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).
This is an exciting new Coach campaign I did for the launch of The Coach Originals! I just fell in love with our extra fun graphics we got to play with here for the campaign. We are definitely bringing spring indoors these days with fresh blooms and pops of color. This collection is sourced directly from the archives, with details pulled from the 60’s and 70’s. This gorgeous hue is bringing that springtime blue sky indoors for me.
Here are three ways to style the Coach Originals collection. Pair it with a romantic dress and tough combat boot. Give it some tweed and denim. Maybe throw on a trench and metallic pant. Coach has always played a huge part in my NYC story. I have grown up with a love for the brand. Taking my mother’s Coach bags and giving it a new twist. The quality has always just been superb. I like to say it’s iconic and completely timeless.
I am also so proud to share that Coach has made a $2M commitment to support small businesses here in NYC affected by COVID-19. Thank you for being a company with a big heart. I hope this brings a little sunshine into your homes these days.
Who else is working on their glow, from inside? The Tom Ford “Leopard Sun” eye palette is a blast of neutral shimmer that is giving me a summer glow inside these days. Spring may just fly by as we shelter in place, but it’s getting up, changing out of sweats, and getting ready that still keeps me going and gives me a little dose of happy. Don’t forget about the little things that really just brighten your mood, even if that is just putting on some sexy lipstick. Besides just getting up and ready, I am keeping extra busy. I may sometimes forget what day it is, but I have my routine. I finally feel adjusted. So what’s best paired with that summer glow? A crisp white ensemble. This Monique Lhuillier set may be made for the red carpet, but it’s just as stunning here right here in my living room until it can make it’s grand debut.
I am embracing the All-American spirit that is in my heart and soul. Rag & Bone has really mastered that All-American “can do” attitude and I’m so proud to be partnering up with them this year. There is nothing more American than this uniform of a retro sneaker, henley, and soft blue jean. These are essentials that will simply never go out of style. They will be forever lived in.
I have never been more proud to be a New Yorker. From up here, I can still feel the togetherness and love coming from inside everyone’s homes. Everyone is making sacrifices by staying home and protecting our neighbors and communities, even if it feels confusing. Let’s all keep our chin up. These little moments of sunshine with the blue skies and the East River gives me hope. There’s still beauty all around us, we just have to open our eyes and never take it for granted every again. Find something that makes you happy right now.
I have recently rediscovered my love for dance. With all the evenings spent inside, I naturally began a nightly routine where I throw on a pair of stockings, blast some music, and start to freestyle, twisting and turning in my living room. I grew up taking lessons. Jazz, hip-hop, ballet, you name it. It was through dance that I really first able to express myself, and that love really just came back, completely out of the blue. I guess what lives inside of you, never really goes away. I now feel more reconnected with my body than ever before. This look is inspired by the little ballerinas inside of us. It started with these pastel Malone Souliers shoes. I was inspired by their softness and femininity. I will be so ready to make NYC my dance floor when the time comes.