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.
Natalie Lim Suarez is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Buon giorno! Visiting the Fendi Roma headquarters for the first time is something I will always remember. The moment I hopped out of the car, the view took my breath away. I stared up at gorgeous stone stairs leading up to the front doors. Giant windows at the ground level gave view to blue skies and the city, while Roman statues casted dramatic shadows down the halls. The place is just absolutely gorgeous. Clean, minimal, and totally elegant. So Italian. So grand. It was picture perfect. I was in town for the very exciting launch of Forever Fendi, new watch in their timepieces collection that is launching very soon. Press, media, and celebrities (yep, I saw Nicki Minaj making her way in) attended this very special and exclusive presentation to give you the first look! I am here wearing the sterling silver Forever Fendi piece with a dark watch face. I find it to be the most classic combination. Its delicate band seems to resemble a bracelet, yet it stills feels tough enough to wear on your wrist to an important business meeting. It’s both feminine and masculine and that’s what I love about it. If you look closely you’ll see the signature F’s for Fendi made into the band. The Forever Fendi piece feels like a vintage, but with an updated, luxurious look. It’s my new everyday piece that I can layer with my other favorite jewels.
In the images below, you’ll find me having way too much fun sashaying up and down the Fendi Roma corridors. I couldn’t help but soak it all in. Following the presentation, the team and I did as the Romans do. We visited the romantic Trevi Fountain in the hustle and bustle of the city center, and even made our way up to the private suites above the Fendi storefront. There we looked at sketches from Karl Lagerfeld found through the decades. and even got a private tour of a massive suite, a place to host friends of house, painted in my favorite shade of blue. I think just staring at the architecture and design elements in Rome is the best part. The way the Romans use marble and stone is absolutely breathtaking. Italian design and craftsmanship goes beyond anything I’ve ever seen. There are so many amazing shapes and color palettes and new forms of art to discover. Italy, you continue to bring me back and inspire me time and time again. This trip was special. Not only were we the first to discover Fendi’s newest and latest in timepieces, we got to take a bite out of Fendi history. And that is something I’ll always remember.
I am back from a whirlwind of European travels. My jetlag was so rough over this weekend, but now I am finally 100%. It feels good to back to regular NYC programming with Team Suarez. But the suitcase is there in my house, looking at me, reminding me and calling me to pack because there is somewhere else to be and very soon. There is so much to share with you so I’ll be quick! My first stop happened to be in Rome with the lovely Fendi team for a super exciting and exclusive timepieces launch. You’ll see a little sneak peek here on my wrist. Ooo la, la! But I first want to bask with you in the Roman sunlight this very early morning at the Colosseum. It’s not very often that work brings me to Rome, and it’s a must to visit this absolutely legendary piece of history. It’s grand. It’s iconic. There is nothing like it. You just stop and stare, wondering about all of the stories and secrets this place holds. I got there early, nearly 7am, to see it bare, raw, and on the sunny side of the street. I did as the Italians do and slipped on a decadent, and I do mean a little over the top look for this very early morning. These two pieces are two perfect transition pieces as the weather warms up: a classic thigh high slouchy boot and mens blazer. Oh, and my Fendi bag of course.
Bally has updated it’s iconic Cecyle bag and this is the best new take on a spring purse in a while. It now comes in smaller size with lighter, airy colors and an even more subtle stud pattern. A white bag is essential for spring. I took my new buddy uptown. But what I love most is the little keyhole. Dear Cecyle holds all of my secrets. Want to know a funny one of mine? I like to visit the Plaza and pretend that I live there sometimes. I imagine waking up in the giant master suite, before grabbing my coffee and croissant to take a walk through this park. The Cecyle easily compliments the Upper East Side with it’s elegant shape and effortless sophistication. I could sit here in this park across the street from the Plaza and people watch all day. In NYC, glamour feels right at your fingertips. It’s a place you go to experience that typical New York City that always feels like magic. The hustle and bustle of Manhattan really surrounds this spot endlessly from day to night. The lights glimmering off of gold statues and reflecting off of beautiful buildings. It reminds me how powerful and unique the city really is and always will be. It is timeless. I couldn’t imagine this moment without my dear Cecyle crossbody bag, a trench coat, and a pair of my favorite boots. This is my uniform now and forever. The snow is slowly melting and I can already smell spring. I am so ready for more afternoon strolls in the park, dreaming of life at the Plaza.
In Los Angeles, I like home to feel really clean and modern. But I wanted a pop of color with a little vintage-inspired touch. Meet my new custom Interior Define dining chairs. They are very similar to the ones I have in my NYC loft, but with a slightly different design and in the most amazing shade. I love my Interior Define chairs in NYC so much that I also got them for Los Angeles! I customized the Dylan dining chair with luxurious blush velvet and gorgeous matte brass legs. When I sit in them, I go “ahhh.” They are just so incredibly comfortable and well made. For small dinner parties at home, they are both elegant and fun. Blush really seems to go with everything like a large granite dining table and a little shearling thrown over for a chic personal touch. The dining area really is the heart of the home. I like how it feels so statement now with a perfect pop of pink. On the West Coast, I live for opening up the balcony doors, letting the sun shine in, and having an early home cooked meal at sunset with friends and family. These chairs just add even more to that easy, breezy state of mind that I’m in whenever I am home in Los Angeles.