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.
You may recognize these out-of-this-universe Emilio Pucci sneaker. They starred in my latest #PucciMonochromes campaign video, and I’m giving them a little comeback! They’re so good! I would never have thought a neon yellow pop would really compliment this red carpet dressfrom Manila Grace, but it just works. This is my after-party look. The red carpet dress paired with a shoe I can actually dance in. These past few weeks in NYC have been pretty insane. With spring in full swing, it seems like there is a gala or celebration just about every single night. Team Suarez has been having a blast with our nights out on the town. One of my personal favorites? Visiting a new hot spot in our neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn: Soho House’s new Dumbo House. This exclusive new location to Soho House has been much anticipated for members around the city. It’s located right about the luxurious Cecconi’s restaurant and has stunning waterfront views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Think sparkling chandeliers and delicious cocktails in glasses that could immediately have been taken out from the 1920’s. With plush velvet chairs next to floor to ceiling windows, it reminded me a posh little nightclub in London. As the Brit’s would say “so lush.”
I am still pinching myself after Cannes Film Festival. The south of France is truly magical. It’s a place I want to revisit and continue exploring. Endless beaches. Gorgeous little towns. Delicious, fresh food you can’t get anywhere else. I will be rolling out many stories with you from my Cannes getaway with Awayand Grey Goosewithin the next few weeks, but I thought I’d share a little quick sneak peek at our stunning villa: Palais Away. Our villa was perched up high in the hills, with insane views of the ocean and the town below, glittering in the night. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the fresh air and buzz of the bees every single morning. I can only imagine how calm and quiet the town must be outside the film festival. Right now, Cannes has instantly been transformed into a Hollywood red carpet. Imagine going from hotel to hotel where everyone is sporting a black tie and dazzling, sparkling gowns. The more glamorous, the better. The gowns I wore were all super special to me and designed by one of my very best friends. Take a peek at this romantic number. A super low back, a full skirt, and sexy scarf hanging down the back. This is a shape that really accentuates the female body, making it swoon-worthy from every single angle and with every turn. It has a vintage touch thanks to the luxurious fabric and beautiful off-white color. It’s a dress that I want to keep in my closet forever and forever, just for the memories and stories behind it. Here I am in a little hidden spot in the front of the villa. With spring, the property was in full bloom. There was so much green! I felt like I was living out a novel. had officially found my own secret garden.
For me, the best thing about being a KORSVIP is getting early access to new arrivals. I wanted to be one of the first to get my hands on this incredible polka-dot suit. I happened to get this white bag and platform shoe to match! I brought it with me on my recent work trip to LA because it’s a showstopper of a look; refined with Michael Kors sophistication. I’m excited to share my love and insight on KORSVIP and how you too can take part!
KORSVIP is a customer’s rewards program. It offers elite services, gifts, and experiences to loyal customers in the US. It’s completely free to join . . . simply download the KORSVIP app or enroll online and in-store. The more you spend and engage with Michael Kors, the more the benefits, status, and rewards! The amazing thing about being a KORSVIP is the free standard shipping in the US, a birthday reward (anxiously awaiting November 3rd!), and an annual member gift! I recently went in to get dressed for an upcoming event and as a KORSVIP, you can too. Think private styling appointments, free gift wrapping, and invites to private in-store events. For a brand that I grew up with and identify NYC style with, I love having this close personal connection with the brand at the touch of my fingertips whether it be discovering a new collection to gathering up points for exclusive event invitations.
Earning points with KORSVIPis extra simple. $1=10 points. Just by signing up you receive 100 points. 50 points when writing a review. 10 points per wishlist item. You receive points just by engaging as a loyal customer. My review on the pantsuit is 5 stars because it’s such a fun look to sport. It’s a suit look I recommend to all my fellow KORSVIP members looking to shake up their wardrobe with more pattern.
You can count on Dylana and I to be in full-on color with fun, luxurious textures, especially back in our hometown of Los Angeles. Think fringe, leather, and tassels. I grew up with the colors of Venice Beach . . . teal blue and bright orange just one of the color combinations that are the norm in this neighborhood by the beach. Not many places make me feel the way Venice Beach does. It’s a place where everywhere is like walking on the sunny side of the street. When I’m in town, my style changes to suit my environment, and that means a lot of eclectic vintage prints! It’s amazing how certain places can rub you in a certain way, and subtly enhance parts of yourself for the better. Thats the California mentality for you . . . it tells you to wear what moves with you.
Dylana and I take 70’s modern bohemian to a whole new level with these iconic styles from Hobo. Their leather bags are soft as velvet and versatile enough to easily compliment even my craziest spring looks. The new modern bohemian is all about taking prints like paisley and zebra and giving it an elevated city feel. Think a fringed skirt with a structured vest + a boho-tinged leather crossbody bag. Or, wide-leg vintage inspired pant and a hot pink leather jacket with a beautifully crafted, black leather backpack. With Hobo, it’s all in the little details, like the whipstitching on the Brio crossbody and bold gold zipper detail on the backpack. Both are so classic in my favorite neutral shades to go with just about any look in any mood that I’m in. I’m always investing in pieces that are season-less and effortless. Dylana and I unconsciously complement each other with our choice of colors and patterns. It’s something people always call out about us. It’s something that just happens. Another thing that is very #SuarezSisters is how heavily classic accessories play a huge role in our getting ready process. We like to base our looks off our bags. Hobo Bags make getting dressing feel very easy. The new collection is a perfect example of accessories laying the foundation for personal style. Each style is a must-have in every modern bohemian’s closet. I see them inspiring everyone to add a touch of bohemian influence to whatever style category they put themselves in. Now let me ask you, how would you wear these Hobo bags?