09.09.14 - My custom Van der Spek planner (A6)
Before getting my Mulberry (which has since been sold), I ordered a Van der Spek custom planner in Senior (A6) size.
Turnaround time: About 4 weeks (just like it says on the website)
Outside: Grey Ostrich (238)
Inside: Purple (6216)
Outside Stitching: Purple
Inside Stitching: Grey
Mechanism (rings): 20mm Gold
It arrived beautifully, securely, and safely packaged. I should've taken photos of it once I received it but I was so excited...
The photo above shows the actual color of the Grey Ostrich
At first I had to get used to the "ostrich". It's quite textured and bumpy. But it's not very hard. I can't explain it...
Macro shot of the Grey Ostrich
The inside card slots. Don't mind the "discolored" parts because it's not discolored. This leather is amazingly suede-like. Unfortunately, I don't know what it is. It's very soft and smooth.
There are five card slots and another slot on the bottom. There are two vertical pockets behind it. I keep stickers and important papers in there.
The two vertical pockets and GOLD rings :)
I was trying to capture the color but it just doesn't photograph well. If you have the Filofax Finsbury in Electric blue; the color is very similar to that.
Gold KRAUSE rings. Beautiful!
I'm seriously in love with this planner. Probably because it's customized to how I wanted it. I saw a photo of the grey ostrich with secretarial pockets and OMG I didn't know they could do that. Next time... *nods*
Unfortunately because of the A6 size, it's really hard to find inserts for it. I had to make my own. (see above).
Anyway, definitely worth it and I'm thinking of getting another one. Maybe a small one (mini?). I haven't decided yet. It was an easy experience and it was definitely worth the wait. Unfortunately, if you're really excited about it; the wait seems like it took years. ^_^;