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.
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!)
Follow along on my TUMBLRfor more instant updates!
This summer has been insanely busy. Between traveling across the globe, documenting music festivals across the country, modeling here in the city, and recording music, I have also been shooting my own web series #NataliesNYC for VivaLato show you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into my OFF DUTY world. And it’s amazing getting to connect so closely with the Latina community. As you know I’m 1/2 Chinese and 1/2 Latina (Spanish + Mexican) or as some people say a Mexinese. VivaLa is the perfect outlet for me to connect with all you beauties that come from different cultures around the world. Having a fun web series was a total no-brainer. Celebrating all that this crazy city called NEW YORK has to offer. We’ve got a killer team and producer, and it’s really just been an exciting ride. Getting to interview some of my favorite NYC designers, showing you how to shop like a NEW YORKER, and where to find inspiration for everything from getting dressed in the morning, to writing a new song.
So far we’ve gone BEACH TO BARwith swimwear designer Pooja of 6 Shore Road, and behind the scenes with a band I love, City of the Sun, to talk music and “What Boys Really Think of Festival Style”. I’ve got loads more episodes rolling out these next few months (can you say FASHION WEEK?!) so stay tuned.
See some sneak peeks on the TUMBLR and see my #NataliesNYC series on VIVALA.COM.