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 official. They actually do exist! Shoes that are good for your body. Here are 3 of my favorite styles from FitFlop. FitFlop is based in the UK, and each technology is developed using biomechanically engineered principles. FitFlop has studied the human body, how it moves, and why. Each technology is tested at the Human Performance Lab in Calgary, the world’s leading biomechanics research centre, focusing on muscle activity, pressure diffusion, and body alignment. The science behind each FitFlop shoe is made to make you feel comfortable from the moment you put them on, until the moment you finish wearing them. I’m always so intrigued by the science that the brand puts into their designs. They focus on combining all elements of comfort with designs that feel timeless, but also on trend for the season. It’s the best balance in a shoe! FitFlop makes me want to get up and going each morning. They feel so incredible on. I’m going to walk you through 3 incredible new FitFlop shoes that I can’t stop wearing.
Right now, I’m in love with this over-the-knee sneaker. They work so well with a black midi skirt and oversize plaid coat. Dylana and I wear an ankle boot almost every day, so the Chai Classic Chelsea Boot and Mukluk Shorty II are perfect with an easy and sleek dress and pair of tights. I also want the cozy felt slippers featured here in every single color. I wear them in my house, and on my roof deck all the time, mostly paired with a cashmere jumpsuit and beanie. This from head to toe is my weekend uniform. Fall and winter just got a whole lot cozier and more chic thanks to my friends at FitFlop.
The Stuart Weitzman EYELOVE mule may just be the it slide of the season. They’re totally grab n’ go, are lined with shearling, and are on a mission to give back. This Stuart Weitzman x Gigi Hadid shoe is working to build three additional schools with Pencils of Promise, an organization dedicated to making quality education available to children all over the world. Every time I look down at my feet, I’m reminded that it’s possible to make change…even in the little things. I have been wearing this mule to elegantly dress down just about everything I own…even with my favorite power suit. Now this is how I like to go from the office to the open road. I found this beautiful location here in Los Angeles, by my family’s home and have been drawn to it ever since. I fell in love with it’s majestic mountains, neutral color palette, and blue skies. It feels so powerful. The perfect place to spread the strong energy of the EYELOVE mule. This “evil eye” symbol carries a powerful message that never goes out of style. It protects us from negative energies, making sliding into the New Year on a positive note a breeze. Sometimes we need that little feeling of comfort and protection to give us that extra push. The EYELOVE mule easily incorporates a positive spiritual connection into our everyday, and I love every bit of it.
It seems that with every adventure and every memory, comes a pair of shoes. The quirky pops of bright and blush pink in Notting Hill? I am immediately reminded of why I packed my Reebok sneakers from DSW Designer Shoe Warehousewith me. The bustling corners of Chinatown on a Saturday night? My Tahari black mules…great for dim sum and some late night dancing next door in Soho. DSW has proven to be a leading shoe shopping destination for me. Not only can I find amazing and fun sneakers every season, but I can also find absolutely stunning and classic feminine staples, like a fantastic pair of heels, all in one click. My eclectic style is always craving something new and so having a go-to shoe store with unlimited options is so necessary for this shoe lover.
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.