An Italian magazine gave Pamela Quinzi the moniker “Cinderella of New York City,” which is, of course, in reference to her being a shoe-loving fashion designer. But if you ask us, Pamela Quinzi is really more of the Fairy Godmother. She bestows upon us glamorous, princess-worthy shoes and makes our shoe lover dreams come true!
Pamela Quinzi’s fairy tale of a story begins in Rome, Italy where she was born and raised. At 14, she had already known that fashion was for her, so she decided to attend the Institute Armando Diaz, a high school specializing in fashion. She further took advantage of her living in Italy by moving to Milan, attending the famed Istituto Marangoni and working for top Italian designers and labels such as Fiorucci, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.
It was in 2009 that Pamela Quinzi decided to live in New York. After spending only 10 minutes in Times Square, she knew that she just had to live there. The move proved to be a great decision because just a year later, she launched her first fashion art collection inspired by the New York life. And the highlight of her collection? Her shoes, of course, all of which are one-of-a-kind pieces Quinzi customizes herself by hand.
Feathers, sequins, pearls, tulle, and lace — nothing is off limits to Pamela Quinzi and the shoes in her Kilame brand. Now, who needs Prince Charming when you’ve got shoes as fabulous as these ones from the “Cinderella of New York”?
Pamela Quinzi “Incanto” Boots, $450
Pamela Quinzi “Coco” Boots
Pamela Quinzi “Creamy” Boots
Pamela Quinzi “Nikky” Boots
Pamela Quinzi “Golden Age” Boots, $400
Pamela Quinzi “Laly” Boots
Pamela Quinzi “Golden Age” Pumps
Pamela Quinzi “Roses” Boots, $400
All images courtesy of Pamela Quinzi