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).
Here is an inside look at the making of the NATALIE x DL1961 DigiTag jean. From first design meeting, to our last fitting. I love the final product: a true blue baggy wide-leg jean with a vintage high waist. I gave it a supermodel inseam as well so that it nearly hits the floor giving it a really slouchy, cool feel. The DigiTag inside my jean shows you exactly how it was sustainably made. It’s always so much fun to look back into the design process. I loved every minute of it. Total dream team right here.
The NATALIE x DL1961 jean is a mix of my two favorite styles, a vintage high waist and a baggy wide leg. I am so excited to have designed this jean with the DL1961 team right here in New York City. It is made with recycled fibers, water, and energy. All of the NATALIE jean’s sustainability metrics are traceable with each pair’s DigiTag, short for Digital Tag. It’s made with a hint of stretch so that you can move with them and dance in them. This jean will give you the freedom to do whatever your heart desires. The NATALIE jean is made with less water than anything else in your closet and I hope you love them.
I just wrapped up my trip to Miami Swim Week and boy, was it a blast. You could always find me here on our balcony at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in between shows when I needed a quick breather. In the heat, I’m living in denim cut-offs. I’ve had this pair for years now and it continues to travel the world with me, making new memories along the way. I gave it a little glamour with a tweed jacket and oversize earrings, because why not? It’s Miami, and more is just more.
Springtime in Brooklyn really is incredible. A rebirth. A new start. I can go bare legged. I can sit under a cherry blossom tree. I can bike the piers sans jacket. I can eat dinner on my rooftop. I can visit the flea. Suddenly, there’s so much more I want to do and taste and feel. Suddenly, the city is alive and so am I.