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.
If you’ve ever been to Aspen or simply just love live music, you may have heard of Belly Up Aspen. They have completely pushed the boundaries of a small live music venue. Now a household name, this intimate music venue brings in big acts from all over the world including names like Diplo, Joe Cocker, The Chainsmokers, LCD Soundsystem, and comedy legends such as Dave Chappelle and Adam Sandler! Aspen, at this time of year, is absolutely perfect. We’re talking beautiful lodges on the mountain, afternoons hitting the ski slopes, followed by a drink with friends over at Belly Up Aspen. Now, that’s a ritual that will forever live on. To me, music, fashion, and travel completely intertwine. The Belly Up Collection is a fashion brand influenced by the live music experience they’ve created. Here, I went for a tank and super soft hoodie that I’ll wear over and over again. Belly Up Collection is now on it’s second season and I’m so excited because it’s wearable, soft, and just a classic staple. Here, I’m sporting both the crop hoodie and muscle tank.I have been layering them like crazy these past few days. I have to admit, I even sleep in them, and wear them on the plane… they’re that good. But most importantly, the collection will always remind me of what I love about Aspen. A super chic city that is all about sports, music, discovery, the outdoors, and having a good time. What’s not to love?
By the way, the beanies I wear so much are by Love Your Melon, and I love what this brand stands for. Love Your Melon is all about giving back and they have partnered up with Belly Up Collection to create an awesome co-branded patch on the hat. They are dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America. They also support many other non-profit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer. It’s the warmest, most comfortable beanie I own, and I have them in just about every color. This LYM hat is exclusive to Belly Up Collection so be sure to grab them now! Time to keep our melons warm no matter where we’re traveling this season.
As you know, I love creating, editing, and filming my own videos. It’s my new form of story-telling. Maybe it’s because I love movement. Like seeing the wind blowing the hair across someone’s face… hearing a new little tune…reconnecting to a moment. I love to see what’s really goes on behind that photo. My brand new YOUTUBE displays all the moods I create with every place I travel, with every project I’m working on, and with every wild #SUAREZSISTERS adventure. It’s time to take a second and subscribe to my tube…YOUTUBE.
living room sessions. What song do you want to hear me sing next?
I love to combine my Chinese and Hispanic upbringing. It’s unique,and somehow it gets incorporated in so many things that I do. I love representing that unconventional woman, that takes inspiration from all over the world. I got full creative control in my whole Don Julio 70 campaign. Take a peek:
IN SCOOP ON EXCITING, NEW COLLABORATIONS:
like the O’neill x NATALIE OFF DUTY collection (which has been selling out super fast. Opening this package was like a dream come true).
How my skin survives festival season, to fun beauty hacks. I’m giving you the inside scoop.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
what’s inside the atelier, how the #SUAREZSISTERS travel, and exclusive content behind the lens.
Dylana and I collaborated with the amazing NYC based band, City of the Sun, to perform at the ANTHOM Soho store opening. The boys and I have been trying to plan a performance for over a year now, and it’s been magical seeing everything come to life with everyone’s insanely busy schedules. Singing and music are in our blood. It’s what gets us through the day. It’s what inspires what we wear. Where we go. What we do. We love that raw, deep soulful voice and sound. Nothing felt better than singing along to City of the Sun’s dreamy instrumentals. They take you to an alternate universe every single time. ANTHOM was the absolute perfect place to put on a gig. It’s luxurious high white ceilings, copper accents, and minimal elevated aesthetic. It’s my best friend’s store and I couldn’t be more proud to see her unique vision come to life. Be sure to check it out at 25 Mercer Street in Soho. My go-to for anything super chic. Dylana and I both wore head-to-toe Yune Hofor the night.
Dylana and I have been giving you a little taste of music more this year which is exciting. We took 3 of our favorite songs and gave it a little flamenco rock touch for the night. Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra. Chrystalised by The XX. Sea of Love by Phil Phillips. Thanks to all of the lovely readers who came out for the night. We had a packed house!
Yep, I’m in the middle of recording songs for my latest project with DKNY Fragrances as their Core Girl, and this is just one song I threw into the mix. It’s a little bit love, it’s a whole lot of sexy, and for being recorded in one afternoon, I say we did pretty good. Here, I was in Brooklyn jamming with the incredible Scott Seader of The Sinclairs!! He’s so rad! And he can really work that killer electric guitar! I’m devoting this year to more and more music, and I’m taking everything I’ve written in my notebook from the years…all the little things that inspire me, and throwing it out there. Music has always been something so personal and secretive to me. Now I finally have it in me to begin sharing. I hope you love it!
Take a listen to my first ever original track, FACTORY, and follow my Soundcloud for more updates on my music. And you can now download as well!! 🙂