit, the scarf itself still felt like it was too much and did not match my rather subdued pre-Pesach mood.

It was then that inspiration struck and my epiphany happened: What I needed was a simple black Silky Square! Given that it’s not an oblong-shaped scarf and is therefore out of my comfort zone, I knew that my options for tying it would be limited, but this was exactly what I needed. Not to mention that its sheen matched my dress perfectly! Before putting it on my head, I added an olive drab jacket and matching suede boots (Thanks to that green Shiny-licious’ inspiration!), adding a slightly-edgy touch and bringing me closer to what ultimately became this completed look:

Now came the most important part- tying on this luxurious-feeling scarf and adding accessories! With a simple side-knot, my husband told me that I was looking like a retro movie starlet, so I knew that the finishing touches would have to match. Pearls seemed like an obvious choice (and are a personal favorite of mine), so I added my Galaxy Glimmer Pin, vintage pearl necklace and some over-the-top sparkly Art Deco-era earrings (clip-ons, no less!). In a previous lifetime, I might never have mixed gold and silver together like this, but rarely concern myself anymore with committing “fashion faux pas.”.



Well, Wrapunzelistas, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! For those celebrating Pesach, I wish you a chag kasher v’sameach! If you Wrapunzelistas are up for it, tell me, which do you choose first? Your outfit or your tichel? I’d love to hear all about the process you use in the comments section below this post!


#WrapunzeledInPurple !!

IMG_8642Hi world!  Here is my first entry for the #wrapunzeledinpurple week!  I love this tichel sooooo much!  It’s the pashmina from the truffleberry kit, an ombre sparkle 2 in 1, and a sequin headband.  Felt SO ‘me’!


My outfit was simple; an old swishy sweat skirt that I got in Israel (perfect for rehearsals!), a purple top with a white shell underneath… and my highschool era fuzzy jean jacket!

Hope you’re all having as much fun being #wrapunzeledinpurple as I am!

Love, Andrea


Red-y or Not, Here We Come!!

We had a fabulous time over on the Wrapunzel Fangroup this week, where our Color of the Week was red!! We had all kinds of amazing submissions both on the Fangroup and by email. If you’d like to join in the fun for Color-of-the-Week, we’ll be announcing a new color on Sunday! You can participate by posting your pictures on the Fangroup, or by emailing them to us  with “Color of the Week” as the subject line. Submissions need to arrive before Thursday night to be included in the Friday round-up post. Check back on Sunday to see what the new color will be…

And without further ado, here are some of our wonderful fans, #wrapunzeledinred!


Burgundy & Brown

Maybe it happened in a dream, but I seriously remember doing a post about burgundy and brown in a past post!  Didn’t I?

Well, since I can’t find it, I’ll just have to do it again!

Wrapunzel Burgundy Brown Tichel Andrea Grinberg

My family had a crazzzzy wacko day.  It started off with my phone refusing to work so I couldn’t do my scheduled calls/meetings, then became a day that we needed to take off our regular work schedules because my husband is in search of a better violin (if anyone has gone through this process you can imagine how much more time consuming it is; we were prepared for this, but not prepared for how much more time consuming it is when you’re no longer a student and have a baby), then lo and behold my husband’s phone decided to also go loco while in the suburbs of DC and we got majorly lost, only to get back on track, charge phone, go to the violin dealerships (Shalomy loved it!) and then have his phone fizz out again in the middle of an unfamiliar neighborhood in Baltimore.  We just got back home at 10pm with new phones thank Gd, both of us wondering at what Hashem was trying to teach us during this odd, obstacle-y, ironic, fun, and gratitude-filled day.

In front of an instrument shop
In front of an instrument shop

Anyway, my outfit today made me happy… love this color combo!  I also loved pairing some new accessories together; the plaid headband and the new flower pin looked great with the lakeshore bliss and the burgundy 2 in 1!  I had a super cozy sweater that I wore most of the day when it was cold, but my husband snapped these photos when the sun was out 🙂

Wrapunzel Burgundy Brown Tichel Andrea Grinberg

Here are some photos of my tichel in a violin shop!  (You can’t see here, but Shalomy is crawling at my feet 😛 )

Hope you all had a great day!

