August 25, 2014

AMY FINLAYSON as DEBBIE HARRY for VALONZ WEBAZINE

 Lover swimwear and vintage coat
 Zimmerman dress
 Zimmerman dress
 Sportmax jumper
 Bec and Bridge Jackets & Briefs. Zhivago Shoes
 Christopher Kane dress
 Bec and Bridge top

 Bec and Bridge Bra Top and Briefs. Zoo Emporium Jacket
Bec and Bridge Top and Briefs

HAIR Renya Xydis @ The Artist Group for Wella Professionals & Cloud 9 equipment
STYLIST Kelvin Harries @ The Artist Group
MODEL Amy Finlayson @ Chic Management

August 17, 2014

ORGANICA- OPENING NIGHT

Myself and co-collaborator Mick Bruzzese









 Myself and Ksenija Lukich

 Noshin on some Bruce Leaves salad
 Myself and Jordan Reed


 My parents and I

 For image details/ sales info please visit the Instagram page @organica.exhibition or email us organica.opening@gmail.com

Special thanks to Luxe Studios for the location, Bruce Leaves for the catering, Plus Five for the printing, Capi Sodas and Mr Mick wines for the beverages, My Violet for the flowers, Wildlife hair and Chic Mgmt for the support.

August 14, 2014

INTERVIEW for STYLE VOYEUR.COM


Style Voyeur: What is it like to be Amy Finlayson?
I’ll let you know when I figure that one out haha

What inspires you?
I get my inspiration from numerous locations – from random happenings in nature to amazing artists in galleries, to underground creatives on social media. There is a constant stream of inspiration in life these days – the problem is weeding out the crap and finding things yous treasure.

You’ve got an exhibition on tonight, can you tell us more about it?
It is a collaboration between photographer, Mick Bruzzese and I. I feature in the images and have also painted over the work. It’s a kind of self-appropriation, I suppose and a reflection and combination of my two vocations, art and modeling. At the same time, it’s a comment on beauty and the organic movement of life.

When did you start doing art?
In high school at M.L.C.

You took a bit of a break from modeling a few years ago, what made you want to get back into it?
I never really took a break, I just pursued other loves. Modeling ebbs and flows.

What do you love most about modeling?
The freedom

What is one of the funniest/strangest things you have experienced whilst modeling?
It’s all pretty strange in comparison to other professions! Once I was on a job for Sportsgirl with photographer Simon Lekias and we were working with a whole array of animals. Feeling quite cocky, I thought I had it in the bag, until I looked the monkey in the eye and he freaked out and slapped me in the face. No one was hurt in the making of that shoot, but I certainly had my tail between my legs for the rest of the day.

What makes you uncomfortable?
Rudeness. Insincerity. Liars.
What qualities do you look for in a friend or lover?
Trust. Compassion. Humour.

What do you do when you’re not modeling?
University, exhibition prep, organising my new line of silk scarves…

What are a few of your favourite Perth haunts?
Subi markets and my home really.

What are a few of your beauty tips you can share with us?
Glycolic acid! Balance that with natural, simple products. I use Peter Thomas Roth face wash and a simple moisturiser by Tinderbox. Rebekah Clark also has a great line of natural skin care products, call The Products.
For more info on The Products and to make an order – enquiry@rebekahclark.com.au

What do you do to stay in shape?
Pilates, cardio, pilates, cardio, yoga, repeat. This plus a balanced diet and not stressing over every morsel tends to work these days.

What do you eat for breakfast?
Avocado with lemon and Himalayan salt on sprouted super grain ‘bread’ by Spring Wellness.

What would you consider your greatest achievement to date?
This exhibition, along with graduating University and still modeling after 12 years in the industry. All at the same time ;)

What’s next for Amy?
I am launching an exquisite line of silk scarves. All perfect squares, they will feature my next line of art works. I will also be collaborating with some other cool artists and charities. Sign up at www.fiinlayson.com
 
