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.
The Suarez Sisters love our Sundays. Sundays are meant to feel easy. We like to stay around our Dumbo, Brooklyn pads and soak in all that our neighborhood has to offer. As for what I wear on the weekends? Anything that moves freely and feels soft to touch on my skin. I’m so excited to share our Joie Sunday Girl story and interview, featuring both Dylana and I. This was shot on a very rainy, gloomy day here in the city in and around our homes. We got to chat with the team on how we got our start, how we work together yet seem to differentiate ourselves (especially with what we wear), and what our perfect Sunday in the city looks like. The amazing thing about this feature is getting to reflect on our growth as both individuals and a sister duo. We took the latest Joie spring collection and layered it up, styling it in our very own eclectic way. I have worn Joie for as long as I can remember and I love how the designs have evolved and grown with me…always classic, sophisticated, French chic with everything: joie de vivre.
Dylana and I travel together for numerous projects around the globe. Being sisters makes constantly being on the road easy and a lot more fun. Whether it be styling for a shoot campaign. Making numerous pit-stops at in-n-out. Figuring out what the heck to wear in the morning. Dealing with stress. Finding that balance. What do the Suarez Sisters do with only 2 days in our hometown of LA? Well, here you have it. Plus, the first peek inside at the & Other Stories LA atelier.
Sister! Hey, sister! Some of the best moments of fashion week are captured with your buddy. Why would you want to experience this wild ride alone? The stressful last minute call times. Changing outfits in the back of your uber. Disrupting the local pizza parlor with our high energy. We make every season fun with memories to look back on. Dylana and I are basically attached at the hip and even if we’re out either shopping or pulling for a shoot, we always reach for the same piece at the same time. We laugh at the same jokes. We read each other’s minds. It’s a sister thing I guess. This time, we fell in love with the Alice + Olivia bright colored trousers for the presentation this season. Red and blue. They’re so bold and such a statement that I kept the rest of my look pretty minimal with a Cher Horowitz inspired fuzzy tank and classic white blouse. The houndstooth coat is an old Miu Miu find from seasons ago, yet it never seems to have gone out of style. I topped it off with a beret taken from Dylana’s closet. Luckily, she lets me share her clothes.
Dylana and I collaborated with the amazing NYC based band, City of the Sun, to perform at the ANTHOM Soho store opening. The boys and I have been trying to plan a performance for over a year now, and it’s been magical seeing everything come to life with everyone’s insanely busy schedules. Singing and music are in our blood. It’s what gets us through the day. It’s what inspires what we wear. Where we go. What we do. We love that raw, deep soulful voice and sound. Nothing felt better than singing along to City of the Sun’s dreamy instrumentals. They take you to an alternate universe every single time. ANTHOM was the absolute perfect place to put on a gig. It’s luxurious high white ceilings, copper accents, and minimal elevated aesthetic. It’s my best friend’s store and I couldn’t be more proud to see her unique vision come to life. Be sure to check it out at 25 Mercer Street in Soho. My go-to for anything super chic. Dylana and I both wore head-to-toe Yune Hofor the night.
Dylana and I have been giving you a little taste of music more this year which is exciting. We took 3 of our favorite songs and gave it a little flamenco rock touch for the night. Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra. Chrystalised by The XX. Sea of Love by Phil Phillips. Thanks to all of the lovely readers who came out for the night. We had a packed house!