Love, Andrea

Naomi Rose: Deep Ocean – a tribute


This photo was taken a year and half ago (!) when Andrea and I visited Israel together. We had a meet-up in the Old City of Jerusalem with an amazing group of wrapping enthusiasts. The scarf I’m wearing here was called Deep Ocean, and it was on the Wrapunzel store at the time… briefly. After it sold out we thought we’d never see it again.

But lo and behold! 18 months later we finally tracked down more of them, and you can find them here!

I’m celebrating by wearing mine again, in a Zahava Chignon. Hooray!

Some Fun Outfits!

Before Shabbat came in, my husband said, “I love your outfit!  Don’t move!”  And then he snapped this picture.  I loved how the Watercolor Dream looked with the light teal Shimmery… and the lace shirt and lace skirt.  I felt so myself in this!

Loving these colors!
Loving these colors!

And on Sunday, I was inspired by another Wrapunzel lady to wear my signature skirt as a dress!  So much fun!

Signature (Skirt) Dress!
Signature (Skirt) Dress!

And here is my tichel… I would have never put these colors together until I saw the skirt!

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oops – forgot to tuck in that fringe-y bit!

Sending love to you all!  Enjoy enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!

No Shvitzing in This Outfit!

Shvitzing = Yiddish for whenever a person is involved in something that is causing heavy perspiration.

Well, today was another boiling hot, humid day!  Since it was Shabbat, there was lots of walking to be done (no driving!) so I had to dress for the weather!  I like to wear white anyway on Shabbat because it’s a super meaningful thing for my family (here is a bit about it) and today was extra perfect for this.  I wore a white Pashmina and Empress Circlet on my head, a colorful summer tunic, and white cotton skirt – loved it!  My skin was protected from the sun and the clothing wasn’t constricting so I was really as cool as could be.  It’s funny, as soon as I got home and took my tichel off, I was immediately hotter than when I had it on!  That was a very big realization for me.

And here is my smiling face 🙂  It’s been a long day, but we had an inspiring Shabbat and I can’t wait for this week!  Shavua tov, world!

Hot Weather Outfit Wrapunzel

Love, Andrea

Naomi Rose: The Ticheled Traveler

Ever despaired of deciding which tichels to throw into your suitcase? I’m in beautiful Israel right now, and I think I’ve finally perfected my packing strategy. Here are my favorite tips for your next trip!


Here’s a recent travel-selfie: a wrap using a sari sash and a purple 2-in-1 from yesterday in Jerusalem!


1. Don’t forget your “undergarments.” This one’s first, because you’ll want to check and DOUBLE check that you didn’t forget your no-slip velvet headband or tichel shaper! Even if you forgot to pack ANY scarves, you can buy one almost anywhere – but your essential tichel underwear is hard to replace!

2. Lay out the clothes you’re bringing as you choose tichels. It’s easier to see what’s going to work if everything you’re bringing is in front of you.

3. Use a formula (loosely): Two parts basic solid colors, one part fancy/patterned tichels, two parts accessories. 2:1:2. It’s a ratio. The first category is solid colors that match your wardrobe. The second is either special-occasion tichels (whatever that means for you – one woman’s basics are another’s night-out scarves!), or scarves with a pattern. And the third is any kind of accessory – pins, sashes, headbands, you name it.

So how do you use it? Let’s say you’re going for a long weekend, and you want a decent (but not huge) amount of scarves – you’d probably want to double the ratio, so you’d pack 4 solids, 2 fancy or patterned scarves, and 4 accessories.

This is just a guideline – don’t get too rigid about it! I don’t adhere to it 100% but these are the general proportions whenever I pack. The ratio approach saves me from silly decisions like packing 20 of my “faaaaavorite” sari scarves/patterned scarves and getting stuck because I forgot the basic colors.

How many times should you multiply the ratio? Probably x2 for a long weekend, x3 for a week, and x4 for long trip. I’m in Israel now for two months, and my ratio is about x3.5.


This balcony is just great for tichel pictures!


