I think you nailed it pretty well. The studio shoot on black background lighting and all are fantastic. The skin and the stockings particularly are incredibly well shaded.
The face is simply perfect, and would be worth the image/plug even if there was nothing else around it.
Is there much photo reference input to the hair? They seem to have a very photographic quality to them (in a good way).
The bills were a real nightmares ^^’
If I have to nitpick, they are probably the weaker part of the picture imo.
Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t bad, but I don’t find them to have the consistency and depth you achieved with the other elements of the picture, but they are still realistic enough not to fall into the graphic design elements.
They probably work better at a higher resoltuon, but I find too much contrast between fuzzy in the sides and the shadows, and crisp in the notes print and the paging.
Still, fantastic piece mate, well deserved front-page and will vote for award if it crops up.