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.
Neiman Marcus October 2018 Book photographed by Guy Aroch // Frame blazer, top, and jean
I am excited to finally publish my cover for the Neiman Marcus October 2018 BOOK, featured here alongside some amazing modern-day starlets. This is my second Neiman Marcus cover (what an incredible year!) and though it is now November and many of you have already received the book in the mail or in-store this past month, I’m excited to link everything here so you can shop, shop, shop! What I love most about this campaign shot by the legendary Guy Aroch is that bold pops of color and high energy is everything. It is classic NYC style at it’s very best. Think hot dog stands, epic roof top dance parties in the rain, and color-coordinating with your girl gang. Fall is all about finding the perfect pair of trousers, the perfect blazer, and of course, statement party dresses that will make anyone swoon. The ladies and I covet the brands featured here: MSGM, Vince, Frame, See by Chloe, Veronica Beard, and Helmut Lang to name a few. Now start clicking and start shopping my looks below.
The holidays are inching closer and closer. Think cake, champagne, and lots of lights. As the city begins to light up, so do I. Check out the insane Stuart Weitzman Flash 75 sock boot. This year, I’m wearing a lot of black with a hint of shimmer with everything from my boots to my dresses. What I love about this shoe is that it’s both luxurious and wearable with it’s super soft suede upper and gorgeous crystal encrusted heel. Stuart Weitzman is a master at taking the everyday, elegant must-haves and totally revamping them. I can’t live without a black sock boot, and now, I have one that feels more festive than ever. I’m super excited for a winter on both coasts. Barelegged in Los Angeles versus being snuggled up with a fuzzy scarf and sheer tights in New York. I think this look will be on repeat a lot this season. Watch out.
Everyone deserves a little glamour in their lives. For me, it always starts with fragrance. The Good Girl Velvet Fatale Collector Edition fragrance by Carolina Herrerabrings out this femme fatale character from within me. This femme fatale is a woman who is mysterious and seductive, always lounging amongst extravagant decor, and dressed in the most luxurious gowns. For who? For herself mostly. Because she can. And because she believes in the freedom of self expression. The beautiful thing about this fragrance is that it will reveal both your good girl side, and your bad girl side. The good girl in me loves the romantic tuberose and jasmine sambac notes, while the bad girl side in me loves the cocoa and roasted tonka bean notes. As Carolina Herrera describes it, it’s a “weapon of seduction.” Whether it be a night in to roll around the house in a ballgown, or preparing for an evening in an embellished mini dress and high slit for a night out, I always lean to Good Girl Velvet Fatale on my vanity. I find it’s sexy gold heel totally provocative but in the best possible way. It’s both extreme and subtle at the same time, and I think that is how every woman is in her core. To me, it represents passion, love, sensuality, and lethal charisma. It represents the woman who is both extravagant but also hidden in mystery, and these are the reasons why everyone wants to know who she is. But she will always be that intriguing secret in the back of everyone’s minds. Now that’s a story to tell.
It’s official. They actually do exist! Shoes that are good for your body. Here are 3 of my favorite styles from FitFlop. FitFlop is based in the UK, and each technology is developed using biomechanically engineered principles. FitFlop has studied the human body, how it moves, and why. Each technology is tested at the Human Performance Lab in Calgary, the world’s leading biomechanics research centre, focusing on muscle activity, pressure diffusion, and body alignment. The science behind each FitFlop shoe is made to make you feel comfortable from the moment you put them on, until the moment you finish wearing them. I’m always so intrigued by the science that the brand puts into their designs. They focus on combining all elements of comfort with designs that feel timeless, but also on trend for the season. It’s the best balance in a shoe! FitFlop makes me want to get up and going each morning. They feel so incredible on. I’m going to walk you through 3 incredible new FitFlop shoes that I can’t stop wearing.
Right now, I’m in love with this over-the-knee sneaker. They work so well with a black midi skirt and oversize plaid coat. Dylana and I wear an ankle boot almost every day, so the Chai Classic Chelsea Boot and Mukluk Shorty II are perfect with an easy and sleek dress and pair of tights. I also want the cozy felt slippers featured here in every single color. I wear them in my house, and on my roof deck all the time, mostly paired with a cashmere jumpsuit and beanie. This from head to toe is my weekend uniform. Fall and winter just got a whole lot cozier and more chic thanks to my friends at FitFlop.