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.
I lean to David Yurman jewelry the more I refine my wardrobe. I’m all about investing in timeless, and beautiful jewelry that will never go out of style. I see myself wearing David Yurman for years and years to come, passing down from generation to generation. Here are two new collections from David Yurman that I absolutely love: the Solari collectionwith new silver additions, and the Barrels collection. The Solari Silver collection takes the iconic cable bracelet and gives it a pop of color. I always layer mine on for a dramatic look, complete with a beautiful little stud earring. When I wear bold, iconic jewelry, I keep the rest simple like barely-there makeup, a silk pantsuit, and kitten heels. There’s something so appealing about undone beauty.
During NYFW, I find it so important to have that “home away from home.” To keep the madness of NYFW outside of my home of Dumbo, Brooklyn, I like to treat myself to a luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan. My hotel of choice? The Sofitel. Always a classic. The Sofitel, right by Bryant Park, is smack dab in the middle of just about everything. I called it my “home-not-so-far-away-from-home” this season. It’s been my place to do runway pulls, last-minute outfit changes, and of course, a great place to kick up my feet in between shows with friends. Having a luxury hotel to pop into whenever you need a cat nap is so necessary. By the way, did you know the Sofitel has the most amazing bed in the entire world? I still dream about it. I just found out you can actually order the Sofitel bed along with it’s bedding for your own home at the So Boutique. How cool is that? The “SOBed” is famous for not making you want to get out of bed…ever.
Another amazing shoot accomplished. I’m so excited to be inside the latest ELLE September 2017 Issue for my partnership with TRESemmé. This fall I’m all about big, big hair. I want my hair to feel weightless, with loads of movement. This amazing rock n’ roll look was created by hairstylist, John Don set right here in NYC. The funny thing is John D. did my hair on location at one of my very first photoshoots in LA…over 10 years ago! I was such a baby. Time really flies when you’re having fun. And we haven’t seen each other since… and look at us now….TRESemmé bringing us together for another epic photoshoot. The world just gets smaller and smaller. My hair definitely needed his magic touch. See how easy it is to recreate this look.
For a night at the annual Harper’s Bazaar BAZAAR ICONS party celebrating rock n’ roll, I went this unforgettable red dress by Cinq a Sept. With a perfect crop top that so elegantly tied at the shoulder, and a billowing skirt wrapped so perfectly around the waist, it felt a lot more like the undone, rock n’ roll version of a ball gown. Exactly what I was going for. And in red…my favorite color. Stepping onto the red carpet, I kind of had to hold my breath. It is certainly one of the most star-studded parties during NYFW and I was lucky enough to attend and spend the night with my loves at Stella Artois. Here’s what a real party at The Plaza feels like.