Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2011 Pick from The Knot Best of Weddings

I am honored to announce that I have been chosen as The Knot's 2011 Vendor Best of Weddings. I received the call last night in my United Kingdom home with my new husband the day after our wedding reception. Rebecca from TheKnot "Congratulations Sara, you are our 2011 Pick on The Knot Best of Weddings!" without a doubt, I was so over-joyed that I squealed on the phone "EEEEEEEEE!", then of course happy tears. She went on to say I was the only Makeup Artist chosen in my market and they love my work and are impressed with all the achievements I have had over the year, another "EEEEEEEEEE!". We opened a bottle of champagne and toasted.
After many sleepless nights in my studio, endless hours on the internet digging into my emails, countless contracts sent out among all the organizing and juggling for the weddings, my hard work has paid off.
This beautiful award proves to never give up, climb through any obstacle knowing that you can make a difference, with your heart in front of you and head pushing you forward you can live your life as your dream.

All the love in the world,

Sara Faella
Artist Designer Stylist

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MAKEUP LINE-Now taking Orders!

(photography by Sara Zarrella Photography)
I am pleased to announce the Sara Faella Artist Designer Stylist Makeup Line has Launched and is live for all to order!!
My 2009 brides, were my true inspiration to launch a full line. After selling out of my lip glosses every other wedding and consistent requests for shadows, blushes and demonstrations in applying products, I saw the need and market to launch my own line. I would catch myself selling products in which I believed in and thought, it's time.
(photography by Keri Comeroski)
My products are not tested on animals, nor do they contain parabens.
These are high pigment, luxury quality products that can soon be found on my new ecommerce site www.sarafaellacouture.com with price ranges from $12-$35 and an endless amount of products including eyeshadow, lip gloss, lip stick, high gloss lip stick, Camera Ready (HD) foundations creams to liquids, minerals, loose pigments and wide range of Professional Brushes!
Let me know what you need and I can help you order your own custom cosmetic set that fits your skin tones and facial structure.

I am really excited about this new exquisite line, from my heart to yours~
Have a BEAUTYfilled Day!

Sara Faella Artist & Design Studio
47 High Street
Suite 209
Westerly RI 02891
sara@sarafaella.com     401-323-6133

(photo by Olivia Gird Photography)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Fairy Tale Wedding

The rumors and buzz are true, Sara Faella Artist Designer Stylist has tied the knot!
But with who?
Her long lost British love, Mr. Sam Rockett. If you had ever asked Sara Faella if she would marry or fall in love to "the one" she would have quickly and satisfactorily stated "no". Completely satisfied and encompassed in her passion of work, she never would have thought she would ever have been reunited with her international boyfriend of eight years ago....

What stories are made of, how the standard of love was created:

January 2003, I was an 18 year old student at Berkeley College in New York City working at a restaurant on 59th Street..Hooters Restaurant to be exact (not easy for me to admit) and in comes Sam Rockett, a 19 year old British resident and student from the United Kingdom that was on holiday with his friends for his birthday. He sits in my section and I was instantly mesmerized by his charm, style and of course that accent. He had hurt his ankle by attempting the moon walk earlier on ice in the city, so I couldn't help but tend to him at this oh so vulnerable situation, we end up chatting as I completely ignore all of my other tables at the restaurant and at the end of his meal I invite him and his friends out with some girlfriends from work. We all have a wonderful time together and at the close of the night I give Sam my phone number.

