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.

February 13, 2014

What to Wear on Valentine's Day | Fashion Lookbook

In the blogging world, going MIA for over two weeks is probably considered social suicide but as I sit here with a dull pounding in my head, cold sweat seeping out my pores and half wishing I could succumb to an Abed from Comumunity-style hallucination instead of hanging on to consciousness...yeah I don't even know where I was going with that. The short story is that I've befallen to some kind of stomach bug since returning from my 5 day holiday in Cairns and now my immune system is fighting back in the only way it knows how- a fever (don't hold me to that, I just Googled it).