Sonntag, 25. September 2016

Gillio Mia Cara....love never dies!

This Fall started very exiting,with a new BIG love,a chunk of beautiful printed leather:
I am back in love with a medium Mia Cara!
2 years ago,during our Gillio-meetup,it happened that I found myself holding a medium Mia Cara in my shaking hands....a fuschia mat croco.I must say that the Mia is very well dressed up,in that mat croco printed leather!It looks and feels reeeaally good on her.
I ended up not buying that one,but I never forgot that squishy,big and chunky feeling in my hands.

Now it happened,that Team Gillio asked us admins to work with the new prints.We were asked to choose one review-sample,work with it,see how it wears and writing or filming a review...or 2.
I chose to work with a medium Mia,in this beautiful black mat croco.What a sophisticated appearance....I am still living the haptic meltdown,everytime I carry it in my hands...!
In this short time of 4 weeks,there is absolutely no wear on mine,besides the begin of a nice shine to the leather.
It still feels a bit stiff,when I open the lovely popper-pocket.
It is definately a huge chunk of a medium planner,that is for sure.It is heavier,due to all this lovely leather.I tried not to stuff it,so I used it along with my Slim-setup + some more notepapers,a Hamburg-map,another pouch-and I added 8 month from the past year to the calendar.
This will get a picture-heavy-post,where I will also show the red mat croco Slim Compagna,which carries 6 month week on 2 pages,12 month of month on 2 pages,birthday-calendar,2 sheets with tel.numbers and some spare sheets of paper.

The medium Mias will be released in the new prints,soon.
As I am also owning this croco print in different colours and planners,I can highly recomment them...and will show you the ones I own at the end of this post ;o)









I don`t carry any cards in my planner,because I don`t want them to get too stuffed...




Medium Mia Cara vs.Slim Compagna,in red mat croco!
As usual,the skins are all different (like our skins are different).
Each of my mat croco planners feels different.
All of them are "to die for" ;o)







The Slim fits snug inside the medium Mia ;o)




Some more of the new prints....brown mat croco Appunto....




A6 blue ostrich print on top of fuschia mat croco and brown mat croco (all A6 Appuntos)
The ostrich prints seem to be very durable and scratch-resistant.People who fear the DOT (Dark On Tab) - I don`t believe this can happen to this print ;o))
My favs are (still) the croco prints.




Older batches and prints + new batches and prints!
From left to right: A5 aubergine Compagna,fuschia mat croco medium Compagna,A6 brown mat croco Appunto,shiny brown croco medium Compagna,red mat croco medium Compagna(with mat silver rings inside),A6 Appunto in mat fuschia croco,black mat croco medium Mia Cara,heavy textured red Croco medium Compagna(from Luxecadeautjes),Gillio keypouch in fuschia mat croco,medium Compagna in rose bazaar,Slim Compagna in red mat croco,A6 Appunto in blue ostrich print,pencase in gold ostrich print(old!)and A5 Appunto in brown mat croco.




Just the new prints/batches!
The new release will be on Tuesday,the 27th Sept. at 14:00 CET,on the Gillio-website!!
Happy planning!!!!

Freitag, 16. September 2016

Gillio-inginging...Giramondo,Slim Compagna and A6 Compagna!

Hey planner-peeps!

Be prepared...this post will turn into a Gillio- photo-overload.....

I haven`t written here for a longer time,because life was so busy + our 2 facebook-groups kept me busy as well :o)
I was also a tiny bit tired of blogging,because I am still using the same calendar-inserts (never change a running system!) and stuck with the medium Compagnas,which I have shown here over and over!
But.....BUT...!I spent quiet a long time in the traveller`s notebook....ok,Gillios answer to the traveller`s notebook: The Giramondo.
I loved it to pieces!!The only downside for me: I added too much....I carried one booklet,including the monthly spread...one booklet for the weekly spread....one booklet for contacts....one booklet to track the km I have to drive,for my job.....one booklet for lists...a clear pouch....the creditcard-insert....selfmade/crafted inserts....UH!!!That thing grew a serious brick of a planner!Holy Cannoli!

I needed to downsize,to comfort my shoulders (hey....I am a Physiotherapist!!).
I got me a Slim-Compagna.14mm internal ring-diameter.
Yep.
I fell in love.Deeply.
I was able to fit everything I needed...ok,I had to buy me a corner-rounder (is this the right word?),to make sure,that the pages would turn a bit easier....oh,and one of my facebook-friends was so kind (hi Julia L.!)to send me the monthly spread on Tomoe River Paper,which is really thin!
I stayed inside the Slim for a while.....then I took the plunge and got me the last gold A6 Gillio Compagna,which was just released that time.
So....A6,eh?
I needed new inserts.Mulberry was my key to that.A perfect fit for me!
Honestly...I don`t remember,how long I used the A6 Compagna....maybe a month...or one and a half.I went back to the slim Compagna and stayed inside it for a loooooong time.
A trip to Dössel&Rademacher in Hamburg,made me cheat on the Slim Compagna.They had SOME Gillio planners there....beautiful...gorgeouss....and overwhelming.I LOVE to choose my planner by holding them in my hands!
I got me 4 new planners!!The medium Compagna in rust and grey.One pocket Compagna in grey,and one Slim Compagna in pink epoca leather.I just kept the 2 grey planners. cannot keep them all.....maybe if I find me a good-looking-Millionaire,who wants to spoil me *hehehe*!
Back in the medium Compagna.....there was no way back.Not now.Maybe in some month.
In the meantime the peeps went crazy over the Hobonichi-planners.I just rolled my eyes....felt so save!
Jep.That was one and a half month ago........*hehehe*!
As you see.....there is always a good reason,to get another Gillio.


Gillio Giramondo





 The A6 Compagna!






 Giramondo vs.Slim Compagna!





 Giramondo in gold,Slims in gold,orange and pink,medium Compagna in rust...on top a pocket Compagna in grey!

Sonntag, 4. Mai 2014

Croco medium Compagnas:Allie + Freddie!

Oh,sorry for my delay.....I have been quiet busy the last time....but here are some pics,that I already saved on my Nikon,a few month ago ;o))
The first one is a very nice+"bubbly"red Croco,which has sort of a vintage look - and I moved in,right away!!
It already came with some "scars",but Eelke Hoogstins gave me some good % for my next purchase ;o))
...and that was the "rust" Croco!!
Btw...we use to give names to our planners+save them in a list at our Facebook-forum...the red one is "Allie",the rust is "Freddie" ;oD
......enjoooooooy ;oD


It took me a day to get used to that vintage look....now I am soooo in love with it!!!!!!





The red + the rust Croco......I will do a blogpost showing the inside of the rust,when I move into it again ;o)



                                                   LOVELY Compagnons ;o))