In this week’s issue of Grazia, we talked to style-blogger Ophelia Horton, a 13 year-old from south London who is, arguably, the future of fashion journalism.
Inspired by Topshop, Marni Spring/Summer 2012 and the indomitable Tavi Gevenson - style-rookie and front row darling, darling – Ophelia started her blog, Who’s That Girl, two years ago. She’s since snuck into two LFW shows, turned her dad’s shirt into a Miu Miu-esque collar (with a little help from Google Images and a pair of scissors) and successfully pulled off Creepers even though she’s two generations too young for them.
Impressive? Without doubt, although it does beg the question – should a 13-year-old be blogging about Erdem or swapping stickers with her BFFs?
Having spoken to both Ophelia and her mother (who claims to be decidedly unfashionable) I can vouch for Ophelia’s fashion-patter: she talks fluently about trends, is self-taught and really, truly, knows her stuff. She also ‘plays safe’ on the internet (just ask her Dad who repeatedly checks her computer)
Exactly how the notion of ‘channelling Marni’ entered the lexicon of a pre-teen will continue to beggar belief, but the important thing is this: she’s up to date on her year 7 revision. So parents, sleep easy.