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.
Some things will always remain timeless. The OMEGA Tresorwatch is one of them. I wanted to take you behind the scenes on one of my latest campaigns for OMEGA. The team flew in from Europe for our shoot with one vision in mind: to create beautiful black and white portraits with the best backdrop of all. . .New York City. Shot by by Christoph Schaller, we kept things classic and minimal. The mix of digital and raw filmmaking made for a stunning and cinematic little silent movie. Naturally, I chose to wear a bold sequin suit for this particular campaign. There’s something so special about a sequin suit. It works as a glamorous piece, yet also a tough-girl masculine, tomboy piece. I thought it would perfectly pop against our iconic set: a simple black backdrop in the middle of bustling Manhattan. OMEGA has mastered the art of creating classic meets contemporary timepieces. The Tresor collection for women stays true to the brand’s tradition in amazing Swiss made designs, with new details to inspire the next generation. How insane is the delicate row of glittering diamonds? You can see them only as you get really close and that’s what I love…a subtle luxury that still works for everyday wear. OMEGA is bringing this new modern woman into each and every one of their current black and white, iconic campaigns and I feel lucky to be a part of the movement.
Meet your highness, Princess Gucci. Yes, that is her real name! This gloomy weekend was one to stay inside on the Upper West Side. I find uptown to be a little weekly escape for me. My boyfriend and I walk through Central Park, make visits to the local farmer’s market, and really just stay in and watch movies. I had my camera on me, and so my boyfriend snagged these shots one sleepy Saturday afternoon. We were just playing around at his mother’s house, keeping the kitty’s company. It’s an absolutely gorgeous house, wouldn’t you agree? I love the vintage gold accents, statues, and and pops of animal prints. They’re French, and they love their cats. Gucci here happens to be one of my favorite little fluff balls and the perfect sidekick for my French story for Parisian brand, Sezane. I think she really enjoyed all the attention. I mean, look at that beauty shot! Talk about one glamorous and very high maintenance kitty. . . always sitting on her throne. When family is away for the weekend, she actually enjoys our short visits filled with treats and a little love.
I just got back to the city after shooting a new campaign with The Outnet in Montauk where I got to frolic on the beach in all of my favorite designer pieces. It was there on set that I fell in love with this Proenza Schouler dress hanging beautifully on the rack. It’s popping 80’s inspired print and sleek silhouette had me make a bee-line for it right away. Absolute drool-worthy perfection. I took it back to the city to wear for a big night out paired with my most delicate Malone Soulier heels. Here I am snapped just outside the Hotel Americano where I was speaking on the latest Shop Who What Wear panel, before meeting up with The Outnet team at Cecconi’s Dumbo to kick off the summer solstice. When I’ve got a long night of celebrations, a statement dress is what I go for. Speaking of which, I’m currently designing a clothing line launching this Fall. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I can’t wait to tell you where it will be sold and the epic team involved, but keep on following for loads of sneak peeks into the design process. Imagine loads of statement dresses, tops, satin sets, track suits, and more. I can’t wait to share this experience with you. This is certainly going to be one summer to remember…an extra fun one all while the team and I work out booty’s off. For now, I’m taking the Saturday to kick off the heels and straight up chill, hit up the farmer’s market, and catch up with friends. What are you all up to this weekend?
It isn’t often that I get to wear a huge ballgown, but I’m taking advantage of the moments that I can. Like here, for the MOMA “Afterparty in the Garden” with Carolina Herrera. My version of the Cinderella dress has voluminous sleeves, a fitted waist, and a giant skirt. But it’s with the print and color that I can have the most fun. Carolina Herrera makes going to a summer party extra standout with blue and yellow polka-dots and conffeti-esque oversize earrings. I completed the look with a pink/orange pair of Manolos and a new addition to my designer handbag collection . . . this rare and vintage Chanel barrel bag. A super tiny bag, that’s still large enough for my oversize iPhone 8. I like the play of proportion with a voluminous dress and a miniature accessory. It’s cartoonish, but in the best way.