“I wore each of these watches one summer during elementary school when I lived in Thailand with my mom and sister. The black one broke shortly after I arrived, and I bought the red cartoon watch when I couldn’t read the traditional Thai numbers on the red-and-black one. Exploring a different culture, meeting new relatives, eating strange food, discovering new fashion, learning new games and songs, and seeing different landscapes at a young age helped to form my perception of the world, and I keep these watches because they remind me of how invaluable those experiences were.”
Tassy de Give was photographed in New York City on December 6th. You can follow her on Instagram.