The lovely new Filofax Malden Personal size in Grey
So this post is really late! Time wise.. This means; I’ve received this particular Filofax weeks and weeks ago. It feels like ages!!! Like I told you guys in my last post, I really needed to update you on the situation. With the new job and all that. I’m starting this May.
I promised to do an arrival post on the Malden. The pictures below are taken on the actual delivery date around 25th of March.
Currently I’m in my all time favorite Filofax ever! Yes! I’m sure. I’ve found Filofax Love! It’s already stuck. You’ll be seeing the pictures on that Filofax soon! It arrived yesterday, so it’s actually pretty new! I’m totally moonstruck by it! And it’s everything I’ve ever wanted and more!
This doesn’t mean that I won’t be having future Filofax splurges and hauls. Loving Filofaxes too much for it. I counted my collection and there’s a total of 33 Filofaxes in there!!! There’s even more to come as I expect delivery of two new Filofaxes this or next week! (I know!!!)
Okay, on to the Malden!!!
There’s not much to say about it; most of you guys have seen Maldens in the flesh or are Malden owners/users yourself. It’s one of my very favorite model and Filofax that’s around. I can already tell that I will definitely purchase the Malden in aqua that’s due to arrive this July.
About the Malden in grey;
I came to the decision to order this on Amazon. I’ve been waiting for it to arrive for a few weeks as happened to be on back order. When it finally came in, I loved it instantly. I already have a Malden A5 in grey and loved the color. Just wanted to have it in Personal size.. Just in case.. If that makes sense.
The shade of grey is different from the A5 size. This must’have something to do with the dying of the leather I figure. By itself you won’t the difference, however laying them next to each other the color difference pops up. Personally I like the Grey on the A5 better, but the Personal size Malden in grey is much more softer to the touch, which I prefer over color.
Enjoy!!! (I kept the photo’s unedited so you can see its true color! thought that’d be nice for a change!)
Malden, Malden, Malden love! Keep them coming! I’m already looking forward to the Malden in Aqua this Summer! You can watch the video from Pens and Leather here to check it out. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Here we go!! The regular Filofax box. It was on back order on Amazon. When I opened up the Filofax box; instantly in love! Only by looking at it I could just tell it had to be so super soft! And it is!
Front cover. The leather is really lovely and very soft! Same as my Malden in Ochre! The A5 is less soft than the Personal size. However I do prefer the grey on the A5. Not complaining though!
Back cover. Just lovely! No imperfections at all! Even the stitching is perfect!
First opened up. It doesn’t lay flat yet. But I know it will. All my Maldens do! It came with the Week on 2 Pages Diary and the regular inserts and sheets.
On the left: inspected the rings thoroughly. They are just perfect! Yay! Couldn’t be happier about that.
On the right: The back pocket is able to keep a note pad in here. I sometimes carry in here the Filofax note pads or stickers.
Compared to the A5
The A5 is way floppier being A5 and all. I still have use for the A5 as I love love the color. However it’s too big and floppy for me to set it up as a Work Filofax, so it stays at home all the time as a Project Management Filofax.
This color is really true, I didn’t add anything to the color. It’s because of the daylight the glow appears like this.
On this picture you can see the actual difference in color. The Personal size has a bit of a brown glare over it. As though the dying went less grey or something. On the A5 the dying process succeeded. It’s a much more richer shade of grey. When you see them apart from each other the color difference isn’t that big. If I didn’t have the A5 already I guess I’d never noticed the difference.
Both opened up. The shoes in the A5 (Project Management Filofax) are a reminder of why DH and I want to succeed in our own business. To be able to be flexible in every way (time, finances, family time etc.) and to be able to have more funds coming in for shoes. Just a joke of course, but targets keep me focused. We aren’t rushing though. It’ll take us at least another two years to get started anyways.
And here they are again; nicely closed up again and next to each other!
Moving into the Personal size
And here are some pictures after I’ve moved into the Personal size. I immediately moved in after taking the unboxing pictures and truly loved it!
Very stuffed! But like all Maldens; a lot of give. Like, like, like!
Top view with all the tabs showing. I’m using the Martha Stewart tabs here by Avery and some Kawaii bookmarks.
My two new Hi Tec C Coleto Pens. The ‘limited’ blue with dots and the transparent one. Both holding 4 cartridges. I’ll be giving some away (pens and refills) next Free Give Away & Competition.
The bottom view. I’ve been using some book marks (just the regular ones from Filofax or any stationery shop) to highlight certain projects I’ve been working on. Such as the pink that stands for ‘Sol’ this is short in Dutch for “Applications”. As I told you guys, I was on the hunt for a new job and found one, past few weeks. I’ll be again in IT doing Business Development and starting first of May. Yay!
As a matter of fact I’ve just moved out the Personal Malden in Grey (two days ago). This wasn’t a scheduled post, but the Malden arrived somewhere end of March and I used it straight away. For some reason I kept thinking and obsessing about one other particular Filofax… And it was still on sale (this sale was on for months now) and I couldn’t bear the thought of it being
1. out of stock (in the color I really wanted)
2. for the Sale to end… It was on for months now, so I should be a matter of time really.
Enable, enable, enable. Yups, I finally caved..
See you next time!!!