So today is the turn of Erin and her picture on Philofaxy is actually of her two great danes Oliver and Gracie. She has loved and used Filofaxes since she saw the movie “27 Dresses” in which the main character has a stuffed to the gills Filofax.
Erin was in love with the planners ever since then and got the exact model that she was using. Erin's husband has been worried about her Filofax obsession and she does admit, she has to pace herself because Erin has spent a lot of money on them. But, even if she does not use them all, she loves owning them and having a collection. Erin recently bought her husband his first Filofax, a personal classic in brown and he has actually begun to use it, which makes Erin proud! Erin loves Philofaxy and the camaraderie of sharing our love of this wonderful planner and how they’re used.
1. When did you buy your first Filofax and what was it?
I bought my first Filofax after the movie “27 Dresses” came out since the main character in the movie had one. It was a personal red Finsbury, just like the character in the movie had. So, I think it’s been about 4 or 5 years?
2. What other brands have you used or considered using?
I have used Franklin Covey and Levenger and briefly dabbled with Moleskin, but always keep coming back to Filofax.
3. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?
That’s a tough one because I love them all! But, it would have to between The personal Cuban in ink (black) or the personal Piazza in blue.
4. How many Filofax organisers do you own?
The truth? I’m embarrassed to admit....75!
5. What do you use your Filofax for?
I use it for my every day to day schedule, debt reduction planner, and vacation planner for Ireland.
6. What was the feature about Filofax you like most?
They are just beautiful, classy, and elegant. The materials are beautiful and I can stay really organized with it.
7. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?
If it wasn’t too bulky, I’d love to have a slot to carry my iPhone in it. Also, I wish they would feature more of the cotton cream paper since I prefer it to the plain white.
8. How do you carry your Filofax?
My Filo is always with me, either in my purse or bag.
9. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? Are you going to buy it?
Well, the one I’m waiting for is the black one with the Swarovski crystals that was featured I believe last Christmas time. I’ve been trying to find one on eBay and they’re nowhere to be found! I don’t think I’d use it, but I’d love to have it for my collection. I would save up to buy it.
10. What is the most you have ever spent on a Filofax? Which model?
The most I’ve ever spent on one is probably the Eton ($225) personal in black. The leather is buttery soft and I love all the pockets, nooks and crannies. I’ve never used it, it sits pristine in it’s box but I take it out every now and again to look at and admire.
11. Turning to Philofaxy, what do you like the most?
I love that I don’t feel like a crazy person! Well, I have to be a bit crazy and obsessional to have as many as I do, but it’s great to see what others do with their Filofaxes, how they organize them, the stories behind them, and how much people love them. In this age of technology when everyone says “Why don’t you just put your calendar in your phone” it’s nice to have paper to write on and keep and look back at. It’s not only my calendar/diary, but my journal and rememberance of days past. It’s like a little bit of history is being made every day.
12. And what do you not like about Philofaxy?
When I think of something I’ll let you know!
13. What was the last music album CD you bought or downloaded?
The new Sarah McLachlan album. LOVE her music!
Thank you Erin for your contribution to this series, I'm sure there will be lots of questions about your collection!