Mindy Kaling Goes Wild in the Vogue Closet and More From Her Photoshoot

03/27/2014 at 01:20 PM ET

Mindy Kaling VogueNorman Jean Roy

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have gotten everyone’s attention with their splashy Vogue debut, but for our money, the best part of the fashion mag’s April issue isn’t on the cover — it’s inside. Mindy Kaling makes her first appearance in the pages of Vogue, though if the below video is any indication, it may be her last.

In the hilarious clip, Kaling models a “very young Laura Bush” outfit for her photoshoot and tries hard to hide her disappointment with the sweater-and-dress ensemble. “I like my outfit too. What I lack in loving it, I make up for in respecting it,” she says, while attempting to spice it up with things she finds around the Vogue closet. As the fashion editors reach the end of their ropes, Kaling picks up high-fashion helmets, oversized watches, furry vests and more. (Spoiler: She loses the battle.)

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In the Vogue article, Kaling takes writer Sandra Ballentine shopping, talks about her favorite designers (Marni and Miu Miu) and explains her fashion and body philosophy. “When I’m at my thinnest, I tend to wear things that don’t show off my body,” she says. “But when I’m bigger, I’ll go body-con, which comes from a place of ‘This is my perimeter, in case you were wondering if I was actually much bigger.'”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue coverAnnie Leibovitz/VOGUE

For lots more on Kaling’s style (including quotes like, “I love when your clothes can help you project that you’re witty — you know, when your outfit does some of the work for you.”) check out Vogue.com or pick up the new issue on stands March 31.

What do you think of Kaling’s photoshoot? What would you do if you got to run free in the Vogue closet? Tell us in the comments!
–Alex Apatoff

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Jen on

LOVE Mindy… she is definitely more cover worthy

Martine Conserve on

“Elegant & joyless..” “I like my outfit too and what I lack in loving it I make up in respecting it.”

How did she describe my life in various Catholic school uniforms so exact? Get out of my head Mindy!

Jessica on

Mindy should have been on the cover! Tina Fey should be on the cover! Kim Kardashian should NOT be on the cover but we all know Kanye begged, bribed or some such witchery.

Guest on

I would have bought it this month for Mindy. I love her.

Carolina on

Go Mindy! Love her!

lola on

Can’t wait for this issue!!

Marcie on

Hilarious! She is so freakin funny. Her facial expressions are priceless

anya on

Reblogged this on My own little corner.

Phyllis green on

Won’t get to see her…. And I ‘m sure it was great. But NOT BUYING because if cover….actually not gonna buy Vogue anymore… I’ll stick with Vanity Fair! They actually did turn down the trash!!!!

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