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

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…