Thursday, June 12, 2014


I've been working with the PANDORA ESSENCE COLLECTION, and honestly, I've been having too much fun capturing the women who inspire me most...and decking them out in these signature bracelets. Each bead holds a different meaning...each color and shimmer of my wrist a reminder to stay true to who I am and what I believe in. I love to layer them in pairs. The slinky shiny bracelets something I've started to wear morning till night...even showering in.

I designed my own Pandora Essence Collection bracelets and stuck with my favorite color palette for spring. 
-A bold red/orange for ENERGY
-an ultramarine blue lapis lazuli for PEACE
-laced silver charm for FREEDOM
-royal purple amethyst charm for FAITH.

FREEDOM: My whole entire adult life I've lived on my own schedule. Modeling at 15, I was working independently, traveling on my own, and just trying to find my place in the world. I grew up fast and FREEDOM is the only thing that I've known. As my modeling career took off, and I moved to NYC along with continuing to run NATALIE OFF DUTY on full force, and every single day I'e been making my own schedule. Everyday is different and I never know when I'll have to just get up and to Paris, to Stockholm, to Singapore. With that comes so much creative freedom and excitiement! The ability to make something out of nothing. With all the freedom I've had in my career, I've worked in front of the camera to working behind the camera. The opportunities are endless. You know it's right because you feel it in your gut. It's nice not having to live by anybody else's rules but your own.
PEACE: The blue stone for PEACE is one of my absolute favorites in the Pandora Essence Collection. It's rich royal blue color reminds me of the ocean, of California, of my hometown. And all of that brings me peace. Peace for me is lying out in the sun on my rooftop, overlooking all of New York City. That moment when you just sit and think "everything really is alright." And you don't have a care in the world! There are so many moments in my life when things seem crazy...I'm either a workaholic, or I'm traveling from one place to the other, and all I want to do it settle down, SLOW down. Life suddenly is throwing things at you and sometimes you want to close your eyes and pause for a second. You need those moments to breathe. Those are the moments when I realize there's something I need to change, and those are the moments I become creatively write a song, or book a private getaway. Peace brings things to a whole new level for me.

FAITH: Sometimes you just have to have FAITH that tomorrow is going to be even better than today. What's even harder is having faith in yourself and pushing yourself to the next limit. The belief that YOU DO REALLY ROCK and the strength to rise above any negativity. The purple in the FAITH charm is like a breath of fresh air. The pop of colour instantly brightens my mood. When you think good thoughts, good things will come out of it. 
ENERGY: I'm very high energy, and I never want to see a dull moment again! I'm all about living in the moment and with that, comes with surrounding myself with positive people. Good energy keeps me focused and in line with my work, my friends, my family, and everything else. Happiness plays a key role for me here. I feel better starting my day off with a happy note...even if that means opening all the windows in my apartment to let the sun shine in, or cleaning my entire apartment on a Sunday night before the start of another work week. When I feel good energy coming from myself and the people I'm around, good things happen. I'm a true believer in that. Sometimes good energy just starts with you.
all photos by Dylana Suarez

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Rory said...

I absolutely loooove pandora. I've had a charm bracelet since I was a little girl and just continued adding charms as I've gotten older. My most recent was a camera charm that I got for my graduation last week! I can't wait to get one of these bracelets as my going away gift. I love what each of the beads symbolize!

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

gorgeous photos! you look amazing love the bracelets!

street art _life style_ fashion and co. said...

awesome pictures :)

Natali said...

I just can't deal with how amazing and inspiring you are!!!
Thank your for sharing this post, it's wonderful in every way.

Feyi A said...

Great outfits!


Marta said...

Such a gorgeous photos! Love your outfits!

Yina Shan said...

omg loving these looks so so much Natalie!

AVY said...

Freedom is the best thing.


SophiaCharles said...

I love your outfits! Those bracelets are really cool, I like the fact that there's a meaning behind the colors.


SophiaCharles said...

I love your outfits! Those bracelets are really cool, I like the fact that there's a meaning behind the colors.


SophiaCharles said...

I love your outfits! Those bracelets are really cool, I like the fact that there's a meaning behind the colors.


pursefixation said...

Lovely jewelry!I love the b&w skirt and the bag!Awesome!
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Renata Wandega-Valente said...

Great outfits, so comfy and stylish.
and great collection

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Francesca said...

Natalie these photos are beautiful.
love the first look so much


Mei めい said...

Love all the outfits in this post, especially the first one :D

Lara Tura said...

Great photos! Great looks!

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Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

These are some gorgeous shots Natalie!! Looks like you were having boba tea too! Yummy! I really enjoy looking at you wearing bright and colourful clothings!

Jeanne said...

What an amazing series of outfits!

Brae Luedtke said...

Seriously love that first outfit!


Leesa H. said...

amazing pics!

Gaby Dob said...

Amazing outfits!

irene wibowo said...

pretty umbrella! :) Irene Wibowo

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Loving the first look so much. Nice jeans and vest. x

Lauren S said...

love your first two outfits, the casper&pearl jumper is a fab colour. Amazing collab i love the meanings behind your choices
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Rossana Suarez said...

absolutely love all the pics and you look amazing

brittanny said...

Very cute photos!

Nikki Williams said...

love this! that third outfit is gorgeous!!


Camille said...

Great pictures

AP said...

Love Pandora but I love more your leather vest!

Maria Fotopoulou said...

Very nice post! You are looking gorgeous! Energy, peace ,freedom, faith, meanings of Pandora beads! perfect choice from essence collection, I wish you to have plenty of these four in your life!!!