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.
Pink is certainly one of LA’s colors. The Barbie pink cars in our minds growing up as children of the westside. The pink streaks we always wanted in our hair for Halloween. The bubblegum pink nail polish we painted on at the back of class. The shade of my very first lipstick I stole from my mom’s cabinet. Pink is both rebellious and sweet. The & Other Stories LA collection featured ton of pink, and in every single tone and vibe.
Dylana and I travel together for numerous projects around the globe. Being sisters makes constantly being on the road easy and a lot more fun. Whether it be styling for a shoot campaign. Making numerous pit-stops at in-n-out. Figuring out what the heck to wear in the morning. Dealing with stress. Finding that balance. What do the Suarez Sisters do with only 2 days in our hometown of LA? Well, here you have it. Plus, the first peek inside at the & Other Stories LA atelier.
I am so excited that & Other Stories has just launched their LA collection, all of which are designed in their beautiful LA Atelier. I loved being a part of the launch campaign shoot. So far I’ve visited 2 of their 3 ateliers: Paris and Los Angeles. Next one on the list? Stockholm. Each uniquely stunning and each true to their city’s DNA. The brand as a whole takes inspiration from all over the world, and that is what draws it to me the most. Remember our Paris fall campaign shoot?! Well, Los Angeles is just as dreamy and of course. It’s also my home, so that made the whole experience even more magical.
Take a peek inside my & Other Stories A/W ’16 campaign shoot in Paris. LA ROMANCE NOSTALGIA. Lace. Layers. Paris. Things and one place in particular that exudes beauty and mystery. The new fall collection from & Other Stories has a touch of rich bohemian. Little dresses that remind me of some vintage items I’ve found in the past. High Victorian necklines with decadent chokersand dangling earrings. Over-the-knee boots to die for. Here we are from our fitting at their beautiful Paris Atelier with our stylist. With a classic color palette of burgundy, white, black, and dusty rose, our options for looks seemed endless. I couldn’t stop trying everything on. The shoot came out just as I imagined. French at it’s best with my own eclectic touch.
After wrapping up our campaign shoot, I made sure to grab this lace topto take back home. Already I’ve worn it a million different ways. Under dresses, under button-ups, or simply on it’s own. Paris, you inspire me with every visit.