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 love for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi continues with this spectacular red sequin midi. But it’s not just any sequin party dress, it’s a piece of art. I want to collect every single one of Preen’s dresses. I took this piece through the Mojave Desert yesterday on the way to Viva Las Vegas. Clearly, I have that old school Nevada glamour on my mind. I love the contrast of something so glamorous against something so simple, dusty, and raw. We hopped out of the car and caught that very last light of sunset. It brought out the fire red color even more. I feel so inspired and free in this environment. A dress made of dreams, windswept hair, and a worn-in pair of cowboy boots. I will always love the quiet and peacefulness of the open road. Today I’m keeping things short and sweet as I’m away on holiday. I tend to get more inspired as I’m on the road, coming up with new concepts and grabbing my camera. Team Suarez never stops. Keep checking back in for more in the wild, wild west.
VIVA LAS VEGAS. For me, it’s a love-hate kind of thing. I guess I really love OLD Vegas. Downtown Las Vegas. Where the streets are currently craving it’s revival by luring you in any which way they can. Home to some of our favorite legends. Elvis and Michael Jackson. Where it all happened. Where they danced on stage… lived for the glitz and glamour…all while changing the world. They don’t call it sin city for nothing. The non-stop entertainment. The black-jack tables, the jingle of the slot machines, the blissful sound of coins dropping in your cup. The flashy cars, glittering lights, and bottomless drinks. I grew up with Vegas. Considering it was my parent’s favorite roadtrip destination when I was a child. Where everything is over the top and you’ll run into the kookiest of characters. For the holidays, we kept it relatively low-key as I went down memory lane along with those necessary pit-stops at Saint Laurent and Chanel down the Strip. I mean, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.