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).
The perfect weekend ensemble. Inspired by the 90’s. Extremely comfortable. Totally wicked. Weekends for me are spent mostly in and around my neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn. I don’t like to travel far on my days off. You can mostly find me browsing the Dumbo flea market for a good vintage blazer, or right here, at the Photoville art instillation that is showcasing alongside our parks and piers. There’s always something new to discover here and my weekend attitude is purely playful. Like here, dancing as the sun goes down under the Manhattan bridge, or using all of my energy out on my bicycle. Once Saturday hits, I get to wipe off the makeup and put on my comfy clothes. Give it a little glamour with a giant sparkling earring. This is a look that helps me ease into the perfect weekend of fun.
I am finally sharing our Suarez Sisters cover story for DUMBO LIVING magazine! Both Dylana and I are Dumbo, Brooklyn homeowners, and we couldn’t be more proud. For me, it is already going on already 5 years! Investing in this neighborhood was the easiest decision I ever made and I was only a baby! A big leap as my first home, but when you know, you know right? I feel so lucky. Dumbo is my heart and home. I remember the very first time it took my breath away, 10 years ago. It felt like magic, and it still does. The city skyline. The sparkling water. I like to call them my own little beaches. There’s so much natural beauty, and what I love most, is that it’s a tiny little pocket. A small, but special neighborhood. Bustling days, followed by sleepy nights. It’s become our true East Coast homes and also where we really built our careers…a place that changed my aspirations in many ways. I am pretty sure I’m here to stay. Enjoy the story!
As winter comes along, I’m making my Dumbo, Brooklyn loft feel a lot more intimate, inviting, and cozy…and not just for me, but for all of the people in my life when they come to visit. That always starts with upgrading my living and dining room interiors and adding a lot more seating space so all of my guests feel like my home is theirs as well. I discovered Interior Define on a recent trip to Chicago, where I walked by their gorgeous boutique during a day of shopping. I went inside and fell in love with their clean aesthetic, with a close attention to details and quality. I came back to NYC and customized my selects on their online shop to perfectly work in my home.
Neutrals for me are a must. My home is a mix of soft blues, grays, concrete, wood, and little pops of red. I have been traveling so much this year. When I am home in NYC, I cherish every single moment I get to enjoy here. I love a shabby chic aesthetic that feels lived in and loved, but with a relaxing and elegant color approach. I love inviting friends over to cook a hearty breakfast, or simple circle around my living room space with a bottle of wine. A sectional sofa for me is a must. I had all this extra floor space, and just wanted a much larger couch that made for really stretching out on. This piece gives me that ahhh moment when I come home after a long work trip. The Ms. Chesterfield Sectional Sofa was perfect. I adore the old-fashioned men’s club design with really elegant tufting. It’s my go-to style in any home. I customized it in the fabric, Seed, which is a really amazing cross weave that adds a lot of dimension and warmth.
As for dining area, I have this really luxurious concrete and wood table, but I needed the perfect chairs to match. The Audrey leather dining chairs by Interior Define were just the right fit, with a super luxurious, sleek and modern design to match. You just sit in them and never want to get up. I chose the “New City” gray color with Matte Brass legs. You can choose between a few gorgeous and warm shades of leather with either Matte Black or Chrome legs. Each combination is absolutely divine. These chairs are just so yummy and so pretty to look at. I can’t wait to finally have my guests over and put them to good use.
Being a homeowner has proven how worth-it it is to invest in quality, statement to keep forever. My Dumbo, Brooklyn loft is my sanctuary. It’s also my workspace. It’s eclectic. It’s unique. It’s contemporary. Meet these two stunning Stewart-Schafer icelandic sheepskin chairs…designed and made right here in Brooklyn. I’m so excited to tell you all about this amazing interior design duo.