He never called. **gasp**

Days later, I figured he wasn't interested and had flown back home. I had gotten out of work early and was walking through freezing Times Square with my black velvet winter hat on and my hands puckering up my winter coat collar to block the cold wind.
Then, Sam walks by.
I didn't see him....but he responds to his friend "That was her", astonished his friend says "It was?" in disbelief they talk about it (which was probably for ages because we all know how men are) until his friend finally says "run after her" but by the time Sam finally decides come after me I was quite a far away, so he had to run.....far. By the time he reached me he yelled "SARA!" I turn around, kind of scared "Sam?" the poor thing couldn't even breathe!! I am sure with his sprained ankle wasn't helping him either! I literally stood there for a minute in the middle of Times Square while he caught his breath.
Finally, we get to talking and I ask, right away "Why didn't you call?", he states "I couldn't figure out how to dial on an American phone" (with his accent, I might add)....how could I even be angry at a response so adorable?
We spend the night together and that was it, we were an instant international couple. I flew to the United Kingdom that March, met all of his beautiful friends and family. Visited Stratford Upon Avon, Cardiff Wales (were Sam's flat was) among other beautiful sites that England and Wales had to offer.
Shortly after Sam and his family flew to the States where our families met and once again Sam and I had amazingly fun time together, laughing, joking, enjoying each others company, introducing him to all my friends...but not long after with the Atlantic Ocean in between us we split up, and I got back together with my old high school boyfriend and he begins to date a new girl.
Throughout the next two years Sam and I kept in touch through phone calls and emails..this was even before Facebook! Our phone bills were always horrendous! So, naturally when I split with my boyfriend I phoned Sam right away and said I have broken it off with my boyfriend and will be getting on the next flight to London. But, Sam said to not get on a plane because he had gotten back together with his old girlfriend. I was so angry with him, I didn't speak to him for a month!
After, I got over my temper tantrum Sam and I got right back on track to our friendship with each other always speaking about when we met in New York and our visits to each other, what's new in our lives, how our romantic relationships were going....really just keeping tabs on each other and making sure neither one of us got engaged.
Years go by, that brings us to January 2010, our 7 year anniversary from when we had met and Sam had called me and asked "Are you engaged?!" (with his British accent).
I say "Well, I don't know. I am making life decisions for Niko and I. I feel as though this is something I have to do." Obviously, my heart not in it, but at this point feeling that it was the right thing to do. Sam goes on to tell me "Holly (his girlfriend after me) and I broke up!"
**double gasp**
I honestly thought he was joking. How could this be? The moment I am become unavailable, He all of a sudden becomes available after more than 4 years? So I simply say "It's just not meant to be, we keep missing each other". We accept this answer and continue with our ever growing friendship.

Summer 2010~Sam receives a phone call from me "Sam, just fly out to America we are now both single I need you to be my model for my Men's Couture Tie line that I am launching for Fall/Winter 2010, you have the perfect European flare that compliments my ties perfectly", without a doubt he books a flight for the beginning of September.
Both of us being so busy throughout the summer with work, we hardly speak, but still in the back of our minds and excited.

Waiting in Logan Airport in Boston on September 13th, I had butterflies the whole time...I start wondering do I look okay? Have I aged since I was 18? Am I gross? What if Niko doesn't like him? Will he still smell the same? Should I hug him? Should I kiss him on the cheek? and of course What if I fall in love with him all over again? What if I never stopped loving him and everything that has happened in my life were just stepping stones to bring me and Niko to him?
Then.....right when I thought he would walk through the International Terminal, he did. I thought "Oh my goodness, he is so handsome." Then he spoke, with that accent! "Are you all right?" I couldn't stop smiling. He was perfect. Everything I had been waiting for in a man, everything I wanted and everything I adored. All along it was Sam Rockett, my long lost British boyfriend.
On Tuesday evening he proposes to me without a ring, only a promise that he was certain that I was the one for him, throughout the years I always was the one and everything about our love was meant to be and we were exactly where we were supposed to be....
Thursday we are married on a little cliff in Misquamicut Beach.
When it comes down to it, for me. My wedding was perfect. He placed a wedding band on my finger that was a vintage anniversary band that was my Grandmothers that was given to me by my Mother the evening before our wedding, and Sam's band was given to him by his Mother years ago for his graduation present...and they coincidentally matched perfectly. We had each other and Niko, two amazing photographers from Two True Photography and an amazing videographer, Mike Picard that we contacted the night before and the morning of our wedding that were so over joyed for us and without a second thought rearranged their schedules for us to help capture our very private ceremony...I remember stepping back for a moment during all the excitement of the day, being so grateful and watching everybody that could not wash away their excitement even if they tried! Seeing people so happy and supportive for us, for our love and our destiny just confirmed that Love is an intangible, undefinable blessing that was given to us and meant to be shared so if there was ever a doubt by anyone in the world that true love doesn't exist.....it does.
Even from many years of passings and thousands of miles in between us, love prevailed.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Eyelash Extension Advice for Your Wedding Day

Here is a topic that is brought up over and over again. I am here to clear up any questions and help guide you in the right eyelash extension application that is perfect for you on your big day.
There are many applications with a wide price range. I would completely suggest speaking with your makeup artist during your consultation to she if she one, she can apply them for you and two, which forms of extensions she offers along with the brands she uses.

