well guys. Apparently it’s been a year.

AHHHHHHHHH I was supposed to post this yesterday or the day before, but I’m dis-organised so WAH. Anywayz, a whole year has gone by in the blink of an eye. It does sadden me very much. I’ve been blogging photos from my trip to Australia, but the content has been only mildly of interest to you (I assume) so, to my great amazement, I am extremely excited to get back into the swing of everything: start blogging regularly, attacking my school work with enthusiasm and putting my new years resolutions into action. I can’t wait to embrace the cold weather and start just piling all my clothes on again. At the same time, it’s sososososooso bummy that we’re leaving Australia- I am just dreading the practically 24-hour plane journey home and predict that tears will not be un-common. It’s gunna be such hell trying to find all my clothes and trinkets and things when we have to pack for the ride home and I’ve lost so many things so I’m probably going to spend the whole way back in woe. I am planning on writing lots about the people around me and burying myself in movies. Isn’t it crazy that next time I see my relatives I’ll be like 15 or 16 years old. Like, practically a granny. OMGZ still, I am terribly excited to be home again, but when I get home I am going to have to sort through all my things and completely redo my room, as I had to take everything down because people have been staying in our house whilst we’ve been away. How tragic is that- Ibe, Flower, Hollie: imagine having to put away all that treasure trove of memorabillia which we call your teenage bedroom. Hmmm. I guess it gives me space to start fresh. I have so much school work to do when I get home. Bleehhh. Anyways, back to the old happy-happy-joy-joy act, here are my new years resolutions and below is a sort of reveiw of the year on my blog…

1. Not second-guess my outfits, just wear whatever I want, conserve money for clothes and be really free.

2. Be really creative: draw once a week, make a collage once a week. Make DIYS (rookie badge thing- start etsy)

3. Write a diary, try to expressive feelings etc.

4. Don’t be jealous of other bloggers for giddy gods sake.

5. Redecorate room

6. Muster up the courage to write a really deep post expressing all da crap in my head (and ultimately show I’m not just a pretty face.)

7. Organise ROOKIE fan club etc blah blah blah

8. Have fun duh.

9. Meet up with my internet laidezzz.

10. Just generally keep up with everything blah blah blah the usual.

2012 report YAYAYAYAYYA: 

So laideeeezz (and gentlemen) my wordpress 2012 year in blogging report thing has arrived and I am going to share with you some stats, for no apparent reason. Okay lets go. 

(Apparently) about 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 220,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 4 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

In 2012, there were 99 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 132 posts.

The busiest day of the year was September 21st with 25,622 views. The most popular post that day was about. 

My top reffering sites in 2012 were facebook.com, rookiemag.com, stylebubble.com and thedailybeast.com so thankyou! All in all, I had veiws from 159 countires all over the world, my top countries being England, U.S.A and Australia. My top commenters were sadienencini1 with 45 comments, hannah with 21 comments, Jinny/Ginny with 18 comments, Tilly Munyard with 18 comments and Pheobe Nuria with 18 comments. 

Twitter etc:

-At the moment I’m at 697 followers or something (on twitter) so good for you welldone for putting up with me people. Anyways, after Susie Bubble tweeted a picture of me when we bumped into each other at London Fashion Week last february I set up a Twitter account so I could be ultra in with the tech. It’s actually really benefitial for networking and helps to keep up with all da fash goss and find out exclusive news of sample sales etc etc etc basically it is just amazing- and although I believe I failed to inform you guys, I actually now use instagram from my mother’s phone so yeah, if you want to follow me I think my name is @opheliahorton- I thought I’d give you guys a snippet of my most recent tweets and insta-photos! NOTE: on both tweet page things below it does not say sarcastic silly twats with Ophelia Horton is says sarcastic silly tweets with Ophelia Horton, I must admit my powerpoint skills are not really up to scratch- oh well.

Slide1 grab of tweets thing 2 grab of tweets thing jpeg


-Also, it was early easter this year methinks, when I started my tumblr, which is basically a platform I use as a moodboard really- I just reblog things from anyone and it’s fairly casual, but here are just my favorite things I’ve seen: some vibbeesy photos and a screencap of the blogs which have been getting the most of ma lurrrveee lately.

