Blogger Interview: Natalie Off Duty & Nana in Wonderland!

Today I present to you, my dear readers, a Q&A I had with two of the most followed and loved bloggers in this lovely little blogging world. I have to admit I’ve been following these two girls since I started my blog and only just recently found they were sisters. If your no stranger to fashion blogging I expect you’ve seen, heard or most likely followed one (or both) of the Suarez sisters before.

You know them as Natalie Off Duty and Nana in Wonderland.

N: Natalie Suarez
D: Dylana Suarez


D: 22

N: Los Angeles, CA
D: Los Angeles, CA

N: Natalie Off Duty
D: Nana In Wonderland

1. What got you into blogging?

N: It was my sister who showed me a few popular blogs and I was fascinated. I started looking at them a lot in my spare time. I've always been into putting together looks and so I started my blog to share my view on styles with others.

D: I first started blogging about 2 years ago, after I found so many young ladies out there were writing about everything from their personal style to fashion inspiration. I didn't share my personal style in the beginning; I just loved to write about fashion and everything about it. I was so inspired by other bloggers' fashion and views, and I wanted in on the fun, too! I love to write, and blogging was a way for me to express myself in a way that I never though I could. And showing off my outfits is a great way to get creative. There are no limits with blogging, and I love that the most!

2. How long have you been writing your blogs?

N: About 7 months now. I can't believe it's almost been a year!

D: I have been writing on blogspot for nearly 2 years, but my blog has undergone many changes since then, and I started fresh last October. That was when I really started to put my all into my blog because I found that I loved writing about fashion and I started to think about a career in the industry. It was a way for me to show my passion and reach many people while doing it. It has been a wonderfully rewarding experience so far.

3. You girls have a lot of fans and followers, do you ever feel pressure to post consistently or is it always fun?

N: I try not to feel pressured. I post when I feel like it and I make it fun. All my readers are really cool and supportive. They really do keep me motivated to keep it up.

D: In the beginning, yes, I did feel the pressure to make my blog interesting to read and look at because I wanted to catch the interest of fellow bloggers. After all the good reception on the blog, and getting to know other bloggers more personally, I finally started to kick back and have fun with it. I started to post things for myself and for the love of it. I am really happy that my followers love it, too!

4. What do you do and what’s in a normal day for you?

N:I work as a model, so I am always casting and working during the day. I'm love doing photo shoots and meeting really creative people. I love seeing the final result from a photo shoot. As for school, I graduated high school early so I covered quite a lot of college already. But I will be continuing online classes.

D: I just graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in American Literature and Culture. I also studied Biology for 2 years. I took the time after my graduation to travel, and right now I am working as an office/advertising assistant for a real estate agency. My days are filled with normal administration support and a lot of writing and brainstorming.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

N: I love Los Angeles so much, especially the weather. I'd love to be bi-coastal though. Los Angeles and New York would be ideal.

D: I would probably stay here in Southern California. The weather is beautiful here all year round, and I would never want to leave it! I like nature and country life and if I had to go anywhere else, I would probably want to live in Italy. I took a class in Italian at university and it is such a beautiful language and the country is stunning. And pizza is one of my favourite things in the world!

6. What are you looking forward to the most this summer?

N: More travels!

D:I am looking forward to the warm weather and being able to wear shorts every single day. Summer always brings back so many childhood memories, and I hope to relive them and travel some more!

7. What inspires you and who are your style icons?

N: I'm inspired by so much. People I see on the street, images in a magazine, models. It's hard to pick a style icon! I do adore the style of Dree Hemingway, Erin Wasson, and Jane Birkin (as well as her daughters Lou and Charlotte) a lot though!

