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.
Take a little walk with me here through the gorgeous David Webb studio on Madison Avenue between 74th and 75th street, famous for dramatic gold necklaces and beautifully carved enamel animal bracelets. I’m so excited to reveal my shoot for the David Webb Motifcollection, made up of geometric shapes of diamonds, complete with a classic black and white enamel color palette. I love how this collection is meant to be layered and lived in. It feels fresh every time. Today’s Motif feels just as relevant and new as it did during in the 1970’s, when it was first created. Diamonds on the daily are my new thing. Either styled with a blazer and tee or with my most luxurious fur coat. Here are a few outtakes from our spread for Page Six! I wanted to give you a little insider’s look at the gorgeous, clean space with eclectic bespoke furniture and accents, right above the David Webb boutique. Believe it or not, the jewelry is handmade and designed in this same space, on the same floor, right here in NYC. The brand’s archives are also just a few steps away in the building, revealing decadent and iconic pieces worn by Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. This jewelry house is truly one-of-a-kind.
Lapis lazuli and turquoise stone. This is a British jewelry brand you are going to love: Astley Clarke. Meet their new “Colour of Calder” collection. It’s completely focused on stacking and layering….my favorite way to wear jewelry. Super modern with dynamic shapes and pops of colors in semi-precious stones. I have to say, this collection is pure art, inspired by the styles of Peggy Guggenheim and Alexander Calder from the 1930’s with a new, contemporary update.
I am wearing the colors of the ocean around my neck in David Yurman‘s new and exclusive DY Bel Aire collection…which launches today! Teal! Green! Blue! These are my colors for summer, and I love how David Yurman took such a classic style of chains and made them edgy, bohemian, and super luxurious. If you look closely, you’ll see a variety of delicate David Yurman amulets. An emerald cut amulet in 18k gold…a hamsa amulet with diamonds…a moon and star amulet…and an evil eye amuletwith blue sapphires in 18k gold. Amazing right?! I love that they easily clip on and off the chains to style however I want. Each piece and chain, telling an intimate story. I can’t wait to collect more throughout the summer.
There are some people you meet and you can’t help but love, and you just click, immediately become friends. That’s how I feel about Sabrina Sun, jewelry designer of Sabrina SL. I met this lovely wife, mother, and amazing woman thanks to my sister Dylana, and every single day, I wear a piece of her jewelry. I like to call her my sister and my mom (a younger version of course!) Everytime we shoot, she comes bearing bouquets of flowers, always putting a smile on my face. This yellow rose really brightening up my morning and awakening my senses. I like pairing something so delicate as a rose, with this oversize, heavy choker: the Organic Shield Choker. It’s equally just as beautiful, but has major tough-girl vibes. Made for a queen. A queen with a strong heart of armor. Paired with a glamourous backless dress torn to shreds. Her handlets, rings, and bracelets are simple, elegant, and badass, all at the same time. I can’t get enough!