Friday, December 11, 2009

Merry Xmas Everybody.

Indeed it is that time of the year again, hang the stockings or in our case our boots, prepare the feast and pop that champagne because Santa Claus is back in town for one night only. These particular photos were taken at the Leo Burnett Xmas party, the theme was a school graduation night 'Class of 2009' where white shirts and navy blue ties were compulsory. MBB had a great time and would like to thank Leo Burnett for yet another memorable Christmas party.

And from MBB to all photographers, stylists, hair and make up artists, retouchers, assistants, art directors, creative directors, ad agencies and anyone else who we may have missed, have a pleasant Christmas and a safe New Year.

MBB Crew minus Andrea and Sally.

Dean, Veronica and Myself.

Gary Arnas

Heather Dinas and Richard Walker.

Tangent Mag Issue #2 Launch.

Last Wednesday night MBB had the pleasure of joining Emmanuel Giraud at the launch of the second issue of Tangent Mag at Sydney's Qbar. A lot of people turned up to support the online magazine which launched its second issue on Monday night, if you haven't yet checked it out we strongly suggest you do here.
Enjoy some photos I took at the launch, till the next one - Goodbye.

Myself, Emmanuel Giraud and Nigel Stanislaus.

Rae Morris and Nigel Stanislaus.

Gracie Otto and Myself.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Barbie Girls (and Boys) at Mimco Launch!

The MBB crew were the life of the party at the BARBIE LOVES MIMCO launch at their Sydney store located beneath the Ivy. Indulging in champagne, cupcakes and lindt chocolate, everyone enjoyed viewing the new collection from their favourite accessories brand!
(Left to Right - Alice Burdeu, Christian Blanchard, Nigel Stanislaus, Philip Boon, Veronica Moore, Dean Drieberg & Andrea Le Sueur)

The party then re-located upstairs to the stunning Ivy where all sat in pool-side booths.
(Left to Right - Andrea Le Sueur, Veronica Moore, Dean Drieberg, Philip Boon & Nigel Stanislaus)

Not ready to call it a night, the MBB crew threw an impromptu after-party at the 72nd floor Penthouse apartment of the Meriton World Tower where they were staying for the night.

A night to remember!
(Left to Right - Andrew, Nigel, Philip, Veronica, Christian & Dean)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Garry grows a mo for Movember

Garry Moore is doing his bit for men's health awareness (prostate cancer and depression) by growing a handlebar moustache for Movember. Check out his new look and sponsor him by signing on here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Amelia Soegijono shoots for Esquire Magazine Indonesia.

Amelia Soegijono has kept her boots busy shooting for 'Esquire Magazine' in Indonesia.
In their latest edition they've featured supermodel 'Mariana Renata' in their 'Women We Love' section of the magazine, Amelia had been asked to do a 2 day shoot with the supermodel.
It's been published in this months edition, so next time you're in Indonesia grab an 'Esquire Magazine' and have a look.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lindemans Wine.

Arriving to the MBB office I was quite shocked to see the studio downstairs had been transformed into a field of flowers and grass. For fun? Of course not, Garry Moore has had the pleasure of shooting for 'Lindemans' Wine.

We called in the expertise of Margaret Kernich to source grass and flowers for us recreating the perfect field from scratch. The shoot turned out to be a massive success with the client and agency staff pleased. The only hangover feeling left that week wasn't due to the wine but the thought process of how to clean up the mess.

MBB Crew-
Photographer: Garry Moore.
Producer: Andrea Le Sueur.
Stylist: Margaret Kernich.
Assistants: Daniel Tan and Katie Farrell.

Agency: Badjar Ogilvy-
Account Managers: Jordana Bloom and Sally Wilson.
Art Director: Sarah Vincenzini.
Copy Writer: Isla Kirby.

Client: Fosters Crew-
Brand Manager: Andra Gough.
Brand Assistant: Audrey Green.
Global Brand Manager: Oliver Horn.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Important lessons learnt at MBB #2.

Well kiddies we're back again for I have learnt yet another important lesson here at the MBB office, this one was taught by Veronica Moore. Sitting at the lunch table - we began talking about British television and of course whenever one of the MBB producers mention something that's 80's and older I have to ask 'what's that?' with a puzzled face.

'Are You Being Served' was around from 1972 to 1985 and featured humour based on sexual innuendo, misunderstandings, mistaken identity and occasional slapstick. This particular video is about Mrs. Slocombe and her cat.

Till the next lesson, enjoy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Important lessons learnt at MBB #1.

There's always one lesson that will stick with someone for the rest of their lives - whether that was your fourth grade mathematics teacher telling you the x goes over the 1 in order to find the value in y (which I'm sure you all use now don't you?) or perhaps it was your year 10 English teacher that told you I before E except after C.

