Bella Newman has always loved men's clothing. As a photographer, she finds immense value in comfort, which menswear helps her achieve: “I associate it with the freedom to move and it was intro-ed into my life out of necessity. The pieces become staples because they’re coincidental.” We sent her a package full of our new fall HG tailoring pieces to test drive, and the resulting images capture a sense of style that’s at once classic and rebellious—clearly her ideal sweet spot. “My Hommegirl hero? Marlene Dietrich <3”
Isabella Mai Newman
Hommegirls Cashmere Sweater
Where are you from or A/S/L?
I am from central Pennsylvania or “Pennsyltucky”
Who do you call the most?
My mom and my agent
Friends can usually find you:
They say I’m hard to find
Some sort of stew over polenta, tacos
Hommegirls Wool Overcoat
Fake life or real life?
They’re the same thing
This t-shirt I just bought with a wizard riding a unicorn in a terrycloth material
Sneaker of choice
My New Balances that I had to buy for an ankle injury that I procured by running away from a dinosaur in Lancaster
Hommegirls Bikini Briefs
Things you’ve collected
Steiff teddy bears, animal fibers
Best ever outfit
My best of this week was… a camo mossy oak tank I got at the dollar general, with silk Bergdorf brand trousers. In the day I wore it with men’s pink pinstripe boxers.
My aromatic energy right now is that my body odor smells like the food of the hotel I’ve been at for over three weeks mixed with a little bit of rose water
What vintage pieces are you into right now?
Veils that buckle under the chin
Niche Facebook groups
Who inspires you?
Myself on a good day
What do you dream about?
Murder, human-animal hybrids, mass pest invasions
What does the word WEIRD mean to you in 2 words?
Can’t stop listening to...
Favorite spot in NY right now
Aeon, Dashwood, Mast, Printed Matter, Film Forum, Syndicated