For her second drop, we sat down again with Natalie, to talk about key item essentials for the everyday girl.
This collection is a reminder of my individuality and my fashion mentality. My Off Duty style is all about pairing, whether it’s sporty track sets or elegant satin sets with a twist. Each piece has both a masculine and feminine side.
Sleeves were huge for me this year. I love a statement sleeve and shoulder. I added that into our tracksuits and into a few of our blouses. Even with the classic sets, you'll notice something special: a ruffle, a stripe, or a really cool OFF DUTY print.
Since I travel so much, a track pant is an everyday essential. I wear them on the airplane with a sweater or leather jacket, then I'll wear them to dinner with heels and a sleek blazer. I like that feeling of effortless comfort that's still totally chic.
There are some personal accents that I added to the satin pieces like the beautiful mandarin collars and embroidery. I was really inspired by the elegance in the outfits of Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love.” And it reminds me of my Chinese heritage—my mother wore dresses with a beautiful mandarin collar all the time.
I design for the individual and iconic woman. She's elegant, she's fun, she's fearless. They're adventurous and experimental. My readers are that. They want a taste of every bit of style.