4. Don’t pack anything that doesn’t match at least 3 other things. ‘Things’ can mean other scarves, or pieces of clothing you’re bringing – but if it doesn’t look great next to 3 other things you’ve packed, no matter how much you love it, don’t bring it along. With this approach, you’ll be able to get a lot of different looks with a minimum of scarves! (A possible exception here might be if you’re going to a wedding or special event and have a tichel that matches your formal dress and nothing else- that would definitely be fine.)

5. Remember the weather!!! Leave your pashminas at home when traveling to hot climates, and pack extra-warm scarves for snowy situations.


And one from today. I got so many compliments on this! It’s a Liezl with two 2-in-1s and a lace sash.


What are YOUR favorite traveling tichel tips??? Share them below in the comments – we’d love to hear!


Tamar Adina: Help Me Pick My Colors!



Hi Wrapunzelers!

Do you like to read Dear Abby? I do! Well, sometimes we at Wrapunzel get our own version with the following kinds of questions:

Dear Wrapunzel – I really like the 2 in 1s and the pashminas, but I’m not sure what colors I should buy. How do I pick colors? I’m on a limited budget but I want to really look nice!

   Colorless and Confused

Dear Wrapunzel – Andrea did this amazing video and I liked it so much that I bought all of the tichels and tried to wrap it at home. I managed to tie it properly, but it just doesn’t look nice on me. Why don’t my tichels look as nice on me as they look on the models in the store?

   Feeling Frumpy

Dear Wrapunzel – I really want to dress using more color, like Andrea and Naomi Rose. But every time I try to wear something colorful or if I try to not match perfectly, I wind up looking like I got dressed in a dark closet. I usually end up defaulting to black as a result. Can you help me ditch the black?

   Accidental Goth


I feel your pain ladies; all of you are basically having an issue with the same thing: color. As I’ve mentioned before, color is relative, and when a particular piece of fabric is placed next to your skin, it will appear different than when it is placed on someone else’s skin. As for our Accidental Goth, would you believe that I suffered from too-much-black-itis as well? I have always had a closet full of colors but I never really wore them. It took me a long time to lose the black. After all, the media and current cultural climate have bombarded women with the message that black is slimming, glamorous, and always a good choice for a frum wedding. And I want to look slim! I want to look glamorous!

But the truth is that looking great is not just a matter of putting on any figure-flattering outfit.   The cut of your clothes is only half the battle – choosing the right color clothing can mean the difference between appearing vibrant and glowing – or looking strung out and ill. Wearing the right color can take years off your appearance or it can age you by ten years. Colorless, it sounds like you need a return to color theory class.   A color wheel can help you to determine what colors look best for you. And as for Frumpy, the various nuances in individual skin coloring is altering how a specific color looks. On Andrea, a certain color is fantastic. On you, the exact same combination is merely “meh.”

So that Little Black Dress should sometimes be the Little Blue Dress, or the Little Orange Dress, because the LBD just doesn’t work for everyone. Individual variations with a person’s skin tone (namely if you are warm or cool — see previous post HERE) can radically change how a color appears.

For the quick refresher course that I promised – cool people have pink-based skin tone. Their skin often has rosy cheeks and shows blue or purple veins. Their eyes can be very dark brown, dark blue, grey blue or hazel. Cool toned individuals have natural hair color that trend towards blue-ish black, dark brown, medium ash brown, or golden blonde.  To further narrow it down, there are “summer cools” (picture Reese Witherspoon) and “winter cools” (think Anne Hathaway). But that doesn’t mean that cool toned people only have light skin! Skin shades can range to include brown with a reddish or blue undertone (think model and fashion designer Alex Wek) to pale with pink undertones.

As a rule of thumb: people with cool tones look best in fabric with a blue-base like a vivid raspberry, a deep emerald green, royal blue, sapphire blue, dark teal, and pure black. Those with lighter shades of skin can wear rose-based pinks, aqua blue-greens, pure whites and soft whites.

Warm-toned people have a more golden or apricot complexion. Skin can be brown, medium or pale but all will have golden (or peach!) undertones. The vein test yields results that look a bit more greenish than blue.  Natural hair color ranges from golden blonde, reddish brown, strawberry, red and all the way to black. Eyes tend to be amber, golden brown, hazel, or green. For celebrity color matching inspiration imagine Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, and Beyoncé.

