Boy Oh Bella!

Boy Oh Bella!

Artist and photographer Bella Newman takes our menswear for a test drive—and opens up in our quintessential HG 20 questionnaire. 

HG 20
Photographed and Styled by Bella Newman

 

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”

 

Name

Isabella Mai Newman

 


Hommegirls Cashmere Sweater

 

Where are you from or A/S/L?

I am from central Pennsylvania or “Pennsyltucky”

 

Pronouns?

She

 

Who do you call the most?

My mom and my agent

 

Friends can usually find you:

They say I’m hard to find 

 

Favorite meal

Some sort of stew over polenta, tacos 

 


Hommegirls Wool Overcoat

  

Fake life or real life?

They’re the same thing

 

Favorite T-shirt

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.

 

Your scent

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


Hommegirls Original Blazer and Hommegirls Logo Waistband pants

 

You love...

Niche Facebook groups

 

Who inspires you?

Myself on a good day

 

What do you dream about?

Murder, human-animal hybrids, mass pest invasions


Hommegirls Stripe Crop Shirt and Hommegirls Bikini Briefs

 

What does the word WEIRD mean to you in 2 words?

Most People

 

Can’t stop listening to...

Babyxsosa

 

Favorite spot in NY right now

Aeon, Dashwood, Mast, Printed Matter, Film Forum, Syndicated

 

 

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