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 remember visiting the ETRO headquarters in Milan a few years back and falling in love with every single print that draped the walls and the carpets. It remains one of my favorite Italian fashion houses. I spent the weekend with the brand and The Daily Front Row out in Amagansett in East Hampton. You could find me playing in the grass and staring at the clouds on a hammock here at The Reform Club Inn. Summer in the Hamptons is so green and so beautiful. I could bike around these streets all day long daydreaming if I could. For now, here is a little ETRO story in the Hamptons to get you inspired for your next weekend out East.
You may remember this Etro scarf. I’ve worn it around my head during multiple beach trips and lately, I’ve decided it also doubles as a belt. When you’re working with classic Etro prints, pile it on. Everything just works. I was so inspired after my meeting at the Etro HQ at Milan Fashion Week…everything was super cinched at the waist…. the layering was right on point…. I was even picked up this amazing not-so-simple black bag as a gift from them team. I took what I loved and brought it to Paris. Here I am back at The Hoxton during Paris Fashion Week. It was just before heading to the airport and boy was I feeling jet lagged. 3 major fashion weeks in a row and my body was feeling it. I couldn’t wait to hit snooze on the plane and hide under a blanket. I managed to brighten up my day with a little swipe of electric blue eyeliner and highlighter yellow pants for one more coffee run. Color makes everything better now doesn’t it? Lately, I’ve got to settle down a little bit back in the sun of Los Angeles to recharge. Now I’m back in NYC with some really exciting shoots coming up this week. I’m excited to be home…to really unpack and gearing up for what looks like a crazy May.
I have been all about shimmer and streaks of metallic. Here I am at the Rosewood London in what may be one of my favorite looks. An eclectic Etro blazer and the Cynthia Rowley pant I wear with just about everything. This is me, in full-on diva mode right before a night on the town in cold, cold London. Can you peek at those cotton long johns I’m sporting underneath? Girl has got to stay warm. I’m currently writing from the plane from Colorado to Milan. It’s crazy to be flying from the snow where I wore nothing but a black turtleneck and oversize parkas, straight into Milan Fashion Week. Time to stow away the snow boots and whip out the stilettos! I can’t wait to tell you more about my my relaxing getaway to Dunton Hot Springs. I needed to escape somewhere in the middle of nowhere where I could completely unwind, and where I had zero cell service on the ski slopes. 3 hours from any airport, and far enough removed from any town. Exactly what I wanted. For now, it’s time to switch gears and hit “fashion.” You would be surprised to see my suitcase…under 50 pounds, 7 days worth of clothes, 3 very cold cities. Let’s go.
Etro does prints and beautiful silks unlike anyone else. It’s pure romance…a mix of whimsical flowers and vines in a stunning neutral color palette with a touch of rock n’ roll. The little pop of salmon pink is just so gorgeous. This fall, as I begin to layer up, I’m using prints to make a statement. I love pairing these flowing wide-leg pants with something super simple, like a perfectly tailored double-breasted blazer. Taking something majestic and bringing it back down to earth. This was shot in the middle of Milan Fashion Week, where the wardrobe is loader, bolder, and a lot more fun! Italians like to indulge in decadence and luxury as more is just more, more, more! The same goes for pasta. Here as the sun went down by the Navigli canal, the city turned gold and I was comforted by the scent of delicious neapolitan pizza cooking from the rows and rows of restaurants. Amidst the MFW madness and walking in heels, I was so ready to tuck into a tiny cafe, order a bottle of wine, and call it a night with my gal pals. This weekend will certainly be one to stay in and tuck away before jumping into another crazy week. I just got back to NYC for work after a 6am flight from Los Angeles. Boy, does this lady need a nap! These gorgeous Etro pants will have to make it’s next head-turning appearance on a more eventful night!