Monday, April 14, 2014

My Review Monday: Willow Filofax


 Willow Filofax 


Willow is inspired by the symmetry and lines of willow tree leaves. With its pastel tones and soft feminine simplicity, it complements the Spring catwalk fashion trend for all things pastel and pretty.



Here is a photograph of a willow tree's leaves as well as one of myself sitting underneath a willow tree.



 Details:
Soft touch leather-look cover, with pretty pattern and complementary soft pink interior. Fabulous fashion look, without compromising on functional features.

Left Hand Details: six vertical cut out credit card pockets, one full length vertical pocket behind
Right Hand Details: one horizontal pocket, elasticated pen loop
Diary Type: week on two pages 18 month 5 language diary

Available in Pocket and Personal size 

Materials:
Material Exterior: smooth soft-touch padded pu
Material Interior: soft-touch grained pu

 
Specs:
Closure Detail: pu strap with concealed popper
Pen Loop: one elasticated pen loop
Ring Mechanism: Pocket: 19mm, Personal: 23mm

Pricing:
Pocket - £28.00 = $46 USD
Personal - £30.00 =$50 USD





My Impressions:
 

Upon reading about the release of this organiser, I was really intrigued by it's beautiful pattern. I immediately thought it would be similar to the style of the Lavender Metropol Filofax. As you can see in the photo below, the square shaped strap detail and the style of the stitching on the edges. Another thing I noticed is that the material seems to feel thin, but this could be good thing as it is not stiff as some other binders. This lays nice and flat, even without inserts.

 
 Left: Lavender Metropol, Right: Willow

The material feels different from any other Filofax I have seen. It feels similar to a Paperchase Butterfly Organiser that I have. Unlike the Metropol which has that vinyl/plastic feel to it, this material feels matte, and almost velvety.  Another difference is that the Metropol has two pen loops which are not elasticized.


 The internal layout is also similar. This makes for a very functional design, loads of card slots, a full length pocket and a pocket in the back for an option to place a notepad. The Willow also has a very generous strap, which is great for those of us who like to stuff our planners.
One thing that I did not like about this organiser is that there was wrinkling in the strap. I not sure if other organisers are like this, of if it was just the one I received. But, if you look at the back of the organiser, the strap is attached into the back cover unlike most organisers where the strap is attached onto the back. It could also possibly be since the material is thin, the popper imbedded inside is creating that wrinkling. It is not a huge issue, just something I noticed. It has no affect to the use of the organiser. The colors chosen for this organiser is very appropriate for it's springtime release. The contrast of the light pink interior is a nice choice for this heavily patterned cover. Although, I would have preferred it to be purple of course. For now, this organiser is will not be released on the Filofax USA website, but there is a possibility it may be introduce later on. It is now currently available for order on the Filofax UK website.

 **FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY to celebrate the launch of our newest products we are giving you FREE UK standard delivery on spring launches. Plus if you buy any selected spring launches, you can buy any Filofax pen* for half price! No codes needed, just add to your bag and discounts will be applied. *excludes Yard-O-Led. Limit to 1 pen.  (as of 03/28/14) 

 

Check out my video of this organiser here:

  *This post is brought to you in collaboration with Filofax. All content, ideas, and words are 100% my own, unless otherwise stated. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow me to showcase these wonderful products.

7 comments:

  1. Love your review! I love this design. Do you sell your filofaxes?

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  2. This organizers are like, perfect! They're not too big nor too small, you can keep a lot of things inside of it as well. Really good *O*

    Neko Bunny U=・ x ・=U

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  3. I am so happy for u. Congratulations, u deserve it

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  4. I really think about to buy it, actually I don't need it, but ahh, I would like to have it.. :D

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  6. I have been using this organiser for 3 weeks now and there is no wrinkling on the strap at all. Or any other part of it. I think the material is really nice and I love this organiser, it's my first Filofax. The only downside is that I got a tiny pen mark on it and it just won't come off, the material just doesn't wipe clean at all. Other than that I love it. Love your blog and videos too.

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