Beautiful Things

Magnificent Male Mondays – Vincent Cassel

What is it about French men? Whether they’re a tad on the ‘petit’ side with a Napoleon complex (bonjour President Sarkozy!) or lumbering giants like Gerard Depardieu, they just have a certain something that we adore. And we were reminded of this most forcefully by the sight of Vincent Cassel in Darren Aronofsky’s new ballet thriller, Black Swan. Vincent smoulders opposite Natalie Portman and it made us want to see more of monsieur Cassel. He’s currently the face of YSL’s fragrance, La Nuit de L’Homme where we can truly appreciate his Gallic charm – those eyes, that nose, the general surly, shruggy-ess that’s so irresistible. Ah la la la! Oh and did we mention he’s married to the ludicrously sexy Italian bombshell, Monica Belluci?

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...