Review | Filofax Original Personal Organizer

by - May 15, 2016

As someone who is really into a stationery stuff and a notebook, I am feeling extremely happy to get my new planner which I have long for all the time. I was actually in a long hiatus from planner world because I realised I had spent too much on stationery lol. I didn't follow any online shops that sell beautiful planners, pens, stickers and washi tapes etc anymore. But you exactly know what your heart wants don't you? It will keep bothering you until you get the thing you desire. That happened to me! After making a hard decision, I finally decide to buy a new planner and promise to myself that that will be a pretty last one. Hopefully! I am actually feeling guilty to myself cause I paid few amount just for planner/organiser lol. 

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So this is my new planner! I have mentioned in my previous post here saying that I am waiting for my new Filofax and yes, it is finally with me. I am feeling overjoyed to finally own it yeay! This is a Filofax Original in Pillarbox Red. I would say it is something like a dark red colour and vampire-ish. Other striking colours that they have in store are Lilac, Brown, Dark Aqua, Burnt Orange and Fluoro Pink but this one caught my heart. 

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This is a close-up of the iconic design and feature of the button on the strap closure which looks retro cool and vintage! I would like to put a little bit history about Filofax that I take from their website which I find kinda interesting to at least know about the planner origin.
The beginning of Filofax started around 1910 originates in US where a Canadian Engineer named J.C Parker invent a system to  replace the technical book that is too big to carry. In 1920, British Army Officer, Colonel Disney, comes across a Lefax personal organiser in the US and suggests that his friend, London printer William Rounce, launches the product in England. In 1921, Norman & Hill Ltd is set up by William Rounce and partner Posseen Hill to export Lefax organisers to England. Temporary typist Grace Scurr suggests the organisers should be called 'Filofax' - derived from the term 'file-of-facts'. On 27th November, 1930 Filofax is registered as a trademark. In military circles, organisers are sometimes known as vademecums – Latin for ‘always with me’. 

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This is an embossed logo on the inside front cover. I actually love to see this!

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Now let's go through the details. Filofax Original comes in two sizes which are Personal and A5 size. I prefer Personal size cause it is smaller than A5 and much easy to be carried everywhere and less heavy. This planner is made out of a cow leather and the thickness is superb. Even though it might look stiff, it still lay flat! That black strap is a multifunction elastic holder and divided by three section. Yeah, you can put few pens there or anything you like but I decided to only put one pen on the loop. As the strap is quite short, you can't really have a so-called bulky planner. That's the cons, though. Filofax should lengthen the strap. As you can see in the photo, there are only two pockets there which is more than enough to me.

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 This is at the back of the planner. It's a free notepad stick to the pocket.

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I guess you do notice the flower-ish wallpaper there. Well, it is a piece of fancy paper I placed there to protect the leather base inside. I'm scared I might scratch it off so the protection is needed. I am still looking for a way to protect the outside cover too cause I am afraid that it might accidentally damage but still couldn't find any planner addict do that :o

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I am using only five tabs in this planner which is personal, listing, diary, brainstorm and expenses. I might be adding few sub-tabs in the main tab listing soon. The divider I am using is from my previous Kikki K Personal Planner which I have sold earlier. I like to keep it simple for now for the divider. Minimalist but still cute! :P

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I love everything about this planner except for the short strap but it's ok cause I'm not willing to have a super thick planner! Can you see the perfect stitch there? This planner is the most simple and straight forward design among other Filofax and it has been one of my favourite after Malden Filofax. Glad to have one :)

Toddles! x

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4 comments

  1. im planning to get a planner, thank you for this review. It helps a lot

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  3. cantiknya planner..mesti syg nak guna...

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