Keep It Up!

Keep it up!!!!!!!!!

It is so important to Keep It Up through all of the ups and downs of your growing business. You may find yourself running into the same problems and falling just short of your goals.  So How do we get passed this? Make a timeless business  grow?

We all get caught up with life and distractions we can’t control. Loose focus and forget we are running a business sometimes. So this is the first thing I have found to be helpful to slowly eliminate any distractions that may be getting in the way.

Set up a time to work on the computer at least three times a week for 2 hrs (this is just the beginning so if you can handle more do it).  Go to a local coffee shop, put on your favorite calming music, or just sit in a comfy spot and find that awesome work space in your head. You can use this time to research new project, write a blog, and watch business tutorials or take classes even.  No FB, Instagram or any social media of any kind. This should not be a “time-out” but a fun productive distraction from the distractions.

Another wonderful step to grow your timeless business is to start signing up for any and all business tutorials that relate to your personal interest.  I was hesitant of this at first but than started watching and realized how much valuable information you can pull from each class. It has helped me really start connecting with my customers on another level.  Here is a link to wonderful start up class

I will leave you with this last note……….. Always believe in what your doing. The power of positive thought will make your business, your life, and relationships so much more full. There is always doubt and sometimes faliure but you have the strength to pull though and to learn from each experience. Stay positive and you will succeed in all your magical, sparkly, wonderfulness that you are.



Why Cruelty Free Is Important

cruelty free feathers headdress

Why I use cruelty-free feathers in my feather fascinators, headdresses and jewelry…


“Cruelty-free product” is generally understood within the animal rights movement as a product that has not been tested on animals. This is the same for my product… When I purchase a cruelty free product, I make sure the fur, bones, skull, etc, is not hunted or harmed to acquire the product.

Regalia gets most cruelty free product from ranches in the Midwest from people who help injured and old animals and let them live the rest of their lives in peace and happiness.

Sara and Boomer are one of my favorite cruelty free shops on Etsy – here is their link for cruelty free feathers.

Summer Weddings

designer wedding bouquets

Who doesn’t love getting dressed up in elegant clothing and adorning yourself with pearls?

custom designer wedding bouquets

When it comes to planning a summer wedding, you have to be on the ball.  So many different styles and options — it could make your head spin right off!

Don’t worry, because I can help narrow down exactly what you are looking for, and together we can design the perfect wedding accessories for you and your loved ones.

Contact me today to discuss creating custom designer wedding accessories for your special day.

beautiful designer wedding bouquet

Custom Wedding Accessories for Brides & Grooms

Everything from wedding hair fascinators in white, creme, or any color of your choice; wedding boutonnieres, specialty wedding bouquets, corsages, wedding ring holders, and so much more! I can use vintage jewels from your family’s collection and incorporate them into a lovely unique design special for your wedding theme.

There are so many wonderful moments I love about weddings, but the bride is always the most stunning and fun to look at. Brides should feel like the “belle of the ball,” and I am here to make sure that every head is turned your way when it is time to walk down that aisle and through the night!


designer custom wedding ring holders

For all you who are married/getting married:

 Congratulations and may your journey together be magical and full of love to share.



Photography by: Poppi Photography


This the season to wear flowers in your hair. Pinks, purples, blues and greens as well as a whole prism of beautiful colors to choose from.

Besides being sweet smelling and eye catching, flowers offer us their healing powers as well.

Here is a list of my personal favorite flowers and their healing powers:

  • Lilac has the power to provide a calming effect that eases anxiety.
  • Orchids flower essence greatly enhances ones sensuality and divine pro-creative forces.
  • Rose cradles and nourishes the heart.
  • Plumeria increases self awareness and inner peace while reviving the spirit.
  • Hydrangea have been used in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
  • Passion Flower induces sleep and calms the nerves.

These are just a few but you get the idea.

Please share some of your favorite flowers and their healing powers?

Official Welcome to my Blog


Welcome to my blog……….

My name is Nicole Carter and I am the owner/designer of Regalia Designs. I began this business a few years ago after getting married and moving to Seattle.

When I was looking for a wedding fascinator, I could not find one that fit my personality and dress. So I made my own, and then I got to thinking “I could do this for anyone who needed it.”

Than I discussed it with my hubby, closest friends, and people I admire. They were SO supportive of my idea then & now, that now I cannot imagine doing anything else.

I started making little fascinators, hair clips, bobby pins (pretty much whatever will go in your hair)… out of our one-bedroom apartment in Seattle. It was such tiny little spot to spread everything out — on top of having a one year old husky who just loved to play with all my feathers and jewels!

When I felt that my hair pieces were pretty enough for people to purchase, I put on my rain coat and walked from store to store being turned down. I needed a website, business cards, boxes, and a name for my business. I thought I would just be able to make pretty things and that would be it! OH NO, was I mistaken! It was, and continues to be, a lot of hard work, creatively and business-wise.

Now years later, I work consistently with a group of talented models, makeup artists, and photographers. I’ve got my first fashion show under my belt to show for all of the hard work and enduring commitment to my craft.

If you ever feel like you may not be able to succeed, please remember that although it IS a lot of hard work, anything is possible if you really believe in what you are creating. Good luck on your creative journey and may there be a great deal of magic in your life.

Nicole RD

©2015 Antelabel
Model: Nicole Carter aka Aya Luv
Headpiece: Regalia Designs Feather Fascinators
Dress: Kuriio
Photo: Casey M Reynolds