I love the lighting with this photo; the colors are brought out really nicely and the play between the shadows, the green and the gold really heightens the drama of the piece. The model's pose & expression is pitch perfect, seeming to tell a story we can't quite catch.
Very nicely done.
Whoever did the costuming for this piece deserves commendation as well, this is a really masterfully rendered version of the style. I love the richness and depth that the velour gives to the portrayal, and the clever use of contrasting pattern on the background is an excellent touch.
This could easily belong on a book cover, or be a still from a movie. IF it were, I'd want to see the movie!