Lala Anthony on the cover of Latina Magazine talking, Trust In Her Marriage, Success And Insecurities.
Lala Anthony gets fun and vibrant for the April 2012 issue of Latina magazine. Inside the issue, the radio turned TV personality speaks candidly on her marriage with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and why she is able to trust him despite rumors of infidely, as well as maintaining her confidence and building her brand.
Check out excerpts and photos from the spread below:
On how she and Carmelo have lasted 8 years
It’s been 15 days since I’ve seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other. But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, ‘Hey, I’m not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space.
On why she is able to trust Carmelo and if there’s a misconception surrounding athletes being unfaithful
I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere. So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him.
On not being satisfied
I’m never satisfied—career-wise, I mean—I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality. Why can’t I be a great mom, wife, TV host, actress, producer, have my own reality show and makeup line? The hard part is the balancing of it all.
On advice she has for other women
Tap into your uniquenessss – “I encourage people to embrace whatever it is that makes them different. Not being like everybody, setting your own trends, being your own person, that’s what
makes you cool.
On how she is able to deal with her insecurities
In this day and age, [people will] tear you to hell: ‘Her hair, her legs, her this, her that.’ So it is sometimes hard to stay as confident as you like. I’m just like anybody else. Weight goes up and down, sometimes I’m killing myself to be on a crazy diet, sometimes I’m not. Sometimes I feel like my legs are too skinny, other times I don’t. As you get more mature you learn to embrace insecurities and figure out how to be okay with that stuff, to keep it in perspective.
On her support system
My family always encouraged me and supported me. While still a teenager, I told my mom one day I was moving to L.A. She was like, ‘All right, I’ll go with you, get you settled and come back.’ If I didn’t have that I wouldn’t be confident to do all these things.
Scarves are an often overlooked accessory that can add a splash of color or a layer of texture to any outfit. Watch over 10 ways to wear scarves of different sizes and lengths.
We’re here with Nora King our model and Nora is demonstrating a very cute, young way of wearing a tie and what it is is – it’s a regular average medium square scarf, the classic square silk scarf. Silk is kind of important in this and we ties it like a man’s tie. And it’s a really sweet fresh way and it actually works better on someone with a little of a younger feel. And doesn’t take it too seriously.
One of the ways you could wear it is the way I have it – it’s the same size scarf and all if did was I tied it as a triangle and then I turned the ends over once so, it just doesn’t look so stiff, put it on, yeah you could try the same thing – you twisted these? Yeah. Once. And you just put it on naturally.
And, if it starts to slip you may want to put a little knot in it. Now, that’s another way. Nora did it more like an ascot. So, what I did was, I just put it on and tied it to the side, Nora put it in the other way, and then she took the two ends and she tied it in the front as if it was an ascot, which is very chic right now.
And that’s another thing you can do with the same size scarf. You take the scarf, depending on your head size folding it over once or twice. And, this is a good way, when your hair is a little mussy in the summer. Tie it in the back. Bad hair day and keep it a little, maybe to the side a little bit. And this would look really pretty with large sunglasses to sort of complete the look.
Then you can take the scarf and you can fold it in half and make believe that Nora is not wearing anything underneath. Take the ends, tie it once this way. And then you take the two loose ends here and you tie them in the back. And you get a quick cute little blouse out of it.
Dressing up a pair of jeans is taking this scarf and making it really narrow and you can put it through your belt loops and then tie it and make it really pretty. Soft and easy. Just might need the extra know…belt. So you have that.
Take the scarf you hold it the narrow way, put a knot on either end, put your arms, here’s a sleeve and a sleeve and turn around, and you get a quick little throw out of it. And that’s al with a basic size medium scarf. Another great size scarf is an oblong. It’s a soft woven fabric. A pashmina or a cotton. You can do so much more.
The easiest thing is just take it, put it around your neck and put it this way and tie it that way for something very soft and casual and it could be over a jacket and it just adds another layer and dimension to what you’re wearing.
Fold it in half. Put it around your neck, make a loop, bring it through, and that’s you have a simple basic knot which is really pretty.
The other scarf which I think is really important in the summer is the tiny little square. You can do so many things with it. You can simply wear it like the perfect little neckerchief, like that, over a white T shirt and instantly it almost becomes a necklace to what you are wearing. You could wear this more like a kerchief. Like the little tales turning up in the back, just like that.
If you’re just wearing something really simple like a white tank and a pair of jeans, could twist it around a couple of times, and it’s instant jewelry.
The big square. Tie it around once. Make a soft knot on the side, put it down that way. Another option is a very beautiful light weight evening scarf. Something that simply just rests on your shoulders and just sort of wear and it dresses up a simple outfit. And it’s not as outdated as that big old pashmina. And it’s much more modern, it just stays warm and beautiful and if you really need some versatility you can just simply make a knot.
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Evelyn Lozada is taking her empire far beyond ‘Basketball Wives.’ She and fiance Chad Ochocinco just showed some skin for Urban Ink magazine and may be getting ready for their own reality show. She also plans to release her first book (loosely based on her life as a ‘basketball girlfriend’) Inner Circle: The Wives Association through Cash Money’s Publishing Company, and she even endorsed Secret Kisses cosmetics for a hot minute (-_-). Maxim has now jumped on the E-Lo bandwagon and has featured her in their magazine with Celebuzz having a sneak peek into her photoshoot:
“Evelyn Lozada is turning out to become one of the hottest reality stars on the scene and everyone is taking notice. She is absolutely gorgeous and we had an awesome time shooting her.”
Dressed in a little black bathing suit and a lace gray bra, Evelyn called the photoshoot “truly exhilarating”:
“I was so thrilled and honored to shoot with Maxim magazine! This was one of the most professional and best shoots I’ve ever had.”
Even though Evelyn will soon be a football wife, she and the girls will be back bringing all the drama on the new season of ‘Basketball Wives’ premiering February 20.
If I’m your star does that make you my universe?
I want to be one of your first & last thoughts each day,
I don’t ever want to feel pushed away,
You can be my WIZ, if I can be your WAND
Let’s cup the whole WORLD in our HANDS
If you promise to always make an EFFORT, I will always be WILLING
If you LOVE me, there is NO end there’s only a BEGINNING
Baby I will be your taste maker,
If you got ME, I got YOU
There is NO stopping us TWO
I will be the floating device you use to trudge through waters; in your weakest MOMENTS
If you keep me smiling,
I will keep you laughing,
If you keep me, I will cherish you for a lifetime,
If you care for me,
I will nurture you always,
Baby be MY motivation,
So I can be your inspiration,
Be my lifeline when I’m hanging by a thread
I can give you my word,
I will appreciate you to the END.