This was probably my first shoot to replicate the "Playboy" look (sure it was with Leanna Decker Playboy's Cybergirl of 2012 so I guess that helps).
My only problem was I ran out of lights and the room wasn't ideal. For the classic Playboy look it's all about the rim lights, and well I used only 4. Problem was I only brought 6 lights-Key was a 86" PLM umbrella and just spared a 150w for the background. I thought I had more room to work with-until I opened up my PLM umbrella and that really limited the space I had to work because of how the room was designed. So I had to shift everything back against the back wall.
Still for my first attempt to replicate that type of look-not to shabby!