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 am such a fan of opposites. As for my style, it’s true that opposites attract. Like here, sashaying down the grassy fields of the Bonnaroo campground in this most glamorous Ji Oh fringed dress. Why not? Or throwing on a completely unexpected bucket hat just for the fun of it. Just like at any outdoor music festival, anything goes. Yep, Opening Ceremony brought back the bucket hat. Are you ready for all this summer madness?
The amazing thing about Bonnaroo is that it’s like a circus. Crazy outfits. Colors flying everywhere. Reds, oranges, pinks, and purples. All shades of the sun and sunset. You can be whoever you want to be in the hot Tennessee heat every single summer. It’s a personal fun house of sorts.
What is everyone doing this 4th of July? Looks like I’ll be in St. Maarten shortly after a full week in Hawaii. Can you say sunshine?! Work has been non-stop for me back home in NYC so while I’m away on “holiday,” it always takes me a second to adjust to a slower pace. I’m the girl that is always “go, go, go.” Can’t stop. Won’t stop. NYC does that to you. But in the summer, I’m always by the water…ready for my morning swims in the ocean, indulging in acai bowls, and sitting in the sun. I’ve got a million things on my calendar pre-travels that the last thing I want to worry about is packing. The amazing thing is I already know what to pack…and that is Donni Charm. Scarves that double as tops, skirts, and wraps.
As you know, I love creating, editing, and filming my own videos. It’s my new form of story-telling. Maybe it’s because I love movement. Like seeing the wind blowing the hair across someone’s face… hearing a new little tune…reconnecting to a moment. I love to see what’s really goes on behind that photo. My brand new YOUTUBE displays all the moods I create with every place I travel, with every project I’m working on, and with every wild #SUAREZSISTERS adventure. It’s time to take a second and subscribe to my tube…YOUTUBE.
living room sessions. What song do you want to hear me sing next?
I love to combine my Chinese and Hispanic upbringing. It’s unique,and somehow it gets incorporated in so many things that I do. I love representing that unconventional woman, that takes inspiration from all over the world. I got full creative control in my whole Don Julio 70 campaign. Take a peek:
IN SCOOP ON EXCITING, NEW COLLABORATIONS:
like the O’neill x NATALIE OFF DUTY collection (which has been selling out super fast. Opening this package was like a dream come true).
How my skin survives festival season, to fun beauty hacks. I’m giving you the inside scoop.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
what’s inside the atelier, how the #SUAREZSISTERS travel, and exclusive content behind the lens.