Over the Counter Strip (full strip or corner) Temporary Eyelash Extensions
these range from about $2.49-4.99 per pair at a drug store (ie. duraLash) or $10.00+ for department store brand (ie. mac, laura mercier, etc)
*these are for a more dramatic look, this Bride would most likely be having an evening wedding or a bride that normally wears makeup on a daily basis and wants a little more dramatization for her big day.
Over the Counter Individual/Small Grouped Temporary Eyelash Extensions
these have the same price points as the Strips above
*these eyelashes have a more natural look achieving a "naturally dramatic" look, that I find common for morning/afternoon brides as well as for brides who wouldn't normally wear makeup daily and are going for "I want to look like myself, just a little more done up". 
**these are easy to apply I recommend DUOLash adhesive it is hypo allergenic and I little more pricey than the duralash brand but great for sensitive eyes. The great concept of eyelash extensions is little to no mascara is needed although I suggest to blend the natural to the synthetic lashes. If you are unsure of applying synthetic lashes to your eyes, GISELLE brand uses all natural hair and are handmade eyelash extensions, very natural although I have noticed that they need to be trimmed to fit.

For the serious eyelash bride I have to suggest the Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extension application. This is more costly, last longer but has more maintenance. This application process can be found in professional salons and spas or through the more advanced makeup artist. This is a two hour application that last 4-6 weeks with fills needed about every 2 weeks. The great advantage to this application is it normally comes with a mini-facial. Although the price points are much higher with an initial application of $225-$400+ and fills ranging from $20-$60+

Most commonly asked questions:

how long do they last (temporary)?
these listed above are really only meant for 24hour use. Although I have had them last for 3 days you just have to be careful when washing your eyes (cannot wash eyelashes, only around them). Also, like makeup if not washed bacteria can grow and cause infection. I have never seen this happen to me or any of my clients but have studied that this is a common side effect.

how do I remove them (temporary)?
they come off relatively easy. when showering cleanse your face last while letting the steam and moisture loosen the glue. When ready to cleanse, wash your face and eyes as normal (most will have fallen off by this point) pulling the synthetic lashes from the root, they should slide right off. If you feel a resistance (slight tug while tying to remove), do not force simply apply a small amount of baby oil to a q-tip and apply in between eyelashes the synthetic eyelash(es) should remove from natural lash instantly.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FoxNews Segment on Sara Faella Artist Designer Stylist

Featured on FoxNews for my Couture Hair Accessories Line.
I feel so honored to have this opportunity to work with FoxNews
and share my work with it's viewers.
FoxNews has invited me once again to be featured on their show
for another segment "Bridal Beauty". Please stay tuned for the next
clip to be aired in June!
I hope you enjoy! You can order Couture Pieces online
If you would like your own custom couture bridal/hair piece
please contact me to further discuss your ideas and I would be
happy to sketch and craft your very own special hair accessory.
Sara Faella
Artist Designer Stylist
......Explore My Riches.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Edie Sedgwick Provokes My Romantic Looks

The looks I create, my inspirations, my dreams are all encompassed by passionate living people, legendary icons and era's of beauty that continue to build the Fashion and Art industry pushing my talent's to levels that are transcendent and inimitable. As I continue to research every moment and studying the arts everyday, I have designed one of "MY LOOKS" has made my Clients coming back and asking for more.

My Romantic Look 

has been my claim to fame. 

Edie Sedgwick from the 1960's has inspired this look with her false eyelashes and pale pink lips. Along with many other area's of inspiration this is an icon that I have gravitated to although her life would be assumed to be a tragic one....Her Look lives on, Her Life Celebrated, Her Style...Like Mine as I pursue to create looks for my clients and inspire other Artist in the industry...are Unparalleled.

One Edie Sedgwick 

One Sara Faella

............meant to Inspire All.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

THE INTERN! Fina's First Blog!

HI! I’m Fina Sara Faella Artist Designer Stylist’s new Intern. I really enjoy being her intern, she’s full of life and we never have a dull moment. I always enjoy her company and her beautiful son Niko as well. She is very passionate about what she does and is always so cheery in addition to that she comes in with an enormous smile; she has such a big heart for a person with such a tiny body.

Since I have started interning I have quite a few tasks to complete such as, finding a venue to host a fashion show in the near future, networking with photographers in all of New England and New York. Along with all of that I have also concluded to plenty of research for the company. . . And I’m blogging!

I am very open to learning anything and everything about fashion, everything that Sara teaches me I absorb like a sponge. I am very interested in learning the designing perspective, business standpoints and what it takes to construct and maintain a distinguished brand/ establishment. I am hoping to gain plenty of knowledge from this experience, in company with a great friendship that will last a lifetime.

In the future I anticipate to be attending an astonishing college majoring in Business and Marketing and mionoring in Visual Communications along with designing a fabulous collection of my own. A prophecy to myself would be traveling to various regions of the world to explore along with gather loads of wisdom and then maybe I will have an intern of my own. . . Needless, I will maintain a never-ending relationship with Sara and of course Niko as well.

