Modeling since the age of 15, Natalie Lim Suarez has been a notable figure in the fashion industry for years. Based in NYC, she is 1/2 Chinese, 1/4 Spanish, and 1/4 Mexican. With her passion for photography, creative direction, design, music, writing, modeling, and style, NATALIE OFF DUTY was born. Completely inspired by the "model off duty" on-the-go lifestyle. Sharing her stories, inspirations, and projects through her own photography and writing. Already noted for her winning fans in Harper's Bazaar UK, featured editorials in ELLE, and WWD for her "Good Taste." Along with campaigns and ambassadorships to top fashion and beauty brands from around the world. Some including COACH, DKNY, L'oreal Paris, Saks 5th Avenue, Sunglass Hut, Levis, and Nordstrom. Her eclectic, unique style has launched many successful design collaborations sold in top retailers around the world. Next to fashion, Natalie's other passion is music. Singing along with piano/guitar continue to pop up in her upcoming fashion campaigns.
It’s rare you’re on set, in the middle of hair and makeup, and someone sends you a text saying you’re going to Cuba, with only a few hours to pack and get on your plane. The wardrobe on set for my Nordstromshoot immediately got me daydreaming and playing out the scenarios in my head. I was overwhelmed with excitement! Oh, and of course, planning out the outfits I would be wearing.
This is certainly one of my most outstanding coats in my closet. The most luxe, yet worn on always the most casual of days. A constant head turner. I’ve worn it numerous times throughout the winter, yet this is it’s first appearance on le blog…and with a bang. So, how the heck do you get away with these bold jewel tones?
It’s spring and my fabric of choice is always cotton. Light, blows in the wind, and super soft against my skin. It gets better with every single wash. It allows me to move, roll around in the sand, and breath.
Soleil is calling my name. The word alone makes me want to bust a move. Speak of which, the Tom Ford Soleilbeauty collection is stunning. Everything from the shimmering tones to it’s stunning white packaging. You can tell I’m all about the red/orange lip (this one is Tom Ford’s NEOTROPIC). But yes, this little beauty collection has me thinking of summer. Coachella. Festivals. Hawaii. Days spent under the sun by the pool and nights driving through the desert. I’ve got tons of travel coming up which will allow me to bust out the full-on Hawaiian prints and coconut shells. Here is a city version of my idea of summer. Bold pink sunglasses. A popping bright lip. Blushing pink cheeks. Cropped Marni jackets. Bags that double as a pets. Little suede skirts. Only thing missing is the ocean and a good book. I’ve got one word for you and say it with me: soleil.