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.
My editorial for HOLA! magazine‘s October/November 2017 issue is officially here…and 4 pages eeek! Gracias HOLA! team for the incredible feature. I’m so proud to be Latina…to represent such an amazing and lively culture. We’re fire-y…we literally love our spices and we can spend all night on the dance floor. There’s still so much of my family history that I’m just being more in tune with. There are still so many places I need to visit. Speaking of culture, now is such an important time to embrace our diversity. To accept everyone as they are, to travel, to get to taste different parts of the world. That’s what I love about my job…I get to meet amazing people from all over, like here on set. Which reminds me, time to really brush up on my español. For this specific feature, we focused on 4 amazing fall trends. Most of the items featured here are pulled from my own closet. Upholestery. Metallics. Textures. Monochromatics. See more and shop!
photographed by Hugo Arturi. Written by Claudia Torres-Rondon.
Here are a few outtakes from my Don Julio campaign that I just fell in love with. A campaign that’s been super fun for me because I get to embrace my very different cultures and everything that makes me, well, me and create very different and interesting stories.We’re talking everything filming in Chinatown at a Mexican tequila bar to creating my very own specialty cocktails. With that, I’ve really did some research on everything from incredible new recipes to classic vintage looks from every part of my background: Chinese, Mexican, and Spanish.
There are a few new Vivala episodes out right now from my web show, #NataliesNYC. It’s pretty amazing having such a rad crew to document some of the special parts of my life. Like visiting my friend, Luiny’s inspiring design home/studio in Bushwick. Dancing at sunset with my girl tribe. And giving you a tiny taste inside my NYC home and closet. All amazing clips to look back on years from now. Right now, I’m planning our music episode we’re filming next week, as we cheers the new fall season.
For now, visit Puerto Rican jewelry designer, Luiny. Her designs are inspired by the beautiful and eclectic style of what a woman would wear in her own tribe. I feel like the ultimate warrior in her jewelry. Layer it on baby.
Next up? Step inside my home! I’m showing you 5 top Fall trends. I hope they give you a bit of inspiration when putting together one of your favorite looks. We’re talking denim on denim. The over-the-knee boot. The skinny neck tie (HELLO KATE MOSS). Click below and take a peek.
What else is cooking? Click the images below to find out.
A visit to 6 Shore Road’s soho loft/studio (bikini heaven):
And then to my favorite store, ANTHOM, in Chelsea (they are opening a new location in the Lower East Side!)
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