5minWith Amy Finlayson


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 MLC

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 eebs 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 and Her blog: www.by-fin.net


Amy’s exhibition is tonight – August 14th 6-9pm at Luxe Studios in Darlinghurst. RSVP to – organica.exhibition@gmail.com

#5minwith is an ongoing personal project by Photographer, Stef King shot exclusively for Style Voyeur..

5minwith photographer: www.stefking.com.au

‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx


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