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 really miss my blue mermaid hair from my Matrix shoot. It’s funny how hair completely transforms what you wear. Your outlook on life. Your vibes. This super vibrant look was pure rock n’ roll. Something I feel gals like Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks would appreciate. The blues, greens, and purples blended so perfectly peeked out with every little dance move. Like a little burst of sunshine wherever you go. Matrix, you really can make magic! I ended up wearing a lot of black leather but adding in that feminine touch with a frilly frock. It’s a look that you just want to sing in, perform in, and rock out in. It’s Monday and all I can think about is the weekend and creating a new playlist. It’s definitely the season of letting your hair down.
As most of you know, I just went through an exciting new hair change. And it’s called hair strobing: the use of color to highlight your best features. I am so excited to share my new Matrix “Rock n’ Strobe look. They’re really the only ones out there who have perfected the art of hair strobing and it’s honestly such a refreshing change. With summer, I’ve been craving color and something unique. I knew Matrix would be able to make my vision come to life. They have every color of the rainbow that can be mixed to perfection. Color that lasts a long time, and a line of products that are delicate on my fine hair.
Most of my career, I’ve let my hair be super natural. With modeling, I’ve become known for my blunt bangs and long dark brown hair. But being a blank canvas can sometimes get boring. My personality is colorful and quirky. I even wear a ton of color! My style is rebellious, daring, and out there. I worked with my Matrix stylist, Danielle Keasling, to come up with a look that was vibrant and extra bold, but still super wearable and went with my “always on the go, ready for anything” lifestyle. But seriously, I always like an easy look that can be styled any day of the week, on any set that I’m working on, or any travel destination. A look that went with just any look or mood I was in for the day.
My original intention was for purple because it’s always looked so glamour in brown hair. Eventually we threw in the idea of blues and greens, and fading out into a deep purple. But it isn’t any ombré. We went with bold bright hair strobing on pieces that frame my jaw, cheekbones, and heart-shaped face. Leaving my ends natural and letting the blues, greens, and purple pop from underneath when the wind blows, when I give myself a little curl, or have it up in my signature messy bun. It’s my own take on mermaid hair!
I couldn’t be happier with the results. It’s fun to catch people by surprise with a pop of the blue peeking behind my ears, or inside my braid. It makes me want to wear my hair up and rock a killer pair of earrings. The process of getting a new look in the salon is exciting, especially when you’ve got your girl tribe doing the exact same thing. Sometimes you really just need a change. Even it’s just a temporary color to go with the mood you’re in that month. Mine is for about 20 washes, but with good care and conditioning, my color has been lasting a bit longer.
Matrix, you’ve brightened me up and I love how it shows a bit of my wild personality. Now I am addicted. What colors to go with next?!