Sarah Jessica Parker Covers Vogue

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Sarah Jessica Parker on Vogue’s August cover.

The Sex and the City sequel (and prequel!) rumors may never cease, but Sarah Jessica Parker’s doing just fine without the franchise.

The 46-year-old actress, clad in a Burberry Prorsum wool trench and Burberry leather tube belt, covers the August age-themed issue of Vogue, where she discusses her family, her career, and her view on fashion.

While SATC fanatics may choose to believe differently, Parker insists that the character that made her famous couldn’t be more different from herself—though she does play a pretty convincing fashion plate, wearing Bottega Veneta, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, and more in the Mario Testino-shot portfolio.

“[Carrie] Bradshaw’s life is nothing—nothing—like mine,” she said. “I loved playing her, and it changed my life in lots of wonderful ways, but I’m not a crazy shoe lady, I don’t think about fashion all day long, although I have a great respect for the industry.”

No doubt Parker gained an appreciation after being named the president and chief creative officer at Halston, where she headed the creative team at Halston Heritage—though according to the story, she seems to no longer be affiliated with the company.

“When Sex and the City, to her own surprise, made her a fashion star, she launched her own design label and perfumes, as well as signing on to run the Halston Heritage label, a relationship that recently came to an end,” scribe Eve MacSweeney writes. (A rep from Halston did not respond to our request for comment.)

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Rock of ages: Parker elegantly endures band practice in the August issue of Vogue.

She keeps her hands full with 8-year-old James Wilkie and 2-year-old twins Loretta and Tabitha. “We’re pretty hands-on parents,” she said of herself and husband Matthew Broderick. “That’s something that’s important to both of us, and we don’t shirk it, because what’s the point in having a family if you’re not going to really participate in it, you know?”

Appropriately enough, Parker’s latest role is as Kate Reddy, a businesswoman and mother in I Don’t Know How She Does It.

“I loved the part, and I can obviously relate to Kate,” she said. “I’m a bitter-ender. It’s potentially my fatal flaw that I do not give up on something. I will not rest. I work and work and work until I can no longer and someone has to remove me from the premises.”

The August issue of Vogue hits newsstands July 21.

In related news, check out Tilda Swinton’s turn on the August cover of W magazine.