Beautiful things – Jephan De Villiers


The French sculptor Jephan De Villiers has a beautiful melancholy about his works. As a child in the 40’s Jephan was sickly, he spent a lot of time bed-ridden, staring out of the window at a chestnut tree. His rare forays into the outside world were the forest walks his mother took him on, during which he started to collect the materials that mark his style today. His strong connection with nature mixed and with a bitter-sweet shadow of dolefulness has led him to create some truly beautiful characters. A sort of Pan’s Labyrinth meets Tim Burton otherworldness, definitely worth a look. alexia inge


Verity Douglas

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Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…