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 always love shooting for the H&M Studio A/W 2020 collection. Last was earlier this spring on the beaches of Malibu with the team, but this time, we shot it right here in NYC on my rooftop. H&M Studio seems to always master incredible prints and beautiful, bold colors that instantly scream high fashion. This season’s drop is all about glamour. Think 70’s disco. I immediately gravitated towards the red hot leather pants. The vintage-inspired fit is perfect. This is a look to be worn over and over again in different ways. What’s your favorite piece?
Throw on your sun dress and sporty shades. There are only a few more days left of summer. It went by so fast. It was one where I actually got to embrace a simple summer in the city, where the parks are the only place to go. This may be the only year where I can fully stay put, and I’m grateful for all this time here in my neighborhood. Slowly, I can already feel the cool breeze coming in as we approach fall. There is always a sense of freshness and excitement that I feel as we move into a new season. The city is so, so ready for it.
Carbon emissions from our individual actions have already been reduced due to our current circumstances. We need to take this as an example on how we can make a huge impact with our daily choices by seeing how the world is affected when we limit our footprint. If we each start living more sustainably, we can drastically improve the wellbeing of our planet. The H&M Conscious Exclusivecollection focuses on pieces created from leftover stock fabrics from previous collections, and they are using a new, sustainable way of processing materials. My sandals happen to be vegea, created from discarded grape skins, stalks and seeds made into an alternative type of material that is much better for Mother Earth. It’s times like these that we really can reinvent the way we live, by using what we already have. During this time at home, I am taking shorter showers, recycling, turning off lights that don’t need to be used, buying only what I really need, and using non-toxic products around my house. This wake up call is something I’m really using to learn and grow from so I can do my part in helping bring our planet back to a better place for us all.
This stunning collection is glamorous, inspired by Le Train Bleu, the elegant train in France from the 1920’s. I have fallen in love with this blue mosaic print and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Dylana and I flew straight to Los Angeles after our whirlwind fashion week for something super exciting: shooting the new H&M Studio SS20 collection right here in Malibu! We immediately checked into the gorgeous Santa Monica Proper Hotel and went straight into 2 days of shooting. The California sunshine and bright, bold abstract colors found in this collection is like a breath of fresh air. It represents freedom. That rush you get the moment your bare feet hits the warm sand. What I love most about this stunning collection of tailored wide-leg pants, cropped blazers, and bright beachside bikinis and scarves is that it can easily be mixed and matched. Throw the entire line into your suitcase for a summer getaway and you’re set. Wrap the scarves around your hair or around your neck. Wear the bikini alone in the water, or straight to dinner with a good pant. Ribbed tops that can be layered with a crochet vest, or simply worn alone. I am so excited for more and more color in my life come spring and summer.
H&M Studioalways pushes the boundaries when it comes to clothing that immediately makes you wander and mentally drift to a completely new place. It’s been a dream shooting for H&M! We hope you love this campaign as much as we do! We celebrated with the team in Beverly Hills, overlooking the Los Angeles sunset with an amazing acoustic performance by a personal favorite, Lykee Li. This collection really has reconnected me to my California roots, appreciating all that my hometown has to offer.