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Mindy Kaling's 'Elle' cover: Where's her body?

One of these things is not like the other.

Elle has released four covers for the February “Women in Television” issue, including Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler, New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel, and Girls‘ Allison Williams in full-body shots. However, it is Mindy Kaling’s cover that is stirring some controversy because it only features a close-up of her face.

Though still a beautiful shot, some are now comparing the cover to Melissa McCarthy’s coat cover back in October. A similar incident also happened with the magazine’s 25th anniversary issue back in 2010 when Gabourey Sidibe, Megan Fox, Lauren Conrad, and Amanda Seyfried appeared on separate covers. Fox, Conrad, and Seyfried were featured in full-length photos, but Sidibe’s image was framed as a head-and-shoulders shot.

Kaling took to Twitter to respond and promote her full body of work at the same time.

Who wears a fat suit, who borrows costumes, and more 'Mindy Project' style scoop

Dressing The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Lahiri is a costume designer’s dream —  the title character is a doctor, which means she can afford to fill her closet with designer labels, and the star who plays her is obsessed with all things fashion.

“I will be up at 1 in the morning and I’ll get an e-mail from Mindy that says, ‘Did you see this great outfit at ShopBop?’ She loves, loves, loves clothes,” says Salvador Perez (Pitch Perfect, Veronica Mars, Castle), who notes that costume fittings with Kaling — who is also the series creator — can last up to four hours. “In the real world, you don’t need to have ten new outfits a week, but the character does. [Kaling] gets to live out her fashion editor fantasies through the show.” As season two unfolds, Mindy’s wardrobe keeps pace with real-world fashion trends. “The character has a signature style, but as fashion has evolved, so has Mindy [Lahiri]’s look, because she’s constantly shopping. We’re working with what’s new on the market,” explains Perez, who was recently elected President of the Costume Designers Guild. The designer has also tweaked the character’s costumes to complement her short hair, which will soon grow back thanks to the magic of television. “Sadly…you won’t really be seeing that short hair anymore. I personally was a big fan of the short hair, it gave us a whole new way to dress her. We took away the layers and the collars, we did boat necklines, and we used pieces that showed off her beautiful neck. The wig showed that off, so I really played it up.”

Meanwhile, Perez says that Kaling isn’t the only Mindy Project star who gets caught up in the costumes. Chris Messina and Ed Weeks have been known to borrow an item or two from the wardrobe closet. “They love the clothes so much that they want to wear them out. It’s the highest compliment,” admits Perez. “A lot of times I’ll dress someone and they’ll say, ‘I would never wear that [in real life].’ I’m like, ‘We’re not asking you to wear it. We’re asking your character to wear it.’ When they want to borrow, it’s flattering. if they have parties or events, they’ll ask to borrow a suit.” Perez is happy to oblige, with one caveat: “I’ll [say], ‘As long as it comes back, please wear it with good health.'”

Click through the photo gallery to see what Perez says about using more doctor’s scrubs, working with guest stars like James Franco and Timothy Olyphant — and new series regular Adam Pally — and which actor wears a fat suit.


This week on the red carpet: YOU grade the looks -- POLL

This week, Mindy Kaling experimented with color-blocking, Sofia Vergara looked like $5 million, Gwen Stefani rocked a halter top and leather pants, and Angelina Jolie stole the spotlight in her custom-made frock. Also making appearances on the red carpet: Carrie Underwood, Emma Watson, Florence Welch, Rashida Jones, Victoria Beckham, and Emmy Rossum.

Who was best dressed and who needs to hire a new stylist? Click on to grade the looks.  READ FULL STORY

'The Mindy Project': Details on Mindy's amazing New York City apartment -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

A foyer, a spiral staircase, and a walk-in closet are just a few of the details in Dr. Mindy Lahiri’s (Mindy Kaling) apartment that inspire some serious design envy. And even though Mindy’s TV abode isn’t exactly representative of a typical real-world New York City apartment — a foyer, a spiral staircase, a walk-in closet! — production designer Michael Gallenberg says he strives to make the set look as authentic as possible.