People with warm tones glow when wearing bronzes, camels, mochas, sage greens, mango oranges and burnt oranges. They also look great in greens in the shade of moss, olive and jade. In summer, they can add lime, celery greens, ivory, or oyster whites.

Check out the following helpful chart:

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Credit: http://www.thegloss.com/2014/06/11/beauty/how-to-choose-flattering-makeup-colors-hacks/


So what does this mean for tichels? Tichels follow the same rules as finding your favorite clothing fabric! However, whereas you can have a bit more leeway for your skirt, anything that is RIGHT. NEXT. TO. YOUR. FACE can have a drastic effect on your overall appearance. So, what’s poor Colorless to do? Well, fear not!


If you are cool toned, try out the following “staple” scarves from Wrapunzel:

The Shinylicious: in Silver, White, Teal, or Silvery Black

2-in-1s: Black, Pewter, Light Gray, Dark Brown, White, Olive, Very Light Blue, Slate Blue, Dark Blue, Teal, Purple, Lilac, Lighter Lilac, and burgundy.

The Shimmery: Royal Blue, Aqua, Ice Blue, Teal, Light Teal, Beige Gold, Brown, Black, Silvery Black, Pewter, Silvery White, Navy, White, Light Purple, Purple

Solid Pashminas: Black, Bright Purple, Berry Wine, Eggplant, Navy, Wine, Rivka Malka’s Teal, Pewter, and Dark Brown.

For accessories – try things that are silver based. Check out Vintage Beauty (An absolute FAVORITE of mine!), Hibiscus Haven, the Ruffled Waves sash in Black, and the Razzmatazz in Silver.


Burgundy and Teal Liezel


If you are warm toned –

Lakeshore Bliss: Green, Pink and Red Sherbert, Brown,

New York Brights: White, Pink, Red, Light Purple, Orange, Yellow, Brown with Color, Brown, Colorful Grey.

Soft Pashminas: White, Brown, Deep Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua, Yellow, Light Pink, Magenta

Solid Pashminas: Dark Forest Green, Green, Olive, Light Brown, Pink, Pumpkin, Berry Plum, Red, Andrea’s Teal, Yellow, Orange, Seafoam Green

For accessories try items that are gold-based and sashes in the same color schemes as the above tichels. I love the Razzmatazz in Gold, Cosmic Wonder in Brown, the Empress Circlet, and any of the Braided Wreaths.


As for Accidental Goth, breaking out from the bad black habit can be hard. If you are used to wearing black on a daily basis, adding colors (even though you want to do it!) can still feel outside your comfort zone. My best advice is to start slowly. It is shocking to (both your sense of self and to your wallet!) if you abandon your deeply cultivated sense of black-themed clothing. So don’t start off by suddenly purging your entire wardrobe. I personally started adding patterns into my wardrobe by buying a few maxi skirts that had black somewhere as an accent color, but not as the main focus. The first few times I wore the skirts, I paired them with black crew tops. After a few wears, I started wearing crew tops that matched the purple in the skirt, or the burgundy…then I paired them with blue. The Wrapunzel Signature Skirt can be a nice gateway to creating a less monotonous wardrobe.

But what if you are in a professional setting where maxi skirt fabric is a bit too casual for the office? Well, I bet that right now, your gut instinct is probably to grab a black bottom to match whatever nice top you have in your closet. Although it’s hard, start the transition by selecting a different solid color to wear instead of that black skirt. Don’t try to complain that you need the black skirt in order to appear ten pounds lighter. You can help to minimize a larger derriere by choosing a solid dark color skirt (think navy, brown, dark gray, burgundy, dark teal and even deep purple!) While you are at it, try to swap out your black blazer or jacket for a non-black option.   Become creative with your color combinations. Use the color wheel when you make combinations! It’s sometimes easiest for beginners to pick colors that are analogous (next to each other), but you can also just start combining cool colors with other cool colors. A teal top can match a burgundy skirt. A dark brown skirt pairs well with blue, pink, purple, gold, red, and green tops. Cream, mango, and tan look fantastic together. Deep purple pairs really well with a cool, dark green (there are tons of Wrapunzel posts about this). Deep purple also pairs nicely with gray.



