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.
My hair and makeup artist in Verona, Italy went for a very Brigitte Bardot look on me this evening and it is by far one of my favorite looks. Extra teased and voluminous roots with loose curls complete with a smoldering dark eye. I love a black winged liner with a super soft brown shadow. It’s certainly not my typical hair and makeup but it worked perfect for my red carpet event here in Verona. I like to go bold for the red carpet. It’s my time to play a new character and experiment with new and unexpected looks. This modern-day Brigitte Bardot hair and makeup feels extra glamorous when paired with a sparkling blazer and swaying skirt. When in Italia, I always go big and bold. Tonight is New Year’s Eve and though many of us are hitting the dance floor (and this look would be perfect for it), I think I might skip the hair and makeup all together, and ring in 2019 from home with family, rejuvenated and fresh faced.
You may recognize these out-of-this-universe Emilio Pucci sneaker. They starred in my latest #PucciMonochromes campaign video, and I’m giving them a little comeback! They’re so good! I would never have thought a neon yellow pop would really compliment this red carpet dressfrom Manila Grace, but it just works. This is my after-party look. The red carpet dress paired with a shoe I can actually dance in. These past few weeks in NYC have been pretty insane. With spring in full swing, it seems like there is a gala or celebration just about every single night. Team Suarez has been having a blast with our nights out on the town. One of my personal favorites? Visiting a new hot spot in our neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn: Soho House’s new Dumbo House. This exclusive new location to Soho House has been much anticipated for members around the city. It’s located right about the luxurious Cecconi’s restaurant and has stunning waterfront views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Think sparkling chandeliers and delicious cocktails in glasses that could immediately have been taken out from the 1920’s. With plush velvet chairs next to floor to ceiling windows, it reminded me a posh little nightclub in London. As the Brit’s would say “so lush.”
For a night at the annual Harper’s Bazaar BAZAAR ICONS party celebrating rock n’ roll, I went this unforgettable red dress by Cinq a Sept. With a perfect crop top that so elegantly tied at the shoulder, and a billowing skirt wrapped so perfectly around the waist, it felt a lot more like the undone, rock n’ roll version of a ball gown. Exactly what I was going for. And in red…my favorite color. Stepping onto the red carpet, I kind of had to hold my breath. It is certainly one of the most star-studded parties during NYFW and I was lucky enough to attend and spend the night with my loves at Stella Artois. Here’s what a real party at The Plaza feels like.