16 August 2012

Temperley For Filofax Fashions The Autumn / Winter Diary

September welcomes the launch of the highly anticipated Temperley for Filofax collection. Marrying style and fashion with the unique functionalities of a personal organiser, this new range comes in two beautiful designs: Ikat and Violet.

The bold print of the Ikat makes it the ideal accessory for any fashionista looking to go seamlessly from day to night. Fusing both the tribal Ikat design inspired by the Temperley London 2012 Cruise Collection and the key trend of neon colourways, this unique organiser has a removable diary, which transforms it from an organiser into a clutch bag for the evening. With a purse to hold your money and slots for those all-important cards with room to spare for your evening essentials, the Ikat will prove to be perfect for the girl-on-the-go during the party season.

Ikat


For something a little more refined and with a unique twist on a heritage look, the sumptuous Violet combines vintage glamour with everyday functionality - perfectly complementing this year’s Autumn/Winter trends. Crafted in Italian leather finished with a luxurious crocodile print, the Violet encapsulates the gorgeous femininity of Temperley London. Further clues to Alice Temperley’s work can be seen in the elegantly detailed ice gold coloured Temperley clasp. With a purse inspired design, the timeless and glamorous Violet will prove a fitting addition to any fashion enthusiast’s wardrobe.

Compact Violet




Pocket Violet


Product information:
  • The Ikat, £45. Available in two bold colours: pink and tan, black and yellow and in compact size to accommodate personal size inserts.
  • The Violet, £135 - £165. Available in both pocket and personal size to accommodate pocket and personal inserts.
Violet inserts include:
  • Temperley for Filofax designed front sheet, with a handwritten note from Alice Temperley
  • Illustrated star signs and Chinese Zodiac years
  • Illustrated 2013 calendar block page
  • Birthday pages
  • Vintage world map
  • London tube map
  • To do lists
  • Addresses and contacts
  • Luxury black paper tabbed indices, with gold embossed text
  • Luxury black paper A – Z indices, with gold embossed text
  • 2013 week on one page diary
  • Black ruler with gold print
  • Dress size measurement chart and care card
Violet paper fills use the Filofax luxury cream paper with black print

Ikat inserts include:
  • Temperley for Filofax designed front sheet and handwritten note from Alice Temperley
  • Illustrated 2013 calendar block pages
  • Illustrated star signs and Chinese Zodiac years
  • Birthday pages
  • To do lists
  • Addresses and contacts
  • Luxury black paper tabbed indices, with gold embossed text
  • Luxury black paper A – Z indices, with gold embossed text
  • 2013 week on one page diary
  • Black ruler with gold print
  • World map

43 comments:

  1. Well, the violet one isn't as bad as the other. But... A-Z index ONLY? WHY?! I mean, isn't that one of the most hated features of the filofax inserts? >=(

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    1. only??? there are normal tabs too?? x

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    2. The photo does not show the full inserts... but they are listed in the post

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    3. Ooh! Missed that in the "includes". :D Good. I was just disappointed when I saw the picture.

      Depending on how well the quality control goes, I might buy the Violet. Feels like I have to own at least one Temperley... and now it looks like one of the previous designs or Violet. :)

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    4. The violet is surprisingly nice, i love how it closes, the way it wraps around :)

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    5. I have to agree. I can't decide if it's just because I'm a sucker for anything purple, and anything vintage, but I think these look nice.

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  2. oh and BTW I HATE THE IKAT!!!!!

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  3. I think you'd have to see these in the flesh to decide if you liked them or not. If I went for a personal, I think it would have to be a bigger ring size. I wonder what happened to the lovely animal type print ones in the original promotional pictures?

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  4. I wish Filofax would get oridinary Filofax users, like ourselves, instead of goofy designers to make the new Filofax. I can't say either of them are that special to be honest. Yeah the violet is pretty...but practical....definatly not in my opinon!

