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).
Lace holds a special place in my heart. It’s sensual yet powerful. My love for this delicate fabric began with my overflowing vintage collection as a teen. I would search far and wide for Victorian-inspired lace…all of which would be layered under dresses, or simply on it’s own. Ruffled sleeves and puffy shoulders. Cue “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks and we’re golden. Magda Butrym‘s twist on a Victorian jacket feels modern and wearable for the everyday. I gave it a little evening spin with a lace bodysuit and pretty pleats to kick off fashion week. I’ll be wearing lingerie as outerwear for as long as I can before winter comes!
I brought the beach to Paris this summer in this eclectic Philip Lim floral print. I call this look: metropolitan surfer. I like the contrast of beach-y prints paired with the city classics like leather pants and my everyday blazer, all found on Shopbop. I count on Shopbop to keep my wardrobe updated with quirky new finds. Working with them this past year has been incredible and a match made in heaven. We bond over our love for bold color, funky prints, and scooping up cool trends and up-and-coming designers. I always leave the site inspired to take on a sunnier approach with summer fashion.
This mini and bag from Shopbop is what spring in Woodstock looks in my mind….as romantic as my favorite folk song. With the change of season, you’ll find me in electric colors and embroidered daisies. It’s not everyday that you see me in something so feminine, but the freshness of spring makes me wanting more and more ruffled sleeves and voluminous skirts! My closet is suddenly feeling a breath of fresh air as a warm breeze hits the city. I have been stuck in NYC for work this past month but luckily, there’s a lot of travel on the horizon. Team Suarez is so ready to kick off spring around the globe although NYC in the spring is amazing thanks to blue skies, loads of sun, and a wardrobe that mentally takes you somewhere else. I’ll be in between the West Coast, Europe, and a few off-the-grid locations coming up and I’m actually so, so ready to hop on a plane. This dress reminds me of so many different worlds. Spring is going to be all about that for me. Exploring new worlds and taking you along with me.
I’ve completely fallen head over heels in love with this Monse scarf dress. For some reason, it reminds me of hot summers on the Italian coast. The orange. The sunflowers. The way it’s neckline flows with the wind. Here I took it this lovely piece out for an afternoon out east at Macari Vineyards, a local spot during our Shopbop #StyleHigh kickoff. Dylana and I have always taken our summer dresses seriously. Silk…velvet… we love it all. I lean towards a romantic statement piece for just about every special occasion. I always go for a piece that tells a story. And can you believe it, one of the #SUAREZSISTERS is officially a newly wed?! I have never seen my sister so happy in my entire life. She’s found her person and we’re ecstatic!! We’ve been celebrating all week post-wedding. Now I get to share my other-half with her other-half, but it works out for the absolute best. I love seeing our family (#TeamSuarez) grow and grow! The summer has already brought so much love and opportunities to whip out the beautiful dresses. I can’t wait to see what’s next.