The Original A5 Organiser in Fluoro Pink
The Original Key chain in Fluoro Pink
No cardboard boxes with this one, in a way, I am pleased, I keep all those boxes and they take up some room, even with personal sized boxes slipped inside the A5 ones. This Filofax comes with it's own clear dust jacket, which is an ingenious idea when you think of how many people handle them in the shops.
This Filofax is a beautiful piece of work. I opted for pink.....well.....I live in a house full of males and there's not much pink going on, so when I can get something for myself if pink, I go for it. lol This pink is not for the faint hearted, it's full in your face, Fluorescent Pink. There's even a notice on the Filofax website, warning you that the Florescent colours may well appear brighter than the photos, and believe me, they are! But getting a decent photo of this baby is extremely difficult, even with the best natural lighting. You will notice in the following pics, it's going to appear from orange and red to bright pink. But this is the nearest colour match I can get using my camera.
A gel type of popper cap, withe the words, Filofax The Original est,1921
Simplicity, gone are the credit card holders, there's just 2 slots you could use for anything, ticket stubs, business cards etc. A clear fly leaf, covering a Filofax logo page.
A piece of elastic, at first you will wonder what you are going to do with this, but on closer inspection, you will see how useful this is going to be. Lots of pens maybe, or you could do what I did.......
...and find that my Iphone 5 fits in there perfectly.
Behind this is a full length pocket, so enough space to add things.
2014 Week on 2 pages vertical format diary in 5 languages.
Another clear ruler and a zipped envelope.July - Dec 2013 Diary.
Contacts, the format is a little different to older contact sheets.
Inside back cover, another full length pocket, I really like these, it means I can add the back cover of a notebook if I need to. Also a thin notebook, idea for shopping lists etc.
The Original lies flat with no help, it is so supple and flexible and feels amazingly soft and smooth. It also comes with 25mm rings, this Organiser is flexible but also quiet sturdy, my only concern is, once those rings are full there is not a lot of room to add those pens and closing it with the press stud is somewhat difficult. Maybe a longer Strap would surfice?
Plenty of room to fit extra stuff.
The back view with the clear plastic dust cover on it.
Overall this is a lovely Filofax and I can't wait to start using it. Because it is very minimal inside, no extra bulky pockets or zips, it is actually very light compared to some of the other A5 Filofaxes. The thick stitching is not only appealing, but looks like it will stand up to day to day usage.
So what do you think, do you like the look of The Original, what colour would you buy? It comes in:
Leave me feedback and thanks for reading. x
*Disclaimer: Filofax do not pay me to advertise or review their products. I simply do it because I love their organisers. Thank you to Jess from Ideas Network, for sending me this Filofax and allowing me to review their products.