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.
Neiman Marcus October 2018 Book photographed by Guy Aroch // Frame blazer, top, and jean
I am excited to finally publish my cover for the Neiman Marcus October 2018 BOOK, featured here alongside some amazing modern-day starlets. This is my second Neiman Marcus cover (what an incredible year!) and though it is now November and many of you have already received the book in the mail or in-store this past month, I’m excited to link everything here so you can shop, shop, shop! What I love most about this campaign shot by the legendary Guy Aroch is that bold pops of color and high energy is everything. It is classic NYC style at it’s very best. Think hot dog stands, epic roof top dance parties in the rain, and color-coordinating with your girl gang. Fall is all about finding the perfect pair of trousers, the perfect blazer, and of course, statement party dresses that will make anyone swoon. The ladies and I covet the brands featured here: MSGM, Vince, Frame, See by Chloe, Veronica Beard, and Helmut Lang to name a few. Now start clicking and start shopping my looks below.
To be featured again on the cover of the latest Neiman Marcus book is pretty incredible! I’ve hopped out of the pages here to create a few of my very own looks from my most coveted Neiman Marcus designers. Those happen to be Maggie Marilyn and Veronica Beard, all of which you can find at Neiman Marcus contemporary.
You’ll notice a theme here. Ruffles combined with something more masculine, like a checkered pant or killer boot. It’s with Neiman Marcus that I find the most beautiful, wearable pieces. The Neiman Marcus contemporary brands are curated to perfection and you’ll notice it the moment you walk through a Neiman Marcus store, and just with a click through the website. It’s wearable meets high fashion meets “I can wear this every single day.”
This season, I’m taking trousers to the next level this season. Forget anything simple. Think a higher waist, a wider leg, and more nubby wool textures. Paired with my everyday staple, a statement top, I’ve suddenly found my uniform. This screams “take me to a cozy brunch in Brooklyn” while both are strong enough to conquer a last minute work meeting. But it’s really all about how you accessorize right? For something more bold, I went wild with a perfect Akris patchwork bag and Christian Louboutin boot. My everyday basics happen to be this blue Proenza Schouler handbagand white Via Spiga boot. These warm tones makes me excited for fall in the city. To see the leaves change colors. To feel the warmth on your fingertips with a chai latte. Suddenly everything feels fresh, even my wardrobe.
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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.