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.
This isn’t your typical campaign shoot, and it was certainly one to remember. Nicole Miller always takes the unconventional route when it comes to her campaign shoots and actually incorporated a full press day on the set, with publications like WWD and VOGUE coming in to capture their own content and stories as well! We shot at Metal Shutter Houses, an art space in the heart of Chelsea. This space is a hub for creativity, with super high ceilings, freshly painted white walls and flooring, along with a stunning set of skylights, creating the most magnificent set of shadows to pose alongside. This collection pulled together eclectic and confusing styles that one wouldn’t expect, and made them work beautifully. Completely inspired by the eclectic and interesting mixes you’ll find on the cool girls of Manhattan. I love the chance to get into character during shoots like this. At the same time, I would completely wear these pieces on my own! That made it all the more fun. You can see there’s a little sporty element to each look. Think varsity socks paired with classic striped pajama-esque suits and flowing asymmetrical skirts. And you know me, I love a pop of color like jade and citrus along with a statement metallic piece to throw into any look. It’s the little elements of urban street style that made the collection really pop. Converse paired with brushstroke patterned cocktail dresses and flowing blouses with varsity striped leather pants made opposites attract. This collection felt refreshing and unique, giving me a few styling notes to take on myself (like taking a button up blouse and wearing it backwards). Bravo Nicole Miller, and thank you for having me as your muse this season.
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.
Something about breakfast in a tiny old diner on a rainy day is so comforting. We did just that on set in Vancouver for the Gentle FawnS/S ’17 campaign. I am beyond excited to be your MUSE this season! Gentle Fawn resonates so well with my style because it’s all about the way the clothes feel combined with a soft beautiful color palette. Everything in this new collection is made for layering. Everything feels lightweight. But in all of it’s beautiful simplicity, every piece has something unique about it. Maybe it be the flowing sleeves of my kimono, the cut out down the back of my tank, or the ruffled hem of my dress. They use cottons and subtle prints so well, and now have added incredible intimates to their new line. I like beautiful pieces without all the fuss. Vancouver, you’re beautiful even on a grey day, and even better with a plat of sunny-side up eggs, toast, and the best milkshake I’ve had in a long time.