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).
I am finding myself slipping into more black these days like most New Yorkers. It’s become our survival uniform. This time I’m wearing black but playing with texture and all the little details. The leather buckle on my wrists of my coat and the pink peeking from my gloves give a refreshing feeling to the classic New Yorker’s all black look. It’s a busy week. I am sticking to the luxurious essentials. Somehow, these pieces feel royal. They’re that good.
This is a very fun campaign I shot for the New View bootby Tamara Mellon! Time for me to take a quick break and let my boots do they talking. They definitely have a lot to say. Here’s one: don’t mess with me. I trust in Tamara Mellon to make all of my boots. They are power, elegance, and perfection in every single step. New view. New heights.
There’s really just something extra special about a black and white photograph. You strip all the colors away, and you’re left with the bare bones. You’re left with one’s essence. I trust in my sister for always capturing the most artistic and beautiful images of me. She has that magic touch. Maybe I just feel the most me, and the most comfortable when she’s behind the camera. Nobody knows me better than her. And it’s in one’s essence that I find beauty. It’s going beyond what the eye can see, and into one’s soul. Wearing this lace bodysuit in front of the camera felt like stripping me down to my bare bones. A day where I felt strong, happy, and content in my own skin. I own my story and I am empowered by it. I love getting to share bits and pieces of this life with you, but I believe a woman must always keep something personal just for herself. To keep her mystery. That’s what a black and white photo does. It allows you to protect your mystery. I love who I am today. That’s something to be proud of.
Green remains one of my favorite colors. I saw this seafoam green knit peeking out from my closet and it inspired me that day to reach for variations of my favorite shade, like this pistachio power suit. Color to me is like love. I just couldn’t live without it. These particular shades calm me.