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.
Natalie Lim Suarez is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
New York, London, Milan, and Paris. It’s that time of year again. Fashion month. I got to kick it off extra early last week in New Zealand of all places, and I am still recovering from the jet-lag. I’m using this holiday weekend to really just get my much needed sleep before one of the busiest months of the year. Paris is certainly the highlight. I love waking up in Place Vendome at the most beautiful place to stay, The Ritz Paris, before slipping away into a visual dream at each show. The locations, like here at the stunning Cartier chateau, are gems. It’s like stepping into a picture book. Every detail. Every corner is immaculate. I like my wardrobe to feel the same when I’m in France. This is what a New Yorker in Paris looks like. Leather trench coats. Printed tights. Tulle dresses. Accentuated shoulders. Pastel suits. In Paris, living and dressing is art.
I brought the beach to Paris this summer in this eclectic Philip Lim floral print. I call this look: metropolitan surfer. I like the contrast of beach-y prints paired with the city classics like leather pants and my everyday blazer, all found on Shopbop. I count on Shopbop to keep my wardrobe updated with quirky new finds. Working with them this past year has been incredible and a match made in heaven. We bond over our love for bold color, funky prints, and scooping up cool trends and up-and-coming designers. I always leave the site inspired to take on a sunnier approach with summer fashion.
ROYAL versus REBEL? REALITY versus FANTASTY? Dylana and I were in Paris with the Cartier team for one of the brand’s biggest jewelry launches, Clash de Cartier! We had a few days of press appointments and brainstorming meetings in preparation of the campaign launch. Celebrities, influencers, and editors from all over the world flew in to be the very first to get access to this exclusive launch. To kick things off, Dylana and I shot this iconic Clash de Cartier ring in four major style clashes, all of which have been slowly been released this month. Our next #ClashdeCartier series is launching on Monday and I can’t wait for you to see more! For now, here is part 1 of our campaign. This spiky gold ring has multiple personalities, and I love how it embraces opposites, clashes, and contrasts. For our photoshoot, I am royal, while Dylana is rebel, yet we find harmony in gorgeous yellow ensembles on both sides of the style spectrum. You’ll also see that I am reality, while Dylana is fantasy. Honestly, I’m normally caught between the two clashes, keeping my feet firmly on the ground while also daring to dream. My sister and I represent both sides separately, yet we’re always tied together with our Clash de Cartier ring. Opposites attract in the best way.
Yellow! Swirls! The new Mulberry Ready-to-Wear collection is absolutely outstanding. It just makes Dylana and I want to move and groove as if we were in the 60’s. I feel a lot of mod inspiration came into these looks with the fabulous round collars, boxy shapes, and statement buttons. We definitely brought the fun to The Ritz in Paris. The hotel is fit for a queen. The moment I walked in, I was blown away by the decadent decor and amazing hospitality. I think this might be my favorite hotel to stay in Paris! I immediately soaked in all of our gorgeous surroundings. Everything in our rooms was immaculate…from the golden swan knobs on our sink, to the pretty tassels hanging on our beds. Why is everything so golden and shiny and picture-perfect at The Ritz? I feel so lucky to have been able to spend the week here with Dylana along with our special guests, Mama and Papa Suarez. It’s not everyday that my parents get to travel with us on a work trip, so it really was just magical. I’m savoring all of our recent family time. They really do keep me going. Team Suarez never stops.