When you see a whole bunch of snaps from Maria in succession, you are really able to appreciate her ability to swap genres, styles and characters with competence and ease. Her next ensemble is about as far from Hogwarts as you can get. Actually, it reminds me more of Julia Roberts waiting for Richard Gere one night in Pretty Woman. It has that luxurious, sexy New York City feel, due to the piano, the fur coat ( I love how she's tossed it carelessly across the piano!) and, of course, the skyline :) Lacy lingerie in mesemerizing black and white forms the basis of the fashion, embellished with an opera-length string of pearls and - in a classic Maria touch - raw an wild leopard pumps. Her pose flawlessly expresses that moment when the one who is awaited arrives on the scene set by his lover. Can't you just imagine the dry wittiness of her "How was your day, dear"?
From sexiness in the city, she moves breezily into a Sex And The City closet, as we get a peek inside Maria's dressing area. Her lacy unmentionables and innocent expression shade this snap into the flirty realm she's intended for it, but what really caught my eye in this snap was that crave-worthy sea green corset. Just..wowza. It's a beautiful piece, done in an amazing color and I would be wildly, madly overjoyed to see her use it for ring or street fashion sometime in the future. I can just picture it with with a demure pencil skirt or set against fierce distressed black denim. I love how she paired it with a bold collar necklace and added a feminine ribbon belt - so pretty and vintage! As with her Harry Pooter snap, I think the whole concept of this shot is just super-exciting and interesting. And again, that color! *shivers* :)