Chic Spotlight: Purdy Everyday's Joy Lagdameo and Christina Mcdonough PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Palacios   
Monday, 21 March 2011 07:00

Chic Spotlight: Purdy Everyday Owners
Going green doesn't mean your fashions have to go blah, and these ladies prove it. Check out this interview to find out how they add some unique spice to your wardrobe.

Cincy Chic
: You recycle items into uniquely designed fashions through Purdy Everyday, so how did your eco-fabulous company come about?


Purdy Everyday Co-owner Joy Lagdameo: One night after a yoga class, Christina [Mcdonough] and I started talking about starting a business. We came up with a name that night and everything just branched off of the name, Purdy Everyday. Purdy is short for "Pretty Unique Recycled Designs Everyday."


Purdy Everyday Co-owner Christina Mcdonough: Joy and I both recycle, compost, garden, etc. We care about the environment. So, we put together the things that we enjoyed.


Cincy Chic: Where do you find the items to recycle, and where do you get your inspiration for their repurposed designs?


Lagdameo: I find that each piece of material speaks for itself. I look at the pattern or cut of the material and can instantly envision what it should become. It is a process that I never imagined would be so easy or natural. Photobucket


Mcdonough: Just talking about our company, we've received donations from family and friends (clothes, table cloths, curtains) that they no longer use. I get inspired by looking at peoples' bags and purses. I think about what I like. I talk to a lot of people.


Cincy Chic: What types of items can Cincy Chic readers expect to find at Purdy Everyday?


Lagdameo: We specialize in upcycled aprons; shoulder bags; wrist purses; and fun, trendy spring scarves. Photobucket


Cincy Chic: What else should we know about Purdy Everyday?


Lagdameo: We like to teach fellow creative people how to sew. In the past year, we have created a little community of folks that we have mentored in their quest to learn how to sew. Sewing is not a hard task, but it is a little intimidating. I hope to expand this idea into an open sew environment for individuals to socialize and inspire each other while making projects independently.


Mcdonough: We also do custom Roman blinds, cushions, drapes — whatever you can imagine, we can upcycle! 032111GS_InStory.gif


Cincy Chic: When you aren't recreating fashion, what do you like to do for fun?


Lagdameo: My two passions in life are singing and dogs, so most of my free time is spent going to dog training classes and doing musical theatre in Cincinnati.


Mcdonough: When I'm not a home-body (which is my favorite thing to do), I play soccer on an indoor and outdoor co-ed league. I like to go to yoga classes. I walk 10 miles every Sunday. I love home-cooked meals and dinners with family. I love taking naps.


Cincy Chic: What do you love most about Cincinnati?


Mcdonough: I love that my siblings are close by. I love Northside — I can park my car on Friday and not get in it until Monday. I love the pockets of diversity and culture.




Photographer: Neysa Ruhl

Model: Christina Mcdonough and Joy Lagdameo

Location: M/I Homes Estates at Shayler Ridge Model Home

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