Good Day to you all!
Today I’m not very well – please be gentle with me! For the last week I’ve had a crushing headache which turned into a full blown cold… and then nausea and a ridiculous temperature. Today it’s back to the crushing headache and sickness – perfect, huh!
While I didn’t want to do this review before I received some dividers (yes, I’ve purchased some instead of making my own this time…!) I also figured it I didn’t do it now… I probably never would. And so… with no further ado:
Welcoming the Guinea into my home – here she is! I think I’ll call her Jinny. Jinny the Guinea.
Anyhow – outside appearances first – I’ll be honest I did not expect the exterior to be made of FUR! I’ve read elsewhere (I can’t remember where) that the exterior is indeed, pony skin. I have no idea why I expected this to be a soft supple leather at all but it was certainly a surprise! The print is pretty and it looks glamorous. I can imagine taking this to a cocktail party to vamp up a little black dress, or maybe to a lunch date to give a more glamorous edge to the jeans/t-shirt/boots/blazer/fedora hat look. I can imagine taking this to an important meeting and taking notes in a steel grey office dress.
Metalware is of a soft gold finish, rimming the binder and giving it a very high end clutch feel. I love the little gold “Temperley” embellishment on the sturdy leather zipper tag – however the way that the fastener item is facing, when the binder is open, it is face down and you cannot see the pretty logo!
The zip is large, fashionable, functional. The zipper is smooth opening and then the binder lays flat (probably something to do with those weighted gold metalware trims). The interior is, for me, aesthetically pleasing. I love nude/blush pinks at the best of times – they make me feel very feminine (I’ve got Shellac – “Blush Teddy” from the Intimates Collection on my nails right now as we speak!) and paired with black leather with a croc look and gold rings… it’s pretty high up there with perfection for me! I thought the nude/blush pink corded cotton interior would bother me – but in all honesty… it hasn’t.
On the inside front cover we have the black leather croc finish look first 2 pockets – one which supposedly holds a blackberry. I have an i-phone and it doesn’t fit – but then again I have a phone case on mine etc. It’s a great idea though! There is a further 2 horizontal card slots and then a large pocket at the back. For some reason, I thought it would have a similar feel to the other zip Filofaxes out there and have a wallet/purse feel to that area, but behind the large pocket, there is nothing else there. It’s just a wide pocket. Maybe I’ll put my iPhone in there 😉 And Compact, And Little Mirror, And Lippy… And Mascara…. etc… etc…
On the opposite side, the gold finished rings are off centre and have the leather croc finish encasing part of the ring mechanism. Placing the rings on the back cover means that the binder needs to be wider than a standard Filofax zip… and there is less room to accommodate side tabs. The pen loop is fully elastic (it would been nice to see the croc theme recurring on this as a half elastic pen loop perhaps?) and there is a strap made of the black leather croc feel running across the back to hold in any notebooks required to slot in. I have not tested this yet (I can’t find a filofax notepad or a suitable fitting notebook lying around) so I can’t really comment on it. But personally I’d have liked to have seen something more going on with this back cover.
And here she is – all moved in and ready to go! The blackberry pouch is perfect for holding paracetamol or ibuprofen though 😉
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading up on my new addition!
Until next time…