My name is Liz and I run CLEO MADISON with my husband Adam. We started our company in 2016 because I was having the hardest time finding modest clothing. I even sewed a few things myself because I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I knew I wasn’t the only one having this problem though, so we decided to do something about it by starting our company. We live in the Seattle area and run our business online.
Tell us a little bit about the mission behind Cleo Madison.
Our mission is to provide clothing for other women who are looking for modest, stylish, and affordable clothing. Before starting CLEO MADISON, it was difficult to find clothing that met all three of those requirements, so I want to help other women in that same position.
What has been the most exciting thing about running your own clothing company?
The most exciting thing about running our clothing company is choosing the clothing that we sell. We love every piece on our website. Our favorite thing to sell is dresses. We love looking at different colors and styles of them.
What’s your style mantra?
My style mantra is casual, simple, and feminine.
Who are some modest fashion companies and designers that you admire?
I admire the modest clothing that Kate Spade designs. Not every piece is modest, but there are a lot of options. The dresses catch my eye the most. I love the lace dresses and the ones with fun prints on them. The swimsuits with scalloped edges are also very chic.
What do you love most about being a creative woman?
I love being creative because it is a great way to express myself and show my personality to many people.
Liz, co-founder of CLEO MADISON, was so kind to let us try out one of their lovely dresses! I loved the simple, classic black design of the Sweden Pocket Dress that can easily be accessorized many different ways. Not only is this dress super soft & breathable, it also has pockets, which is always a plus for me! I wore it to church on a 90 degree California day with no discomfort & received several compliments on it throughout the day.
Photos by Jeremy Harris