In the height of my black era I wore a black skirt, a white or black shell, and a colored top daily. My current personal goal is to try to avoid the stark white shell underneath a colored top and to instead pair different colors together. Now, does that mean that I gave up all white shells? Nope.





I just stopped wearing this:

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What will your color goals be for yourself?

Good luck! I can’t wait to see the selfies!



Tamar Adina

Ain’t Sorry for Lovin My Saris!

It’s amazing… once you’ve mastered the technique of trying a sari (I know that there’s a learning curve there… but keep trying!  You’ll get it!) – it’s really the easiest go-to scarf!  I don’t have to fold it to fit my head… and even when I mess up the layers it still looks great and intricate.  I can really wear just one and it feels like I’ve done so much!  And if you choose a perfect color by your face, no one will notice you’re not wearing any makeup!  (Right ladies?!  Ok, don’t tell me if you do notice 😛 )  Here are some sari looks that I’ve been rocking lately.

The navy:

The sandy beach:

The dark earth:

And the bright teal:

“Andrea seriously, how many saris do you have?!”

I get this question a lot, and the answer is that it changes all the time!  Currently I think I have around 10, but none of them are the same ones that I had last year!  I tend to pass them on to people off of my head!  This is a common occurrence at Wrapunzel shows; often someone will fall in love with a sari I’m wearing and beg me for it. If I feel like I’ve used it enough, I’ll give it a new home.  Spreading the sari love!  (And it’s a good excuse for me to get another to replace it!)

Wanna learn the story behind the Wrapunzel scarf?
And how to wrap it?
This is my favourite way to tie it!
And we LOVE the sari sash!  Here is how to tie it!

Wishing you all so much bracha and happiness!  Enjoy your colors!
xo Love Andrea

Naomi Rose: It’s Easy Being Green!

IMG_3199Spring weather is FINALLY starting to hit upstate New York, so I had to celebrate with some spring colors and an outfit post!

This is the famed Liezl Wrap, with a 2-in-1, sari sash, and a lace sash added in at the front just for detail. That blue floral silk is just one wide panel of the sari sash – I love experimenting with them so that some colors show quite a bit and others are much more subtle! In this case I liked featuring the blue and green strips, since they were reflected in my shirt.

(click on the smaller pictures to see them in a larger size!)


One challenge with pastels and other spring colors for fair-skinned ladies like me is to not look washed out. Light pink, for example, just won’t work next to my face. But the slightly richer, cooler range of pastels (greens and turquoises) is just perfect!

How do you like to wear spring colors?

Naomi Rose: The Sunshine goes Outside!


Ever since we found the lovely Sunshine (wrapunzel.com/shop/sunshine) I’ve been longing to photograph it in its natural element! The blue/yellow version of this tichel often gets the lion’s share of attention since it looks so fantastic on our model, Yael. But for me, the grey/black version of Sunshine is just perfect! It’s dappled with light and dark like the shadows of a sunlit forest. I like patterns but don’t do so well with vivid contrasts, so this scarf is right up my alley.

I felt like Pocahontas in this awesome tall grass. lol!


These were taken on a little local hiking trail where my husband and I went to get some fresh air and quality time. It was BEAUTIFUL!


To make this wrap, I paired the grey/black Sunshine with a purple 2-in-1 and the Vintage Beauty headband. Everything was so lightweight and comfortable – perfect for being out and about.

What do you love to wear on your head for active days?

Spring Wedding Inspiration from Naomi Rose!


One of my very close friends just got married (yay!!), and I wanted to look awesome for her beautiful spring wedding. I LOVED pairing up this dress and tichel so much that I decided they deserved a full-length outfit post!


I’m a big fan of colors that make you smile and peach is a great one for this time of year! This gentle hue always makes me feel like it’s beautiful and blooming outside, even if I’m in freezing Chicago and just dreaming about better weather!


I wrapped a peach Shimmery as if it was a regal wrap, but left one end hanging. Then I tied a brown Dreamy Lace right on top, kerchief-style, and brought the other end of the shimmery over. Added some pearls with a regal clasp for extra shazam. VERY VERY easy, and I got so many compliments despite being one of only TWO tichel-wearers out of about 200-250 guests!

How do you like to wrap for fancy occasions? Have a favorite tichel combination, or tips for matching dresses? Share, share!!