WITH her passion for fashion, Sarah Kneeshaw is fast becoming Sunderland’s answer to Sarah Jessica Parker.
Like her namesake, who plays Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, Sarah has an eye for unusual fashion finds and is constantly creating one-off outfits.
Now, she’s bringing her treasure trove of vintage clothing, sourced in LA, to Wearside.
Sarah, 27, an A&E nurse at Sunderland Royal, lives in the States with boxer boyfriend Tony Jeffries while he undergoes expert training for his bouts in the ring.
But the pair are back on home soil for the next few weeks for Tony’s fight on Saturday, with suitcases full of LA clothing in tow.
It gives fans of Sarah’s business, Loves Fashion, the chance to try on some of her clothes which she usually sells through her website or eBay.
The latest event, held at 24Carat salon, in Grangetown, proved popular with shoppers after something different from the norm.
Sarah, of Chapel Garth, said: “The clothes you get over there are nothing like the clothes available in Sunderland.
“My favourite place is this big American vintage warehouse which sells 50s prom dresses which you can’t get anywhere else.”
She added: “Events like this are great because they give people who don’t use eBay the chance to come down and try the clothes on.
“It is so satisfying to see something really old being brought back to life.”
In the coming weeks, Sarah will be hosting other events in Sunderland, as well as appearing at a vintage wedding fair at Ramside Hall Hotel and taking part in a catwalk show at As You Like It in Jesmond, Newcastle, on October 3.
Jodie Breeds, owner of 24Carat, on Windsor Terrace, said: “Sarah hosted an event here a few months ago and that was really popular as well. She practically sold out of everything.
“It’s a great chance to buy something different.
“The clothes are not from the high street, so you know no one else will be wearing the same dress when you go out.”
She added: “Sarah has a great eye for fashion.
“She is styling me for London Fashion Week as I’m part of a team with Kevin Murphy (a celebrity hairdresser) doing hair for designer Christian Blanken.”
To find out more about Sarah’s business, visit www.loves-fashion.co.uk or follow her on Twitter:@loves_fashion.