The Sunshine goes Outside!

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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.

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

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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!

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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?

The NEW Wrapunzel Signature Shaper!!!

It’s here!!  We’ve spent so much time searching out and designing the perfect one with the Wrapunzel velvet headband sewn in!  Get yours HERE!

And here is the video allll about it!  The behind the scenes story, and how to wear it!

Andrea’s Update!

Hello beautiful Wrapunzelution ladies!

You may have noticed that there have been a lot of posts from other Wrapresentative ladies lately and none from me!  Well there is a very good reason for this… I just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!  This is our first child and he sure is yummy and we’re spending as much time with him as possible.  Thank Gd our wonderful Wrapunzel ladies have stepped in to do blog posts and videos while I’m offline.  Naomi Rose, Tamar Adina and Rachel, you rock!

His name is Shalom Yaakov (Ted Jacob in english) and we are just grateful beyond words.

I am still around, but cherishing this precious time with our baby for a little bit.  I will be back soon!  Thank you all for your beautiful berachot, and wishes.  I wish I could find more adequate words to thank you but… just… every single message means the world.  I love you all very much.

Wishing you all the happiness and blessings in the world <3

Love, Andrea

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Spring Wedding Inspiration from Naomi Rose!

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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!

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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!

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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!!

Tamar Adina: A Tichel for Every Temperature!

Need to conquer the cold or beat the heat? Tamar Adina to the rescue! She’s back – with a great set of tips for ticheling to suit the weather (even when it can’t make up its mind). Enjoy!!!

Dear Wrapunzel,

Spring has sprung the grass is ris –
I wonder where the flowers is?

-Adapted by unknown

Pesach is less than three weeks away. There. I said it. For those of you that are making Pesach, I just gave you full permission to begin the full on panic. Pesach, also known as Chag HaAviv is the first real sign (at least for me!) that warmer weather is imminent.

But… some years the warmer weather is a bit more imminent than other years. I live in a city where we’ve had years where there have been two inches of snow on the first day of Pesach. Did I mention that on that particular Pesach, the 15th of Nissan fell mid-April? We’ve also had years where it was a “frosty” 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) in March…and we all prayed that the air conditioners were able to keep up with the demand of having an oven on during a cooking marathon.
So, what’s a girl to do when the weather runs the gamut?

Dress for the weather, of course!

Some of my favorite ways to wrap in cold weather include:

  • Wearing a thick pashmina like Popping Bubbles, Woven Vines, or The Cranberry. I combine that with a metal headband like Gold Roses (if I’m in the mood) and that’s it. During the winter, I don’t often wear my sari scarves or my 2-in-1s. I tend to wear only one really thick pashmina during the winter. On warmer cold days (yes, that’s a bit of an oxymoron, but we’ve had -33 and 25 degrees F (-36 and -4 degrees C) here; the later is downright balmy in comparison to the former) I’ll wear my Signature or a solid pashmina with a headband, the occasional silky sash, or lace. Yes, I’ve seen beautiful pictures on the fangroup where Wrapunzel ladies have managed to wrap a signature and a sari, but since I have a larger head and a ridiculous amount of hair I prefer less bulk. I VERY RARELY wrap a solid style pashmina with a second full size scarf.
  • Tucking my ears in. I cover my ears during the winter and I’ll keep a pair of earmuffs in my purse for extra protection.
  • Wearing a volumizer or at the very least, a cap. It adds an extra layer of warmth against the elements without adding bulk on the side of my head.

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When the weather is warmer –

  • I bring out all of my medium and sheer scarves. In the springtime and fall I use and abuse my Shimmeries, saris, 2-in-1s and NY Brights. Those scarves all tend to go on hiatus during the winter.
  • I pack away my pashminas. And I’m not just referring to Popping Bubbles. I know that there are people that will happily wear the Ronit or the Signature year round…but I’m not that girl.
  • When the weather is somewhere between 40-75 degrees F (4-24 degrees C), I’ll often wear 2-3 scarves on my head (and frequently with a pin or second accessory.)
  • I still wear a volumizer or a cap because I like having a smooth “base” for my scarves.

 

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When the weather is HOT –

  • I pack away the volumzier and just wear an oomphtastic scrunchy.
  • I ditch the synthetic based scarves. Fabrics made of natural fibers (cotton, linen, and even wool) help beat the heat while man-made materials can lead to a sweat drenching experience. Although 2-in-1s seem like the best option for heat, since those are made of viscose (aka rayon), the Wrapunzel Israeli tichel is actually significantly cooler.
  • I don’t wrap my ears.

 

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But, what do you do when the weather outside…and the weather inside don’t match up? Although it’s annoying, there is sometimes anywhere between a 15 and 80 degree variation between the temperature outside and the thermostat inside. Like all good Midwest girls, I learned from a young age that sometimes you just have to layer. I’ll sometimes throw a second tichel into my diaper bag or briefcase and rewrap at work or after shul before walking a mile to lunch.

Whether or not you are making Pesach, I hope that you are able to take full advantage of the early sunshine!

Tamar Adina

 

[all photos belong to Tamar Adina]

Waterfall Under the Bridge ~ with Rachel!

The lovely Rachel is back with another awesome tutorial!  Wow this woman really knows how to tie her knots!

Don’t y’all wanna learn how to do this?? Read on :)

In the video, she’s doing the wrap with Layers of Love, and in the photo above she’s doing it with a Wrapunzel Signature!

The wrap is similar to the “Waterfall Rescue” tutorial that Naomi Rose did but with only one scarf and a variation… who would have thought that the original “Waterfall Twist tie would get so much attention!  Rock it, wrap stars!

Super Easy Tichel Loopty Doop!

When I made the Lovely Lace tutorial yesterday, someone mentioned that it was hard to see how to do the “Loopy” part because my hands were in the way.  So since it’s actually a tie that you can do on its own (I love doing it with the Lakeshore Bliss) here is a detailed tutorial on how its done!  You can see that even though I’m blabbering away and doing it very slowly , it still only takes 2 minutes for the video!  You’re gonna love this trick!