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 mini and bag from Shopbop is what spring in Woodstock looks in my mind….as romantic as my favorite folk song. With the change of season, you’ll find me in electric colors and embroidered daisies. It’s not everyday that you see me in something so feminine, but the freshness of spring makes me wanting more and more ruffled sleeves and voluminous skirts! My closet is suddenly feeling a breath of fresh air as a warm breeze hits the city. I have been stuck in NYC for work this past month but luckily, there’s a lot of travel on the horizon. Team Suarez is so ready to kick off spring around the globe although NYC in the spring is amazing thanks to blue skies, loads of sun, and a wardrobe that mentally takes you somewhere else. I’ll be in between the West Coast, Europe, and a few off-the-grid locations coming up and I’m actually so, so ready to hop on a plane. This dress reminds me of so many different worlds. Spring is going to be all about that for me. Exploring new worlds and taking you along with me.
I’ve completely fallen head over heels in love with this Monse scarf dress. For some reason, it reminds me of hot summers on the Italian coast. The orange. The sunflowers. The way it’s neckline flows with the wind. Here I took it this lovely piece out for an afternoon out east at Macari Vineyards, a local spot during our Shopbop #StyleHigh kickoff. Dylana and I have always taken our summer dresses seriously. Silk…velvet… we love it all. I lean towards a romantic statement piece for just about every special occasion. I always go for a piece that tells a story. And can you believe it, one of the #SUAREZSISTERS is officially a newly wed?! I have never seen my sister so happy in my entire life. She’s found her person and we’re ecstatic!! We’ve been celebrating all week post-wedding. Now I get to share my other-half with her other-half, but it works out for the absolute best. I love seeing our family (#TeamSuarez) grow and grow! The summer has already brought so much love and opportunities to whip out the beautiful dresses. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Happy 4th my loves! Just wanted to check in and give a quick hello. I’ve been on set for a new campaign project these past 3 days in Red Hook, Brooklyn so I’m glad to finally get a moment with all of you now that I’ve finally caught up on a bit more sleep! I have family in town this 4th of July meaning I get to grab everyone I know and love, fill up a giant picnic bag, and head to the park. I honestly can’t remember the last time I actually enjoyed my beautiful Brooklyn Bridge park or my rooftop here in DUMBO on a weekday, so I’m happy to do something casual and local for the holiday. Up next on the horizon is an out-of-this-world work trip to Singapore meaning it’s time for me to get my house all organized, and finish up all my last minute projects in the city before getting on that 24 hour flight. For those who are spending a lot more time in the city this summer and looking for a new getaway spot that’s just as beautiful and a lot more quiet and secluded than the Hamptons, head to the North Fork of Long Island. Specifically, the Sound View Greenport Hotel! How stunning is this beauty rocky little beach? I was in town the other week with the Shopbop team for their summer #StyleHigh kickoff and fell in love with this little town so close to home. If you go, take a trip to Macari Vineyards for wood oven pizza and rosé followed by one of my favorites, a good clambake on the deck of the hotel. I packed easy romantic ruffled tops and loads of stripes. Summer out east really is something special. I find a new beach to fall in love with every single drive out there. But because I spend so much time on the road as it is, having some quality time at home for a hot second is going to be well worth it.