Escellent points, John. I'll check out your portfolio for the different poses. Beautiful visual work as always!
Seems a very busy background. Creates a nice contrast with the simple pose, though. Might consider some different poses for the model.
I always find that an interesting comment. As Helmut Newton said "a woman does not live behind a white sheet of paper". My portfolio is filed with different poses and settings taken with this model, as you suggest, but I do most of my photography in a natural environment, it humanizes the subjects.