A typical working day starts early. In the week before the Oktoberfest the fashion designer can be found working at her desk at four in the morning. Things are quiet then and she can concentrate on drawing designs: "Every dress is an individual design. In my mind's eye, I see the person who will wear the dress and work out specific details." The new development of a design with gradations - meaning available for all sizes - takes about half a year. "During the day, customers arrive, who want attention from me and my mother, Brigitte Paltinger. I design each fabric, each hook, each embroidery, simply every detail," says Paltinger. "I enjoy setting new accents in my own collection, maybe even surprising myself a bit. I have the best ideas when I am not fully focused on fashion, but when I am outside with my animals enjoying the great outdoors, in a museum or visiting the theater," The designer does not have a secret recipe. "However, hard work and persistence along with craft and skill are involved but, particularly early in a career, a little bit of luck also helps."