When i think Valentina, a vision of edginess doesn't exactly spring to mind. Perhaps because since signing her 7 year contract with Ralph Lauren i've hardly seen her in anything but the brand's campaigns. That's right, the girl is comfortably sitting in her spot as one of the top earning models today. Subsequently, i can barely even remember her on runways (with the exception of Ralph's, clearly), let alone conceptual editorials. I've already mentioned that i love closeup photos and this is one amazing image, in my humble opinion. Valentina proves she's more than a reflection of the country-club wife Ralph Lauren so brilliantly represents. How refreshing when someone steps out of the mold.