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.
Natalie Lim Suarez is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
I truly believe that the key to having it all, is knowing that you already do. Keep that in mind this 2020!
Happy New Year my loves! I had the most relaxing and wonderful holiday and I hope you all did as well. My family came to NYC to visit, we escaped to the Catskill mountains, played in the snow, and really just had extra, extra quality time together. It’s amazing how powerful it is to surround yourself with loving family and friends. I just soaked it all up, not wanting any moment to end. But it’s time refresh and get back to work! A new year excites me in that I’m ready to welcome in positive changes, and a whole lot of inspiration. The first week of January is already totally crazy, in the best way possible. These few weeks I’ll be spending a lot of time on set which honestly is always full of laughter, creativity, and really talented people. Team Suarez is working on a bunch of incredible campaigns. I’ve got a bit of travel coming up, and of course, one wild New York Fashion Week approaching in early February. All I can say is, I’m simply happy. It’s important to stop and pause, and just soak in what we have, with gratitude. We’re living in a crazy time right now. Taking time to enjoy the simple, beautiful things in life is key to surviving the new year. Wishing you all the best year yet! I always like to think, “some of the best days of our lives are yet to come.” It’s a beautiful thought now isn’t it?
SATURDAY NIGHT IN vs SATURDAY NIGHT OUT? RIVE GAUCHE vs RIVE DROITE? Our Clash de Cartiercampaign continues with Dylana and I in Paris, where opposites attract. The versatility of this statement ring always gives us so much to play with. Whether I’m having a night in, or going out in Les Marais with a red lip, I never take off this ring. It’s both a statement and an everyday piece. That in itself is the meaning behind Clash de Cartier. We even took the campaign to both sides of the Seine river. I represent Rive Gauche. Diverse, eccentric, with a down to earth attitude. Dylana may find bourgeois chic more her thing but together, we can’t help but gravitate towards a little luxury. To work with such an iconic house on their largest jewelry launch ever has been a dream. This is one sister shoot I will never forget. Until next time, Cartier.
ROYAL versus REBEL? REALITY versus FANTASTY? Dylana and I were in Paris with the Cartier team for one of the brand’s biggest jewelry launches, Clash de Cartier! We had a few days of press appointments and brainstorming meetings in preparation of the campaign launch. Celebrities, influencers, and editors from all over the world flew in to be the very first to get access to this exclusive launch. To kick things off, Dylana and I shot this iconic Clash de Cartier ring in four major style clashes, all of which have been slowly been released this month. Our next #ClashdeCartier series is launching on Monday and I can’t wait for you to see more! For now, here is part 1 of our campaign. This spiky gold ring has multiple personalities, and I love how it embraces opposites, clashes, and contrasts. For our photoshoot, I am royal, while Dylana is rebel, yet we find harmony in gorgeous yellow ensembles on both sides of the style spectrum. You’ll also see that I am reality, while Dylana is fantasy. Honestly, I’m normally caught between the two clashes, keeping my feet firmly on the ground while also daring to dream. My sister and I represent both sides separately, yet we’re always tied together with our Clash de Cartier ring. Opposites attract in the best way.
It officially has a name, the iconic Cartier bag is now called the Guirlande. Delicate, and oh, so gorgeous. It will forever remind me of Paris. Remember the time it was hand delivered by a handsome Cartier courier at my hotel room at the Crillon? The wow factor is still there. The Guirlande is a perfect pop against an eclectic mix of plaid and a little tweed on my Nike x Vogue Jordan sneakers. With plaids, it’s all about finding the right colors when it comes to eclectic pairings. This mix of grey, yellow, and red just worked! I am finally back in full NYC work mode after a really long few weeks in my other hometown of Los Angeles. I just wrapped up a brand new Suarez Sisters campaign shoot and besides that, I’m running around to meetings bundled up in my heaviest of coats over long johns and heat tech. With the NYC weather, I’ve become a pro at experimenting with layers and colors and fabrics! The more the merrier. Layer me up!
January is off to a fabulous start. I still have that excitement and fresh mentality of planning for a brand new year on a positive note. My family’s been in town this week and it’s amazing having the whole clan here to really be my sidekicks as I organize and settle back in! There is always so much to do, and so little time! Sometimes you just need a few extra hands to make some magic. And believe me, there’s so much magic to come.