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.
I don’t leave the house without a knit. It’s the finishing touch to my look. It completes it. I like taking something like a classic white pant and trouser, and transforming it. I love something that makes me stand out from the pack. St. John has some incredible little knit jackets and blazers. They are pure luxury. The St. John tweed knit jacket reminds me so much of a vintage blazer you can only find in super special consignment boutiques. I jumped at this jacket once I spotted it online. It’s the fit. It’s the fabric. St. John is modern luxury and you can tell just by feeling it. Living in it. Why is black and white always so chic?!
My love for really well-made lingerie continues. I’ve just discovered the perfect set from my go-to lingerie brand Natori here at Macy’s. This beautiful royal blue hue designed by Josie Natori matches everything from my curtains to my favorite blanket. It’s a color of comfort. It’s a completely new take on the classic tee-shirt bra. The little lace and sheer accents make this super comfortable set extra luxurious. When I find something that works well on my body, hugs it in all the right places, and feels amazing on my skin, I just stick with it. I stick with what works and feels best for me, in any situation. It could be for a night of dancing in my favorite white tee. It could be hiking in a perfect pair of blue jeans. It could be on set at a shoot with a little silk dress. It’s in all of these situations that my undergarments play a huge role. I’m all for anything that allows me to move, and be completely comfortable in my own skin. Josie Natori’s elegant collection ranges from 30A to 44G, flattering women of all shapes and sizes. 2017 is for owning your own body in all of it’s uniqueness. I think I’ll take this set in black and pale pinkto add to my collection.
Just because it’s freezing out does not mean I cancel my plans! The holidays give me more reason to simply throw on a glamorous coat and go out! This Maximilian mink coatcaught my eye with it’s stunning tie-dye pattern and retro fit as I was strolling through Bloomingdale’s…they seem to always have what I’m looking for. Right when I put it on I thought “must be a Maximilian.” I gave it a little vintage twist with a silk button-down, leather mini, and my favorite fishnet tights. A little downtown rock n’ roll mixed with a luxurious uptown feel. With the holidays, I play with a lot of yummy textures. This coat is so soft to touch, and so easy to throw on over a little party dress. The holidays are my time of year to wear everything in my closet that is really dramatic and beautiful! This is a look I want to strut down 5th Avenue in with my best friends before a good holiday cocktail. Soooo gossip girl.