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 gorgeous Chanel bag is making another quick appearance. It makes it’s way out of it’s precious garment bag for work trips to Europe or special meetings and events in NYC. It’s time I start wearing it a little bit more. But for now, it’s Easter weekend and I’m all about living in yoga pants..full off-duty mode right now. It is officially the holiday weekend for me and though I will be editing in Premiere Pro with the team and reviewing projects (we have an intense week of shoots coming up), I am still very excited to sleep in on a Sunday and thoroughly enjoy my 24 hours of downtime. It may be spring in NYC, but the breeze is still cold enough to wrap myself up in a shearling coat and little leather gloves before heading out anywhere. I’ve had this stunning Coach jacket for a while now. I’ve never had it photographed, but I wear it so much. It remains a favorite staple piece in my coat closet. Slightly cropped, a little boxy, with an epic and unique mix of purples. You can probably tell that I’m constantly walking on the sunny side of the street and easing into spring by switching out my darks with my lights. Think a cropped off-white jean (I have a slight obsession with Mother Denim) and fun pops of color down to my socks. In NYC, we sort of skip spring and hop straight into summer. I will be anxiously awaiting that day and the smell of hot, steamy summer nights.
Is this not the most beautiful meadow you’ve ever seen? England, you’re so dreamy. Here we are at Soho Farm House… one of the most remote and secluded properties of all of Soho House out in Great Tew, Oxfordshire… about 2 hours from the city of London. Think classic barns-turned-restaurants. Romantic little cabins in the open field. A steamy indoor/outdoor pool to decompress in. Boat rides through the fog. And then one gorgeous cottage perched perfectly beside this very meadow. Now this is how a home away from home should look like…a private place to unplug and get away from it all…no social media allow #truth. As for getting dressed for a weekend in the country, simply layer and match your surroundings. Shirts under dresses. Shirts under vests. Socks and sandals. M Missoni does a killer job once again for our winter 2017 photoshoot. At this point in time, I was traveling every single week, and time was flying by like the speed of light. It’s nice to step back this holiday season, and finally get to see all the beauty we created shooting on location along with the stories and memories. We’d slip on our clogs to fetch our freshly made milk and cookies, plucked flowers in our oversize wool totes, and danced in what felt like the middle of nowhere. For now, stay warm and keep on dreaming lovebugs.
The Emilio Pucci Pucci Monochromes collection is here! I am taking my color, MENTA 269, and going wild with the paintbrush. This bold, solid color is filled with the Pucci spirit. The Monochromes Capsule Collection is now available in Emilio Pucci boutiques and online. 5 colors. 7 essentials: shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, shorts, and trousers.
These happen to be some my favorite images from my latest campaign for Hunter Boots and it was all about hot, hot, heat. Hunter does chic, waterproof, outerwear unlike anyone else. In NYC, we get our muggy thunderstorms, rain, and cloudy skies. On the other side of the spectrum, we get the scorching hot sun and beautiful blue skies. With NYFW quickly approaching, I’m picturing perfect 75 degree weather, made for full days out on our feet, sashaying to the catwalk. But no matter what, this city girl is always prepared…with a pocket full of sunshine.