Some models simply have an undeniable presence. For Valerie van der Graaf it’s not necessarily the shining through of personality or of youth or of self-confidence in so much as it is the shining through of out-and-out bombshell sex appeal. Viewing this series of images – photographed by talented young photographer Grant Thomas – it’s not the styling or the setting or the black and white style of portraiture that hits you first but simply that Brigitte Bardot-esque beauty.
I can only guess that with a 60s fashion revival nigh, Valerie’s sex kitten looks will be in hot demand. We certainly hope so.
For more of Valerie van der Graaf as photographed by Grant Thomas for Vision Magazine, click on the thumbnails above.