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.
When in doubt, wear black. Here I am on the streets of Mayfair in London: layered up in 3 of my main travel essentials: a silk blouse, a giant wool coat, and perfect polka-dot trousers. I went with my boyfriend to shop for suits out on Savile Row, the most posh and luxurious shopping road in all of London. Each store has it’s own tailor. Everything is bespoke, made of the absolute best silks and cashmeres and wools. It sure is an experience, shopping for the most perfect suit, and believe me, the men in London know how to rock a good suit. With time, I noticed low-key Shoreditch was a lot more our style though work always brings me to this part of town! Now this is where you want to stop by for a real afternoon tea. A place to dress up in your most fabulous coat and shoes. Go all out. I say go to Claridges, take a walk back in time, and indulge in England’s most buttery cakes. Now that’s one fun way to feel like royalty.
Right now, more than ever, I’m inspired by classic elegance. It’s a look that will never go out of style. This was a killer highlight of the year, working with Cartier throughout 2017. Here I am at the Cartier Mansion on 5th Avenue just before the space became open to the public, but only for a few days of course. I was draped in the Tutti Frutti collection. This maroon piece is new, from today’s collection, while the blue piece is a vintage original…a real collector’s item. Cartier High Jewelry is the most unique of all, worn by icons all over the world like Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Cartier High Jewelry is oversize, decadent, drool-worthy. There’s no holding back…go all out. It’s amazing how a fur shawl and gorgeous diamonds can really dress up my most simple tank dress. That’s the beauty in this look…making something simple, extraordinary.
I just spent over a month in Los Angeles and I couldn’t be happier. When NYC gets cold, I just hop on a plane home to the west coast to take the load off. It’s my time to disconnect, and it’s certainly a luxury. After what felt like the craziest and most exciting work year, I needed a few weeks away from it all…to be in the simplicity of my family’s home and in the company of the people I love most. I had a real off-duty moment where I wore no makeup and lived in baseball caps and jeans. That’s just what you do in LA. But when it’s time to go out and have some fun, trust in me to throw on some color and my luxurious accessories. It’s in my blood. As an Angeleno, I’m not afraid to be bold and wear every color of the rainbow. Luckily, this sunny city is my home away from home. Think a December in rose-tinted sunglasses, drive-thrus, and tee-shirts.
The Stuart Weitzman EYELOVE mule may just be the it slide of the season. They’re totally grab n’ go, are lined with shearling, and are on a mission to give back. This Stuart Weitzman x Gigi Hadid shoe is working to build three additional schools with Pencils of Promise, an organization dedicated to making quality education available to children all over the world. Every time I look down at my feet, I’m reminded that it’s possible to make change…even in the little things. I have been wearing this mule to elegantly dress down just about everything I own…even with my favorite power suit. Now this is how I like to go from the office to the open road. I found this beautiful location here in Los Angeles, by my family’s home and have been drawn to it ever since. I fell in love with it’s majestic mountains, neutral color palette, and blue skies. It feels so powerful. The perfect place to spread the strong energy of the EYELOVE mule. This “evil eye” symbol carries a powerful message that never goes out of style. It protects us from negative energies, making sliding into the New Year on a positive note a breeze. Sometimes we need that little feeling of comfort and protection to give us that extra push. The EYELOVE mule easily incorporates a positive spiritual connection into our everyday, and I love every bit of it.