Thank you for viewing my first Blog Post, with many more to come!

Please contact me on my very own email intern@sarafaella.com.

Press Release


Artist Designer Stylist



Sara Faella Artist Designer Stylist Launches Romantic & Vintage Couture Bridal Collection 2010

After launching her line January 2010, she received ravishing reviews and custom orders instantly from fans and many brides from the wedding industry. All her pieces are couture, not one duplicated and not one that resembles another. All of her custom couture work includes hand-made metal work, feathers, crystals and craftsmanship that only comes from someone that clearly has passion and understanding of fine arts united with high fashion.

Sara Faella, Designer her work originally out of New York has branched into the accessories segment of the fashion industry and now works out of Rhode Island yet catering globally. No market too small no region too far. She uses her life experiences, places travelled and time periods never visited only explored through intensive research. Mastering and creating special pieces that not only define what she is capable of but what she can share with the world.

Faella states “This collection, as my first collection is designed for the romantic heart in mind and with the Vintage 1920's as my inspiration, I have incorporated ostrich & peacock feathers along with German vintage & Swarovski Crystals .Very chic, very flapper. Every piece is terribly charming in the most whimsical way.”

Please contact, Sara Faella Artist Designer Stylist at 401-323-6133.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Love Couture Collection 2010

Keeping the collections going!

After my 1920's inspired Romantic & Vintage Couture Bridal Collection 2010, I went right back to the drawing board and mannequins..I am proud to share a Sneak Peak of my

"Spring Love Couture Collection 2010"

Sara Faella

Artist Designer Stylist

...explore my riches.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Consultation Comes to Me

I am an On-Location Artist but every now and then a bride comes to my home. When that happens, pampering is delivered on a whole other level. When Marcia arrived to my beach condo in Westerly early Saturday morning Enigma was softly playing, candles burning throughout the home and treats waiting for her....chocolate covered strawberries, mimosa's, homemade cookies and cinnamon bun pastries.
We started our Consultation by enjoying a delicious mimosa and talking about her wedding, her theme, her dress and her bridesmaids dresses. After reviewing copies of the dresses and photographs of Marcia's hair ideas...I was so excited to get to work.
I set her hair in curls and started applying pigment to her skin and of course...EyeLash extensions! Which were practically made for her eyes...she was stunning. Most importantly she was happy! Not only was Marcia an absolute porcelain doll to work with but she was so sweet. I truly enjoyed our conversation about friends and family, I felt as though I had known her forever. I can't wait for her Newport wedding this summer!

Sara Faella
Artist Designer Stylist

Have a BEAUTYfilled Day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The International Beauty Show Press Release

