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.
Is this not the most beautiful meadow you’ve ever seen? England, you’re so dreamy. Here we are at Soho Farm House… one of the most remote and secluded properties of all of Soho House out in Great Tew, Oxfordshire… about 2 hours from the city of London. Think classic barns-turned-restaurants. Romantic little cabins in the open field. A steamy indoor/outdoor pool to decompress in. Boat rides through the fog. And then one gorgeous cottage perched perfectly beside this very meadow. Now this is how a home away from home should look like…a private place to unplug and get away from it all…no social media allow #truth. As for getting dressed for a weekend in the country, simply layer and match your surroundings. Shirts under dresses. Shirts under vests. Socks and sandals. M Missoni does a killer job once again for our winter 2017 photoshoot. At this point in time, I was traveling every single week, and time was flying by like the speed of light. It’s nice to step back this holiday season, and finally get to see all the beauty we created shooting on location along with the stories and memories. We’d slip on our clogs to fetch our freshly made milk and cookies, plucked flowers in our oversize wool totes, and danced in what felt like the middle of nowhere. For now, stay warm and keep on dreaming lovebugs.
Opticals are the new accessory come fall, whether you’re near sighted, far sighted, or simply just love the look. Lenscrafters now carries the latest from Michael Korsand they come in all shapes and sizes. Square? Aviator? Tortoise? Rose gold? Silver? A style for every girl. I took these babies out to a few pre-holiday parties this season to switch up my look, and not going to lie, but that feeling of looking extra sharp in a pair of glasses felt right on point for party season. These dazzle even more with the best of holiday sparkles, like the ones on my blazer and dress. ‘Tis the season to dress up your eyewear! Or just have your eyewear speak for themselves. Even though I don’t actually need help with my vision anymore, I still can’t help but fall for the added character and witty charm that a pair of glasses adds to a look. Eyewear is the easiest way for me to switch up my look in a hot second. It’s expressive accessorizing. Forget looking like Harry Potter, these are a lot more Harvard meets Vogue approved.
This is how I define a perfect weekend. The dreamy English countryside. Nubby fair isle sweaters. Horseback riding. Cow printed wellies. Hot toddies. Picking up fresh flowers on my bike. This is by far the chicest part of Oxfordshire, England and I’m so happy I got to spend it with M Missoni, shooting their Winter ’17 collection, pieces that will work well into 2018 and beyond. A collection that is meant to be layered with a serious mix of prints in the warmest of colors that blended seamlessly with our surroundings of open meadows and gardens. I can always spot an M Missoni print from a mile away, they’re iconic and timeless. I didn’t pack much else. As a NYC girl, I spent as much time during my day breathing in the clean country air as nights were spent in with a glass of wine and really, long hot bath in our beautiful classically English cottage. Now that is weekend perfection. Simple.
The Emilio Pucci Pucci Monochromes collection is here! I am taking my color, MENTA 269, and going wild with the paintbrush. This bold, solid color is filled with the Pucci spirit. The Monochromes Capsule Collection is now available in Emilio Pucci boutiques and online. 5 colors. 7 essentials: shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, shorts, and trousers.