Rare Dirndl Spotlight - Alayna Whitney and Friend wearing Dirndls

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Alayna Whitney

My name is Alayna and I am 24 years old and an active member in the Akron Ohio Donauschwaben and I dance in both the Juggendgruppe and adult Tanzgruppe. While I am not of German heritage, my mother married into the culture and I grew up making it my own. 
March 25, 2015
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Christina Forst Wearing a Dirndl

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Christina Forst

My name is Christina Forst and I currently live in New York. This past September, I had the opportunity to travel to Germany for two weeks to visit Berlin, several small towns of Bavaria, and Munich, including attending Oktoberfest for three days.
January 27, 2015
Rare Dirndl Bride and Groom from 2014

Rare Dirndl Brides of 2014

I was so honored to have a small part in the weddings of 3 wonderful couples in 2014! I created more bridal dirndls in 2014 than ever before and here are some great photos from this past year's great couples!

January 06, 2015
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Kathleen Martini wearing a Dirndl with a Friend

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Kathleen Martini

I'm Kathleen Martini, a 20-year-old Schwob living in Columbus, Ohio and dancing for the Trenton Donauschwaben Jugendgruppe. I have four Rare dirndls, one of which is custom, and I'm a little more than obsessed.
December 02, 2014
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Ingrid Jacobs

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Ingrid Jacobs

I have wanted a dirndl ever since I learned what a dirndl was. I have wanted a Rare Dirndl ever since I stumbled across the Rare Dirndl website. My German heritage is very important to me. My father is full German, and I learned German in school; I love brats, beer, pretzels and polka. 
October 24, 2014
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Caroline Dektas in a Minnie Mouse Styled Dirndl at Disney

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Caroline Dektas

I have always been interested in dancing. When I was a kid I danced tap, ballet, jazz, and whatever else my mother would let me. Unfortunately, as I got older I didn’t have time for dancing anymore, but I still had the passion to dance.
September 23, 2014
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Lena Adam

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Lena Adam

My name is Lena Adam, I am 24 years old and and I am a proud Donauschwaben and a member of the Kitchener Schwaben Dancers.

July 08, 2014
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Cathy Kling

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Cathy Kling

My love for Oktoberfest celebrations started when my family would gather in Minster, Ohio for their annual event. My ancestors on my mother's side originated in Prussia.
June 06, 2014
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Eric & Elizabeth Brotten

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Eric & Elizabeth Brotten

We're Eric & Elizabeth Brotten, residents of Minneapolis and German-themed party connoisseurs. We love to wear our Rare Dirndl attire to local cultural events at the German-American Institute (St. Paul), as well as at our privately hosted annual Oktoberfest party (we get upwards of 80 guests, offer bier and food, live music, and authentic steins for use)!
April 22, 2014
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Jen Stolze

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Jen Stolze

I am obsessed with the color yellow, the brighter the better!! It’s pretty safe to say that yellow is my all-time favorite color. So 2 years ago when I saw the Sunflower Dirndl hanging on the rack I knew I just had to have it!!
December 18, 2013
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Connie Gartner

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Connie Gartner

When my mom and I went to Germany to pack up and sell my Opa's condo, our favorite thing to do on the weekends was to sit in the town square and watch all the ladies and girls walk by on their way to church in their dirndls. We both agreed then that when I got married, we would fly back to Germany to have mother and daughter dirndls made
November 19, 2013
Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight - Rachel Rabun

Rare Dirndl Customer Spotlight: Rachel Rabun

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany was a trip I had been planning for over a year. We had the tickets, the flights, the hotels, but I forgot one major aspect, the clothes! I contacted Erika about a month prior to leaving for Oktoberfest and in that time she was able to create custom dirndls for myself and my sister. Within a few days, Erika had emailed me fabric ideas, layouts of embroidery work, and beautiful drawings of the dirndl design and a few weeks later I had the beautiful dirndls.
October 28, 2013