Belle Chapelle was created by Nickling St.Fleur-Rrustemaj after she realized that options of demure dresses made for young women were hard to find in stores. Nickling’s appreciation for modest dress began at a young age as her parents taught her the importance of dressing appropriately to attend church and other various settings like stores or traveling abroad. Only two decades ago most individuals were more cautious in placing different levels of value on clothing based on the setting. However, that has gradually become less important since in current events many have witness people wearing pajamas and lingerie in public. Nickling believes that major clothing manufacturers offer few options which are young, attractive, and modest. She believes if such options were there many would embrace modest wear.
Nickling attained her fashion education at American Intercontinental University where she acquired skills in garment construction, fashion editorial photography, pattern making, trend forecasting, and fashion business practices just to name a few. She has help organized, designed and participated in several fashion shows. She has directed and created inspirations for photo-shoots, real and still-life. Her appreciation for fashion has crossed boarders as she studied and interned in fashion hubs such as London England, Tokyo Japan, New York City and Atlanta, Georgia.
Nickling recently completed her studies with an M.A. in Communication at Andrews University. Her Communication studies with the help of the Interdisciplinary option allowed her to conduct a production in fashion communication and how it relates to the way young women dress to church. Belle Chapelle designs follows three principles 1) Shoulder are always covered with at least a cap sleeve, 2) Cleavage is never exposed and 3) skirt hems will always reach below the knees.
Nickling is married to her husband Ben and they have a lovely 2-year-old daughter nicknamed, “Princess Muffin Butt”.