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.
Now this is one party dress! The way it moves when you dance! Here I am literally running in heels to the ZOEasis party at Coachella, where I was working with Amazon… you may have seen some of my latest work with the Echo Look?! It’s the best product to help me decide on what party dress to shimmy on before a night on. Anyways, I loved the way the sun was falling over the open road outside of The Parker Hotel. Such magic. This weekend I’ll be in Miami for the Paraiso Festival and I think this amazing Rachel Zoe silver beauty might be something I pack for something special out on South Beach. For some reason, this 1920’s flapper dress reminds me of my favorite cities for nightlife: Vegas, Palm Springs, and Miami to name a few. It shines best under the disco ball. Now this is over-the-top but in the best way possible.
Coachella is my way of kicking off spring. The heat. The sun. I absolutely love the energy and togetherness that Coachella brings each year to Palm Springs. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to extend my work trip to Los Angeles. More pool time please! I counted with Dylana and this is our 8th Coachella in a row since 2011. Not much has changed, yet I still manage to make each year feel like it’s brand new again. Early mornings are spent by the pool. Afternoons are spent at brunch or a hotel day party. Nights are spent hopping between shows. Palm Springs has it’s busiest weekend of all time, bringing in bands from all over the world. This time? Revolve Festival, Coachella, and Neon Carnival all in a single night. I’ve seen many of the bands over and over again around the US at different festivals that I’m beginning to know the lyrics by heart. Borns, Haim, and Migos to name a few. Boy was I party pooped! And it’s all happening again right now, this weekend for Coachella weekend two.
Right on for those who can do all that fun in the sun two weekends in a row. I’m taking a breather instead! But since many of us are still in festival mode or planning to hit up Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza later this year, here’s a round up of some festival looks to get you prepared. BB Dakotapartnered up with Dylana and I this season, and I swear I saw girls wearing the latest collection at every single event I went to out in Palm Springs. We also hosted their pre-festival bash at their LA headquarters. It was a pretty special night. So many amazing ladies came out to support and shopped the line. This denim overall dress and BB Dakota top/skirtcombination were the it looks this festival season. These easy pieces are perfect for festival season because it’s hot, you’re on your feet, and you just want something easy and light to dance in. It’s awesome to see how many babes were sporting BB Dakota! I couldn’t help but take photos! I took my favorite BB Dakota go-tos and gave it my own twist with a little layering. Festival season is all about the freedom to wear and do whatever you want. Glitter? Why not. Denim? Necessary.
Philadelphia to NYC to LA to Cayman Islands to London. Phew! The thought of packing is already making me sweat. But with all of the work, May 2017 is already looking like it’s going to be legendary. I can’t help but have a big giant smile wherever I go.
This was my Coachella sling bagby Marc Jacobs. It converts to a hobo, crossbody, and backpack. How cool is that?! I like it best slung as a crossbody over my waist. Besides this incredible purple, it also comes in a stunning canary yellow.