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  5. Well i'll be saving my money, not appealing to me at all !!

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  6. I love the Violet but it does not scream Temperley to me. It screams 'something that's been done before' and is very reminiscent of Mulberry's congo leather and postman locks (they've even done that colour before). It is also a spot on knockoff (sorry but they did it first) of Aspinals Purple Croc series. Smythson also has a croc series though not in purple yet.

    I like Temperley clothes but the Violet is a 'meh' and the IKAT looks like Claire's Accessories during an ethnochic-boho campaign.

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    1. Aspinal's purple croc is what I thought of immediately too, probably why it caught my eye.

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  7. Star signs and zodiacs? Really? I can't believe Filofax are pandering to this market.

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  8. The Violet is really lovely, but, like all of the Temperley designs so far, looks bulky, especially when one takes into account the compact ring-size. There are two additional flaps of leather worked into the design. It's surprising to me, however, that the interior isn't leather. I'd love to see this design in person.

    I'm disappointed the Ikat is, hmm, so aggressively "on-trend." I usually love ikat prints, but these planners are a hot mess. The clutch design looks awkward, the neon colorways are, like many trends, difficult for day-to-day use by adults, and the specific ikat pattern lacks a certain elegance: it has the clunky proportions, trend-frenzied design, and the cheaper materials of fast fashion. I realize that how we respond (or don't!) is a matter of personal taste, but this planner strikes me as a poorly executed Urban Outfitters-caliber trend mash-up, good for a season or two before it looks hopelessly dated and entirely fallen apart from regular use. Which would be (borderline) okay for US$45, but it's £45. The only solace we have is that we know the design isn't a derivative and inferior copyright-infringing copy of another designer's work.

    Sorry, pre-coffee rant over. Lapsing again into silence.

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    1. Agree a ton on the specific ikat pattern being less than elegant. I was hoping for a more complex pattern based on the look/preview, and not with neons. As I say below, I think the black and yellow has a bit of charm but does not look durable at all - is a bit 'fast fashion'. And I suspect the use of faille instead of leather to line the Violet is all about getting the price down. I think it looks good, but I'm sure this year they were doing everything possible to produce something (relatively) more affordable than last year's offerings.

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  9. I just purchased "The Affair" by Temperley and it is beautiful. These new designs don't even come close.

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  10. Violet is calling to me.... Will it be at City Organiser in time for the meet up?

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  11. I prefer the Violet to the Ikat (an abomination to the eyes!!) but I would never pay that much!!!

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  12. So if the Apex had a score of 1 on a 1 to 10 scale, where would the Ikat come, above or below 1? You can even use minus numbers if you wish!

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    1. minus a google (or whatever the biggest number imaginable is these days)

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    2. Nothing, I repeat, nothing (in my opinion) could sink any lower than the Apex. Between the two, I'd carry the Ikat any day!

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    3. The Ikat would definitely be a negative number because to add insult to injury, the high price makes the print even more hideous!

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    4. I agree with J! But the Ikat is only marginally better... Hm... So 1,01? If we can use decimals. Otherwise 2. :/

      Although I wish the Apex was at -10 so I could put the Ikat in negative numbers as well, haha!

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  13. what the heck does "Ikat" even mean? its a stupid name for a ugly binder (my first thought was Tetris on an old dot matrix game boy) esp. the black and yellow one. Geez, who designs this crap? I guess I should be grateful that the normal nicer (in my opinion) binders are the ones without the designer name & price tag attached. Imagine if these were the affordable end and the traditional ones had the €250 price tags!

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    1. Ikat is the name of a kind of dyeing/weaving technique - the word is Indonesian and most often it's Indonesian ikat that people think of with the name but lots of cultures do ikat-type dyeing/weaving. So the name is actually appropriate in that the pattern does reference ikat cloth. Though real ikat cloth might be prettier than the patterns here.

