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.
Some things will always remain timeless. The OMEGA Tresorwatch is one of them. I wanted to take you behind the scenes on one of my latest campaigns for OMEGA. The team flew in from Europe for our shoot with one vision in mind: to create beautiful black and white portraits with the best backdrop of all. . .New York City. Shot by by Christoph Schaller, we kept things classic and minimal. The mix of digital and raw filmmaking made for a stunning and cinematic little silent movie. Naturally, I chose to wear a bold sequin suit for this particular campaign. There’s something so special about a sequin suit. It works as a glamorous piece, yet also a tough-girl masculine, tomboy piece. I thought it would perfectly pop against our iconic set: a simple black backdrop in the middle of bustling Manhattan. OMEGA has mastered the art of creating classic meets contemporary timepieces. The Tresor collection for women stays true to the brand’s tradition in amazing Swiss made designs, with new details to inspire the next generation. How insane is the delicate row of glittering diamonds? You can see them only as you get really close and that’s what I love…a subtle luxury that still works for everyday wear. OMEGA is bringing this new modern woman into each and every one of their current black and white, iconic campaigns and I feel lucky to be a part of the movement.
This isn’t your typical campaign shoot, and it was certainly one to remember. Nicole Miller always takes the unconventional route when it comes to her campaign shoots and actually incorporated a full press day on the set, with publications like WWD and VOGUE coming in to capture their own content and stories as well! We shot at Metal Shutter Houses, an art space in the heart of Chelsea. This space is a hub for creativity, with super high ceilings, freshly painted white walls and flooring, along with a stunning set of skylights, creating the most magnificent set of shadows to pose alongside. This collection pulled together eclectic and confusing styles that one wouldn’t expect, and made them work beautifully. Completely inspired by the eclectic and interesting mixes you’ll find on the cool girls of Manhattan. I love the chance to get into character during shoots like this. At the same time, I would completely wear these pieces on my own! That made it all the more fun. You can see there’s a little sporty element to each look. Think varsity socks paired with classic striped pajama-esque suits and flowing asymmetrical skirts. And you know me, I love a pop of color like jade and citrus along with a statement metallic piece to throw into any look. It’s the little elements of urban street style that made the collection really pop. Converse paired with brushstroke patterned cocktail dresses and flowing blouses with varsity striped leather pants made opposites attract. This collection felt refreshing and unique, giving me a few styling notes to take on myself (like taking a button up blouse and wearing it backwards). Bravo Nicole Miller, and thank you for having me as your muse this season.
I am so excited to be the face for Karl Lagerfeld Paris x Long Tall Sally! Our S/S ’18 campaign has just launched! We took Parisian classics to the streets of NYC, embracing space and time. Time: being able to stop and appreciate the beauty of my surroundings at home in NYC and feeling free of the pressure in being in such a crazy place in comparison to a slower-paced, calmer Paris. Space: finding my personal space and own identity in the two largest fashion capitals of the world. In Paris, things are spread out. In NYC, it’s chaotic. But I’m always prepared for what both will bring me and it beings with what I wear. My wardrobe between Paris and NYC is a mix of classic red dresses, brilliant blazers, and Karl’s statement pieces like a pearled jumpsuit and tweed skirt. All tailored for the Long Tall Sally woman…the tall women who want the correct fit on the shoulder, hip, and hem. Being 5’10” has made me extra particular about fit. Long Tall Sally forever impresses me with their tailoring and amazing designer collaborations.
All my life I have been shopping at Macy’s. I can find a Macy’s in just about any city I travel to and I can always trust that what I’ll be shopping is fantastic. My go-to section in-store and online? Impulse Contemporary. So it was super exciting to hear I’d be the face for this campaign. I gravitate towards Macy’s Impulse due to it’s brands for cheeky tee’s, incredible denim, and perfect summer dresses. I’m talking about brands like Sanctuary, Rachel Rachel Roy, Max Studio London, Articles of Society, Suburban Riot, and William Rast. Each brand is elevated in their own way, yet still extremely comfortable and effortless. Impulse Contemporary has curated their shop to fit my forever evolving summer style.