Follow Amy on Instgram: @amy_fin, Twitter: @amyjfinlayson 

ORGANICA by THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER


ORGANICA by RUSSH MAGAZINE


FOR PRINT INQUIRIES PLEASE VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM @ORGANICA.EXHIBITION AND/OR EMAIL US FOR DETAILS ORGANICA.OPENING@GMAIL.COM
“'Organica' for me is a natural transformation. This transformation happens both to the images, through a kind of self-appropriation, and in my own life as I start to move onto new chapters. This is the blossoming, fluid, organic way of life-moving and changing – not always beautiful but certainly intriguing.” RUSSH chats to artist, model and muse, Amy Finlayson, about her latest collaboration with photographer Mick Bruzzese.
What prompted the collaboration with Mick on Organica and what inspired the projects itself? Mick approached me a while ago and floated the idea of collaborating on a project. Through many (many) emails, sharing references and ideas, we came to this amazing floral inspired theme that was organic and beautiful yet still edgy and interesting. Shoots however have a way of doing their own thing, you can meticulously plan something but ultimately in art (and life) you have to let go and watch it unfold.
How did you approach each of the works? Were they something that happened spontaneously or was it all quite premeditated?I mapped the works out on A4 paper before, but transferring that idea to a giant work was not as easy as I was hoping for. Ultimately there are “no mistakes in art” so I just had to roll with a few things. I tried to have a rough idea of what I was going to do first, then it was up to my mood that day and what was playing on my iPod!
What’s great about working with Mick and what do you love about his style of photography?Mick understands that creative process – that's really the best thing about working with another artist. He also sees captures moments that I never thought about, and that is the role of an artist: "to make you aware of the things you don't see." He has a very special eye. Very special.
Who/what are you inspired by artistically?Everything and anything. Spills on the pavement, smoke rings, pictures on Instagram, nature, life, mess, order. It all has a place in my mind. 
What kind of creative project would you like to be involved in next?Well my scarf line launches soon which is exciting, but in the long run I would like to open my own space, not a regular gallery, something with a bit more depth. I’m surrounded by this amazing generation of super-creatives and I want to help them and show the world their talents. That is the next, colourful step.
Organica opens August 14 at Luxe Studios, Sydney. 
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/the-collective/organica/#sthash.xCyE4ZTY.dpuf
“'Organica' for me is a natural transformation. This transformation happens both to the images, through a kind of self-appropriation, and in my own life as I start to move onto new chapters. This is the blossoming, fluid, organic way of life-moving and changing – not always beautiful but certainly intriguing.” RUSSH chats to artist, model and muse, Amy Finlayson, about her latest collaboration with photographer Mick Bruzzese.
What prompted the collaboration with Mick on Organica and what inspired the projects itself? Mick approached me a while ago and floated the idea of collaborating on a project. Through many (many) emails, sharing references and ideas, we came to this amazing floral inspired theme that was organic and beautiful yet still edgy and interesting. Shoots however have a way of doing their own thing, you can meticulously plan something but ultimately in art (and life) you have to let go and watch it unfold.
How did you approach each of the works? Were they something that happened spontaneously or was it all quite premeditated?I mapped the works out on A4 paper before, but transferring that idea to a giant work was not as easy as I was hoping for. Ultimately there are “no mistakes in art” so I just had to roll with a few things. I tried to have a rough idea of what I was going to do first, then it was up to my mood that day and what was playing on my iPod!
What’s great about working with Mick and what do you love about his style of photography?Mick understands that creative process – that's really the best thing about working with another artist. He also sees captures moments that I never thought about, and that is the role of an artist: "to make you aware of the things you don't see." He has a very special eye. Very special.
Who/what are you inspired by artistically?Everything and anything. Spills on the pavement, smoke rings, pictures on Instagram, nature, life, mess, order. It all has a place in my mind. 
What kind of creative project would you like to be involved in next?Well my scarf line launches soon which is exciting, but in the long run I would like to open my own space, not a regular gallery, something with a bit more depth. I’m surrounded by this amazing generation of super-creatives and I want to help them and show the world their talents. That is the next, colourful step.
Organica opens August 14 at Luxe Studios, Sydney. 
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/the-collective/organica/#sthash.xCyE4ZTY.dpuf

“'Organica' for me is a natural transformation. This transformation happens both to the images, through a kind of self-appropriation, and in my own life as I start to move onto new chapters. This is the blossoming, fluid, organic way of life-moving and changing – not always beautiful but certainly intriguing.” RUSSH chats to artist, model and muse, Amy Finlayson, about her latest collaboration with photographer Mick Bruzzese.
What prompted the collaboration with Mick on Organica and what inspired the projects itself? Mick approached me a while ago and floated the idea of collaborating on a project. Through many (many) emails, sharing references and ideas, we came to this amazing floral inspired theme that was organic and beautiful yet still edgy and interesting. Shoots however have a way of doing their own thing, you can meticulously plan something but ultimately in art (and life) you have to let go and watch it unfold.
How did you approach each of the works? Were they something that happened spontaneously or was it all quite premeditated?I mapped the works out on A4 paper before, but transferring that idea to a giant work was not as easy as I was hoping for. Ultimately there are “no mistakes in art” so I just had to roll with a few things. I tried to have a rough idea of what I was going to do first, then it was up to my mood that day and what was playing on my iPod!
What’s great about working with Mick and what do you love about his style of photography?Mick understands that creative process – that's really the best thing about working with another artist. He also sees captures moments that I never thought about, and that is the role of an artist: "to make you aware of the things you don't see." He has a very special eye. Very special.
Who/what are you inspired by artistically?Everything and anything. Spills on the pavement, smoke rings, pictures on Instagram, nature, life, mess, order. It all has a place in my mind. 
What kind of creative project would you like to be involved in next?Well my scarf line launches soon which is exciting, but in the long run I would like to open my own space, not a regular gallery, something with a bit more depth. I’m surrounded by this amazing generation of super-creatives and I want to help them and show the world their talents. That is the next, colourful step.
Organica opens August 14 at Luxe Studios, Sydney. 
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/the-collective/organica/#sthash.xCyE4ZTY.dpuf
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/the-collective/organica/#sthash.xCyE4ZTY.dpuf

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