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.
In 2017, I discovered my strength and my freedom. I finally feel like I can do anything I set my mind to. It’s a powerful thing. There are no more doubts. I wake up feeling the need to grow and discover. In 2018, I look forward to more days of gratitude. More days of thanks. More days of wow, we did this. Wow, we created this. More days of overcoming fears. More days of knowledge. More moments of clarity. More days of happiness. I feel full taking a second to look back at the year. Never have I felt more grateful for my sister Dylana, most of which here, these moments were shared. We have a bond that will live on forever. With each new year, we push each other to be the best, happiest version of ourselves, no matter how challenging it may be. It’s so important to have someone in your life who without a doubt, will always be on your team. Thanks to Team Suarez, these dreams were made possible: walking the Rebecca Minkoff runway show…sweeping Paris Fashion Week with super French chic Sandro… gracing the glossy international pages of ELLE, Vogue, and more… walking by my very own O’Neill campaign billboard in Huntington Beach…shooting for M Missoni in the English countryside…creating whimsy magic for Gucci…hopping through every single live show during festival season from Indio to Nashville…doing as the Italians do at Milan Fashion Week…and relaxing unplugged moments on the beaches of Tulum and St. Maarten. With all the craziness in between, it’s important for me to stop every single night and write down what I’m grateful for each day. Right now, I’m grateful for all of you. I feel your love and support every single day. You guys bring so much positivity in my work…I’ll never forget this community I’ve called home for about a decade now. Thanks for growing with me.
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.
This is certainly a cream that’s worth the investment. Genaissance de La Mer. The collection takes the energies of the sea and fast-forwards your skin’s renewal process. My favorite product from the collection? The Eye and Expression cream. Our bodies’ most expressive features are also the most delicate and need the most love. This cream can soften and smooth these fine lines around the eyes and around the mouth. I’m taking little steps to keep my skin as smooth as possible even through the squints and laughs – some of the best parts of life.
You may remember seeing some of these images on my Instagram. I loved this story so much, I had to share it in detail for you here. I had a full day in Laura Mercier’s Ultra Flawless Fusion foundation, testing out what made it so unique and innovative. I was always a girl who only wore concealer on my T-Zone…because who wants to look like they’re wearing a lot of makeup? I found it super lightweight, extra smooth, and easy to use. I had just finished my first bottle of this magical potion-of-a-foundation yesterday, reminding me that it was time to officially NATALIE OFF DUTY it. I have to admit, I’m hooked. Super lightweight for day, yet still gives me a perfected look that has a strong amount of coverage to use on set. Obviously flawless skin starts with amazing skincare and a healthy diet…the secret to any real glow. It’s a lot of work! I started making fresh green juices at home in the mornings, investing in regular facials every month, and finally spending those extra minutes in the steam room post-workout. All of these little things have helped me achieve my skin goals. I try not to rely too much on foundation, but this one blends in so perfectly and lightly that it doesn’t feel or look like you’re wearing anything. It’s certainly time for you to try it. I went from 8 AM pulling looks for a shoot, to 10 AM emails and conference calls, to being out until 6 PM on the run in Manhattan taking appointments. Like most days, I’m back-to-back and keep my beauty routine at it’s minimum. The foundation lasts up to 15 hours! I didn’t reapply once, and that’s exactly how I like to go about my manic Monday.