It’s festival season!! Coachella in Indio, California? Check. SXSW in Austin, Texas? Check. It’s in Texas where I whip out my classic leather cowboy hat. I’ve been getting far too much sun, but loving every single moment of it. SXSW is rowdy. The streets are closed down. The bars are open. There’s music everywhere you turn. The guitarist on the corner of the road. The back of the little jazz cafe. It’s a full week to immerse yourself in all different sounds. Different cultures.
Pink is certainly one of LA’s colors. The Barbie pink cars in our minds growing up as children of the westside. The pink streaks we always wanted in our hair for Halloween. The bubblegum pink nail polish we painted on at the back of class. The shade of my very first lipstick I stole from my mom’s cabinet. Pink is both rebellious and sweet. The & Other Stories LA collection featured ton of pink, and in every single tone and vibe.
Dylana and I travel together for numerous projects around the globe. Being sisters makes constantly being on the road easy and a lot more fun. Whether it be styling for a shoot campaign. Making numerous pit-stops at in-n-out. Figuring out what the heck to wear in the morning. Dealing with stress. Finding that balance. What do the Suarez Sisters do with only 2 days in our hometown of LA? Well, here you have it. Plus, the first peek inside at the & Other Stories LA atelier.
It’s amazing to be the face for O’Neill’s S/S ’17 Havana Collection and it has just launched TODAY. O’neill is a brand I grew up with as a California native. They’ve mastered cool, sophisticated bohemian. Growing up by the beach, I have always had a thing for color, and lots of it. I love prints. I love eclectic, unique pieces. Click to see more from the O’Neill x NATALIE OFF DUTY Havana collection.