I can not believe I am saying this, but I recently sold my hot pink Filofax! I know! Crazy huh? She was seriously my pride and joy, but I could not, and I mean NOT deal with the short strap. I found an online store at Amazon UK called Just Sports and Leather (thanks to fellow instagrammer @handmadebycharlottevictoria) that sold the longer strap. But don’t worry, I believe the new shipments every store is getting has the new strap. For your information, the older strap was 3.5 inches (8.5 cm), while the new strap is 4 inches (9.5 cm).
Here are some photos to compare:
Here they are side by side.
Hard to see here, since it was taken on my car console
Doodling for week 46
Use my special pen (more coming soon in shop) for the doodling on the tape.
On my desk
Its Thanksgiving week and this is stressing me out just to look at it!
What about you? How does your Thanksgiving week look? Post it below in the comments and I’ll take a peek!
If you are following my Instagram feed (www.instagram.com/cathy_vee) you would be able to see some previews of things I have coming up for sale in my Destash Flash Sale.
Some things going up for sale:
Pocket Size bundle of dashboards: 5 sheets in 1 pack for $4
Personal Size bundle of dashboards: 5 sheets in 1 pack for $5
A5 Size bundle of dashboards: 4 sheets in 1 pack for $6
And what about those Studio Calico subscriptions stamps:
Also, amongst the items from my scrapbook room, I’ll also be listing some infamous Filofaxes from my collection! Do you also remember that awesome pen I got from Houston that writes so awesome on washi? Yep! That’s in it too! Some gold doilies, manila tags, envelopes – a great deal of tidbits from the old Paper Addict store!
Tomorrow, Thursday 11/21 at 12pm, you will be able to preview the listings and prices. So make your wishlist! Because once its gone – its gone. I’ve decided to keep the link www.paper-addict.com as the site since I figured it was much easier for everyone including me!
I fell so much in love with the warm orange Metropol – but sadly, it has been sold out and rare everywhere online.
When I saw the Amber Metropol on Filofax’s Norway website, I had to buy it! As I received it in the mail, I started to have buyer’s remorse, since I felt what I paid for it was pretty steep for a non-leather binder.
I am so sad that so many of my followers (and friends) missed out on the dashboard sale – so I have decided to do a little giveaway for 4 lucky winners! Winners will get a page finder, small and medium leaflet, and 2 rolls of washi.
Here’s how to enter:
Be a blog subscriber by entering your email on the sidebar! And leave a comment here telling me you are a new follower and what’s your favorite washi and/or dashboard in the shop
LIKE Hello Paper Addict and leave a comment under the giveway picture telling me you are a new follower and what’s your favorite washi and/or dashboard in the shop
Follow on Instagram @cathy_vee under the giveaway picture telling me you are a new follower and what’s your favorite washi and/or dashboard in the shop
Be a member of the Philofaxy Group on Facebook and I will pick one random winner!
Here’s the photo (only entries under this particular photo will count):
You have many chances to win, and if you do all 4, you can win all 4 – if you’re lucky enough!
Good Luck everyone! Winner will be announce Wednesday, July 24 – 8pm PST. International entries are welcomed. (This is now closed. Winners have been posted)
I originally had posted this blog along with how I organized in my filofax, but realized it should be in its own blog entry. I will be doing a review on all the filofaxes, and other planners I have – including my Louis Vuitton.
It’s made of a nice, sturdy thick leather. It reminds me of the leather strap material you find in the Louis Vuitton monogram bags. That nice calfskin, thick leather. It also smells like leather – so this is the real deal. The color is a bright and neon pink. The stitching looks white, buts its actually a very light ivory or tan color. The epoxy button says ”FILOFAX” in capital print, “The Original” in a brush script font, “est. in 1921″ in lowercase font.
Its about 2 inches thick. Great stitching work!
The filofax when closed.
The leather is a nice and thick leather.
As mentioned in my review in this blog, here are the pros/cons.
Its a very durable planner, this can withstand a few beatdowns if cared for properly
The color is unique, I have yet seen a neon agenda like this except the Kate Spade Deborah Wellesley – but her’s is a more deep bright fuschia.
The embossing inside is very classy
It’s not too heavy once filled
The binder rings allows about 2 inches of paper
There are 2 pen holders
The epoxy button on the clasp is gorgeous
It lays flat!
The strap is way to short, and it rubs against the edge of the binder so some normal wear and tear would be accelerated due to this
The brown elastic band inside
The location of the pen loops
The leather is easily scratchable – I already have a slight dent/scratch on the cover
Some might say its TOO bright
My lining is a little different from others I have seen.
I was lucky enough to score this off of ebay for $46! Coincedently, the seller was also a member of our Philphaxy group on Facebook, but I didn’t find out until after the sale. I have been so attracted to yellow lately, I find myself gravitating more to the sunny and happier color!
I am debating on whether or not I am going to get the yellow Original. We will see how I feel about the pink after a few more weeks. I also recently purchased a Louis Vuitton yellow epi with purple interior. I will post about that as soon as I get it in!
Mustard Yellow Finsbury Compact
Stitching detail in pen loop
Doesn’t lay flat, but that’s fine for me!
Front cover doesn’t lay flat
Exterior zipper location in back flap
What about you? Do you gravitate more to certain colors?
I just fell in LOVE with this blue when I saw it online. I didn’t see it popping up on any blogs or youtube videos so I decided to go for it! And also being as though it reminds me of the Aria Blue in our casino’s logo, it was a tell-tale sign that it was destined to be mine.
Check out the video of my unboxing it below:
Still pretty thick for a compact
Beautiful pebble grain
Elastic pen loop
Up close of the clasp
Internal pocket on back
4 credit card slots
I can’t really give you much insight in any pro’s and con’s yet since I literally just opened it up today. Only a few pros:
The FEEL of this piece is just purely amazing
It lays flat
Its VERY soft and holding in my hand is such a great fit being as though I am petite with small hands
It smells absolutely amazing
The pebble grain is just an amazing texture
Pen loop is superb, it can fit my fatter pens
The clasp is a great size and fits wonderfully with the rings
I purchased this from www.pensandleather.com. I always hear such horror stories online about them, but I have YET to experience any bad service from them. Rich is amazing over there and was very helpful. I actually purchased a yellow compact Finsbury directly from their website – but thought it was strange since it was discontinued and rare. So I thought – what the heck? But it ended up being out of stock and he refunded me the money with no questions asked. I will talk about the yellow Finsbury which I got from ebay and fellow philofaxer in another blog.
I think this guy is going to be a FAVE of mine – I am thinking of purchasing the entire collection – hmmm, we’ll see!