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My Review Monday: Baroque Filofax

  Filofax Turquoise Baroque in Personal size
First introduced in 2009

 "For women who dare to be different and get away with it, the Baroque personal organizer is the perfect partner. With bags of gutsy attitude, its boldness speaks volumes. An ultra soft, beautifully tactile, relaxed, and unstructured organizer. The smooth leather exterior hides a dramatic baroque print interior."

Sizes: Mini, Pocket, Personal
Colors:  (3) Black, Turquoise, Hot Pink
Material: Smooth Deluxe Leather
Ring Size: 23mm (Personal)
Design Features: 
Left: Full-length zippered pocket. Six vertical credit card pockets with full-length pocket behind. 
Right: Notepad pocket and pen loop.
If you have been following me for a while, you will know how long I have dreamed of owning this particular organiser. Ever since I first started getting into Filofax, this one particular Filofax I searched endlessly for. I scoured all over the internet, had other people calling other countries, emailing anyone I knew who had one to sell me theirs, checking eBay every day, checking every countries Filofax website. After having my hopes up trying to purchase it from Filofax Italy last March, I was able to finally purchase it from the lovely, Chrissie from, Chrissie's Universe. Thus, my dream finally came true. 
Now I am a part of the "Baroque family"! along with Lime Tree (Raine), Whimsicality (Amber), Doris, 
Vanjilla, and Amanda

On to the organiser itself, at first glance it doesn't appear to be flashy, actually quite simple. No button popper on the strap. No crazy contrast stiching. No cracks or wrinkles in the leather. No texture or grain. 




Once you open up the organiser, you get this gorgeous baroque pattern.
The word baroque derives from the ancient Portuguese noun "barroco" which is a pearl that is not round but of unpredictable and elaborate shape. Hence, in informal usage, the word baroque can simply mean that something is "elaborate", with many details, without reference to the Baroque styles of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  - Wikipedia



There is no other organiser like this one. Unlike some other organisers that seem to be reinforced with some cardboard material, this one does not. The leather is very floppy, and soft. Lays very flat. From my observation it does appear to be not as wide as most organisers. There is no extra space all around. When closed, the tabs almost come right up to the edge of the organiser. Using any other type of inserts besides Filofax may not be suitable, practically impossible. The pen loop is also small in size and made of full leather, no elastic. I managed to fit a Pilot Frixion Ball Slim 0.38mm pen, and a Classic Filofax Pen.

The interior has a very similar layout to the Malden range.

Lime Tree, Whimsicality, Doris and Amanda.

Lime Tree, Whimsicality, Doris and Amanda.

Lime Tree, Whimsicality, Doris and Amanda.


Unlike the Malden, it is stitched behind the zippered pocket, giving it six card slots compared to only four on the Malden. Also, to the right, there is no extra pocket behind the notepad pocket which the Malden has. The strap design is similar with the tapered ends. The Baroque has no button popper, and a leather loop around the strap.

It being a DISCONTINUED range, this was definitely one of the hardest to find, especially in the Personal size. Prepare to spend some serious "moola" if you want to have this.

Comments

  1. Oh that is so beautiful...... I have yet to see a Filofax that really suites me. None of them are really my style. But this one.... oh this would be just heavenly.....

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  2. Oh, I didn't realise it was discontinued! I do really like the baroque actually! Definitely this colour!

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  3. I absolutely love the inside of that. It would be beautiful to have the design on the outside. On week 42 you used in your video some polka dot hole savers. Where did you find those? Thanks! Donna
    mylife.onestoryatatime@gmail.com
    www.mylifeonestoryatatime.com

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  4. The Baroque is my favorite, followed by the Malden. I'm glad you got your hands on one! Now if only they brought it back and made it in more colors. But then maybe it would lose its "mystique". (:

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