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Town & Country, Entertaining by Nicholas Mele

Newport is a town that refuses to forget its history
— Me ;)
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I teamed up with the fabulous Bettie Pardee of Private Newport again; this time to write a story for Town & Country.  Even better, the story was about me.  My favorite subject.  Kidding.  Kind of....  Anyway, much like with @A.Social.Life, my family and I put ourselves center stage to show off our lives, celebrate our history and talk about how we like to entertain.  Click here to read the full story.

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Private Newport by Nicholas Mele

Life is a theater, unfortunately everyone doesn’t know how to act
— My grandmother, Oatsie Charles
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Bettie Pardee is the author of Private Newport and Living Newport, a garden furniture designer, national lecturer, and entertaining expert.  She's also a pretty cool lady and a good friend so I was so pleased when she asked me to write a blog post for her about my photos and how they relate to my love for Newport.  I won't repost the whole thing here, just go check it out on her site:

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Town & Country, Diana Damrau by Nicholas Mele

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
— Moliere

I did a photo shoot with famed Opera star Diana Damrau for the the clothing store Escada and Town & Country online.  It was a lot fun and I thought I'd share.  Check out the full story here:

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/news/a5075/a-week-in-the-life-of-opera-star-diana-damrau/

Body Frock UK by Nicholas Mele

You can get anything you want, if you’re dressed for it.
— Edith Head

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In December, I did a shoot for UK based clothing company Body Frock.  They came to Palm Beach and we focused on the company's new line of wedding and bridesmaid dresses.  They wanted a real natural, somewhat moody feel to the photos and I tried to give the whole shoot a bit of a 35mm film look (even though I shot on digital).  Check out more of the shots here: Body Frock Website

Glamourpuss Fall 2014 by Nicholas Mele

I love fashion, beauty, glamour. It’s the mark of civilization.
— David LaChapelle

Check out Glamourpuss' Fall and Winter collections for 2014, shot by moi (that means me), up now on their website, www.glamourpussnyc.com.  I love their stuff and, as always, its a pleasure to work with them.  

 Model: Zuza Buchwald   Hair and Makeup: Ali Lomazzo

Model: Zuza Buchwald   Hair and Makeup: Ali Lomazzo

New York Social Diary by Nicholas Mele

Never speak disrespectful of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.
— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

For the second year in a row, Sam Bolton and I have done a story for David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary showcasing some of Newport, Rhode Island's local elite (I hate that word).  Check it out: http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1909997