Took me a while to do this one, just been busy busy busy. I think I worked on this in increments well over a 4 month period...
Anyways! Remember the Cutie Pox Episode way back in season 2? When Applebloom chucked her hoola hoop at Twilight and gave her a "Rarity Curl"? That was the inspiration for this. My jaw dropped at that scene because Twilight can actually pull off that look! The story behind this is that Twilight wanted to -reluctantly- try this look once more to see if it would fit her Royal appearance. Or maybe she's getting ready for a hot date with a lucky colt? Who knows? Your pick.
I also wanted an excuse to draw her mane like this because I always LOVED drawing Raritys mane. You should see my college notebooks, filled with Rarity sketches haha.
Oh well, this one is finally done, onto other things!
Edit: I recommend Downloading this, the quality is much better.