Last night’s episode of La La’s Full Court Life saw La embark on a new adventure with her BFF, stylist Jason Bolden, and the challenges that come with launching a new business. Friends who shop and gossip together don’t always make the best business partners, and it appears La La Anthony‘s busy schedule might distract her from working on her new clothing line, 5th & Mercer.
Po understands the way La works, as well as what it’s like to have to get real those who know you best. Read on for her thoughts on La La’s actions in Episode Two, as well as the fabulous outfit the 5th & Mercer team designed for Gabrielle Union.
I’ve always have those surreal moments when I realize s–t, I’m really busy. The hardest boss I’ve ever had is, in fact, myself, but then I take a step back and watch my friend La La take on what seems like the world. Observing her has forced me to graciously humble myself and take notes. One of the main things I’ve learned is to surround myself with people who can can inspire, teach, and contribute to growth–which is awesome, because a lot of times those people become your close friends.
Now I’ve never had to partner up with La La other than for Full Court Life, and honestly, I can’t imagine trying to do so. First, she’s a mom, then a wife, actress, TV personality, author, best friend to more than a few, professional advice giver, figure skater (joking about the last one), and now she’s proven her worth again with 5th & Mercer. The idea of 5th & Mercer (love that name) came so quickly, that I had my hesitations.
Jason Bolden, her stylist/friend & co-founder of 5th & Mercer also wears many titles as a stylist to many celebrity clients like Gabrielle Union–can we take a moment of silence for the FABULOUS terry cloth, white robe, and martini look? LOVE MS. UNION. The great thing about Jason and La La is the efficiency and talent between them, which is why 5th & Mercer is a proven hit. I died when I saw every look at the showing. But at what point does the friendship have to suffer?