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.
It’s rare you’re on set, in the middle of hair and makeup, and someone sends you a text saying you’re going to Cuba, with only a few hours to pack and get on your plane. The wardrobe on set for my Nordstromshoot immediately got me daydreaming and playing out the scenarios in my head. I was overwhelmed with excitement! Oh, and of course, planning out the outfits I would be wearing.
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.
The Shoeline.comFall ’16 campaign shoot featuring the #SuarezSisters has finally launched! It’s been so many seasons that I’ve shot with Shoeline, and they are honestly one of my favorite teams ever. They’ve mastered the art of creating quality shoes of all styles. Particularly for women like Dylana and I who have such eclectic styles. We like to take many different styles and together, make it all our own. It made shooting the fall collection is even more fun since we got to play with unique socks, fun proportions, cuffed jeans, and so much more. They are all about advocating comfort combined with effortless style which makes it a lot easier for me, as the model, running around the city on set on my feet! The rich warm tones and amazing leather they use immediately get me prepped for the new season. Like cozying up in the Lower East Side at Freeman’s for a little hot chocolate…or shacking up at The Ludlow Hotel’s penthouse to soak in that 360 view of the city skyline. There’s so much I love about the Lower Manhattan when it’s time to layer up and get cozy. Leather clogs and over-the-knee socks? Check. Midi skirts and thigh-high boots? Check. A little heel topped off with your favorite sheer party dress and sparkling socks? Check.
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.