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My Review Monday: Violet Temperley

First introduced in 2012

"Vintage glamour with everyday functionality, Violet is an organiser/purse crafted in Italian calf leather with luxurious crocodile print. The Violet encapsulates the gorgeous femininity of Temperley London. With elegantly detailed ice gold coloured Temperley clasp and with a purse inspired design." - Filofax UK


 

Sizes: Pocket, Compact
Color/s:  (1) Violet
Material: 
Material Exterior: Italian calf leather with croc print and hand finished two tone colour
Material Interior: combination of external leather + lightly corded black polyester lining
Ring Sizes: 15mm


 

 Design Features:

*Designed by Alice Temperley - a British fashion designer
Left Hand Details: one full height pocket, two leather covered card pockets with gold printed logo
Right Hand Details: ice gold metal ring mechanism, elasticated pen loop, full height expandable coin pocket with leather closure
Diary Type: week on one page 12 month diary
Features: ice gold metal Temperley London stud popper closure, zipped pocket on back


with the Wine/Plum Osterley
Left: Purple Malden, Right: The Original in Patent purple

When first released, retail price for one of these was £495 which is close to about $810 USD. I honestly didn't care for it especially with that price tag! It didn't appeal to me at all. 

Someone had even asked me if I had done a review for it as there aren't too many reviews about it and here is what I initially said, "In my opinion, it does not look attractive to me. Also, not very functional or practical. There are not enough pockets. There's an extra flap of leather to "protect" the dividers which I think will add too much bulk, imagine adding coins to the back pocket. The inserts are terrible. The diary being a week on one page multi-language hardly has any writing room. Not to mention that it's way,way over priced. Not worth it for me. This was not a very popular Filofax, which is why no one has done any real reviews/videos on it. This one is definitely not on my wishlist." -March 2013

Then, in May 2013, I saw it again on the blog of Janet Carr HERE: thisbugslife.com and I thought it looked great! There was something about it that I was interested in seeing, which was it's ice gold rings. I never saw a Filofax with gold rings before. Plus, it's a purple/ violet colored Filofax. How could I pass it up? 

This month, I was able to find a fellow Filofax friend who sold me hers for a reasonable price. I had to grab it, and I'm glad I did. I thought the material would  feel very bulky, but it is surprisingly not. The color is wonderful. I imagined it to have a brownish/purple colors, but it was more purpley than I thought. The ice gold rings are the highlight of this Filofax. It gives it such a beautiful touch. I would love take this out on its own without my purse/handbag, because of its gorgeousness. It has a similar color to the Plum/Wine Osterley but more on the purple side. If the Purple Malden and the Plum Osterley had a baby, you would get the Violet Temperley. I mainly use this organiser as my wallet. You can also read how Janet also uses this as here wallet here: http://thisbugslife.com. This organiser is still available on the Filofax UK website.


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