LOS ANGELES — Hot Topic Inc. is stripping down to its skivvies with Blackheart, a new lingerie retail concept that will be launched in the middle of this month.
Cultivating an edgy, rock ’n’ roll sensibility, Blackheart, which uses the tagline “Love You to Death,” is sort of the garage-band lovers’ antidote to the preppy girls’ Victoria’s Secret Pink. The darker, subversive approach is what has distinguished Hot Topic, known for its pop culture- and music-related merchandise, from the rest of the stores in mall directories, and it believes that approach has legs outside of Hot Topic’s four walls.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)