The fan favorite creator, taking the content space by storm, Amy Lefévre radiates authenticity with a genuine approach to creation and a dedication to her craft.
A model and producer, Amy has continued to build upon her legacy as an entrepreneur, founding the minimal jewelry line, LEFEV — jewelry designed with democracy in mind for the consumer who appreciates luxury. We also hear there is talk of a clothing line (something we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on).
We couldn’t contain our excitement when we saw Amy wearing this season’s Onia collection and we were honored to ask her a few questions about her home life during quarantine, social responsibility in the digital world and the things that inspire her most.
Where is home?
I am currently splitting my time between Austin, LA, and NYC.
WHAT is home?
Anywhere where I am with my partner!
Growing up — what were some of your favorite ways to soak up Summer? Does this remain the same today?
I grew up in a few places across the world. Gambia, Senegal, Belgium, then on the West Coast. I loved running on the beach as a kid in West Africa. In Belgium, I would always have meals with my father's family in the park :) Things are definitely different today, but I still enjoy the beach and picnics in parks!
What would the name of your hometown-quarantine novel be named?
100 Years of Solitude, lol.
Something that makes you proud to call home — home.
Commitment and partnership!
To you, what creates community? In today’s digital world, is community bound by proximity or can we transcend conventional community standards for good using the vast social network?
A community is definitely a global concept now, we can have shared values, goals, and ambitions that bind us and help us get through even the toughest times. Social media has been leveraged so powerfully to advance social causes, especially recently and we are seeing more and more of a global community with shared human values.
Your home away from home?
Paris or Tuscany
If only it were as easy as clicking your heels three times — are there ever moments you feel homesick?
Yes, definitely. I get homesick most times I travel somewhere new. The primary way I resolve this and feel closer to home is to take a day and try to do the things I would do if I were there physically. Whether it's just watching TV, having a relaxing bath, or doing my nails, this always helps me reset and get ready for more exploration!
Gingham or stripes?
You have a very strong, loyal following — Amidst the current environment, do you feel more compelled than ever to use your platform for good? What is something that has encouraged you to ignite change?
Yes definitely, I have had so many of my followers reach out to me in regard to causes they believe in and how I can help. The social justice movement against racism is particularly important to me, so I try to post about key developments and items of interest.
In addition to having a place to call home — what are you most thankful for these days?
My family and their health, being able to work and continue to follow my passion. I am so incredibly grateful and thankful for all of it because I know that so many have struggled during this period and have had an especially difficult year.
A few things inspiring your art at the moment? This could be people, places, artists, a feeling etc.
I have been spending more time in Austin recently and the overall vibe of the city is so relaxed and open. This has been a big inspiration and the people I have met have definitely contributed to my moodboard.
Your favorite Onia pieces are?
I love the Louisa Gingham top and the matching Jaime bottom!
Are there other content creators and artists in the digital space that inspire you, who are they?
I love Aimee Song and Petra Mack.
How do you see the future of fashion and consumerism shifting?
More and more consumers will be shopping online. This will be great for upstart brands and creativity.
Silver or gold?
Gold all the way.