I hope you don’t mind that my blog has been mostly about art lately, I know most of you come for the vintage fashion.
Here’s finally another themed fashion post about a fashion detail that I love, monograms, initials and names!
Jean Harlow with a beautiful monogram on her shirt.
I’m not sure if that detail on Irene Dunne’s suit jacket is a monogram, but if it is it’s an incredibly cool one! I love this whole outfit. Photo by Harry Warnecke for the New York Daily News.
Joan Bennett has “Joan B” embroidered on her dress or blouse, I love it! Source: Leopard and Lipstick
I try not to show small and grainy pictures on my blog but I couldn’t help including this one of Lana Turner with a fantastic “Lana” brooch. I love simple wedding outfits like this.
Linda Darnell with a letter L brooch.
A simple monogram on Marilyn Monroe. Photo by Edward Clark, August 8, 1950. Source: LIFE Archive
And another one.
I’m assuming this is not a monogram on Norma Shearer since those are not her initials, or perhaps she borrowed her outfit? This would be such a cool monogram on a ski jacket though. Photo by Mark Kauffman, February 1948. Source: LIFE Archive
Big knitted monogram. Photo by Peter Stackpole, January, 1947. Source: LIFE Archive
Really great monogram on a really great skiing outfit. I really want one of those belt purses. Designed by Jacques Heim, photo by Studio Dorvyne, 1937.
Monogrammed scarf! From Modes et travaux December 1, 1936. Source: A la Recherche des Modes Perdues et Oubliées.
Monogrammed bags! 1936 Sears Fall catalog. Source: Sears Archive at Ancestry
Monogrammed dress pocket. 1941Sears Fall catalog. Source: Sears Archive at Ancestry
I like this idea with the big initials on the pockets. So many great outfits in this picture by the way. From La Mode Chic, June 1946. Source: A la Recherche des Modes Perdues et Oubliées.
Plenty of monograms on sporty outfits. From La Mode Chic, June 1946. Source: A la Recherche des Modes Perdues et Oubliées.
My own letter J bamboo branch brooch.