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).
These were taken on a chilly afternoon in Bryant Park early March, just before New York’s order of “shelter in place” came into play. I already miss moments like these, sitting outside people watching, just on the brink of spring. Usually, this is a time for us New Yorkers to spend all of our lunch breaks and happy hours out in our beautiful parks. We like being out. We like being together. The energy is unlike anywhere else. Spring is usually the city’s breath of fresh air and new beginnings. For now, I will be dressing for spring inside my home, just to brighten up my day, and it’s completely working. Spring is now a mindset. Working with Kate Spade New York all of these years has really brought me so much joy. Every month, the collections just get better and better. Happier and happier. Modern, with a retro blast from the past. With this collection, there was a major play on green tweed. A matching tweed topper and skirt set. I even added in the matching belt bag, worn over my shoulder, and a sleek pair of sandals. I can’t wait to wear this look out again.
Once it gets to Friday, all of my friends are ready to disco. The crazy work week comes to a close, we all work our butts off, and we’re just dying to get our feet on the dance floor. How amazing are the kate spade new york monica heels? It’s like an edgier, grown-up version of Dorothy’s ruby slippers that I’ve always wanted as a kid. Yet this one has a sexy sling back, covered in sultry black glitter, and topped off with a little fuzzy toe. The perfect going-out shoe, and one that will definitely turn heads and sparkle under the disco ball. Mentally, I’m curating my closet in preps for the holidays. Thanksgiving in beautiful Manhattan? Yes. Christmas back home in sunny California? Yes. I may still be in my leather jacket and 70’s striped jumpsuits, but always expect a little glitter on my toes.
It’s obvious that a high waisted denim midi never ever goes out of style. Meet my favorite by Kate Spade New York. I keep my wardrobe super minimal now. Keeping the classic pieces, like this denim a-line skirt, to style every which way. I first gave it a tiny touch of Upper East Side. Buttoned up. Classic. A little embellishment. A bit girly, but with my tough-girl daily jewels. It’s fun switching up your style every once in a while, but still keeping it true to yourself and your attitude. Otherwise, I just get super bored. Now how cute are the pink shoes with glittered block heel? I am going to be living in them come fall.
Then, there’s this other side of me that’s inspired by the 50’s. Grease Lightning. The pink ladies. A studded belt, floral neck scarf, and black + white moto jacket. A look you want to hop in the back of a 1950’s red mustang with your hot boyfriend. I pulled it together with ruffled Kate Spade New York blouse. Classic. Let out your girly side one of these days ladies.