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Meet the beautiful Martina! I (Andrea) have been so awed by her wraps, her zest for trying new things, and her personable style. She is a cancer survivor and current fighter and I am inspired by the strength in her eyes and the pureness of her giving spirit. She also makes wrapping look like so much fun! (Which we all know that it is, but for someone going through such trials to make it into such a calling and art… just, wow!) I can’t wait for you to meet her…
“I moved [to the US] from Germany in 1994 with my first husband, who was American. We divorced in 1996 after 10 years together. It was an ugly divorce and that’s why I decided to stay here, rather than bring danger to my family’s doorstep back home. I found a decent job quickly and did pretty good for myself. I had a wonderful boyfriend and really thought I had it all when against all odds (according to doctors) I became pregnant at the end of 1997. It was a tubal pregnancy and so I lost my only chance at becoming a mom, which made me a spiritual seeker of sorts, since I wasn’t brought up with any religious identity and losing my baby made me look for proof that I might one day be reunited with or rather meet my child.
Imagine a mulberry tree, with berries shining like jewels in all shades of purple. The leaves are green with life, and the sky is blue.
This is what inspired my look for today; two Shiny Licious, in bright navy and mulberry colors (the sky and the berries), combined with a green lace sash, like the leaves of the tree. Let’s scroll down and check out the elements of this outfit:
Here it is without the dominant green lace – which do you like better?
The Berry Warm Poncho was just begging to be worn this morning!
As someone that used to be super strict about what matches and what doesn’t, (green and blue together?! Never!) I am loving how tichel tying is broadening my horizons. Often we’re asked, how do I know what matches? Should I just pair everything with black? My answer lately is to look at nature and take my cues from there. Check out these photos for inspiration!
Does this inspire adventurous ideas for you? Please share! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Where were you when you first saw Star Wars? I was as a little girl, soon after the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983. It was this first viewing, when I was young and impressionable, where the entire world of sci-fi films opened up to me, and I began to develop a lifelong love of all things Star Wars!
There are plenty of other Wrapunzelistas who feel the same and with the recent release of The Force Awakens, we’ve seen an influx of Star Wars-inspired tichels that are mind blowingly cool!
Adina, Miri, Kathleen and Carie, sporting Princess Leia’s most iconic look!
The creativity we see in tichel-tying is seemingly endless and many wrappers love to use this medium for expressing both their passions and hobbies. Star Wars, as illustrated here, is no exception!
“Help me, Obi–Wan Kenobi, you‘re my only hope!”
I mean, seriously, how cool is this look that Jessica came up with?!
Naomi, a fangroup member, truly went above and beyond, experimenting with various techniques, before developing her own version of Princess Leia-like Cloud City braids. This one is just begging for a tutorial, am I right?!
But that’s not all- Another member, Robin, expertly crafted our favorite princess’ braids from the final scene in A New Hope:
A beautiful princess. Absolutely incredible!
Not all Star Wars wraps have been influenced by the film’s beloved female lead. Many women have gotten their inspiration from other characters, such as Chewbacca, Darth Vader and R2D2!
Yasmine, Sam, Jana, Lila and another one of Sam’s, all looking excellent!
What fun! While these wraps might not be everyday wear for most, they certainly are fun for a night out or even Purim!
Happy wrapping and remember… “the Force will be with you, always!”
Hi, ladies! I had such a great time taking a stroll down memory lane this week, while reviewing my favorite tichels of 2015 and hope that you did, as well! As many wrappers know, whether you’ve been wearing headscarves for a week, a month or a year+, each individual wrapper’s style and technique can evolve over time. It’s fun looking back to see how far we’ve come!
This week’s collage is full of so much creativity and beauty! The process that each women took while choosing their favorites, led to much introspection and I’ve included some of the fangroup member’s thoughts here. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have!
To join in next week, check out the directions at the bottom of this post. Thank you everyone for your wonderful year-end submissions!
For this week’s challenge, we’ve chosen a color that’s a tricky one for many. One with a complex history in both fashion, design and culture. A color that seemingly evolves with the times. Bruce Springsteen sung a song with this color in the title! Have you guessed it yet? Find out in the 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 #wrapunzeledinpink. 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 5 headshot-style photos per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email us your pictures with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!
*An earlier version of this post misquoted the beautiful Katherine B. It has since been corrected.
Hi, it’s Rachel here and I must say that when we chose this past week’s theme for our Challenge of the Week (COTW), I was not as excited as I had been during weekly challenges of the past. While lace certainly is beautiful (and there are many women who wear it oh, so effortlessly!), I have never felt that it was really “me,” which led to nervousness about how I would be able to participate in #wrapunzeledinlace. (keep scrolling down to continue)
” I love how these weekly themes challenge me to get away from my comfort zone and try different things, even if they’re not exactly radical.” – Judy S. (fangroup member)
As Judy so eloquently stated, these challenges were designed to help encourage us to wrap outside of our comfort zones, try something new and feed our inner creativity, all at the same time. While there is no one technique, color or texture that works for every single woman and her unique beauty (What’s simple to one, might be challenging to the next!), learning through experimentation helps refine our style and can sometimes lead to the discovery of a new favorite; one which might not have been otherwise revealed!
This week, our fangroup had many women who, like myself, enjoyed seeing others wrap with these deliciously delicate fabrics, yet were not fans of wearing lace themselves. Despite this, each participant gave it their all, which was truly a pleasure to see! Experienced lace-wearers and newbies, all sharing ideas and creativity, side-by-side. The beauty of the Wrapunzel community was so very evident to us all!
While I can’t speak for all of those who struggled with this particular challenge, what I can tell you is this: I have officially out-grown my bizarre, self-induced lace-phobia and will definitely be adding it to my wraps more frequently! However, if it weren’t for my participation in our Challenge of the Week, I would have likely remained in my own little lace-free bubble, sticking to my relatively “safe” tichels and not having the guts to try such a gorgeous, feminine fabric, to be sure! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!
For this coming week’s Challenge of the Week, we’ve decided on a theme inspired by a specific fangroup member (Thanks, Rachel C.D.!). One that will honor growth, change, creativity and celebrate the upcoming New Year. But most of all, it will honor each woman’s beauty and individuality! To see what I mean, check out the 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 #wrapunzel2015 . If you would also like one photo featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post it in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share it. We can accept 1 headshot-style photo per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email us your pictures with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!
Hi ladies, it’s Rachel here and I’m super excited to be able to share this brand new tutorial with you today! Many of you have probably seen Naomi Rose’s incredible video called Perfect Pleating, where, using painstaking detail, she shows us how to create the most perfect pleats ever (I’m not even exaggerating!) with step-by-step instruction. Her video is a must-watch for tichel wearers, yet despite Naomi’s meticulous attention to detail, many women still find creating pleats to be a challenging task. Until somewhat recently, I was included in that group and through experimentation with various ties, have come up with an alternative method to pleating, which I’m hoping will be helpful for some of you, who might be struggling like I have!
Like Naomi’s, this method will work if you need one pleat or many, but is not compatible with the One-scarf Zig-Zag wrap. You can check it out right here:
Have you developed your own method to creating pleats? What works for you? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!