Nicole Carter

seattle headdress designerHeaddress Designer

Specializing in Ornate Headdresses

Nicole Carter, founder of Feral Decay Designs (formerly Regalia Designs) and lifelong fashion maven, has been designing beautiful and unique hair clips since 2009, when she recognized her deep desire to fill the world with embellishment and color.

“I had seen other hair clips before, but I wanted something brighter, more sophisticated… not so festival- furry- over-the-top, just pretty…”

Drawing inspiration from such fashion influences as Cleopatra, Heidi Klum, David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Andre 3000, and Audrey Hepburn, Nicole crafts each original adornment with a gypsy-wedding style flair, where natural elements and luminous qualities unite. Using delicate combinations of vintage rhinestones, unique feathers, fabric flowers, silk, Swarovski crystals, pearls, lace and other delights, each accessory is guaranteed to complement any event, outfit and style.

In addition to the hair clips, kitty ears and top hats already available for purchase, patrons are able to order custom designs for their special occasions, such as weddings, holidays, festivals, as birthday gifts, or for specific ensembles, such as wedding and bridesmaid dresses, burlesque and belly-dancing costumes, or for circus, theater and dance performances. After gathering important information about the person and event, Nicole will create a personally tailored piece to add a touch of class and sass, a pop of color, and an elegant finish to any look.

Love what you see? Stay tuned for details, as Nicole continues to add wire-working, leather-working, and jewelry-making into her repertoire for new ways to dazzle and excite.