Ever since we discovered Natalie Suarez's blog, Natalie Off Duty, making a daily visit to get our fix of grungy-glam style has become a morning ritual. Oh, and that cultivated model-off-duty chic isn't just a look for this young stunner. The exotic beauty has been a runway and magazine pro since high school, achieving a level of experience that's produced an effortlessly artful mix of vintage finds and luxe designer pieces — and a sixth sense for tracking down the hottest spots in NYC.
We grabbed Suarez between castings and stomped the streets in search of her fave under-the-radar spots. Turning every head in her sweet vintage floral dress and tough-girl Timberland boots (gotta stay comfy!), she took us to an outdoor market, two restaurants, and one of our favorite shops. This fierce foodie is truly a model after our own hearts.
Illustrated by Gabriela Alford
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