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.
Another amazing shoot accomplished. I’m so excited to be inside the latest ELLE September 2017 Issue for my partnership with TRESemmé. This fall I’m all about big, big hair. I want my hair to feel weightless, with loads of movement. This amazing rock n’ roll look was created by hairstylist, John Don set right here in NYC. The funny thing is John D. did my hair on location at one of my very first photoshoots in LA…over 10 years ago! I was such a baby. Time really flies when you’re having fun. And we haven’t seen each other since… and look at us now….TRESemmé bringing us together for another epic photoshoot. The world just gets smaller and smaller. My hair definitely needed his magic touch. See how easy it is to recreate this look.
I love feeling like I’m having a spa experience in my own home. If I’m having a long and stressful day, I honestly can’t wait to get home, wipe off my makeup, and put on a face mask because come on, face masks fix everything…mentally and physically. I happen to take my nightly skincare routine very seriously. My skin has always affected my mood. If I’m having a clear day, everything is sunshine. If I see a blemish, all hell breaks loose. Summer is coming to a close, I’ve been focusing more on the texture of my skin because luckily, my break-out phase has surprisingly faded through the years. It’s now that time of year to remove all the dead skin on my surface and reveal the new! I don’t mind taking that one extra step into my skincare routine because first of all, it’s helps me unwind…plus, it shows a huge difference in my skin the moment I wake up. Clay has been the secret ingredient that works for me. TheKiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Cleansing Mask has been my skin detoxifier as of late.
Here are a few outtakes from a recent campaign for Armani Beauty’s Code Colonia fragrancein Montauk, New York. It’s a scent that’s meant to be shared. What’s better than having a scent you and your lover can always come back to? For me, this one reminds me of romantic summer getaways together, from St. Martin to Ditch Plains. Here at Gurney’s Seawater Resort in Montauk, my bedsheets were as crisp and white as my favorite power suit…the perfect compliment to this fresh morning fragrance. We had some sunny days and some cloudy days, but each, equally relaxing with days spent in the indoor pool and nights by the fireplace. May the last weekend of summer and fresh whites-on-whites, live on.
Did you know that your skin locks in the most moisture when it’s wet? I’ve teamed up with Jergens to share with all of you a product that has become an essential part of my daily routine that I can’t live without: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil. I’ve tried everything…from buttery creams, to light fragranced lotions. Some products felt too heavy and would rub off on my clothes…others just didn’t give me enough moisture. With Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, I found something that really works for me and my super hectic lifestyle, so I’ve stuck with it. In one afternoon I could be jumping from the pool to the ocean, and finally in the shower…only to quickly dry off, change, and head out to dinner. Between all the running around, I want my skin to feel extra soft…to feel protected and hydrated. I want to have fun, get ready quick, and still have incredibly soft, silky skin. The Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer is meant to be applied on wet skin, so I keep it in my shower for daily use. Besides locking in 2x more moisture and letting my skin breathe, I also get ready twice as fast once I hop out of the shower.