Chelsea Belle Designs was founded in Cleveland, Ohio by me (Chelsea Mueller) in February 2009. I began my fashion career in 1998 after graduating from Normandy High School. Taught the basics of textiles, sewing and knitting by my grandmother, I spent eleven years learning and studying fashion and the industry before starting my own label. In 2010 the collection expanded to include small accessories, followed by more extravagant wearable pieces and high profile custom designs by 2011.
The vision for my label is to create clothes that are both luxurious, fun and wearable, with a feminine but simple beauty about them. My touch is especially tailored: modern but never plain, fantastical but always rational. I skillfully manages the combination of sophistication and sensuality, with exceptional fabrics and highly perfected detail. I strive to make fashion that is timeless in its design. I am interested in what it means for something to truly be functional and fashionable. I always consider what will work at this moment, and to me this moment is about luxury without formality. Even at their most feminine, my clothes are not so precious or staid.
Thus far I have gotten a personally surprising amount of notice. I showcased in the Spring 2011 Cleveland Fashion Week Animal Protection League Benefit Show in Ohio City. Since then, the label and line has tripled in size. Most recently I showcased in a fantastic show called RAW Orlando.http://www.rawartists.org/ (A national organization) The outcome was enormous and very well accepted.
In August 2011, Juliya Chernetsky, a host for television and national music events, commissioned me to design an exclusive piece for her. The partnership forged an ever lasting friendship and expanded Chelsea Belle Designs out of Cleveland ensuring the continued growth of the company as a national brand while extending it’s long term vision of modern luxurious and functional wear with un-compromised quality.
Most currently, I have been designing costumes for Halloween and have decided to expand the company to design and participate in film costume design. I have a passion for the creative and I am really excited to begin this new venture!