The DB Goes Higher!!

Hi Everyone!  I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do the double braid so it doesn’t just sit like a low bun (not flattering on everyone’s face shape), and have figured it out!  You just need to wear your shaper/bun much higher, and when braiding, make the braid loose so it’s longer.  I suppose you could skip this step if you can find super long scarves, but I prefer using traditional length scarves so wanted to find a way using these!

Check it out!  I actually rewrapped it after taking these photos and now it’s even higher than this!!  Woohoo!
andrea grinberg wrapunzel

It is SUPER hot and humid today in Jerusalem (39 C /102 F)… so I’m wearing a floaty skirt and of course my tichel is off of my neck!  Thank Gd, with staying in the shade and drinking lots of ice water I so far haven’t melted!

D.B. Detailed Tutorial!!

I’m in Jerusalem!  And of course the first tutorial I make in the beautiful neighbourhood of Nachlaot is… a detailed version of the same video I made the last time we were staying in Nachlaot two years ago!  Here is how to do the Double Braid (the DB!) with 2 in 1s, with the ends tucked in!

D.B. Mania!

The Double Braid (now named the “D.B.” by Wrapunzelettes) is becoming my every day go-to!  It has quickly replaced the standard tichel bun, and don’t worry, when you do it over and over it can be done so quickly!  The 2 in 1s make it so easy and perfectly light for the summer!  Here are two that I’ve worn lately – one in Florida and the other one in Baltimore today.

andrea grinberg wrapunzel
The D.B in Florida! So light and cool with the 2 in 1s!
The D.B. in Baltimore!  Looks gorgeous with a flower clip and colourful dress!
The D.B. in Baltimore! Looks gorgeous with a flower clip and colourful dress!

Would you like a tutorial?  I should probably make an updated one but here is where it all started… two years ago in the holy land of Jerusalem!  The only difference between this video and what I do in the photos above is tucking in the ends instead of leaving them hanging!  Looking forward to having you join the D.B. club!!

 

Skirt = Headwrap?! Believe it!

So… you all know Rivka Malka Perlman, right?

If you haven’t heard of her, run (don’t walk!) to her website right now.  This woman is one of my greatest inspirations, and I am proud to say, now also a close friend.

ANYWAY – she recently gave me a stunning teal wrap skirt, and I had been itching to wear it, so I decided to save it for a special occasion.  Last Shabbat seemed like the perfect opportunity.

But then the weather was FREEZING!  Much too cold to wear such a fluttery skirt.  I thought the skirt may have to stay in my closet and wait until the spring.

But Shabbat is a time of miracles, so I had an idea and did what any proud head scarf wrapper would do; I turned it into a tichel!

Bada boom!
Bada boom!

And it subsequently became one of the most beautiful tichels I have ever tied!
andrea grinberg wrapunzel skirt tichel

I know.  And all this was done without damaging the skirt – so it can be worn both ways.

Maybe Rivka Malka and I should start marketing skirts as tichels!  Who wants a tutorial??

The “Rachel Imenu”

I was intruiged by Batsheva’s description of the retro “Rachel Imenu” style, so I decided to try doing a wrap that incorporated it into the style.  She was right, I did feel a bit dated (who knew that scarf wrapping had eras/trends?) but I actually got a lot of nice comments throughout the day!

Here is the knot at the top:wrapunzel andrea grinberg rachel imenu

The colours are a little darker than what I usually go for, but with a bit of eyeliner I didn’t feel too washed out:

 

And the back of the wrap is one of my favourite ways to tie my bun area – the elegant double twist braid!

Thursday’s Wrap ~*~

scarf head wrap tichel pin layered

Today I am wearing a long turquoise/black/green scarf wrapped turban-style (or what I call a “regal wrap”).  I layered a grey cotton with silver threads scarf on top and wrapped the ends up together.  To finish it off, a peacock feather pin given to me by a very special friend and silver hoop earrings!