The Cinderella of New York.
Someone once said, “A pair of shoes can change your life”…This is the story of how a pair of shoes changed my life! My name is Pamela Quinzi but people call me The Cinderella of New York.It was July 2009 when Pamela arrived in New York City for vacation: a single, young, Italian girl with a luggage full of dreams. She only spoke one language: Fashion. With a heart full of passion, dreams and courage, she started the greatest adventure of her life. Born and raised in Rome, Italy young Pamela dreamt of one day becoming a Fashion Designer. She started designing dresses and shoes enveloped in a princess world from a very young age. At age fourteen Pamela attends a high school in Rome specializing in fashion, she interned for the oldest Italian couture brands. After getting her high school diploma she attended the Institute Marangoni to study fashion design and after graduating in 2005, Pamela starts her career in Milan. Pamela has designed extensively in the upper echelons of the fashion industry working for Made in Italy brands. She was living and working in Milan in 2009 when something unfortunate happened; the big recession arrived. After the economy crashed in America, it was then Europe ‘s turn, including Italy. After that, there was nothing left in Italy to salvage. People lost a lot of money and so there were no more investments to finance the collections that she worked so hard for. Inspired by a visit from her Canadian cousins Pamela’s next big life changing decision was to head to Montreal, Canada to clear her head. It was then that she remembered that New York City wasn’t very far away and so she decided to spend a week of her trip there as well, eager for inspiration. She didn’t know yet that the greatest adventure of her life was about to start. A random girl, a random question: ‘Where did you buy your shoes from?’ turns into a fashion explosion that creates The Cinderella of New York.