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 back from a whirlwind of European travels. My jetlag was so rough over this weekend, but now I am finally 100%. It feels good to back to regular NYC programming with Team Suarez. But the suitcase is there in my house, looking at me, reminding me and calling me to pack because there is somewhere else to be and very soon. There is so much to share with you so I’ll be quick! My first stop happened to be in Rome with the lovely Fendi team for a super exciting and exclusive timepieces launch. You’ll see a little sneak peek here on my wrist. Ooo la, la! But I first want to bask with you in the Roman sunlight this very early morning at the Colosseum. It’s not very often that work brings me to Rome, and it’s a must to visit this absolutely legendary piece of history. It’s grand. It’s iconic. There is nothing like it. You just stop and stare, wondering about all of the stories and secrets this place holds. I got there early, nearly 7am, to see it bare, raw, and on the sunny side of the street. I did as the Italians do and slipped on a decadent, and I do mean a little over the top look for this very early morning. These two pieces are two perfect transition pieces as the weather warms up: a classic thigh high slouchy boot and mens blazer. Oh, and my Fendi bag of course.
When in Roma, and traveling in 90 degree weather, wear only shoulder baring tops. This year I have been traveling so much, and I have still so much to fill you in on. This was my last day in ITALIA. Looking back, I have thoroughly enjoyed living my entire summer in this one pair denim shorts, having the craziest tan ever, and the blondest of locks. Since then, I’ve colored my hair back to a chocolate brown, and back to my normal olive shade. It is only in Italy that you can just eat pizza and canolis all day…sit in a square, and watch the artist’s paint an image of the city. You sometimes deserve to treat yourself to an escape that feels much like out of a movie or fairytale. I remember just arriving in Rome, and hopping on the back of a scooter taxi. We were far too tired from our roadtrip to walk. We slept in the back seat as we dodged traffic through the noisy streets past the Colosseum, our driver shouting and ringing her bell. So hot and smoldering, I had to squint just looking up at it. But still, happy as can be. It’s nice knowing you can cool off with a perfect glass of white wine on any street corner. But now, can you believe it’s mid-fall? All I can smell are the pumpkin spice lattes and pine cones. My wool winter coats are finally making an appearance…as are my leather jackets. I’m currently in San Francisco. Making my way to LA in the afternoon, and planning a Caribbean work trip in the next month. Somehow trying to fit in my birthday with friends in the mix. Who says you need sleep when you’ve got places to go…and people to see?!
And due to limited wifi, I realized not one of my Snapchats posted. Luckily, I have them saved..for memories. Now watch them on myYOUTUBE.
// Free People top, Vintage shorts and vintage scarf, Coach backpack //