The French Musician Lala &ce Is a World Unto Herself

Blazer, Pants, and Bracelet by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Rings on right hand (worn throughout) by Tiffany & Co. Rings on left hand (top to bottom, worn throughout) by Alan Crocetti and Tiffany & Co.

“I come from a very African family, so I didn’t have a name for being attracted to girls,” says the Lisbon-based rapper Lala &ce (pronounced “ace”). “I only found myself when I moved to Paris, especially when it comes to my sexuality. Just before I left my hometown of Lyon, I lost my dad. Leaving was kind of an escape from that sadness, too.”


Blazer and Brooch by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.


Blazer, Turtleneck, Pants, and Belt by Celine by Hedi Slimane. Sunglasses  (worn throughout) by Jacques Marie Mage. Earrings (worn throughout) Lala’s own Rings by Tiffany & CO.

“Sexuality is the main theme in my music,” says the 26-year-old musician, whose latest album, Everything Tasteful, was released earlier this year. “But in both music and in life, I like to approach sex in a not–too–up-front way. I’m respectful, but if you want me to be disrespectful, I will be.” 

Coat by FENDI. Turtleneck Stylist’s Own. Pants by Coperni. Gloves by Maison Fabre.


Jacket and Pants by Balenciaga. Earrings by Alan Crocetti.


Jacket and Pants by Givenchy. Necklace by Tiffany & CO.

“After I cashed my first big check, I bought a vintage Cartier gold watch,” says the singer, who has modeled for Burberry and Ami Paris. “But I’ve seen friends who get checks and spend everything in six months and they’re back to square one. I don’t want that.”


Sweater by Hermés. Necklace by Tiffany & CO.

“There was one openly gay girl in my school, who I looked up to but who I also judged,” she says. “Obviously, I was rejecting my own self.”


Lala Wears: Blazer, Shirt, Pants, and Tie by Prada. Shoes by Givenchy. Briefcase Stylist’s Own. Earring LALA’s Own. Models Wear: Bikini Tops and Bottoms Stylist’s Own. Shoes by Amina Muaddi.


Models: LALA &CE, Celine Bouly at Supreme Management, Orlane at Elite Paris, and Thalita  Farie  at Viva Model Management

Hair: Ramona Eschbach at Total Management

Makeup: Aurore Gibrien at Bryant Artists

Casting: Esther Boiteux

Production: Kitten Production

Photography Assistant: Aline Blocman

Fashion Assistant: Ophelie Cozette

Hair Assistant: Miwa Moroki

\Makeup Assistants: Christine Hubert and Laurraine Saune