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Julie Mintz for Bella: 'I Love Fashion as a Form of Daily Self-Expression'

Julie Mintz for Bella: 'I Love Fashion as a Form of Daily Self-Expression'
T.J. Manou for Bella

Rising-star singer Julie Mintz, recently named best-dressed of NYFW by Harper's Bazaar, tells Bella in a new feature that her love of fashion is a trait that didn't fall far from the tree!

The Moby protégée, who calls fashion a "form of daily self-expression," says her mother is the person who most influenced her style. "I have my mom to thank," she tells the magazine. "She was a beauty queen in the 1960s and, particularly in the '80s, I remember her incredible fashion sense. She would drop us off at school in full hair and makeup and rhinestone-studded jumpsuits with shoulder pads. To this day, she is the most stylish woman I know."

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Mintz says, "I love the immediate story that can be told through style."

Dressed in Lanvin, YSL, D&G, Toni Maticevski, Matteo Thielo, Courreges Paris, and Louboutin for the photos in the spread, Mintz just may be giving her mom a run for her money!

Looks can be deceiving, as Moby — who co-produced her new album — said. "What’s most beguiling about Julie is that she looks like a sunkissed, golden lady of the canyon, but she and her music have such a dark heart of sadness and longing," he pointed out.

It definitely isn't all about what you see for Mintz, whose album "Abandon All Hope of Fruition" is out now. She tells Bella the title is "inspired by a Buddhist technique that encourages us to let go of the things we think we need to acquire in order to be happy at some future point and, rather, appreciate the good in our lives at this moment."

Appreciate her very good album via Spotify, iTunes, and all streaming platforms now.