La La Anthony Talks Motherhood and Fashion With Latina Magazine

The basketball wife talks about having an eye for designing for women of color.

Posted: 07/02/2014 10:20 AM EDT
La La Anthony

(Photo: Latina Magazine, August 2014)

La La Anthony is gracing the cover of Latina's August issue and the basketball wife is looking dazzling. Inside, she talks about the positive reactions she's received to her first book, The Love Playbook, her family with NBA star Carmelo Anthony and whether she's ready to have a second child.

"I do start feeling bad because [my son, Kiyan, 7, will] ask about a baby [sibling] and I feel a little selfish," the 35-year-old mom said. "If I did have another child, the reason would be that I wouldn't want my son to be alone in the world as an only child. But we'll see."

Anthony credits her mother with teaching her how to be a better parent, saying that she's her go-to for advice and taught her how to make good decisions without injecting judgment.

"I hope I am my son's best friend, and I want him to feel like he can come talk to me about anything — good or bad, because that's what I used to do with my mom. If they can't talk to you, that's when they go to outside influences and they might make wrong choices," she said.

The fashionista also opened up about her new line, 5th & Mercer, and why she rocks at designing clothes for her fellow women of color.

"I know what works on Latinas, black women and curvy women. But it's great that a website like ShopBop that isn't used to having that kind of consumer — they're used to stopping at a six or an eight — to push them to go up to a fourteen and understand our kind of woman," Anthony said.

"I always notice my quickest-selling sizes are the fourteens, the twelves and the tens," she continued. "I just won a little disagreement to increase the sizes with the website ShopBop. They were only going from zero to eight and I'm like, 'No, we come in all sizes, we have to increase the sizes.' So now they go from zero to fourteen and I wish they would go even higher."

To read more from the interview, click here. And for Anthony's full cover story, grab the August issue of Latina when it hits newsstands July 8.


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