Here is the reveal of my Medium sized Gillio Mia Cara in Purple. It is rather an important moment in several ways. Firstly, the Swedish Postal Service actually managed to deliver it to me – the first parcel they have managed to deliver to my door since October 2013. They appear to have either sat on their bums at the depot saying they could not get through my door code (I don’t have a door code) or else driven to the wrong address SEVENTEEN times in the past seven months…
Secondly, this is a binder that left me underwhelmed in many of the photographs I have seen. Purple is, like Teal, a difficult colour to photograph.Just as teal often photographs too green or too blue, purple often photographs too red or too blue. I tend to like purple to be on the violet/blue side of the spectrum and this looked too much on the red side of the spectrum. So I thought, nah. But something appealed to me anyway and I bit the bullet. And oh it is lovely!
I did not request any particular leather grain in my previous Mia Caras, which are all epoca gold. I just took what was sent to me and they were all a lovely mix of smooth and grainy. However, blacks and browns tend to age far better than colours so for this one I requested the grainiest hide possible. Grainy hides tend to tolerate wear better. And this one is indeed grainy. Thanks to Else/Steve/Tom or whoever chose it as it is epic!
Here is a step by step reveal of the binder, as well as photographs in different light so you can see how the colour tends to vary.