Sarah Jessica Parker on Her Kids’ Style: ‘They Have Their Own Identity’

02/15/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Sarah Jessica Parker Kids Style
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From her starring role on Sex and the City and innate sense of style to launching her own shoe line, Sarah Jessica Parker is undeniably a fashion icon. But did she pass those genes on to her kids?

“They’re at an age — and have been for many years — where they really have their own identity,” Parker told PEOPLE of her children with Matthew Broderick (son James Wilkie, 12, and 5½-year-old twin daughters Tabitha and Loretta) at the Fendi New York flagship store launch Friday.

“So Sunday through Thursday, the rule is they can wear whatever they want,” Parker, 49, adds. “And if we go to the theater or to the ballet, I get a say. But it’s really among choices that they approve of.”

As for whether they inherited mom’s fashion sense, “It’s not something we talk about.”

Parker — who’s set to appear in the upcoming HBO comedy pilot Divorce — has dished on her kids’ creative sides before, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the she’s got some trend-setting mini-me’s on her hands.

“They’re all preternaturally gifted artists,” the proud mom told PEOPLE last year. “They probably spend 80 percent of their free time drawing … Every morning before breakfast, we have to drag them away from drawing and painting, even my son. They’re far more gifted than I ever was.”

— Jeff Nelson

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Donna on

I love SJP and her style, but can somebody PLEASE teach her how to apply her eye makeup?!

Mia on

Sorry SJP has no style. Her stylist has style. When she walks her kids to school she looks like a hobo.

Ginger on

Her kids are adorable. The twins are the sweetest looking little precious dolls!

Angie on

Saw her kids on TV, they’re adorable!

Paula on

Like Sarah’s off screen casual style comparing her on screen’s glamorous style.

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