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.
All my life I have been shopping at Macy’s. I can find a Macy’s in just about any city I travel to and I can always trust that what I’ll be shopping is fantastic. My go-to section in-store and online? Impulse Contemporary. So it was super exciting to hear I’d be the face for this campaign. I gravitate towards Macy’s Impulse due to it’s brands for cheeky tee’s, incredible denim, and perfect summer dresses. I’m talking about brands like Sanctuary, Rachel Rachel Roy, Max Studio London, Articles of Society, Suburban Riot, and William Rast. Each brand is elevated in their own way, yet still extremely comfortable and effortless. Impulse Contemporary has curated their shop to fit my forever evolving summer style.
As you guys may already know, I’ll be back at Bonnaroo with my Tevafamily. They’ve really taught me what life on the road is all about. The nitty gritty of driving through the country, how to live out of a suitcase, and most importantly, how to camp. My Teva crew knows how to take things to the next level when it comes to having a fun, adventurous community of people with a love for wandering. It’s traveling by foot that really inspires me. In the winter, I pair my Teva sandals with socks, while in the summer, they accompany me through walks through the jungle and on the beach. Here are some looks to get you inspired for these upcoming hot summer nights on the campground.
I discovered designer Yune Hoat my friend’s store, ANTHOM. ANTHOMis known for featuring elevated, designer pieces that are minimal with a twist and I’ve been a fan and friend for years. Everything from their store design to their handbag collection is like an art exhibit. You just want to touch each piece and take a photo of it. Is it possible to describe it as understated luxury that still stands out?! I think so. Like this not-so-simple shirt dress in my favorite color, a bright red.
With Memorial Day weekend ahead, it’s time we start thinking about the perfect beach coverup. As most New Yorkers head out for their first celebratory weekend back in the Hamptons, all that’s on our minds are 1: a bikini bod, and 2: some easy, breezy pieces. Next that glass of champagne of course. Does it finally feel like summer to you?