W’s October cover announces that French actress Léa Seydoux is “On the Verge.” But with no fewer than four major fall magazine covers, a Rag & Bone campaign, and two forthcoming Holiday 2013 films—Grand Central and Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color (not to mention an upcoming role as fashion designer/YSL muse Loulou de la Falaise in Yves Saint Laurent)—we’d venture to say she's gone past the verge and come back around the other side. In other words: she's very much arrived.
And yet Léa Seydoux remains the very definition of mysterious starlet. She's seemingly baring it all in her most recent shoots, going from slightly undone (and in the rain, for Rag & Bone), to coy (in no-makeup-makeup for The Gentlewoman), to unabashedly nude with a brushed-up brow (in the just-relaunched Lui). Her enigmatic quality is perhaps best captured, however, by Juergen Teller in Jalouse, wherein the actress sports no makeup and clothes that suggest she just rolled out of bed (no pants, silk robes, oversized t-shirts). This is probably how you'd find her most of the time. As Seydoux told us in her Top Shelf, “I don’t really wear makeup every day. Sometimes I like to be ugly, and very natural.”
While we’ll agree to disagree on the idea that she could ever look 'ugly,' we are left wondering whether we should we make like Léa and ditch the under-eye concealer. Thoughts? Questions? Concerns?