Most of my friends are aware that I’m not easily swayed by uber-popular trends and culture, and reality television is no exception. I detest most reality TV, but that being said, I have a weak spot for two shows: Lifetime’s Project Runway and HGTV’s Design Star. Even though the conditions are strained and a little forced, there’s something about watching designers express their creativity and create lavish rooms and outfits that truly entertains me.
Project Runway ended almost two weeks ago, and with it fresh in my mind I was aghast at what I saw in the November issue of InStyle: a head-to-toe look that seemed all too familiar. Anyone who watched the show regularly would recognize runner-up Joshua McKinley‘s futuristic jacket with black sleeves and hot pink pants. The only problem was that the photo in front of me was not an outfit from McKinley’s collection.