THE MOODS OF MS. PARKER: Sarah Jessica Parker is getting to be a quick-change artist par excellence. Aside from those costume-change-intensive awards show host gigs, Parker wore three different outfits during an AOL-sponsored cocktail reception for New York Sen. Charles Schumer at Spire restaurant Wednesday night at trendy boutique hotel Nine Zero.

While exact details about designer affiliation were unavailable at the hush-hush event, Parker arrived with husband, Matthew Broderick, apparently channeling Chanel in a tweed jacket, jeans, flats and oversized black sunglasses. She moved on to a familiar fashion role, opting for a fluffy pink skirt and tan suede heels, à la her “Sex and the City” persona, Carrie Bradshaw.

Always fashionably appropriate, she changed again — this time to a T-shirt emblazoned with “John John” and a rhinestone American flag brooch — before leaving for a skybox at the Fleet Center to watch Sen. John Edwards’ speech.

RATING EDWARDS: Speaking of Edwards’ speech, the reaction was mostly positive among the party faithful. California delegate Mabel Teng craved specifics on how the Kerry-Edwards team would retain U.S. manufacturing jobs. “The government needs to reinvest in the manufacturing community,” she said. “It’s been seen traditionally as a low-value sector, but we’ve got to make it a more productive, high-value proposition.”

Ohio delegate Jack Landskroner said, “This whole convention is a continuation of the theme John [Edwards] has been preaching all along. Kerry’s just done a great job of adopting those messages.”

“I’m from Memphis,” said Bill Clinton’s former special trade representative Paula Stern, who sits on the boards of Neiman Marcus and Avon. “The Democrats win when we can appeal to males who identify themselves as white Southerners, whether they’re from southern Ohio or South Carolina. What’s left for Kerry is to show strength over how to better manage our economy.”

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said, “He laid down some pretty specific points and I think that’s what people want to hear. Most people don’t think about international trade every day, but they do think about what they earn, they think about health care.”

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