Yogi and Wellness Influencer, Onyinye Ugwueke is the ultimate luxe chic as Lewa Lifestyle launches its Lewa Woman campaign series featuring the influencer. The online fashion retailer showcases its new season ‘luxe girl’ styles featuring the gorgeous wellness influencer in vibrant looks shot on location at SV Chrome Hotels as she visually presents stylish ways to pull off daring looks. From exaggerated sleeves to high bow skirts, Onyinye is the ultimate Lewa woman.
Lewa Lifestyle is an Abuja based curated online store that focuses on stocking affordable Nigerian brands. Their goal is to handpick and provide affordable Nigerian fashion as well as promote the Nigerian creative industry with the #BuynigerianWearNigerian slogan, which is at the very heart of what they do.
While shooting this campaign Lewa Lifestyle had the opportunity to have a brief conversation with Onyinye about what it’s like to be a yogi and her thoughts on beauty and a beautiful life. Enjoy the conversation and click on our gallery for more images.
LL: What wellness and beauty mantras do you swear by?
O: Drink a lot of water, pamper yourself as much as you can. Fall back on self-love when there’s a lot of toxic situations and people around. I believe that when you treat wellness there’s a direct relation to beauty. Taking care of the inside means beauty on the outside.
LL: How did you get into yoga?
O: It was a quest. I was having fun doing some awkward poses and getting marvelled at the fact that my body could do this. Discovering that I was just doing this but it was changing me. I’m very inquisitive, I just want to search, learn and see where things lead and with yoga, it was being inquisitive. Seeing how it helped me discover me and also changed my personality.
LL: Are there challenges to being a yoga instructor?
O: I do not care what others think. It’s about where I’m going and how it affects me. I say I have fulfilment in life with yoga and out of teaching yoga. Seeing people become better at yoga fills me with joy. As long as I find fulfilment nothing else matters.
LL: Lewa Lifestyle is the name of this brand and Lewa means beauty. So we want to ask what makes a beautiful life for you?
O: Life is short. I lost my father at a very young age. The experience of losing someone opens your eyes to what life is really about. At every point live your best life and live in awareness. Be in the moment, it’s not about tomorrow, it’s about this very moment in which I’m speaking, just experience it and be in it and learn from every moment. Living in awareness helps us see what we can learn from life in every moment and just enjoy it.
Living in awareness is living beautifully