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.
I am standing right dab in the middle of the Nevada and Arizona state line, but it sure looks more like I’m on top of the moon. I have been living in this giant Isabel Marant puffer coat I snagged on Luisaviaroma (before it completely sold out!) through my recent road trip. It sure is a statement and a perfect piece to start off 2019 with a big bang. The start of a brand new year always feels very refreshing. I can hardly wait for the incredible surprises that are yet to come. I can only dream what 2019 will hold! All I know is, I’m not holding back. I’m excited to freely express myself in new ways. To be fearless. To be strong. To be inspired. I love being pushed creatively to new heights. Thanks to you and Team Suarez, I feel so lucky to have this amazing support system that allows me to purely be me. To evolve and grow. Let the magic begin. Cheers my loves to feeling over the moon with excitement for what’s to come!
Starting off the new year on a positive note is always so exciting. It’s a clean slate. A reminder to always live in the present, not the past nor future. Life always happens in unexpected ways, but that’s the beauty and excitement of it. Every single year, I learn something about myself. Whether it be my strength, my courage, or my wisdom. To ring in the new year, I partnered up with Expressfor a completely fresh take on the girl boss outfit. I’ve been through my whole past year wearing EXPRESS and my outfits resonate with so many amazing memories for me. This time, I wanted something extra classic and statement making. An oversized boyfriend jacket, a cut-out tank, and mid rise leggings in my lucky color red. What I love about Express’s latest collection is they have mastered clean, crisp, wearable pieces. Little pops of color always add to a really classic look. A clean slate doesn’t just mean what I’m wearing…it’s a new mindset. What do I want to self improve on? What motivates me at the moment? How do I wake up every single day feeling the best version of myself? This year I’m dedicating every single morning to have a crisp, clear positive mindset. It can simply be by doing a morning meditation, burning some incense, and planning out my week to some relaxing music. It’s dedicating one day a week to my older passions, like guitar and singing. It’s all these little things in my daily life that keep me grounded, focused, and inspired. There’s so much more to accomplish in 2017 that keeps me going. Working closely with my readers. Creating more videos. Exploring new places. Daring to be different. It only takes a little bit of extra attention and time to be a better sister, daughter, friend, and lover. It’s about being thoughtful with every decision I make. Sticking with my gut. Doing what always feels right. It’s about being completely honest with myself and those around me. Everyday is a new day to make some magic happen.
Thank you Express for partnering with me on this post.
Not only does every year get more exciting, every single day of living this dream is exciting. This was a very memorable year. One thing that really made me happy was when I bought a house. One of my absolute favorite parts of this year were making my loft a real home. Decorating, painting, getting to really live in it. I love having my special place to create, live, love, and grow. I wake up everyday feeling stronger, fresher, and most importantly, inspired. There are already so many wonderful memories made in this house that I’ll never forget. What keeps me going is you. Thank you guys for being a part of Team Suarez and constantly inspiring me to perfect my craft, work harder, and live each moment to the fullest. I love sharing all of my wacky stories with you. Thank you for following me on set at every photoshoot. For tuning in every single performance I made here in NYC and pushing me to sing more. For keeping me on my toes. Challenging me. Watching me grow. Tagging along on every single adventure. This year Dylana and I have travelled all over the world. We finally made the trip back to Malaysia to see all of my family. We hit numerous cities in the US that I’ve always wanted to visit: Dallas, Nashville, Miami, Salt Lake City, and Austin amongst more amazing countries like Italy, Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand, the UK, and France. It’s a year where I hopped on numerous planes….and can you believe it? A jet. I’ve never worked so hard in my life, yet I still feel completely balanced…I have so much fun doing what I do. Making real connections, making new friends. So many tales, and so many photos. Each brings a smile to my face. Below are just some remarkable times and campaigns from 2016 that I’ll never forget. Happy New Year to you lovebugs, may 2017 be magical!