Quincy Eldridge wows the Western world of fashion.
By Ken Amorosano
A LOT OF MY DESIGNS TRACE BACK TO VINTAGE VAQUERO AND STUFF THAT MY GRANDFATHER WOULD WEAR BACK IN THE EARLY ’50S AND ’60s.
~ Quincy Freeman Eldridge
Her great-great-grandfather, Adolfo Camarillo was the “Last Spanish Don” of the region’s pre-1848 Spanish settlers, for whom this California coastal town is named.
IT ALL RELATES BACK TO HER FAMILY'S HISTORY
Quincy’s grandmother Rosita grew up riding her family’s majestic horses in the Spanish Vaquero tradition, making yearly appearances in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
RAISED ON HORSEBACK
Her mother Sally trained cutting horses, often telling how she rode while she was pregnant with her.
Quincy began tinkering with her creative side, hand-painting her creative designs on the belts, boots, and tack she wore during rodeo competition.
Upon graduating college, she launched Rodeo Quincy and began her professional journey.
TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD
Quincy made a big splash at rodeos where her elaborate retail booth became a center point for cowgirl fashionistas.
Rodeo Quincy has built an online audience of tens of thousands of followers.
The line encompasses designs ranging from colorfully embroidered boots and flirty fringed belts, to sassy tops, scarves, hats, and jewelry, and can be found in more than 300 retail stores nationwide.