Lea Michele Glams Up After an Emotional Week on Glee

10/14/2013 at 04:35 PM ET

Lea Michele cutout dressCourtesy Lea Michele

Though she was back in her Rachel Berry finest for last week’s heart-wrenching Glee episode, in her real life, Lea Michele is keeping busy (and keeping her glam squad busy) by showing off some super-sexy outfits for her next big project.

The star is back to work on her new solo album, and shared a behind-the-scenes look at what we’re guessing is the ensemble she’ll be wearing on the album’s cover: A white second-skin stunner with a ginormous stomach cutout (the Cheerios’ ab-baring outfits have nothing on that!). Behind her is some of Hollywood’s most A-list beauty and fashion talent — celebrity stylist Estée Stanley, hairstylist Mark Townsend, makeup artist Melanie Inglessis and manicurist Ashlie Johnson — referring to them as “Team LM” on Instagram.

PHOTOS: See what stars are wearing on set

She also shared an edgy shot of her posing in a pair of black high-waisted bloomers and a long-sleeve Hervé Léger by Max Azria crop top, which nabbed more than 125,000 “hearts” at last check.

Sneak peek of today's #albumcovershoot!

A photo posted by Lea Michele (@msleamichele) on

“I’m so excited for u guys to hear my album. It’s so special to me. I’m so grateful for u all. Thank u for giving me so much love & support” she Tweeted.

It’s an uplifting, positive post from the actress, who friends say is doing as well as she can be these days. Last week, fans saw her grieve in Glee‘s Cory Monteith tribute episode, in which her character sang a tear-filled rendition of “Make You Feel My Love.” Monteith, 31, passed away in July from a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol.

“She really struggled,” a source close to Michele recently told PEOPLE. “It was hard to get up every morning. But now, she’s doing okay.”

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Dresses , Fashion , Lea Michele
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Jen on

I love Lea but she’s looking really thin. She’s always been tiny but I think her life’s recent events have caused her to loose more than healthy.

Sarah on

Love Lea, but she’s looking way too thin. Unhealthy for sure.

carol on

My heart goes out to Lea for her loss, BUT, I couldn’t imagine listening to her sing for more than 4-5 mins. I personally find her voice whining & over dramatic. Please commenters, don’t write back scolding me, everyone is entitled to their opinion!

Tammy on

So skinny. :(

Susan on

Coke does a body good

Tess on

Story on the street is that her thinness is due to her cocaine habit.

Gina on

Look at meeeee!

Dave H. on

“Word on the street is” really do you people think you’re that connected to make such a statement? you’re probably not even in the same state.

claireaele on

glee episode was moving..

mommy on

Poor girl needs to eat a hamburger… or two.

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