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.
In the fall and winter, I spend a lot more time in my workout gear. Fall for evening runs. Winter for the gym…my favorite place to keep warm during a snowstorm. Therefore, I am constantly on the hunt for absolutely killer workout gear. Meet NO KA’OI, a super chic workout line that pushed boundaries in their eclectic, unique design. And guess what?! Their new collection just launched at Barneys, my top destination in discovering elevated and emerging brands. Tracksuits with a rainbow down the side?! Count me in. NOKA’OI does color blocking unlike anyone else out there. See why I’m so obsessed?
My editorial for HOLA! magazine‘s October/November 2017 issue is officially here…and 4 pages eeek! Gracias HOLA! team for the incredible feature. I’m so proud to be Latina…to represent such an amazing and lively culture. We’re fire-y…we literally love our spices and we can spend all night on the dance floor. There’s still so much of my family history that I’m just being more in tune with. There are still so many places I need to visit. Speaking of culture, now is such an important time to embrace our diversity. To accept everyone as they are, to travel, to get to taste different parts of the world. That’s what I love about my job…I get to meet amazing people from all over, like here on set. Which reminds me, time to really brush up on my español. For this specific feature, we focused on 4 amazing fall trends. Most of the items featured here are pulled from my own closet. Upholestery. Metallics. Textures. Monochromatics. See more and shop!
photographed by Hugo Arturi. Written by Claudia Torres-Rondon.
I’m still all about the bubblegum and sorbet colors of summer, and bringing them into fall. This may be one of my absolute favorite NYFW looks. A crushed velvet dress, and the most perfect cropped jacket. How insane are these sleeves?! Karen Walker. She’s amazing, I know. I think when it comes to bursts of color in your wardrobe and in a single look, go for different textures, and fun proportions. This is one unexpected combination I threw on one hectic morning. It’s quickly became one of my most streetstyle-snapped looks. I mean, what’s not to love about orange and pink?!
I spend a ton of time at my home workspace when I’m actually in town. I tend to travel every other week, so when I am back home, getting work done, I like my space to be minimal, eclectic, and extra cozy. My desktop was in need of it’s own separate space…and for me, with my camera equipment and mood boards, I needed a big desk. A big desk for me to sketch, to write, to really zone in on my work and my editing. I immediately went to Joybirdbecause of their sleek, vintage-inspired design. Modern Mid-Century is an ongoing theme in my home. My Dumbo, Brooklyn home is super lofty, so I like to keep it’s raw, industrial feel. Wood with metal accents, and little pops of bold color. Meet my new Joybird “Holland” desk.