No matter how many roles she plays, Sarah Jessica Parker will always be Carrie Bradshaw to us. The chain-smoking, Manolo-wearing, belly-baring fashionista epitomized a very specific New York City in "Sex And The City," one where there is no such thing as a fashion mistake and every street is a potential runway. In our minds, it's a simple equation: SJP is Carrie Bradshaw is fashion.

But SJP may have sworn off the fashionista role for good. In the November issue of Elle, posing for the cover of the annual "Woman In Hollywood" issue, the actress reveals:

"I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City. I loved Carrie, and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction."

On the one hand: nooooooo. We'll never be "over" Carrie. But on the other hand, we get it. Carrie Bradshaw represented a very particular New York fashion gal, a mantle arguably taken over by Lena Dunham's "Girls" girls (or perhaps the slicker "Gallery Girls" girls).

And yet, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and clad in all sorts of expensive designer goods, SJP still looks every inch the fashion queen in Elle. After all, this is the woman who is currently playing an Anna Wintour-type on "Glee," dancing around a faux Vogue office and introducing the Gleeks to the glamorous city life. Her character, as described by "Glee" co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan, is "frazzled, eccentric and hilarious."

In other words, a grown-up Carrie Bradshaw.

Phew. Check out the fashionable actress posing for Elle's "Women In Hollywood" issue -- along with Elle Fanning, Emma Watson and Octavia Spencer -- below and at ELLE.com.

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See SJP's style over the years:

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  • 1980

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  • 1987: "Slamdance" premiere

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  • 1991: "For the Boys" premiere

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  • 1993: MTV Movie Awards

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  • 1997: VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards

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  • 2000: HBO Emmy Party

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  • 2001: SAG Awards

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  • 2003: CFDA Awards

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  • 2003: Tony Awards

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  • 2003: Emmy Awards

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  • 2003: Broadcasting & Cable Gala

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  • 2004: Lincoln Center gala

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  • 2004: CFDA Awards

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  • 2004: Fifi Awards

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  • 2005: Coty event

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  • 2005: "The Family Stone" premiere

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  • 2006: "Anglomania" Met gala

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  • 2007: Diane Keaton tribute

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  • 2007: Valentino celebration

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  • 2008: "Smart People" screening

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  • 2008: "Sex and the City" London premiere

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  • 2008: "Sex and the City" New York premiere

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  • 2008: MTV Movies Awards

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  • 2009: Academy Awards

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  • 2009: Tribeca Film Festival

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  • 2009: "Did You Hear About The Morgans?" premiere

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  • 2010: Bravo Upfront Party

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  • 2010: Halston Heritage launch

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  • 2010: "Sex And The City 2" Premiere

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  • 2010: "Late Show" visit

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  • 2010: "Sex And The City 2" UK Premiere

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  • 2011: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

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  • 2011: "I Don't Know How She Does It" premiere

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  • 2011: London Premiere of "How Does She Do It"

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  • 2011: Street Sighting In London

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  • 2011: Palladium Premiere of "I Don't Know How She Does It"

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  • 2011: New York City Ballet Fall Gala

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  • 2011: 15th Annual Human Right Campaign National Dinner

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  • 2011: Friends In Deed 20th Anniversary Gala

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  • 2011: "Tower Heist" World Premiere

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  • 2011: New York City Center Reopening

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  • 2011: Ladies Luncheon At Crown Palladium

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  • 2011: "I Don't Know How She Does It" Melbourne Premiere

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  • 2011: Museum Of Modern Art 4th Annual Film Benefit

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  • 2011: 8th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball

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  • 2011: The 34th Kennedy Center Honors

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  • 2012: amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 Fashion Week

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  • 2012: Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week

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  • 2012: "Nice Work If You Can Get It" Broadway Opening Night

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  • 2012: "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations"

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  • 2012: Sighting In NYC

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