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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.


The Mindy Project's Salvador Perez named president of the Costume Designers Guild

The Mindy Project costume designer Salvador Perez- has been elected President of the Costume Designers Guild, it was announced yesterday.

Perez — also known for his work on Castle, Veronica Mars, and the 2012’s Pitch Perfect —  has been a Guild member for 18 years, previously serving as the organization’s vice president and head of the member directory. He currently oversees the CDG’s website. Perez succeeds Mary Rose (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, T.J. Hooker) who was elected president in 2007.

“The way women wear and buy designer clothes now is so different from women in the ’50s and ’60s,” Perez, who designed Lindsay Lohan’s wardrobe for the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, told EW last year. “Elizabeth Taylor didn’t go to Vera Wang to have her wedding dress [for her marriage to Richard Burton] made, she went to her [favorite] film costume designer.”   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

New Year's Eve style inspired by 'The Mindy Project'

Still searching for a New Year’s Eve outfit? PopStyle is here to help! From a black tie affair to a night on the couch, TV costume designers show you how to dress for any occasion. 

Planning on curling up to watch New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, hunkering down with the family, or finding another way to avoid the hassle of getting dressed up? Have a stylish pajama party with tips from Mindy Project costume designer  Salvador Perez Jr.  READ FULL STORY

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