I've always been a fan of NBC's Thursday night lineup (from the Seinfeld and Friends days onward). That includes The Office. I loved the silly, ditzy character Kelly Kapoor, but it wasn't until the past few years that I noticed her actoral name, Mindy Kaling, on the writing credits. Apparently looks and characters can be deceiving, because Mindy is quite the smart cookie. She's a local girl too! Score three for local comedy writers on The Office (Jon Krazinski and BJ Novack are from Newton.)
I'm still struggling to find good comedies about a woman that aren't the normal, stereotypical type. I loved Sex and the City, because it really threw out there all of women's personal issues (sex with many partners, STDs, cancer) for anyone to talk about. It made women sharing experiences normal.
I just love how normal and down to earth Mindy seems. I feel like I could meet her at a party and chill for hours.
Anyway, she gave a tour of her closet for Daily Candy, an email that sends fashion-food-makeup type details to the masses of adult women who need a few second break from their jobs and daily tasks. I don't often read them all the way through, but I was hooked when her name was in the subject.
First off, the girl wore an H&M dress for the cover of her upcoming book. How down to earth can you get? It was bright pink and super girlie, but really Mindy? H&M? You are my hero. I'm sure you make a good chunk of change between writing and acting, and you wear something I could afford for the cover of your new book. That's why I heart you.
I seriously wish the video was longer. I want to see everything she owns. We got to see the book cover dress, what she wore to the Emmys (bright pink again, obvi), and a few pairs of shoes. She loves sparkle. Yet another reason we could be friends.
So Minds, the next time you're in Cambridge, look me up. We'll have a FAB time I'm sure!