I love the old style. This may sound a little strange for many of you, but I think woman, and by that I am meaning actresses, were way more sexy in the past than now. They had style and grace and were not reduced to legs and breasts. Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor…
I have tried of course to shoot this way I must say that I love it.
But now I can hear you : how do you set the lights ? Easy!
Set a beauty dish or a small softbox up aiming down at the model at a 45 degree. put the light stand right in front of her. Her face has to look toward it, always. Take a light meter and make a measure and give this to you cam. Done.
You can also add a backlight for the hair. A snoot is a good option.