omgz beb

-If you have been doing your daily dose of stalkerage lately, you will know that I featured in three magazines this month: a two page spread in the Company magazine Super-blogger issue, a page in an Australian publication called DOLLY and lastly in Sunday Times Style magazine’s bargain article in which I wore my Louise Gray X Topshop dress and Jeremy Scott sunglasses. It’s going to be a busy year, but I like giving myself things to look forward to. I think it helps me survive middle school. And  it’s been wierd this year, with lots of publicity, you know. I’ve experienced alot of things: good-ish and bad-ish: as well as the praise there is alot more judgement and jealousy too. I guess by now (and especially after Tavi) people have kind of gotton over the whole ‘teen blogger’ palava and have stopped accusing smart, intellectual and articulate young girls of in fact being middle-aged men…but where there’s success, there is still always something to critiscise about. It’s kind of sad. I guess it’s important to not let things like that get to your head (haterz gunna hate OMGZ DAH BBEBSS) and it’s also important to stay grounded and not get caught up in it all- I think my friends help with that. Things like school remind me that I’m in fact not sitting next to Susie and Tavi in Paris eating bon bons and talking cool stuff, but I’m actually in my chemistry class drawing pictures of witches/poo next to Rocio (listening at the same time of course) whilst trying to ignore douchey pre-pubescent boys throw sexist sandwich jokes at me. Yayyayay. Anywayz, after all this publicity I’m just here to say, well, I’m the same person, I’m still alive and although da pressure is onn to be a super duper blogger, things are the same, I still write my blog for myself, and I hope this next year is going to be a good one…

According to some random trashy magazine (probably called NOW or something) which was on my auntie’s table:

You are going to meet new people who may open doors for you, loved ones might come back and though it’s been a dark few years, you’ve battled on and the light is coming, you will make progress in your career and you will buy a new handbag… 

So it’s all good. Looks like I’m all set for the new year.

24 Responses to “well guys. Apparently it’s been a year.”
  1. ellieruthstyleblog says:

    Hi Ophelia,
    This is a really cool post and you have done really well for yourself this past year! I really love your blog and I’m sure you will do amazingly in the coming year! I would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog and let me know if you like it!
    Thanks! Ellie

  2. rebeccaryanfashion says:

    I love your posts Ophelia! Happy New Year & Happy Blogging.
    Bekkii – rebellafemme.wordpress.com xx

  3. thecoolcustomer says:

    Yay! New handbag!!! Congrats for all you have acheived this year, I am a loyal reader till the END 🙂

  4. Eryn says:

    Happy New Year, darling ❤ I'm very glad to have internet-met you this year.
    P.S. Oh god. I can't imagine packing away my room! Good luck!

    • hhaahaa yes! Also, I MUST get my act together! I am going to send you a package when I have a free moment! We should send letters more email me oxo and thanks for the package from a while ago hunna ❤

  5. well done for all the publicity and success this year opi! i totally get the bit about the ‘douchey pre-pubescent boys’ throwing sexist sandwich jokes at you, we’ve all been there sista 😉 ❤

  6. Ibe says:

    And I feel you gurl. Last year (2011) I met a famous really great journalist and she did a little feature about me in a big Belgian newspaper weekend magazine edition. Loads of people started calling me, different papers, big titles: ‘YOUNGEST BELGIAN FASHION BLOGGER, BELGIAN TAVI’. I ignored a few interviews and there were some angry journalists who wrote mean articles about me. I went to a few tv shows. Loads of atention. Now I still do some stuff but everything is normal again and it is just fun. SO EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT ❤

  7. Hello Ophelia. I feel oh-so honoured that you have mentioned me in one of your posts! I have loved your blog from the vey mome that I read it. You are a super awesome gal.
    p.s – happy new year hun. 😀

  8. Happy New Year Ophelia! 😀
    What a great year it’s been to you! And as my mom always says – the haters, are haters, because they’re just jealous they couldn’t have done what you’ve done at your age!!!!!!
    Grace X

  9. sorchahani10 says:


  10. Mae Gregory says:

    This is inspiring.. You’ve become quite a success on here. I’m still struggling to get on. Please do well to visit my BLOG and also COMMENT on and SHARE my posts. Mae’s Scrap Blog
    http://www.stickyfingersxo.wordpress.com.. I appreciate! 😀

  11. Hollie says:

    OOOOOOOOo i got mentioned! I would literally cry. It wouldnt be possible to deconstruct it all. We need to meet up this year ahhhh!

  12. sadienencini1 says:

    i feel like such a weirdo stalker.
    thumbs up for the rookie fan club though.

    make that 46.

  13. you were the inspiration to start my blog! would you check it out? http://strawberrysandsugar.wordpress.com

  14. I love your Holga!!


  15. style_scout says:

    Love the New Years Resolutions, especially the one about not being jealous of other bloggers – snap haha!

  16. Congratulations Ophelia on how much you’ve managed to achieve in such a short amount of time! It’s really impressive considering your age as well. I’m hoping you’ll continue to ‘wow’ me and I certainly hope to see you in some other magazines very soon (yes, I saw your little face in Company – very good outfit choice by the way) xxx http://dreaminmonochromemotion.wordpress.com

  17. elizabethcrawford says:

    the picture with the diana camera is soo cool, is it a diana mini? I want one so badly :’)

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