Thursday, April 24, 2014

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN A COWBOY.

(Zadig & Voltaire tee, MISSGUIDED fringed jacket, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply leather shorts, San Diego hat company straw hat, JIMMY CHOO loafers// similar)

Seriously though. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN A COWBOY. I live for the suedes and fringed shorts, hot from the sun....baking in the desert California heat. I was born that way, bright and early on Venice Boulevard. Luckily, I got my Vitamin D fix this past festival. I'm happiest under a sun hat...looking up into the open blue skies to no-where land. Not a soul in sight. It's nearing summer and many things are changing...I can feel it and smell it just as I arrived back in NYC this past weekend. The white lush cherryblossoms of the city, hanging just outside my window. It's my year still isn't it? (Year of the Horse!) See? COWBOY. I'm happy that I'll have you all for the ride. 

So yes, time ot make a change. Tag #zadigcowboy on Instagram if you too want to make a difference, and immediately, $1 will be donated to humanitarian association, CARE.  


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BRICK LANE// BEEP BEEP

LONDON, February 2014// all photographs by me

BEEP BEEP! COMING THROUGH! London is best for jetting around in your orange bippy down Brick Lane and past the flower market...causing quite the commotion. London is where I'd live if I weren't an American born and raised in LA, transplanted into crazy NYC. It's got the charm. It's got the music. It's got the absolute beauty...and it's got the gloomy, rainy days. All of which I love, especially when the smells of exotic foods float past you through the market. Purple tulips here, red roses over there...so fresh, you just wish you'd had plucked them from your very own garden. Ready to set perfectly on your kitchen table. London is made for these easy-going types of moments on a Sunday. A super beautiful and rare, SUNNY day in the UK before I boarded my butt on a plane back to the grinde of NYC life. There are times I wish I were still walking the cobblestone streets through the tunnels, listening to the music from the organ on the street. The grit and grime, and witty sense of humour (plus the accenet) gets me every time I visit.


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Monday, April 21, 2014

W CONCEPT x NATALIE SUAREZ S/S '14 CAMPAIGN


YESSS! I'm so so excited that my W CONCEPT s/s '14 campaign is officially here! Remember our last lookbook for Fall? Well, this time, we took my top Spring trends into their giant NYC studio. URBAN ATHLETIC. GARDEN PARTY. MINIMAL MONOCHROME. ALL IN ONE. All looks I'll be shimmying into this season. Neoprene, florals, and denim, OH MY! W Concept has it all...from their own in-house designs, to emerging designers from around the world, to your favorite household names like Balenciaga and Givenchy...giving their shop the perfect balance, with a cool "always something new to discover" vibe. I'm always discovering new favorites as my style continues to be on an eclectic kick! That seafoam green bomber a new addition to my closet! Shooting in a studio is sometimes the best place to play around with poses. Running, jumping, and kicking...I was in full-on VOGUE mode in front of the camera, and loving every moment of it. What started off as a summery bronze glow, ended off with a sleek, red lip and messy, damp hair. Here's to a beautiful Spring!

SHOP SHOP all of my top Spring/Summer '14 trends here on W CONCEPT!


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

VidefoFyMe x BON.SE Magazine// COACHELLA

You can watch all of my Coachella 2014 videos on the VideoFyMe app on your Iphone, here featured in collaboration with KILLER Swedish mag, BON magazine! I had to throw in some Lana Del Rey combined with the fact that Dylana actually was wearing some BLUE JEANS and a WHITE SHIRT. But there are loads more...including sick dance moves and full-on footage of festivals screaming thanks to my leading ladies, Dylana and Kiara. Take a peek a follow my profile. I'm addicted to this app!


See more of my candid videos now on videofy.me/natalieoffduty and here on BON.SE

See you soon in Stockholm this summer babes!


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THE CROCHET AFFECT// LULUAS AT COACHELLA

(Siwy Denim vest, Lulu's dress tunic and sunglasses, BCBGeneration crochet pants and sandals, Marie Turnor handbag, Vanessa Mooney choker, The 2 Bandits earrings, Dannijo cuff)

There's something I love about Palm Springs. That dry desert air, the sun against the concrete buildings....the art deco homes and extra square swimming pools. The mountains look so close you could nearly touch it. Like a painting. Everything's a bit old school which I love. Flat. With that and the heat, I wear cotton. Lots of it. Here, I took a Lulu's dress, wore it as a tunic, and threw it over a crochet flared pant! I'm a bit too tall sometimes for extra short minidresses, that I always end up making the most of them by continuing to wear them as tops. Then there is the denim. My SIWY DENIM ad campaign is officially out (I will be releasing it soon!) and ever since, I've stocked up on all of my favorites in celebration this Coachella. In between laying out in the sun, attending the festival, and jumping in the hot tub at 2 in the morning, I'd say we had a pretty amazing time getting dressed for it all. Who knew we'd had packed for nearly a month for a weekend trip?! I can definitely say our hotel room was packed with suitcases and bathing suits tossed on the bathroom floor. It's true, us girls are crazy. But we had a killer time taking pictures off the beaten path. That's what girlfriends are for!

Thanks to VOGUE, Harper's BAZAAR, Lucky Magazine, and WWD for capturing me at the festival! Until next year!



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