Fonzarelli by Amy Finlayson

Our very own Amy Finlayson has recentley collaborated with electric scooter company Fonzarelli Bikes for her latest project #FonzarelliByFin.   
Fonzarelli is Australia’s first 100% electric scooter with a removable
battery for charge-anywhere convenience. Michelle Nazzari, founder of
Fonzarelli Bikes, has created the Fonzarelli because she believes in
100% emission-free and eco-friendly personal transport, and ensuring
that a Fonz bike is the most stylish option on the road today.
Read more about #FonzarellibyFin here on Amy’s blog By-Fin.

by Amy Finlayson

With the onset of her next major exhibition, our AmyFinlayson speaks exclusively to us about the next phase of
her career and offers CHIC readers an exclusive ‘ORGANICA‘ offer not to be
her 6 years in New York, Amy seized the opportunity of being in one of the world’s
greatest creative centers by immersing herself in the art world. Working at
some of the best and most reputable galleries and art companies in the city,
she was surrounded by constant inspiration and opportunity, which led to her
developing her own artistic practice. 
With her love of art ignited, it was a
natural progression to solidify this career with a formal education. She now
holds a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University of Technology, majoring in
Visual Culture.
early work in the art world sees her influences rooted strongly in
contemporary, boundary pushing mixed media. The evolution of her work is fueled
not only by her knowledge and vast travels, but also by personal emotion and
experience, culminating in a form of self-expression through multimedia and
image manipulation.
With both knowledge and inspiration, her work has many forms that aren’t bound
by convention and standard industry aesthetics.
Which leads us to ‘ORGANICA‘….
 “For me (Organica), 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
is pleased to announce a exclusive offer for Chic readers…
  When you purchase one
of the last remaining original ORGANICA pieces, you will receive a limited
edition ORGANICA print of your choice at no extra cost.
 Please mention this article at time of sale.
All sales can be made via the website: or via email at  [email protected].
(Offer valid till the end of April only)

what’s next for our Amy?… the answer to that question is “TEN.” 

next exhibition to hit Sydney presented by her new company The Fin

TEN will feature a
selection of small works by 10 of Australia’s freshest and most exciting up and
coming artists, such as Rose Ashton, Brooklyn Wheelan, Tanya Linney and Gemma Ward… One not to be missed.

this space as Amy Finlayson dominates the Sydney art scene… we’re too excited
to watch everyone fall in love…

Meet Amy Finlayson by Margret Zhang

If you’re surprised by the news that our Amy Finlayson is way more than a pretty face then you should probably be a little worried. Amy has not only a solid career in the modelling but recently launched her latest series of artworks in a stunning exhibition called ‘ORGANICA.’
So in saying that, It would only be natural for Margret Zhang to create a killer shoot with an article to match exclusively on Shine By Three.. scroll down for the shots & click here for the write up.

O R G A N I C A by Amy Finlayson

We couldn’t be happier for our Amy Finlayson and everything she’s achieved.
This week ORGANICA was presented at Luxe Studios and the results have been fantastic for our Amy….
“ ‘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.
prompted the collaboration with Mick on Organica and what inspired the projects
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?
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.
are you inspired by artistically?
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.
Words – Anna Harrison

Sydney Fashion Weekend by Margaret Zhang

This past weekend our Chic girls did an amazing job at Sydney’s Fashion Weekend, walking in all 17 shows exclusively styled by the wonderful Margaret Zhang.
When you’re in between shows and there’s not enough time to even go for a coffee break, timing can get tricky. So in the interim the girls and Margaret managed to whip up an impromptu editorial which resulted in the divine images above.

(Madi B & Amy)
Styled and shot by Margaret Zhang

Amy Finlayson on Teen Vogue

Amy Finlayson shares her top tips for starting a blog
Why did you start your blog?
“I found blogging to be easy way to communicate my thoughts and aesthetics into a vision I love. It’s easily edited and I am under total control, which I think is important as I am in an industry where I relinquish a lot of control regarding my image. It’s nice to have a forum to express my identity.”
 What topics do you cover?
“Artist interviews, imagery both professional and personal, image comparisons, reviews of collaborations, simple fun snaps and so on. It’s a bit of a mash-up. I am keeping it predominantly as an art and fashion blog. I am sure modeling will come up under the umbrella of the ‘fashion’ theme, but my aim is to educate regarding fashion and art as overlapping themes and expressions. Fashion gets a bad wrap as an industry with no depth.”
Can you describe your writing process?
“I try and keep it simple. People don’t want to go to an art blog to read an essay. Short, sweet, interesting, and to the point. It’s about the images speaking for themselves as much as they can, and I just clarify and pose questions to elicit interest and evoke emotion.”
Do you think that having a blog helps dispel misconceptions about models?
“I think it depends on the blog. Modeling is seen as quite an egocentric profession, and if the blog plays up to that, I think it only acts to solidify stereotypes. All the models I know, however, are exceptionally smart and push the boundaries and preconceived notions regarding modeling and our industry.” 
Amy Finlayson’s blog: by FIN.

Full article on Teen Vogue