[/image] Here's the lighting gear used.
a 12x18 sofbox as a hair light, and a 22 inch beauty dish for the main.
The beauty dish was to camera left and just a bit off axis (see the small shadow to the side of her nose)
She was posed sitting across from my desk which has a glass top, which provides some fill/bounce.
About 8 feet behind her was a piece of red velvety fabric from the fabric store, but light fall off accounts for the shade.
The hair light was up above the background, directly behind her shooting back my direction.
That's it. Nothing complicated.
The dish provides a more "poppy" light compared to a softbox, but because it is large, provides good wraparound effect.