Thursday, March 15, 2012

interview with Natalie Suarez for Volcom

if you love natalieoffduty.blogspot.com
then you'll love the new Fall & Holiday '12 pieces she collaborated with Volcom too!
This time for 1stlook mag's blog, I did an interview with Natalie
to talk a bit about her collaboration process,
the Volcom girls' image, and some tips. Enjoy! :)

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읽어주세요 ^^


How did you meet with Volcom first?

I first met with Volcom when I went into their casting for their spring '11 campaign.
I booked it shortly after and was so excited!
After shooting with them, we all really connected and became close.
I've been shooting their campaigns from then on.
Later, Volcom asked me to be their ambassador/model
and of course, I said yes!
It was an amazing opportunity and my relationship with the brand
was super organic and natural.
I think that is why we work so well together and that our collabs have been so successful.
They're the dream team to work with and also one of the very first brands
to recognize me more than just a "model" and I love that.
I still cannot believe that I am now designing my own collection for Fall '12 and Holiday '12!




I'm also from California and can totally feel the "LA outfit" in Volcom pieces.
What do you think is the Volcom girls' image in your opinion?

The Volcom girl, to me, is a tough girl, but she's sweet and
still like to feel beautiful. Her style is playful, but she has an edge to her.
She's rebellious, fearless, and strong.
The Volcom Girl is as cool as they come.
And yes, being a California native, our styles are very relaxed,
with mixes of rock n' roll and the boho vibe of the beach.




photographer is Dylana Suarez from colormenana.blogspot.com

Love the fact that your collaborated pieces show vegan products.
How did you come up with the eco-conscious works?

Well, I wanted my collection to be something that all girls can wear,
and that is also safe and eco-friendly. We worked with fabrics that though they're not
genuine leather, are still such superb quality.
It has the same leather look, but used with materials that are much more friendly
on the environment. Volcom has always been a brand that's really conscious
of the environment and this is just another way to help promote that.




Recently I read that your sister shot the photos for your campaign?
Must be so fun. When two of you meet I'm sure the creativity flows.
Do you two do the styling yourselves for Volcom?

Getting to work with my sister on shooting the campaigns is such a dream.
She's such a talented photographer and I feel most comfortable
and the most like myself in front of the camera when I'm working with her.
And yes, I feel like when we're together, we get really creative and experimental.
She helps create magic! Yes, we both styled the lookbook and campaign shots.
We both have very different styles, but together, I think
we really nail the Volcom look which is a bit rock n roll, edgy, yet so effortless.




Lastly, tips for the readers on how to stay always so stylish?

I get dressed everyday to feel good about myself.
I think confidence is the most important thing.
When you feel great, you're unstoppable.






special thanks to & photos credit to:

don't forget to check out http://shop.volcom.com/ to browse through
the amazing collections!

51 comments:

Gunel (Guni) said...

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Sam said...

This is so great because we also get Volcom here in SA, looking forward to this new range!

AJ TAYLOR said...

great interview dear.well done.

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Plami said...

She's so gorgoeus!!!

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Marina Di Guardo said...

this interview is so interesting...
ciao dear Michelle!

Francesca R said...

Oh shoot we don't have Volcom here in Italy!! Nice interview!!
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Estilo Hedónico said...

I love the outfits!!!!

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Claire said...

love it! and being a Cali girl too, i love the boho/rock n' roll vibe!!! great looks!

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YouStyle said...

앗애디자이너였어? 모델인줄만알았는뎅!!!

The Chic Etoile said...

Hi my dear!!!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for following my blog....!!! :) <3

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Rubia Mala said...

Very interesting! great pictures! Loved the clothes!

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Rubia Mala said...

Very interesting! great pictures! Loved the clothes!

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Erica Leigh said...

oh cool! she has such a great style & the volcom collaboration looks lovely.

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Wow! Great post! Have a lovely weekend! <3<3

Alessandra said...

love this pictures!!

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Mónica C. Welton said...

nice interview!~
shes amazing i love her don't you?

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k ve a ile moda said...

really liked the yellow skirt. nice blog.
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fredawinch said...

The photographs of volcom girls are really look great and i like it very much. Thanks for sharing.
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TiaLou said...

You & Dylana make a great team!

Ali S. said...

Great interview! ;)

Andrea said...

This is a really cool interview, Natalie is really interesting :)

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when BABI speaks said...

I totally agree with her, confidence is the key!

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Natalia said...

great interview, love the purple skirt!!

kisses.

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Alexandrа said...

Great interview and u have a wonderful style!

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Bambino said...

Amazing!
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you are right its all about confidence and your pictures are amazing
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Marta said...

Nice post and photos!

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Caroline said...

The collaboration with volcom looks great! Interesting to learn more about it :)

Caroline x
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Mary Lou said...

oh she really has great style!
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Alessandra Mazzini said...

Great! I love her blog!

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Hazy Days. said...

Oh my god I love this! So creative, you're an inspirtation to my blog. I found your blog through my friend's blog and ugh, its just so lovely. Would you like to follow for follow? Let me know in a comment, mine's www.elishayates.com

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Miška said...

tbh i didnt read all interview but pics looks gorgreous <3

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Oh so lovely!
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Night at Vogue said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Great interview!

Alba said...

Thank you for your comment :)

I love this girl!

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My clothes and other things said...

I totally agree with her,I love this girl!!

Thank you for comment!

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Melmo said...

really gool interview and i love it that she made vegan and eco-friendly clothes. I think this is very important in today's world!

Lara Rose said...

looks very nice!!

Inês de Castro said...

Loved the yellow and royal blue outfit :)

Jewellery Bijou said...

Great interview,I fell in love with that purple skirt,I need to buy something similar before the summer comes,have a lovely weekend!Dorota

Style Servings said...

Really lovely interview! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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Paula said...

Love her style and her blog, great post dear!

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xx

Sabrina said...

beautiful post!!!

Miss B said...

I love the blue floaty skirt in this post! :)

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Carrie said...

i love volcom! they have such great clothes. great post. thanks for sharing this interview. like her, i also think that confidence is key to looking great. as long as you feel comfortable and confident, you can rock pretty much anything and everything.

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Great looks! :)

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Lola Finn said...

I love Natalies Blog! She´s great ;)
Thank you so much for your nice comment, cutie :)
xoxo

Michelle's Style File said...

Great interview!

x
Michelle
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Cristián Pavez Díaz said...

Great interview!! Also love your style!
Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

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