Nicole Peck
Group Marketing Director
International Beauty Show New York Delivers Passionate and Savvy Beauty Professionals 
More than 53,700 beauty professionals in attendance; up from previous year
NEW YORK, NY – March 22, 2010 — The International Beauty Show New York, presented by American Salon magazine, was a resounding success and drew almost 54,000 passionate and energetic participants looking to advance their skills, see the latest and greatest in beauty and mingle with some of the top talent in the industry. IBS New York, once again, proved that the beauty industry is vibrant and strong.
Energy Abounds
“We are overjoyed with the turnout, energy and overall vibe experienced at IBS New York this year,” says Dana Lupton, vice president and group show director. “Our strong attendance led to record sales for many exhibitors and we experienced one of the most successful rebooking sessions for our 2011 dates. I am proud of the show we produced and wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to the industry for its participation and strong support.”
The Exhibits
“I’ve never seen it so busy,” said both exhibitors and attendees. Beauty professionals came to the show in droves and spent their time and money on new products as well as old favorites. The Pibbs family was well represented on the show floor with large displays from Pibbs, Turbo Power, and La Brasiliana. Alfa Parf, Moroccanoil, Global Keratin, So Cap USA, Metropolis and Macadamia Natural Oil, A Robert Cromeans Salon, and Young Nails also had significant presence on the show floor. Traffic frequently stopped in aisles where smaller exhibitors demonstrated their products and fulfilled a high level of sales. In all, more than 550 haircare, nailcare, cosmetics, tools, furniture, apparel and business technology manufacturers were represented.
Trends & More
Extensions are still all the rage and offer professionals an opportunity to increase business and generate thousands of dollars in incremental revenue. Also popular and crowd-generating were the moisture-enhancing hair follicle products, natural hair-straightening products and the colorful gels and polishes in fabulous color arrays.
Inspiring Main Stage
Some of the most dynamic names in the beauty biz graced the 2010 IBS New York Main Stage. Artistic cutting, dramatic coloring and creative styling with step-by-step demonstrations were provided by world-renowned and iconic artists, including Nick Arrojo, Robert Cromeans, Martin Parsons, Vivienne Mackinder, Dee Adames, Woody Michleb and Bradgraham.
Outstanding Education
More than 100 free classes were available to beauty professionals. Most classes were standing-room-only, and attendees walked away with new tools, techniques and tricks to not only enhance their skills but also to grow their businesses. Highlights included:
• 5 Time Emmy Award winning make-up artist Eve Pearl demonstrating flawless bridal make-up application
Mike Karg and Jo Blackwell demonstrating their signature approaches to cutting and color for the everyday woman
• A packed class for industry favorite 
Nicholas French’s hair extension techniques
• 2007 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Yosh Toya sharing his design philosophy and techniques
Major League Barbers and Ivan Zoot from Andis proving skillful barbering techniques can elevate a stylists income potential
• Main Stage performers such as 
Nick Arrojo, Martin Parsons and Vivienne Mackinder providing inspiration up close in the classrooms
Latin Pavilion
For the first time, IBS New York partnered with the producers of the San Juan Beauty Show and delivered a special pavilion featuring exciting exhibitors and inspiration talent such as Alejandro L’occoco, Raul Martez and Arleen Agosto on the Latin Main Stage.
International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference
IBS New York attendees visited the IECSC exhibit hall at no additional charge to learn and shop the newest in the spa, skincare and wellness industries at the largest spa show in New York.
Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty professionals are available at IBS Las Vegas being held April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit www.IBSlasvegas.com for more information.
About the International Beauty Group
Produced by Questex Media Group LLC and presented by American Salon magazine, IBS New York is the largest and longest running professional beauty event in the country. IBS New York, International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences and IBS Las Vegas are for professionals only and reach a wide cross-section of participants including salon and spa owners and managers, hair stylists, hair colorists, estheticians, makeup artists, nail technicians, dermatologists, massage therapists and beauty and spa product manufacturers and distributors. The Las Vegas event will be held April 24-26, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center; IBS New York 2011 will be held March 6-8 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Show images are available for editorial coverage, please contact Natasha Bhalla, marketing manager at 212-895-8259.

Sara Faella
Artist Designer Stylist
Have a BEAUTYfilled Day! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Makeup Show

I feel so very fortunate this year to be attending some of the most inspirational and amazing shows/exhibitions/lectures. After being pregnant for practically a whole year and learning how to be the best mother I can be, I finally feel like I am back into my professional and entrepreneur adventures! I am right back in the fashion and beauty/spa industry...right where I have been for over 7 years and I have to say it feels so good to be doing what I love once again!
I absolutely LOVED the International Beauty Show once again this year and will be attending the same show in Vegas at the end of April to take more classes and continue to network!
Where am I next?
I am all registered since the last show and ready to go! I will make RI & New England proud!

The Makeup Show NY 2010 will be Sunday, May 16 & Monday, May 17 2010 at The Metropolitan Pavilion. This is a must attend event for those interested in celebrating the art of makeup and networking with the foremost brands in the business. It’s an opportunity for professional makeup artists and top brands to strengthen the community of makeup artistry. There will be on floor demonstrations, complimentary seminars as well as workshops and key note forums presented by renowned makeup artists. Join this special pro-only event for two days of inspiration, education and community building in the heart of NY.

Please let me know if you are an artist and would like to join me!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What H2O Means For Your Skin

There are many controversies as to what water does for the skin and how much should be consumed. I have researched this topic and am happy to share my thoughts and opinions on this important beauty subject.

I am in agreement that possibly large consumptions of water is really not the most beneficial. The "8 by 8 rule", 8 glasses of water per day is actually too much water and although consuming water has many benefits to the body like flushing out toxins, it is stated that because of the high velocity rate that the water travels through the system, it does not have enough time to reach the epidermis (the outer layer of skin where pores are). It is best to use facial hydrator applications (lotions) to acquire skin hydration. Although, if an individual is extremely dehydrated the consumption of water through many sources (fruit, vegetables, bottled distilled water) will reduce acne breakouts because the toxins in the body are released and prevent these toxins from building up pores.

In addition, proper hydration can eliminate and/or reduce dark circles under the eye, sunken eyes and can restore skin plumpness. Another benefit of drinking water in large amounts for the skin is in the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.

Depending on the person, 4 servings of water per day will keep the body hydrated. Remember you can get your water servings from many sources not just out of the bottle.....fruits, veggies...even caffeine believe it or not....try to stay away from alcohol or choose to drink water along with it.

I hope this this blog topic was helpful!