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.
Vivala and I went straight to fashion week with one thing in mind: to scout super rad, beautiful women with unique personal style to find out where they really find their inspiration, and the truth. “HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE YOU TO GET READY.”
In this episode, I’m taking you into Brandon Sun’sbeautiful showroom. I think this may be one of my favorite episodes from my Vivala web series thus far! I’m a huge fan of how he uses luxurious fabrics and leathers to create beautiful eveningwear that’s still badass and extra edgy. VA-VA-VOOM. Take a peek into how to layer some perfect fall night-on-the-town looks! Now how sick is that “rain coat?”
I visited Christian Benner‘s studio with Vivala. One piece that will forever be in my closet is the leather jacket. And besides the classic black moto, you have to have one outstanding collector’s item. I’m talking studs, paint, and pure rock n’ roll.
There are a few new Vivala episodes out right now from my web show, #NataliesNYC. It’s pretty amazing having such a rad crew to document some of the special parts of my life. Like visiting my friend, Luiny’s inspiring design home/studio in Bushwick. Dancing at sunset with my girl tribe. And giving you a tiny taste inside my NYC home and closet. All amazing clips to look back on years from now. Right now, I’m planning our music episode we’re filming next week, as we cheers the new fall season.
For now, visit Puerto Rican jewelry designer, Luiny. Her designs are inspired by the beautiful and eclectic style of what a woman would wear in her own tribe. I feel like the ultimate warrior in her jewelry. Layer it on baby.
Next up? Step inside my home! I’m showing you 5 top Fall trends. I hope they give you a bit of inspiration when putting together one of your favorite looks. We’re talking denim on denim. The over-the-knee boot. The skinny neck tie (HELLO KATE MOSS). Click below and take a peek.
What else is cooking? Click the images below to find out.
A visit to 6 Shore Road’s soho loft/studio (bikini heaven):
And then to my favorite store, ANTHOM, in Chelsea (they are opening a new location in the Lower East Side!)
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