Having analysed everything about the original photograph, I found a light haired model with lighter skin tones creating much more contrast between the black sparkly top and the contrast of the plant choice.
Having found a black top very similar to the one worn by the original model (Emma Stone).
Trying out a fast shutter speed had result of a very dark black line across it due to the delay between the camera and the studio soft box. So I ended up using a shutter speed of 40 because everything becomes frozen anyway regardless of shutter speed, and aperture of 125. My choice in light was a soft box - partly due to the fact that the reflections in the models eyes are square/rectangle. I also chose to place the single light that I used quite far to the left hand side/in front of the model. This way enough light would be cast across the models face casting soft shadows whilst also giving the same light reflection in the eyes of the model.
Something that I hadn't considered whilst doing the shoots, was the background. I used a light background forgetting that the light would be reflected off it and giving it quite a bright appearance, whereas had I used a black background it may have appeared grey or even non existent.