February 15, 2015

New York, New York

Hopefully this photo is enough to explain my absence on this blog. For those of you who follow me on other social media, you will be up-to-date on my whirlwind trip to New York City. For the past month, my life has been going to bed at 3am, getting up at noon, Broadway show every other night, Brooklyn warehouse parties, table for one at restaurants, movie date nights with myself at art house cinemas (à la Carrie Bradshaw).

August 24, 2014


Where do I begin? So much has transpired within the past 112 days of inactivity on The Mad Ingénue in the incredibly eventful (not) life of yours truly. Here's a quick run-down of significant developments crammed into a sardine can of a sentence: I designed costumes for a musical, finished half my undergrad degree, applied for exchange in New York, backlogged six posts, multiplied my wardrobe, consumed all seasons of Orange is the New Black and Weeds (can't get enough of Jenji Kohan), bought The Balm Mary Lou-manizer, got my first YSL lipstick (courtesy of the lovely Rachel for my birthday), turned 20, became vegan, was traumatised as a Swiftie by T-Swizzle's new music video, etc. 

March 4, 2014


A couple of years ago, I mistook someone on an elevator as a friend of mine and enthusiastically said hi as the doors were closing. He looked at me with an blank expression mixed with confusion and a pinch of defensiveness as though I was about to try and sell him something. It took me about 10 seconds of staring straight at him before I realized that despite my brain's accurate identification of my friend's build, stature, hairstyle, skin tone and dress style (right down to the giant backpack and headphones around the neck), his face did not quite match up. What ensued was the most awkward elevator ride as I tried to avoid eye contact with both the victim of my mistake and the witnesses of it. Ever since then, I have developed quite a talent for finding doppelgängers of my friends.