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“An eccentric is not trying to define themselves, they’re born seeking a different way,” explains Tyne O’Connell, and if anyone should know, it’s her. The Mayfair-based author and socialite seems to have been torn straight from the pages of an Evelyn Waugh novel; with her cut-glass accent, perma-fixed tiara and layers of pearls.
Despite recently being diagnosed with a brain tumour, O’Connell has continued to embrace the extraordinary.
“I just feel life is so brief and we should be celebrating and make the most of every moment, so we’re doing a disservice to ourselves by not wearing our finest, our Sunday best, every day,” she says. read more
Tyne O’Connell is a Mayfair based author of 13 International bestselling novels. She often writes about lawyers, toffs, princes, Mayfair and Hollywood.
“Tyne is a triple threat. Not only is she a talented novelist and Mayfair Historian, but she is also impeccably elegant whilst she was recently awarded Eccentric Thinker of The Year by the Eccentrics Club (patron HRH Prince Philip),” says Annette Bette Kellow of the Huffington Post. read more
When Michaela Frankova asked Tyne O’Connell to close her catwalk show for her Spring Summer 2018 collection, opulence, drama and eccentricity ensued. Frankova’s wonderful designs with textures of lace and silk, beautifully cut and finished, allow the wearer to dress up… and to dress up is to ascend. read more
Tyne is giddy with anticipation to be part of London Fashion Week where I will be walking the catwalk for Michaela Frankova as part of the Scout Spring Summer Schedule 18. The show is being held in Covent Garden the area built by Inigo Jones for Charles I and Henrietta Maria. CNN have been filming Tyne for a documentary on eccentrics which will be aired the same night. read more
Tyne O’Connell St James Hotel and Club with CNN Style filming Eccentrics – In this glamorous grand red brick hotel tucked behind the Ritz Hotel, my father once drank Martinis with Ian Fleming when Ian Fleming lived here typing his 007 James Bond mysteries. Back then it was a block of flats – now it is the reassuringly discreet and chic St James Hotel and Club with London’s best gin bar a mixture of comfort and splendour, where I once lost a 5ct diamond in a scene of such hilarity and terror it really should be featured in one of my books. read more
Corsets and Girdles – Let the silhouette reign in Mayfair & St James’s – Corsetry for all I say!
A girdle is liberating. It strengthens posture and makes a woman stand tall and look a man in the eye – or through him should the need arise.
Girdles bolster confidence and define a silhouette and unlike heels you can run in them. read more
It’s a statement and not one to be made lightly. Think of champagne as your signature, it not only represents you but you represent your champagne. Initially choose a house you can commit to and then when as you hope your fortunes improve you can select your favourite vintage.
Remember when choosing that each glass of champagne you imbibe becomes part of the river that runs through your life. Champagne is how we commemorate hatches matches and dispaches (births marriages and deaths). We commemorate all our triumphs and drown the sorrows of our disappointments with our signature champagne. It will be with you through good times and bad and one day hopefully far in the future your friends and family will have to drink it at your wake so it is imperative that you choose your champagne with due solemnity and care. read more
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“A gentleman is never unintentionally rude.” Oscar Wilde
I’ve yet to meet a woman who doesn’t appreciate gentlemanly ways. I have two husbands – one is my ex, but he is still very much part of my life as the father of my two sons, and as a wife and mother it’s saddening that a man behaving like a gentleman could be viewed as “sexist” or worse, old fashioned. read more
“Clothes may maketh the man, but t’is millinery that maketh the woman”
by Tyne O’Connell
The history of women has been a long list of hotly fought battles over milliners.
Given mankind’s predilection for beauty it seems unlikely that hats were first used merely as a form of protection for the head. Paintings in tombs of Ancient Egypt and Greece abound with drawings of elaborate head dresses and wigs. read more