Yes!! It’s here! The lovely Gillio Medium Compagna in Black Croco has arrived. Unlike most of you out there, it did arrive very quickly after I’ve ordered it online. I ordered last Friday in the afternoon. It was suppose to dispatch last Monday, however I didn’t receive the confirmation email until Tuesday morning.
All and all, it took just one business day extra, due to the weekend probably. But that’s fine!!! It’s nice to learn, IF I every order a new Gillio planner, it’ll be here within two business days.. Quite nice ey?
Well, I’ve posted earlier about the purchase of the Gillio. You can read about it here and here. For me, it was between the black croco or the brown one.. I went with black obviously. Mainly because I was on the look out for THE perfect black planner (Filofax) a while ago. I thought I’d found it in the Filofax compact Luxe, but I changed my mind about the use of a compact planner in general.
So.. .enough reasons to finally go ahead and order a very Gillio planner!! The Gillio bug is very active these days, don’t you agree?
Now, onto the pictures, that’s what you’re here for! I’ve decided to firstly do the arrival/unboxing post and the next post’ll be about the set up and me moving into the Gillio Compagna. I’ve shot the pictures today and they’ve turned out really lovely, mouth watering, enabling. So be ware!!!
I’ve decided not to edit these pictures much as I wanted to capture the true color of the Compagna. I know a lot of you out there, use these posts to make up their mind during the ordering process and all.
Hope you enjoy!!!
Gillio Firenze Medium Compagna in black mat croco with GOLD RINGS!
The box!!! I’d been tracking it online the whole day!!! The latest status on the GLS tracking page said (somewhere Tuesday morning) it had been taken out for delivery by the driver. Meaning: my parcel was on its way to my address! Lovely! I was at work yesterday, so I kept stalking DH about the arrival of the parcel. I prefer to ‘hide’ incoming (Filofax) parcels as I have soooo many of them
Finally by the end of the afternoon, I refreshed the page and it was marked ‘delivered’. O yeah!!! I immediately texted my DH.
Just a present for me!!! That’s why I also requested the gift wrapping in order to experience this to the fullest!
The box!!! Underneath the ‘dangerous goods’
Oh, I haven’t made pictures of the inserts and diary and all that. The inserts are similar to the Van Der Spek inserts, except for the Gillio flyleaf and page.
There’s already different Blogs that have posted about the inserts in detail, so I won’t go into that. Love the wrapping of the inserts. Sensible they’d taken it out of the binders before shipping to protect the rings during transit. I read somewhere our Steve had suggested such a thing to Gillio.
The Goldpen bag. I didn’t ask for one, so I was very pleasantly surprised it was in there.
And of course THE box with the planner. On top: the inserts
… And we have a lift off!!!!
“Proud to be leather” Well, I am proud to now own one!
It’s so exciting to receive all this! Such an experience to begin with. It feels like having bought an expensive designer bag or something.
Can you tell?? Sneak peaking into the dust bag..
It’s really here. . Can’t believe it.
And it’s out!!! Isn’t it a dream? The leather smells just divine!
Top view… There’s not much to say, is there.
Oh, you can click on the pictures too, for a larger view.. I know you want to!
Closed up before opening.
This just gives me the major wanties! Hide your credit card, boys and girls!
The embossing in the leather. As well on the left hand side as on the leather flap that comes with it. Love that feature though! It brings just glamour and deluxe to the table!
Isn’t it just just gorgeous! I’ve requested GOLD RINGS, can you tell? I tried to capture its goldness as much as possible. Really hope you can see properly.
To me, this is the highest quality binder, I’ve come across. The leather is really beyond believe. There’s no cardboard feel present, like in the Osterley for that matter. No hardness of the leather whatsoever. Oh and it would make such a good wallet too! If you like to have your planner and money in the same place, this is the way to roll!
It is floppy, like Malden floppy, but way better. In such a good way. It lays flat instantly out of the box.
You can pick silver mat or gold rings. It has the most impressive lay out in a binder I’ve seen! The leather is sophisticated and you can tell it’s craftsmanship.
Yes, the price range could be an obstacle for some, getting one, but it’s really worth every penny! I’m not kidding.
I might want to acquire new ones.. I’ve been told half October there’ll be new ones in stock. The colors that had sold out recently. Yay! I’ll try to get my hands on:
- Red croco (currently owned by Jotje)
- Beige croco
- Epoca green
- Aubergine croco
Yeah, let’s just say; and/or shall we?
The pockets on the left and the pockets on the right. Highly functional ones!
On the right: the back of the leather flap that comes with the Gillio Planner.
Close up of the gold rings.. In this picture you can properly tell it’s gold. There wasn’t any misalignment with the rings. Just totally perfect condition. I’m so pleased with the black and gold combination. It’ll match my DKNY wallet ánd handbag. Both with gold hardware.
Time to move out! Bye, bye Filofax Osterley, for now.
Compared to the Osterley, the Gillio looks a bit grey, however it’s really black. Perhaps it’s due to the mat type of finish instead of glossy finish.
I so much prefer the croco print of the Gillio over the Osterley. On the Osterley it looks just so ‘painted on’. I’ve never liked that feature about the Osterley. I prefered up until now the Amazonas, however they seem so puffy compared to the Gillio.
Gillio is just the way to go, right now!
See you next time! And stay tuned for the set up and moving in post, next up!