08/21/2013 09:25 EDT

Kim Cattrall Can Teach Us A Lot About Fashion As Samantha Jones (PHOTOS)

Even though "Sex and the City" ended in 2004 and the last movie was released in 2010 (but we really don't need to talk about that disaster), the series is still as relevant as ever, in part due to the characters' groundbreaking fashion.

Of course, Carrie Bradshaw gets most of the credit for bringing Manolo Blahniks to the masses but our favourite gal pal, Samantha Jones, had a few style tricks up her sleeve too (how could you forget her blue sequined Las Vegas ensemble or her fabulous Chanel headscarf?)

None of Sam's pizzazz could have been carried off it weren't for the formidable Kim Cattrall, who celebrates her 56th birthday on Wednesday.

The English-born, Canadian-raised actress embodied the outspoken, brash PR maven and made women around the world envious of her classy by day, trashy by night style.

So, in salute to one of our favourite Canadian women, we highlight some of Samantha Jones' best style lessons:

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