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.
Right now, more than ever, I’m inspired by classic elegance. It’s a look that will never go out of style. This was a killer highlight of the year, working with Cartier throughout 2017. Here I am at the Cartier Mansion on 5th Avenue just before the space became open to the public, but only for a few days of course. I was draped in the Tutti Frutti collection. This maroon piece is new, from today’s collection, while the blue piece is a vintage original…a real collector’s item. Cartier High Jewelry is the most unique of all, worn by icons all over the world like Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Cartier High Jewelry is oversize, decadent, drool-worthy. There’s no holding back…go all out. It’s amazing how a fur shawl and gorgeous diamonds can really dress up my most simple tank dress. That’s the beauty in this look…making something simple, extraordinary.
Take a little walk with me here through the gorgeous David Webb studio on Madison Avenue between 74th and 75th street, famous for dramatic gold necklaces and beautifully carved enamel animal bracelets. I’m so excited to reveal my shoot for the David Webb Motifcollection, made up of geometric shapes of diamonds, complete with a classic black and white enamel color palette. I love how this collection is meant to be layered and lived in. It feels fresh every time. Today’s Motif feels just as relevant and new as it did during in the 1970’s, when it was first created. Diamonds on the daily are my new thing. Either styled with a blazer and tee or with my most luxurious fur coat. Here are a few outtakes from our spread for Page Six! I wanted to give you a little insider’s look at the gorgeous, clean space with eclectic bespoke furniture and accents, right above the David Webb boutique. Believe it or not, the jewelry is handmade and designed in this same space, on the same floor, right here in NYC. The brand’s archives are also just a few steps away in the building, revealing decadent and iconic pieces worn by Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. This jewelry house is truly one-of-a-kind.
I lean to David Yurman jewelry the more I refine my wardrobe. I’m all about investing in timeless, and beautiful jewelry that will never go out of style. I see myself wearing David Yurman for years and years to come, passing down from generation to generation. Here are two new collections from David Yurman that I absolutely love: the Solari collectionwith new silver additions, and the Barrels collection. The Solari Silver collection takes the iconic cable bracelet and gives it a pop of color. I always layer mine on for a dramatic look, complete with a beautiful little stud earring. When I wear bold, iconic jewelry, I keep the rest simple like barely-there makeup, a silk pantsuit, and kitten heels. There’s something so appealing about undone beauty.
Lapis lazuli and turquoise stone. This is a British jewelry brand you are going to love: Astley Clarke. Meet their new “Colour of Calder” collection. It’s completely focused on stacking and layering….my favorite way to wear jewelry. Super modern with dynamic shapes and pops of colors in semi-precious stones. I have to say, this collection is pure art, inspired by the styles of Peggy Guggenheim and Alexander Calder from the 1930’s with a new, contemporary update.