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Stahlschmidt Sisters And Jerri Hoffmann Bring Fashion, Fun To Wine Country

The locally well-known 'Stahlschmidt sisters' recently spent the day in Augusta setting the stage for what many expect will be more great developments to come in one of America’s premier wine regions, as the area gets transformed into an international wine-tourism destination.

Sisters Abigail and Gabrielle Stahlshmidt have come to be known as "St. Charles County’s own," as the two brilliant, young beauties have excelled in entertainment careers typically reserved for Hollywood and the Big Apple.

“We’ve both been supported by our hometown community in so many ways,” Abigail says. “Gabrielle and I have seen our community cheer us on time and time again. When I look back, it’s truly incredible to see how many of our memories and friendships have been made here, and just how many people have supported us at various points in our careers. This is a full circle moment for my sister and I, and we’re so grateful.”

An internationally recognized electric violinist and professional model, Abigail is currently working on a solo album in Nashville, after finishing touring with the European symphonic-metal band, Vivaldi Metal Project. Along with shows in Italy, Amsterdam and Finland, she toured Bulgaria and shot a fashion editorial with Elle magazine while there.

Holding a double bachelor’s degree, specializing in music instruction, vocal health/production, and the psychology of learning, Gabrielle is an accomplished vocalist and performer, and the name behind Gabrielle Studio of Music - St. Louis’s music studio. She also owns and directs Own Your Voice Academy and operates her own clothing line, Well Worn Words Company.

Adorned in hand-picked clothing curated by Jerri Hoffmann from her new boutique, The Augusta Clothing Company, the sisters were photographed on location at the Sunflower Hill Farm—a beautiful, family-owned event venue and multi-functioning 24-acre farm in Augusta. Artists from St. Charles’ popular hair salon and spa, Cary O’Brien’s, did the sisters’ hair and makeup.

Augusta Clothing Company features women’s clothing and accessories—fashions Jerri describes as classic ‘wine-country’ casual clothing, as well as posh and polished looks for an evening out. Augusta Clothing Company is part of the Hoffmann Family of Companies; Jerri and husband, David Hoffmann’s, privately owned conglomerate of more than 50 companies. Natives of Washington, Missouri, the couple has invested about $150 million in and around Augusta over the past year with plans to turn the region into an international wine-tourism destination, similar to Napa Valley in California.

Jerri says outfitting the Stahlschmidt sisters in the heart of the wine region she’s invested so much in was a dream come true for her. “It’s been a dream of mine since I was a young woman,” she says. “It’s a sweet spot for me. And it’s a perfect fit with the way we are growing with Augusta. It was thrilling to see our clothes spring to life on these wonderful, accomplished young women,” Jerri adds. “They are not just pretty faces. They are amazing, young women, and St. Charles should be very proud of them.”

Gabrielle says the honor was hers. “With both of our careers requiring so much of our individual attention, being able to spend the day together, while enjoying the incredible surroundings that our hometown has to offer, was truly special. There’s nothing better than being able to bond with your sister while dressing up in beautiful fashions.”

Jerri says her clothes are for both young women and mature women who enjoy life and who don’t take themselves too seriously. "It’s fashion. It’s fun. And it’s a great creative outlet. We're bridging that gap between high-end couture and contemporary misses. It's classic, but with an updated look. We have a resort vibe, which we feel is perfect for the wine country.”

And for Jerri, retail seems to be in the genes. She says her great, great, great grandfather opened the first mercantile in Washington, Missouri. The building that housed the Kahmann Mercantile Store in the mid-19th century still stands at the corner of 2nd and Elm Streets in Washington.

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Off to a Balducci Concert
Abigail is styled in a ba&sh top * Lilla P camisole * L’Agence jeans * B-Low the Belt belt * Jakett distressed leather blazer * Susan Shaw jewelry * Claire Flowers mules * B-Low The Belt hat

Gabrielle wearing a ba&sh top * Etienne Marcel jeans * B-Low The Belt belt * Jakett leather vest with removable hood * Susan Shaw jewelry * Toni Pons open toe wedge * B-Low The Belt hat

Now it is a Wedding at the Mount Pleasant…
Abigail is fabulous in Frame eyelet top * ba&sh maxi skirt * B-Low the Belt belt * Susan Shaw jewelry * Claire Flowers sandal
Gabrielle is stunning in ba&sh dress * Jakett mixed media jacket * Moyna beaded clutch bag *
Susan Shaw jewelry * Claire Flowers platform sandal

Lunch at Montelle has Abigail wearing a Capsule 121 sleeveless knit top * Capsule 121 v-neck sweater * Estelle & Finn pencil skirt * Susan Shaw jewelry * Claire Flowers bag * Claire Flowers leather pump
Gabrielle is beautiful in a Trina Turk bow blouse * Estelle & Finn cropped pant * L’Agence blazer * Susan Shaw jewelry * Claire Flowers bag * Claire Flowers leather pump
 

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