Monday, August 13, 2012

Mad for Monograms

Ever since I acquired my monogrammed Cambridge satchel (here it is), I’ve been a bit mad for monograms. Whether as part of a print or in isolation on a throw pillow, a clutch, or a piece of statement jewelry, monograms add a playful yet sophisticated touch to any look or décor scheme.


Mad For Monograms


And while I love the upper crust look of a simple set of initials in a modern font, my favorite example of the artistry of monograms has always been the ornate interlocking letters that adored many a Renaissance portrait sitter; the designs of Hans Holbein the Younger being a particular favorite. 




Perhaps that’s why I often gravitate to monograms with a bit of a Renaissance and Baroque flourish. The history nerd in me always wins out. Always.

Are you as mad for monograms as me?

12 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the shirt in the collage!!! I like monograms, but I'm not drawn to them for myself, but I like it when other people have them, ha ha
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

LyddieGal said...

i've always kind of wanted a monogrammed ring, that one looks super pretty.
Chic on the Cheap

christine said...

Monograms are classic. You can't really go wrong with them! Plus, they are so personal which makes something that extra fabulous.

JennaStevie said...

I am mad for monograms NOW. I need something monogrammed for sure
xJennaD

Rebecca said...

Monograms also interest & intrigue me a lot....thanks for the inspiration!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Sunny & Star said...

I have always loved monograms. I am hoping to purchase some monogramed sheets and a monogramed necklace this Fall.

Adrienne said...

I love monograms as well, great pics :)

Adrienne
What Lola Wants

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

haha monograms can be fun. great post, thanks for sharing :) xx

www.ahitofsarah.net

Sandy Joe said...

yes yes yesssssss. I love the old timey vibes, especially when they're on twin set sweaters.

x The Pretty Secrets

Amber Blue Bird said...

I dont think I have anything that is monogrammed but I like the preppiness of it

d.h.e.r. said...

Interesting post. I've had my keen eye on that Stella McCartney shirt ever since it popped up on NAP. Pity about its price tag. Keeping my eye out for something like it in the charity shops though. You never know, might get lucky. ;-)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I've gone monogram crazy ever since I had the lil' lady bean!