“There are probably some apartments in New York that are the size of that empty 10 X 10 foyer… but Mindy’s apartment is intentionally over-sized so that we can get cameras in there to shoot scenes without [having to] tear the set completely apart,” explains Gallenberg. “The apartment is probably a little bit above her means, but not that much. She’s a doctor in her early 30s, so she’s got some money.”

Click through the photo gallery for a tour of the beautiful brownstone apartment and click here to shop the sets of The Mindy ProjectREAD FULL STORY

Mindy Kaling's latest fashion tweets

Last September, Mindy Kaling didn’t let the fact that she couldn’t attend New York Fashion Week — she was in Los Angeles working on season one of The Mindy Project — stop her from (fake) tweeting from New York Fashion Week.

Now that she’s on hiatus, Kaling is once again populating her Twitter feed with sartorial missives. From her inspirations for this year’s punk-themed Met gala, to her advice on wearing a wrap dress to a wrap party, click on to see Mindy’s top fashion tweets. READ FULL STORY

Style Hunter: Catherine's boots on 'Beauty and the Beast'

You saw it? You liked it? We’ll find it! We’re here to help PopStyle fans track down clothes, accessories, and more must-have items they’ve spotted on their favorite TV shows and in the movies.

Nicole asks: Can you please help me find the boots and ring that Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) wears on Beauty and the Beast? Thanks a lot!

Beauty and the Beast’s crime-fighting detective Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) may not get to wear a lot of slinky dresses or stilettos, but that’s not to say she doesn’t have style. “Her clothing is simple and effortless – but she manages to always look fantastic,” said costumer Shelley Mansell, who worked on the pilot episode, in an e-mail.

Mansell said Catherine’s wardrobe is full of functional staples like leather jackets, jeans and boots. “Catherine is always on the go and the boots give her character a subtle edge,” explained Mansell, who purchased the Pakros boots ($219) in the photo above from a retail store in Toronto called Get Outside.

As for Catherine’s accessories, including her ring (pictured below), which was purchased from Sears, Mansell said they include “subtle touches of bohemian,” while “soft, subtle prints complete the look.”

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Style Hunter: Mindy Kaling's club dress on 'The Mindy Project'

You saw it? You liked it? We’ll find it! We’re here to help PopStyle fans track down clothes, accessories, and more must-have items they’ve spotted on their favorite TV shows and in the movies.

Lauren asks: Where can I find the dress Mindy Kaling is wearing in this picture? I love it!

Kaling rocked this curve-friendly mini when she painted the town red in this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, appropriately titled “In the Club.” After convincing her co-workers to join her, Mindy takes on the night in an attention-demanding body con dress.

“We wanted a bold, colorful look for the club scene, Mindy loved it because it was effortless, young and chic,” says costume designer Salvador Perez. “We had seen the dress, so when they wrote the club scene, we immediately [went out and] picked it up.” Considering the way Mindy’s night turned out — hello VIP section upgrade and a potential new love interest! — it was worth every penny. But how many pennies is that, exactly?  READ FULL STORY

Rumors of a Psy fashion line, Mindy Kaling muses on why men hate sequins and more

Psy brought his Gangham Style to a video for Jill Stuart, sparking rumors that he may be collaborating on a collection with the designer label. [Refinery 29]

Mindy Kaling discussed her list of “things that women tend to love and men tend to not like, fashion-wise,” with NPR’s Terry Gross. [Fashion Etc.]

A recently-unearthed video of Andy Warhol at work in his studio has reignited the debate over just how much actual work the artist did on the pieces he’s credited with creating. [Flavorwire]

The cast of Project Runway: All Stars season 2 has been revealed. [THR]

From his tuxedo and top hat to his space suit and clown shoes, Sesame Street‘s Elmo shows fashion editor Laura Brown his eclectic wardrobe. [Harper’s Bazaar]

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, a British company known for gold plating iPods has released a limited-edition 24 ct. gold Beretta. [Pursuitist]

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