Most Stylish New Yorkers 2011: LaLa and Carmelo Anthony
Name: LaLa and Carmelo Anthony
Occupation: TV star and New York Knicks forward
Posh pair: The Brooklyn-born couple —- and stars of La La's Full Court Life (Mondays at 9 p.m. on VH1) — has a passion for fashion — and the boost it gives them. "I feel my best when I'm dressed sexy and classy," says the actress (mom to their son Kiyan, 4). Adds the NBA star, "My style is young and fun. I'm a little classic with and edge."
Fancy Footwear: "I love my shoes and don't mind splurging on fun and new ones!" says La La, whose most recent purchase was a pair of blue YSL booties. "Of course I love Louboutins!" Other labels she lusts after: Dolce & Gabbana ("The dresses just flatter no matter what!") and Helmut Lang ("For everyday blazers and leather jackets.")
Shop talk: When it comes to investing in new outfits, LaLa says, "I'm constantly looking for different and new places to go!" Her NYC hot spots include Barneys, Intermix and Kirna Zabete. Luckily her hubby of one year is happy to tag along. "I love to shop!" he tells Us. "My favorite places to hit up are YSL, Bally, Versace and Vinnies Styles."
Who's Got Game: Anthony -- who attended fashion week in Milan -- admires the style of Tom Ford, Idris Elba, and Jay Z. "Tom is a vet in the game but he always gives you something different. Idris is classic but with a fresh spin, and Jay always takes it back." La La, meanwhile, gives a shout-out Kelly Rowland ("She has classic style with a twist!" and Eva Mendes ("Always looks classy and sexy!")
QUOTE: "In New York I can really express myself in the way I dress. The city inspires my creativity," says Carmelo.