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Clashing Prints and Bold Color: Fantasy Costuming The Mindy Project

13 Aug

The Mindy Project is a visual treat as costume designer Salvador Perez uses a broad palette; pattern clashing, sparkles, pajamas, colorful outerwear and sparkles are all part of the Mindy Lahiri look and she exudes confidence at home and with her work wear. Mindy doesn’t care if you don’t like it as long as she thinks it is cute. And it usually is. This has been one of the most fun Fantasy Costuming columns to create, scouring the new fall collections to find items we think Mindy Lahiri would wear in all aspects of her life. The brands we have looked at are generally ones she has previously worn on the show and range in price from affordable to splashing out.

As always this is meant to be just a bit of fun and in no way am I saying that these items should feature on any of these shows, rather it is about whether you could see this character wearing this garment and drawing influence from what they have worn in the past.

A&O skirtMindy is a romantic and she doesn’t need a reason to wear hearts, however now that she has got together with Danny after an epic Empire State Building stair climb she has the ideal excuse to wear something like this super flirty Alice + Olivia A-line skirt. Perfect for either work (maybe a polka dot blouse or the starry one below) or date night.

Red ValentinoStar motifs are totally up Mindy’s style street and this silk RED Valentino blouse is another in the dress up or down category.

Trina TurkThe color might be slightly muted, but this Trina Turk ‘Joelle’ dress is classic Mindy work attire as the diamond pattern plus pleat and belting detail are ultra feminine and fun. Pair it with the coat below for a pop of color.

FC CoatNow if there is one item that Mindy has in abundance (and I covet them all) then it’s her outerwear from this incredible canary number (from costume designer Salvador Perez) to colorful plaid and classic houndstoothThe Mindy Project is set in New York so a good coat collection is essential. Step up French Connection and their mosaic blue ‘Imperial’ wool stunner. Coats are my weakness and while I probably don’t need another, this one is crying out.

TopshopAnother mixed print dress and Topshop is a brand Mindy Kaling wore a few months ago at Paleyfest. Here is another jacquard print and the A-line silhouette/short sleeves/high neck combination allows for a raised hemline as office attire (I’m using the either legs or boobs theory). It’s an interesting print that has me asking birds or flowers? It could be both and it’s an exquisite frock.

Kate SpadeMoving on to more casual threads and Mindy has an impressive sweater collection – I am beyond excited that it will be sweater season soon – and Kate Spade is going for bold color and animal print this fall with the ‘Cyber Cheetah‘ in emperor blue. This will look very much at home with Mindy as she relaxes on the couch (with or without Danny).

Tory BurchSeparates aren’t always required to experiment with different patterns as this Tory Burch ‘Ronnie’ pullover demonstrates with floral sleeves and back combined with a mini polka dots front. Mindy is not the type of woman to shy away from a top like this and it’s just the kind of bold/cute statement that makes this character a style inspiration.

Eloise Orange Ring PJsMindy doesn’t just have the fashion thing nailed for her work, going out and casual wardrobe as her pajamas are just as enviable; in fact they even make an appearance on the new season 3 artwork. Adding to the Three J NYC collection that Mindy already has with the ‘Eloise’ orange rings and to borrow a line from Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love they are the “perfect combination of sexy and cute.”

For more Fantasy Costuming check out recent posts on Masters of Sex and Felicity Smoak from Arrow.

 

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The Wish List: The Mindy Project and Three J NYC

9 Jan

On this week’s Trophy Wife Malin Akerman’s character Kate has a mini meltdown about being too comfortable and how she loves pajama pants. It’s ok as TV Ate My Wardrobe spends quite a lot of time in pajamas, taking the Jessica Day approach to bed wear and over on The Mindy Project they showcased what might be my new favorite pajama company Three J NYC. This means it’s time for the first wish list of 2014.

Mindy 3 j nyc pajamasInstantly won over by the polka dot factor and this is a big shock I know. It’s probably a tad too cold to be opting for shorts and ditching long sleeves, so we’ll be saving this style of pjs until the spring. Mindy favors clothes from the ‘super cute’ category and this is no exception, I also think there is something sexy about this kind of bed attire even when it isn’t being modeled in a Victoria’s Secrets buttons open way (really who does that?).

A whole host of styles and patterns are available on the Three J NYC site (as well as some limited stock at Neiman Marcus) including the Eloise White Dot Mindy is wearing in “Danny C is my Personal Trainer.” Spending just over $100 is a big investment for something the outside world is unlikely to see and it’s the perfect excuse to spend more time in pajamas. They’ve also got some good options on sale including this set adorned with bicycles and I am super tempted.

While I’m on the subject of The Mindy Project I just wanted to mention how much I have enjoyed the last few episodes as my relationship with this show has been patchy. It’s a shame then that it will be taking a break after the January 28 episode as it has definitely found its rhythm. At the start of the season, I was firmly on the fence with the Mindy/Danny romance story and now I’ve jumped fully into the shipper zone after the Aaliyah dancing and workout montage. If I wasn’t already there then Danny’s speech telling Mindy “You’re a woman and that’s good. Look like a woman” would have been the deciding factor.

After the Elle cover chat it was kismet that this episode discussed body confidence and it’s a topic most shows wouldn’t cover in this manner. Plus Danny joins ranks with Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz with his thoughts on pubes “Just grow it out. No one wants a 9-year-old.” I already read my first major think piece on this trend in UK Elle yesterday, who knew this would be such a hot topic for 2014?!

The costuming this season has been on top form and so expect a lot more Mindy wish lists before the show goes on hiatus.

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