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Mindy Kaling Wears Her Sunday Best On This Week’s The Mindy Project

Mindy Lahiri may be a lot of things, but a Catholic is not one of them. However, thanks to Danny’s little white lie to his new priest Father Michael O’Donnell, played by the hilarious Stephen Colbert, Mindy has to maintain the ruse on this week’s The Mindy Project.

So like any good faux Catholic couple, they attend mass together. For the scene, costume designer Salvador Perez decided to steer away from the typical conservative church outfit and instead opt for a brightly patterned Dolce & Gabbana dress (below). “At first we were going to dress her demurely for church and then we were like what the hell,” Perez tells InStyle of the look. However, the church theme was still present. “The dress sort of reminded me of a stained glass window, which was perfect for the scene.”

Coming soon to #themindyproject. Father Michael O’Donnell.

A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Feb 20, 2015 at 3:16pm PST

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Unfortunately Mindy doesn’t make the best impression, so she decides to remedy that by inviting Father O’Donnell over for dinner. In typical Mindy fashion, she decides to text him in lieu of a traditional phone call. For this hilarious emoji-filled exchange, Perez dressed Mindy in a Marni dress (below). “Putting Mindy in cream was really unusual, but she loved that dress,” says Perez. “We wanted the look to feel like spring, but with the long sleeves and fabric it still felt wintry.”

@mindykaling in Marni, on @mindyprojectfox

A photo posted by Salvador Perez (@salvadorperezcostumes) on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:45pm PDT

For the dinner scene, Perez went with a Catholic schoolgirl vibe, dressing her in a Diane von Furstenberg sweater and a Karen Millen pleated skirt (above, very top). “We wanted her to look a bit innocent but still hot.” Mission accomplished!

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We’ll be chatting with Perez every week about our favorite looks from The Mindy Project, so be sure to check back in next week!

Listen Up! Why DJ Dillon Francis Wears Givenchy To Work

Growing up, I always pictured myself working someplace where I’d have to wear a suit,” says Dillon Francis. And though the L.A.-native does in fact suit-up in a gorgeous Givenchy notched lapel, it’s for a career far removed from Wall Street; the 26 year-old DJ’s debut full-length album Money Sucks, Friends Rule will be released this October and he won’t be hitting the stage in jeans and a T-shirt.

“It’s been 6 years in the making,” says Francis, who initially connected with artists like Twista, Martin Garrix and Brendon Urie through Twitter. “There’s a phrase that’s something along the lines of, ‘You master a craft if you put in 10,000 hours.’ And I’ve come close to 10,000 with this one, you push through the bad until you get to the good music. It’s been . . . transformative.”

And Francis’ evolution hasn’t just been melodic. Before getting a preview of the album, he showed us some seriously ’90s #TBT photos to prove that before the designer suits, there were hoodies. Here’s an excerpt from our chat:

Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

What kind of music did you grow up listening to?

Top 40 Radio—Spice Girls, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette—and then a bunch of emo music like The Used, Panic at the Disco, Saves the Day.

How did you get your start?
It pretty much began when I was 21. I moved to Atlanta to intern for producer Dallas Austin. I only had enough money to stay for two months, but I made it work–I didn’t let leftover food go to waste. [laughs] When I moved back home, I really dove into electronic music and then began producing.

What’s a typical work day like for you? For some reason, I assume musicians work best at night.
I’m a 9-8 kind of guy, actually. I have a regiment: I wake up, make three poached eggs, two pieces of turkey bacon, one piece of gluten-free bread, and coffee with cream and lots of sugar. The sugar is key; it helps you to sit down and not move.

Reading a crowd seems like such an integral part of DJing. How do you do that?
I can see faces and movement from the stage– you just have to look at that and gage whether people are having fun. People know my music and come to shows for it, so that changes things. But I remember playing at a party for MySpace once. I literally went through every genre and nothing hit.

How did you connect with all of the people who worked with you on the album?
Twitter. That’s how the song with Brendon Urie happened and it’s how I connected with Diplo. My former manager sent him one of the songs I made and heard that he liked it. I instantly went on Twitter and was like, “Hey man, heard you liked the song?” He followed me and that’s how it started.

Now that MSFR is completed, what’s next?
I’m already on to album number two–I know who I’m going to be working with and when I’m going to be working on it. But for now, I’m going to enjoy the ride–relax and just DJ.

Listen to DJ Dillon Francis’s newest single, “When We Were Young” below, plus discover more bands that are currently on our radar now! 



What Lady Gaga Wears to Walk Her Dog May (or May Not) Surprise You

When it comes to outrageously bizarre, eccentric style, Lady Gaga’s sartorial reputation definitely precedes her. Mother Monster is not one to hold back on stage or the red carpet—she approaches fashion with the intention to shock more than anything else. Remember her polka-dot tentacles and Kermits? And who could forget her infamous meat dress? Naturally, we wouldn’t expect her everyday looks to be any different.

And how right we are: She was snapped walking her Frenchie, Asia, in two out-there outfits. Unlike her fellow celebrity dog-owners who tend to gravitate toward classic denim skinnies and comfortable separates, the singer opted for metallic sky blue suit separates with statement shades and nude Schutz pumps (above, left) while out and about in Montreal on her ArtRave tour.

Several days later, she landed in Toronto and pieced together another look, with Asia in tow. She topped off her white-and-blue tuxedo suit with Jerome  C. Rousseau heels and a dramatic oxblood Victorian overcoat that boasted an ornate collar and puffed sleeves. Leave it to Lady Gaga to turn an ordinary task into a serious fashion statement.

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