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).
This is a very fun campaign I shot for the New View bootby Tamara Mellon! Time for me to take a quick break and let my boots do they talking. They definitely have a lot to say. Here’s one: don’t mess with me. I trust in Tamara Mellon to make all of my boots. They are power, elegance, and perfection in every single step. New view. New heights.
I loved shooting this campaign for Tamara Mellon, making the Soho boutiquemy very own shoe closet! The star of the show? The sweet spot satin pump. The store is designed to feel as if you are in your own shoe closet. Shelves are organized by size so you can grab any pair and try them on the spot. This holiday, I am inspired by bold color and want to dress up and dance like nobody is watching in these pink sweet spot satin pumps!
In these uncertain times, it feels good to spread a little love. I teamed up with Tamara Mellon to give away a few pairs of shoes to my readers and their loved ones. Community has a new meaning to me. It simply means to spread love. Community is a discussion. It is a time to listen, learn, and most importantly, give. Even if all the giving you can do is share a smile, or sweet text message. That is more than enough.
These are what I like to call my “tough girl” boots. They’re bold and definitely something to turn heads the moment you walk into a room. Now more than ever, I feel the need to be tough, like my beautiful city of New York. Tough means standing together and helping those that need it most. These are power boots, paired with something sweet, like a romantic tulle top, gold earring, and red lip. Strong and sweet. These truly are the greatest parts of being a woman.
I was in Paris for work this past week and with the time difference and excitement, I didn’t get much sleep. For some reason, I anxiously awaited our delicious breakfast each morning at our hotel, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, and stayed up late into the night catching up on emails, as everyone I work with in NYC was wide awake. Though the city was cold and wet, it still felt more romantic than ever. When I think of romance, I think of Les Marais. I like to say it’s similar to what the West Village is in NYC. Chic, quaint, and just gorgeous. I spent hours with a friend and my boyfriend at Mariage Frères, the iconic tea house, ordering a delicious white herbal pot and munching on the most delicious strawberry cake. I could stay there forever. On a rainy day in the city, there’s really nothing better to do than cuddle up in a gorgeous tea house with zero on your agenda. I had my day off, so I was ready to stroll the glistening streets and get lost in it’s beauty. As for what I packed, I made sure everything was versatile. Like these over-the-knee boots by Tamara Mellon and stunning mini belt bag by Givenchy. I layered these key pieces with just about everything, like this very French-girl-cool dress and blazer by it Parisian label of the moment, Rouje. I surprisingly packed only a 35 lb suitcase, when normally, I’m this close to paying an overweight baggage fee. I did do a little designer shopping while I was away, so I’m happy I left a little extra room in my packed bag. This trip was a beautiful one and I feel lucky that work always brings me to Paris each year. It’s a city everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Looks like I’ll be back in a few more weeks for just about the best fashion week yet.