An Empowering Collaboration…Gipfelgwand Schliersee
I have been a true fan of the many beautiful handmade products that Corinna Hofmann is selling through her company, Gipfelgwand Schliersee, for a couple years. So, imagine my surprise when she approached me to help her bring her vision for her latest collection to light. Aloha Schliersee is inspired by sunny summer’s days spent at the local Strandbad, the cool tranquil turquoise waters of our lake as well as the flowing landscape.
When I met Corinna she explained to me that Gipfelgwand was a dream 10 years in the making. Aloha Schliersee breathes new life into the traditional styling and clothing of this area. It is a fun and funky, Bavarian Bohemian Treat. Corinna came from the Bodensee area about 3 years ago and she brings a sort of German version of the California surfer girl feel to the designs. Yoga, Stand Up Paddle and the outdoors all blended together in a powerful yet feminine charm.
Last Friday afternoon, we met at Hennererhof in the Westenhofen district of Schliersee. This was the culmination of a lot of networking and friend making. As a small group we embarked upon the steep journey up a path that was nothing more than a deer trail to the famous Baumgartenschneid. This location is truly magnificent and very much worth schlepping up camera gear and props to obtain the view.
Waiting for us at the tipity top was a troop of mountain goddesses. There really is no other way to describe the collection of woman gathered for this shoot. Each one bringing their own particular strength and beauty. From Sports model and Bergwacht members to florist and Yoga instructors. The power and the softness combined. Pure inspiration and we were blessed to have such a company of women.
Working quickly so as not to loose a moment of the magnificent light we quickly shared our vision for the shoot and prepared the simple, natural styling. Flowers were festooned in braided hair and the iconic Gipfelrock were presented to many smiling faces. Shoes were optional and quickly forgotten.
This was the culmination of Corinna’s vision and planning. The even was a designers dream. It was pretty special to this photographer as well. It is incredible what she has been able to achieve in such a short time living in Schliersee. I was so impressed by the support and encouragement she has received from other female entrepreneurs in and around Schliersee. Powerful and empowered creative women all coming together to bring to life another woman’s vision was absolutely inspiring. The women in these photos have all met through the Female Mountain Power Summit and their names are, Sabrina Tamara Regina Steinberger Irmi Baumann Miriam Stannecker Anna-Maria Wimmer.
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The women in these photos have all met through the Female Mountain Power Summit and their names are, Sabrina Tamara Regina Steinberger Irmi Baumann Miriam Stannecker Anna-Maria Wimmer. http://www.fmps.mindfulnez.de
American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).