The Pros and Cons of an Israeli Tichel Headscarf

An Israeli Tichel is basically a thin square or rectangle piece of fabric use to cover one’s hair. They are generally made of cotton or cotton blend fabrics, but can be of synthetic fabric as well. Often, and Israeli Tichel will have shiny threads, called lurex running through the weave of the fabric itself. Some Tichels have fringes on 2 or 4 sides, while others have no fringes at all.

The good things about the Israeli Tichels are that they are very airy and light which makes them a perfect first choice for those deciding to cover their hair due to hair loss, chemo, or religious persuasion. They also make a great fashion accessory. They can be bought in literally hundreds of colors, styles, and sizes and are very versatile in how they can be tied. Plus, they do not cost a lot of money – you can buy a tichel online for under $10 dollars.

And the best part is that they can literally be tied in hundreds of ways – crown style, bun style, tiechel style to mention just a few. You can mix and match short and long tichels, patterened and solid tichels and you can also decorate them once they are on yourr head as you would your own hair; with headbands, scrunchies, clips, etc.

The “cons” of Israeli Tichels are that they are delicate, especially if they contain lurex. Tichels with lurex cannot be machine washed as the lurex will move in the fabric due to the movement of the machine and you will end up with a head scarf that does not look good at all. Also, if the tichel has fringes, they may make washing the tichel difficult as well. Often what women will do is wrap the edges and fringes of the tichel in a plastic bag and seal it with a rubberband before washing the rest of the tichel.

Another disadvantage to the tichel is that the wearer must be good with their hands to tie the tichel in all its fancy styles, though the more you practice the better you get.

As such, when looking to buy a tichel, look at the quality of the tichel you are buying, and the shape. If you have your heart set on tying in the crown style, for example, buy an oblong tichel and it will tie much nicer. Check your wardrobe to see what color family to stick to and once you are comfortable tying them, slowly expand your collection.

Israeli Tichels can become your best friend in your head covering wardrobe! So experiment with them and most of all remember to have fun!

Latest Indian Fashion Trends

Namaste!

2016 has been an eventful year with some of the best fashion trends being unleashed in India. Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 was appreciated by tons of people, and was one of the best Lakme Fashion Weeks ever. The Who is Who of the Indian Fashion Industry exhibited their brilliant collection. Be it flamboyant or subtle, it appealed to the likes of all, and it set the Indian Fashion Trend for 2016. Take a look at the Fashion Forecast of Indian trends for 2016:

1. Designer Sarees:

Be it Manish Malhotra, or Tarun Tahiliani, or Sayasachi, the era of neo-age designers is back! With beautiful sarees custom made, these sarees are a must have in every wardrobe. Right from net sarees, to georgette to satin, designer sarees are the way to go right now! Light weight, intricate designs, these sarees can suit every occasion, making you look angelic wherever you go!

2. Jacket Sets:

With pretty butta prints on the jackets, or elaborate embroidery, there is a different subtle charm to jacket suits and they add an edge to your existing look. They can make the dullest of outfits look bright and beautiful. Team up your outfits to make it a jacket set, to add a quirky elegant look to your ethnic wear!

3. Designer gowns and dresses:

Be it a casual day out with your girlfriends, or pre wedding lunch, designer gowns and dresses make you rock the perfect look by being simple, yet elegant. For evening parties, designer gowns have never let you down, will never let you down. They are the most dependable outfits for even those who are not very experimenting.

4. Crop Top and Long Skirt sets: A tricky look, but once mastered, will never let you down. Giving you an elegant ethnic, yet a hot look, crop tops with long skirts are rocking the stage right now. Be it ethnic occasions or a casual day out, you can jazz it up or subtle it down, and pair up your long skirt and top accordingly. With tons of varieties of crop tops, and tons of varieties of long skirts, you have a plethora of combinations to choose from to make you the star of the occasion!

5. Kurta Sets: Gone are the days where Kurtas had to be paired up with Churidhars only. Toss that norm into the bin, and colour your wardrobe with new palazzos, long skirts, and shararas! The new rage is to pair up Kurtas with those mentioned above, and they will make you feel so super comfortable!

6. Monochromes: Monochromes are back! The best friend of all fashion trends, there is never a time where monochromes can let you down. Even when you are sick, you can sport a monochrome and manage to swoop away the attention by looking elegant.

7. Bare Shoulders: Ethnic Shoulders to Crop Tops, we Indians are going gaga with Bare Shouldered Tops to show off those toned shoulders! Giving it a daring look, bare shoulders add boldness to your outfit. Sway your hips, and walk away with all eyes on your on point outfit!

8. Anarkali Suits: From the times of the Mughals, Anarkalis have been a pillar of support for Indian woman to look like angels whenever they sport them. From simple, daily wear, light weight Anarkalis, to extravagant, exquisite, grand Anarkalis, you will get one for every occasion. You can westernize it a bit by sporting a modern Anarkali Top with jeggings and rock that brunch of yours!

Having said all this, being Desi is all about being comfortable and simple! So why just limit your fashion to your apparel? Extend it to other sectors of your life, and treat them Desi too! Go shop for the Oh So Desi Phone Covers to complement your outfit, and make you feel extra special.

Attorney Wardrobe Advice From An Image Consultant

ATTORNEYS

This article explains how attorneys should dress. It focuses on suits, hairstyles, footwear, and accessories.

LAWYERS AND SUITS

As we look at the legal profession we usually see men and women in suits, but few attorneys, including the most experienced, are aware of the unwritten rules covering their most prized outfit, the business suit. As image consultants we look beyond the surface and can tell you that your suit needs to be in earth tones, tailored neatly, and made of wool or a wool blend, except in the summer when Belgian cotton is acceptable.

Men often forget to have a second fitting. Demand one. Women usually neglect to have their jackets tailored, leading to bumps and wrinkles that will cost them points in the minds of clients, colleagues, and judges. The best advice we can give you is to look at Jay Leno and observe how his suits fit. Copy that style. Shop at Brooks Brothers or other quality stores. Avoid stores that don’t have tailors on staff.

SHOES FOR ATTORNEYS

The only two shoe styles acceptable for male attorneys are black cap-toes and wingtips. No other shoes are as inoffensive and effective. Yes, F. Lee Bailey does wear boots. But he’s F. Lee Bailey.

Female attorneys often make the mistake of matching shoes to suits. This only works when your outfit is black. Female attorneys should not wear light-colored shoes. They send the wrong signals. Nor should your toes be visible. You need to wear black pumps, with heels no more than two and a half inches high.

HAIRSTYLES AND ACCESSORIES

Male attorneys need to have neat hair, trimmed around the ears. It should not be too shiny with gel. It should not have the spiky look common with college students. Judges react unfavorably to such styles.

Female attorneys can wear different hairstyles as long as their hair does not pass their shoulders. They can even wear it up in a semblance of a beehive or bouffant look, if it’s not excessive and if it’s neat.

Attorneys should have the best accessories. Luxurious leather briefcases. Gold Cross pens. Leather wallets. Movado wristwatches. Simplicity. Fine lines. No sport watches at work.

Following these suggestions will ensure that you’re at least not making major mistakes and turning off clients, colleagues, and judges.

Copyright (c) 2011 William Cane