Well I myself had a similar life lesson last week, nothing to do with mathematics or english, my life lesson was non other than Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights'. Forced by the crew at MBB to sit through 4 minutes of wacky dance moves and crazy eyes was more than enough for me. Andrea was there to capture this moment on camera.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stockland Highlands - Behind the Scenes

Garry was in his element at the most recent Stockland's shoot. The wind was blowing a gale, he was up to his chest in water. Garry loves a challenge, especially a phsyical one. Whilst it wasn't rock climbing or skiing, shooting lifestyle pics in these conditions was nearly as satisfying.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gracie graces Mimco!

Mimco's Spring Racing Muse is none other than Gracie Otto - currently wowing critics for her break-out performance in the feature film THREE BLIND MICE!

This latest campaign features the "It Girl" in 10 vintage outfits accompanied by the latest Mimco Spring Racing accessories, true to the iconic brand's unique and some times quirky style!

Christian Blanchard has again worked his magic on the images, a task made even more enjoyable by having a familiar friend as his subject!

Look out for Gracie's whimsical images at Mimco store near you! In the meantime, check out our behind the scenes shots!

Photographer - Christian Blanchard.
Hair And Make Up Artist - Sina Velke.
Producer - Dean Drieberg.
Production Assistant - Jamie Wdziekonski.
Photographic Assistants - Vien Tran and Mario Fuentealba.

Creative Director - Cathryn Wills.
National VM Marketing Manager - Jeremy Taylor.


Hot on the heels of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week...

MBB had a very strong presence at this years Perth Fashion Festival! Christian Blanchard, Philip Boon and Dean (who have all lived in Perth at some stage) attended every event on the Festival calendar and were seen making friends with Perth's Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and various other Perth socialites (aka "Perthonalities").

Christian shot the campaign for this year's Festival and his images were seen all over Perth during the festival winning him much praise. Philip was flown to Perth to speak at the Master Class, making it truly an entertaining event!

The MBB boys finished off the week by attending the Mercedes WA Fashion Awards, which featured an exhibition of Perth photographers, prominently featuring Christian Blanchard's work.

All are now being dubbed "Perthonlities" themselves!

Christian Blanchard and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi

Philip Boon on stage at the Master Class.

Christian Blanchard, Dean Drieberg and Blanchard's BFF Writer Jimmy Jack at the Mercedes WA Fashion Awards.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Last week the fashion creatives at MBB took out their best threads from the closet, dressed up and headed into Melbourne for MSFW. First on the agenda was the opening of 'The Spirit Of The Black Dress' exhibition that Christian Blanchard shot, that later progressed to the Madam Virtue Fashion Show which was styled by Philip Boon. If you look to the left of the first image below you'll see the lovely Veronica Moore.

Below you will also see images of MBB folk at the 'I HEART Flamingo Sands' pool party launch. I joined Christian, Narelle, Philip and Dean along with very lovely bloggers Bryanboy, Matt from Imelda and Helen from Sassybella, all very lovely people. Our fabulous stylist Philip Boon had taken famous blogger 'Bryanboy' up down and around Melbourne showing off our diverse fashion culture.

So yes it was a very busy week. Very fun indeed.

Bye for now.

Dean Drieberg, Myself and Vien Thee

Dean Drieberg, Narelle Hall and Christian Blanchard.

Philip Boon, Dean Drieberg, Bryanboy, Matt from Imelda and Helen from Sassybella.

Myself snapped by Hayley from Melbourne Street Fashion.

Philip snapped by Hayley from Melbourne Street Fashion.

Dean snapped by Hayley from Melbourne Street Fashion.

Philip Boon and Bryanboy.

Photos from:

MSFW 'Spirit Of The Black Dress'.

Christian Blanchard has been quite busy these past few weeks shooting for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week's 'Spirit Of The Black Dress'. 'Spirit Of The Black Dress' promotes emerging talent and brings attention to the creativity of Melbourne's designers.

MISSBOSSYBOOTS joined Christian on Monday night at the opening gala where we saw Kerry Lennon who worked with us at MBB in Sydney, Jeremy Taylor from Mimco, Ben Handberg from AMPR and many others.

If you're yet to see this exhibit we highly suggest you do so as it's really a really good exhibit with amazing dresses complimented by Christians intricate photography.

Georges, 162 Collins St, Melbourne

Exhibition runs 1-6 September, 10am-8pm daily

How much:

Christian Blanchard shooting.

Group shot.

Joe Saba and Christian Blanchard.

Kerry Lennon and Veronica Moore.

Dean Drieberg, Myself and Vien Thee.