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 latest cover for the Neiman Marcus April 2018 Book has been out for a few months now, but for those who didn’t catch a glimpse of it in VOGUE or in-store or in the mail, here is an inside glimpse at a few of my favorite pages. This was a special shoot because not only was I shooting alongside an incredible team of leading ladies, but of course, my sister Dylana. Epic, I know. We were photographed by Guy Aroch. I’ve followed his work for years…famous for amazing pops of color with a whimsy, retro feel. Neiman Marcus sure knows how to make a girl’s dream come true. We shot in the heart of Los Angeles, taking long strides in classic spring/summer ensembles that will make anyone swoon. This season was all about squad goals: rounding up your favorite girl gang and coordinating your best looks. I’m finding it so important to make time for my closest girl friends and keep in touch no matter where I am in the world or how crazy or busy our lives get. Simply put, I can’t wait for summer in the city with my gal pals. Picture silver sequins, denim shorts, and the perfect crochet dress. Click below to see more from the catalog.
Have you guys picked up a copy of the Neiman Marcus April 2018 catalog yet?! I am so excited to be a part of such an incredible campaign alongside my sister Dylana and a really amazing crew of ladies. Talk about major #SquadGoals. I’m hopping out from the sunny pages of the catalog and bringing my favorite key spring Neiman Marcus CUSP looks to life. Think colored denim, bold leather jackets, and some of the best activewear to keep you moving and grooving under the sun. This spring, I’m all about the 80’s. This bright pink leather moto jacket and yellow skinny jean just oozes memories from this funky decade. Go for extra zippers and high waistlines. I completed the look with a swipe of mint green eyeshadow because come on, the 80’s were all about color and more color! As for my workout gear, I’m excited to be leaving the gym and taking those long morning runs along the waterfront. My go-to gear from Neiman Marcus CUSP is an all-black tank and legging. It doesn’t get much chicer than that. But this season, I’m adding a pop of metallic and cheeky prints to my classic fitness look. How amazing is this Ultra Cor ensemble? With a swipe of red lipstick, I can easily sneak out to brunch with the squad. This cover girl is so ready for the season ahead.
My hunt for the perfect shoulder bag is never-ending. The Coach Fall 2016 collectionis just beautiful and reminds me a bit of the vintage Coach bags I’ve had my entire life. The ones my mom would scour at estate sales to find me in every color. But it was time I updated my Coach collection. I just scored the new Coach 1941 Leather Saddle Bag at Neiman Marcus for my travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s classic, luxurious, and super simple. That’s what I love about it. A lot of the Coach Fall 2016 collection was very western inspired. Loads of embellishment and studs. Somehow the classic “Dark Denim” bag stood out to me. It’s really a piece that will never go out of style. That’s the thing with Coach…each bag ages really well. It’s the leather! The 1941 saddle bag is so luxurious that I can slip my camera bag in, lipstick in it, and wallet in it, and it only gets better with more wear. And it’s practical for a day running around a city you’re just getting to know. My first day in Kuala Lumpur began with a delicious breakfast at the beautiful Majestic Hotel, followed by a visit to my cousin’s home with my aunt for a night of Steam Boat…my favorite meal. It’s a hot pot on a table, and all you do is dip whatever you want in it. Noodles. Tofu. Vegetables. Even in this crazy heat, we can take more spice! I kept things extra minimal with a full look from Neiman Marcus. A throw-on-and-go velvet maxi dress and satin slippers. I’ve been easing through my first hot, hot day in Malaysia. Our adventure has just begun.
My Neiman Marcus #NMInsider event in Atlanta was a total blast. I had an incredible time meeting everyone who stopped by! My NMInsider curated boutique was all about the Folklorica trend. Bohemian, yet romantic. Florals, mixed prints, wide-leg denim pants. Furrry knits, metallic dusters, oversize hats. My style is very eclectic, so it was the perfect collaboration. For the event, I wore this killer 10 Crosby by Derek Lam dress.