Valerie van der Graaf
photographed by Klass Jan Kliphuis
for Avantgarde June 2011
It has recently occurred to me that I don’t own a khaki trench. I prefer shorter ones like in the above and find them more feminine, especially paired with some dark brown slacks or black skinny jeans and a pair of heels. I feel that this is not only a staple for a model, but for every woman to have in their closet alongside the LBD. Time to start the hunt!