D: I am inspired by so many things! Storybook characters, a fashion editorial, nature, street style blogs, an old photograph from the seventies. I am usually driven by shape and color when I get dressed, and my taste in fashion can change everyday depending on my mood. I love looking at pictures of models off duty because they look so chic and practical in their no-fail looks. I am always obsessing over the outfits of ladies like Kirsten Dunst, Dree Hemingway, and Alexa Chung, who mix casual with girly, classic pieces. I love timeless styles, and I think that nobody embodied that aesthetic more than Audrey Hepburn. She was perfection. But most of all, I am inspired by my fellow bloggers because they are so eclectic and love to experiment.

8. What’s your (current) Favourite:

Nail colour?
N: Bright Red

D: Sea Green

N: Heeled Booties

D: My Stuart Weitzman wedges

Item of Clothing to wear?
N: A soft Tee

D: My black blazer and my combat boots. I can always rely on them!

N: I just finished "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Reminds me so much of our travels in Asia. Everything she wrote about, I could relate to, because I saw it all in real life while travelling.

D: Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser

Place to shop?
N: Anywhere that sells vintage or amazing one of a kind pieces.

D: Zara

Place to visit?
N: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

D: Southeast Asia

N: Indian Food

D: Indian Food

N: Pretty In Pink

D: The Breakfast Club

Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
N: Watching Movies with friends

D: Read

9.Have you ever been recognised or stopped by a Fan of your blog?

N: Yes, at a shopping center in LA. Didn't know until the person wrote us afterwards!

D: I have been recognized before, but never approached. A fellow blogger once saw my sister and I shopping and commented us afterward that she saw us, but we were gone before she could say hello!

10. Tell us the meaning or reason behind your blog name?

N: I wanted a name that revolved around modelling and style. I was thinking of Model Off Duty but decided I would use my name instead and ended up with Natalie Off Duty. It was prefect and so I stuck with it. Natalie Off Duty revolves are my view on fashion and what I like to wear out, when I'm "off duty."

D: My blog has undergone three name changes since I started. Right now it is called Nana in Wonderland. I wanted my blog title to be a true reflection of my personality. Nana was m nickname when I was little and it always stuck. I called it Nana in Wonderland because I do not want my blog to be defined by where I live, or what I do. Every since I was little, I was always writing my own stories and imagining my own characters and adventures. I basically lived in a wonderland, and I see the world in the same way. I love to travel and I am always dreaming up the next place I want to visit. My head is filled with creativity and I love that fashion is made up of so many creative dimensions, and I love that I can express this through my blog.

Big Thanks to Natalie and Dylana for being fun, enthusiastic and as always very lovely to talk to.

Hope you liked this one because I certainly did!



  1. !! this interview was absolutaly amazing:) i adore both thier blogs to pieces, i didnt even know they were sisters! sucha great post thankyou, they are just so inspiring


  2. amazingggg post and blog

    check mine out

  3. Oh yeah I know those two. Great Q&A.

    Thanks for the sweet comment and compliment, Emm! :)


  4. Thank you so much for interviewing us! it was a pleasure! And keep up the great work on your blog!

  5. Love these two bloggers !

    Great post, I enjoyed it a lot !

  6. Great interview! love & follow both blogs!

  7. Nicely done Emma!

    Following u, follow me too:
    "fashionably tasteful.have a bite"

  8. Wonderful interview! You asked them some great questions!

  9. These girls are such an inspiration! Thank you for posting this interview :)


  10. I love this interview they look like very interesting girls! :)


  11. Thank you so much for this interview! it was fantastic and very interesting to read an interview of these girls together. love both of their blogs and their sense of style!

  12. thank you so much for the wonderful post! i love it :)

  13. what a wonderful interview! i follow both of their blogs so it’s nice to see another side of them. great feature! both sisters are SO gorgeous!!!


  14. Definitely two of my favorite fashion bloggers! Great interview! :)

    Sequins & Shadows

  15. saw this linked on natalie's blog. i swear i didn't know these two were sisters until recently! LOVE both of their blogs and style - what a pair!

    great interview!

    x Your Only Blackswan


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