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  14. The Ikat will hold my essentials in the clutch bag option only if I remove my diary...but my diary IS one of my essentials. But if I left that in I would have no space for any other essentials? er .... instant design fail!

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  16. I keep thinking the Ikat could come in handy: toss the 'clutchbag', but keep the removable diary to use it in an A5 Flex without having to perform surgery on it.

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  17. I'm not sure Ikat works as a clutch bag. Is there room for the all important lippy? I could see the Violet working as purse/FF in principle, but there appear to be only two credit card slots and the coin section looks a tad tight - unless it is gusseted it would bulge with lots of loose change, if it would close at all.

    I prefer Violet to Ikat, but I'm not tempted to buy either as they don't look very practical as either a purse or a FF.

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  18. No one seems to have noticed the Violets' gold rings, which I think adds a real touch of class.

    The Ikat, in my opinion, looks cheap due to the simplistic and unsophisticated material.

    As Alison, I think it a shame that the Leopard print design didn't make it to the product line. The black with gold pattern also looked sophisticated.

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    1. Gold rings are my holy grail - why on earth don't they use them more? The only binder I can find them on is the Panama - and none on any A5 that I can see.

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    2. The Siena has gold rings right up to the A5

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    3. PS I love them too Alison. Wish we had a choice of silver and gold with the most popular models. Cant be hard sourcing gold ring mechanisms and there is obviously a market for them.

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  19. These don't do anything for me at all. The Ikat looks awful, and the Violet is a little uninspiring. Like others, I don't think they would be very practical either...

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  20. Wow!
    Love the Violet... sigh!!!

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  21. These chessey press releases, issued by the marketing agency on behalf of Letts Filofax Group, are so stomach churning!

    "... with a unique twist on a heritage look, the sumptuous Violet combines vintage glamour with eveyday functionality"

    Judging by the feedback today from Philofaxy readers, it should at least be in inverted commas!

    Why are they doing this? Sales are falling (down 7% last year. Profits down too) so I suppose they need to try new ideas. So, why did Gordon Presly (Letts Filofax Group CEO) say earlier in the year: "sales of discretionary items have come under most pressure in the sales environment though commodity items like organiser diary refills actually grew, demonstrating a robust and loyal user base for the Filofax core product".

    So, cut the range of inserts and become a fashion accessory! It doesn't make sense to me!

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  22. Well, guess I'll be saving some money. I actually kind of like the black and yellow Ikat, but could never survive with just that small amount of pages, and doubt the cloth and that patent edging would hold up very long knocking around in my Giganto Handbag Full O Stuff.

    The Violet Compact is lovely IMO, and the faille lining adds a nice touch. I don't like the huge gold name stamp over the card pockets on the left. (Only two? No way!) I wonder if the small binders (a pocket, a compact, and what seems to essentially be a zipped compact) are to counter the large size (and price tag) of last year's Affair? And in the end, how different is the Violet from an Osterley?

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  23. Meh! Don't like anything about the ikat. And the Violet - not worth all that big gold writing all over it.

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  24. Yet more pandering to the fashion brigade. Also, the quality of the previous Temperley range, judging from feedback on here, was less than stellar. I wish they would focus on getting the quality issues fixed, before listening to trend-obsessed PR companies.

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  25. Can anybody please explain the purpose of that second flap inside the Violet (Geez, I bet they did tons of brainstorming sessions to come up with THAT name!).
    Either way, none of those will make into my life, that's for sure!!!

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  26. ooh, you know, i love that in the ikat, the rings are an INSERT. i wish they would sell that INSERT as a stand alone product so you could put it in any binder-type cover you like - similar to what one reader did with the a-5 flex...

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  27. Violet looks nice, but if it's supposed to cater as a purse, where are the credit card pockets?! You get sick of all the card space in other Filofaxes but the purse-oriented one lacks it?! Are you supposed to just chaotically shove them in the larger pockets? How strange. I think Filofax is trying to get away with style rather than practicality.

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