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.
NYC to Miami! I was just in town for the annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval and it is by far one of my absolute favorite weekends. A day under the sun to sip champagne and samba dance?! Count me in. This was an extra last minute work trip for me, but I’m a master at throwing things into a little carry-on luggage. The best thing to live in? Denim. It’s light. It’s versatile, and you literally need 4 pieces to get you from Friday-Sunday night.
It’s in the spring time that invitations come rolling through my mailbox. My school classmates are suddenly all grown up and having weddings. My email inbox is suddenly filling with “Save the Dates.” It’s the excitement of the beautiful weather, and finding any excuse to catch up with friends. But with that means upping it in the dress department. Gift wrapping. Making flower arrangements. Cooking. Extra girly things that I’m slowly but surely getting a lot better at. I love dressing for a special occasion, and that’s why I’m so picky when it comes to finding the perfect dress. Meet this lace beautyby EXPRESS. What I love most is the ability to dress it up or down. I gave it a bit of a tomboy vibe with my favorite metallic oxfords. For me, it’s all about the accessories. With the carefree vibes that come with this season, I’ve traded in my oversize shoulder bags for an EXPRESS embroidered clutch, and a feathered accessories. The lighter the better.
When I see a burst of sunlight through my window in the morning, I can’t help but feel good and want to get dressed. New York City in the spring is totally magical, it’s so hard to pin-point the mood. It seems everyone was eating their lunch out in Madison Square Park this day. You just want to people watch, eat facing the street, and literally stop to smell the flowers. With the fresh new wave of energy hitting the city, I’ve been going for a lot more white denim, and of course, wearing the classic Kork-Easeplatform sandal. The Lewyto be exact. I’m a huge fan 70’s inspired clogs with a cropped flare jumpsuit. It’s easy, classic, and just badass, especially with a little bit of stud action. Think of a more minimal Janis Joplin. That’s how I want to live my life. Killer shoes, a vintage coat from Mom’s closet, and loads of denim. It’s finally Friday and I’m gearing up for more time under the sun, scoping out the Dumbo flea, and laying out by the bridge. New York, I will always just love you.
Be sure to check out my other new Kork-Ease favorite, the HEIGHTSplatform in collaboration with Free People.