A lot of us feel uncomfortable reproducing images. I believe it's a great opportunity to learn. It's how i was able to shoot the above photo. I found an image in a magazine that appealed to me. After carefully examining the photo; what background was used, positioning of the strobes, posing of the model, clothing, make-up, props, etc. it was time to enter the studio.
After recreating the actual example, i decided to change the pose and i ended up with an image i really like.