Attending Watches and Wonders made me feel like I got an intensive short course on the basics of watches. Not that it was burdensome or boring or anything like all the things we hate about school, but more because I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I keep saying this over and over again but the watch industry and the craft of watchmaking are a fascinating world. While listening to IWC’s Creative Director, Christian Knoop, and the rest of the IWC team, I kept finding myself totally immersed in it all, without even noticing how much time has passed. It’s like I was in one of those legendary classes in school. You know, the one with the professor you look up to and put in such high regard that whatever he/she says makes you go ooh and ahhh. He/she challenges you and makes you think. I’ve had quite a couple of those back in my college days in Ateneo. Oh how I miss those days. All that talk about “the being of the being”, philosophizing and racking my brains for answers and clarity. Warning: you’re officially about to lose me down memory lane. This preppy outfit that I wore to Watches And Wonders isn’t helping either. I can’t help but think about that wide-eyed girl, eager to learn more in school. What with my boyfriend blazer, buttoned up shirt and cool-as-can-be backpack, I was so ready to get my knowledge on. I guess you can never really take the nerd out of this girl.
Front Row Shop blazer | Burberry top | Zara skorts | Chanel backpack | October 1 shoes