Fresh off of a brand new collaboration with Olsenboye, Natalie Suarez is a blogger/model with a blossoming career ahead of her. An LA native, she has a laid back look that is feminine but unfussy, and always well balanced. She is a pro at mixing basics in with more textured, colorful pieces, and is truly enthusiastic in her work. Natalie is such a proud proponent of the blogging community, and is one of those stylish women who inspires us every day. Read on to learn more about this gamine gal...
StyledOn: Tell us a little about yourself – how did you get into blogging?
Natalie Suarez: Working as a model, I have grown my own personal style. It is a bit tomboyish yet still totally feminine. Most of my wardrobe is vintage, and I mix and match those pieces with new finds. My sister introduced me to blogging about two years ago. I found fashion blogs so fascinating and addicting. I eventually started my own, but I never expected to have so many readers as I do now.
SO: Have you always been such a natural in front of the camera? What’s your secret?
NS: I had no idea I would be so comfortable in front of the camera. It definitely took a little getting used to, but now it really just comes naturally. As I've become more confident in myself, I've become a better model.
SO: What was the best part of working with Olsenboye for their Spring campaign?
NS: The best part of working with Olsenboye for their Spring campaign was spending the entire day filming on the streets of Venice beach, which is one of my favorite places in the entire world. Also, the clothes were so laid back and cool. Perfect for my lifestyle in California. Also, I loved meeting the other bloggers. We were the perfect group for we got along really well!
SO: What’s your favorite piece from the collection?
NS: My favorite piece from the collection would definitely be the high waisted printed shorts. For spring, I love mixing prints and patterns. The shorts work so well with a cute tank for spring and I see myself living in them this season.
SO: If you could collaborate with anyone for a future project, what would be your dream project?
NS: A dream project of mine would be to work more on music. I would love to collaborate with a recording artist and get working on my own music. I would love to also experiment with designing clothing and working with a cosmetics label.
SO: What is the most treasured item in your closet?
NS: I can’t live without a large leather handbag. Being on the go constantly as a model requires me to carry a bunch of things with me at all times. I love a classic black leather handbag.
SO: Your sister has a blog, too (Color Me Nana). Do you two ever butt heads when you work together?
NS: Most of the time we get a long and easily work together. We have a ton of fun with our blogs. But being normal human beings, we do sometimes butt heads only because we are both such different people. But at the end of the day, we are always sisters and close friends. I love being able to share my experiences with her. She’s one of my main inspirations.
SO: What’s at the top of your wishlist right now?
NS: Right now I am desperately on the lookout for a great pair of bright red or pink pants. It’s so nice for spring and I love pops of colors.
SO: We love your blog and read it on a regular basis. Which blogs do you read the most?
NS: I regularly check up on Stockholm Streetstyle because the fashion and people are so beautiful and inspiring. For the latest editorials and runway images I check Studded Hearts. I also follow all the blogs of my friends as well, who are so stylish: Make Shift Model, Color Me Nana, The Chic Muse as well as Mode d'Amour, Blushing Ambition, Song of Style, Sincerely Jules, and Late Afternoon. I love these girls!
SO: Tell us something about yourself that we might not expect.
NS: I could go out and eat Indian food every single night!
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