Late to bed and early to rise: Sarah Jessica Parker takes morning stroll with her family following Fashion's Night Out

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By Emily Sheridan and Iona Kirby

Happy family: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick took their twin daughters on an early morning stroll

She had been out late the previous evening signing shoes at Vogue's Fashion's Night Out in New York.

But Sarah Jessica Parker proved she can balance her work life and personal life by rising early to go for a walk with her husband Matthew Broderick and their two-year-old twin daughters Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.

The family went for a morning walk around Barnard College in Manhattan, which is part of Columbia university.

Working mother: Sarah Jessica had been out late at Fashion's Night Out the previous evening

They visited some friends during the trip, and Parker appeared well rested despite her busy night.

She was dressed casually in a long-sleeved navy blue T-shirt, jeans and trainers, and hid any sign of a hangover with a pair of huge sunglasses.

She appeared to be the embodiment of the character she plays in her upcoming movie I Don't Know How She Does It, about a working mother.

Yummy mummy: The SATC star visited Barnard College in Manhattan

It's a twin thing: Sarah Jessica with Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge

The Sex and the City star looked like she was having a great time at the fashion event but was hard at work late into the night as she was promoting a range of high heels she has co-designed with show designer Manolo Blahnik.

While Parker has always insisted she is very different from her iconic character Carrie Bradshaw - there is one thing they've always had in common - a love for shoes.

And last night, the leather-clad actress celebrated her love of footwear as she teamed up with Manolo Blahnik at his store in New York.

Lovely in leather: Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the Manolo Blahnik Fashion's Night Out event in New York in a brown leather dress

Shoes, glorious shoes: Parker signs a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels for a fashionista fan

The mother-of-three arrived at the footwear designer's Midtown Manhattan boutique in a stylish brown leather dress and white stilettos that would have made her TV alter-ego proud.

Parker was the star attraction of the event to celebrate Fashion's Night Out where she signed pairs of high-heels she co-designed with Blahnik.

As well as signing regular autographs for fans, she also got a treat when someone presented the blue pair of buckled Manolo pumps, similar to ones worn by Carrie in the first Sex And The City film when she married Mr Big in City Hall.

I remember these: Parker holds a pair of the same blue buckle Manolos worn by Carrie when she marries Mr Big in the first Sex And The City film

Proceeds of sales from last night's event went to the Fund for Public Schools - a cause close to Parker's heart.

Blahnik also arranged for a one-off Manolo milkshake truck to cruise the nearby streets selling shakes, with the proceeds also going to the same charity.

Meanwhile, Parker has been speaking about how she balances her career and motherhood while promoting her new film I Don't Know How She Does It.

Meet and greet: The actress also signed autographs for fans who didn't have the funds or desire to buy the designer shoes

She said: 'It’s complicated and it’s basically everything I ever wanted.'

It’s most difficult at the most surprising moments. You plan to be away and it’s a finite period of time and you can make sense of it and then something happens and you have to leave unexpectedly, say to go out for a work thing, that you didn’t plan and all of a sudden that’s the moment that breaks you.

'It’s surprising the things that are painful or the things that you feel the most conflict about, or these measures of guilt that show up. It’s like Jenga. It’s a house of cards.'

Drawing a crowd: Fans lined up outside the Midtown boutique for a chance to meet SJP