"My sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it's not moving, monogram it." – Reese Witherspoon.
Like Reese, we love a good monogram. That perfect mix of antiquated custom and that special brand of arrogance that makes you need to visually declare “See these things? They’re all mine, mine I tell you!”
Like writing your name on your ruler in fifth grade, there is just something so deeply satisfying about personalising your stuff.
Sure, they have a practical use in terms of identification, but practical-shmactical, we love them because they’re beautiful, elegant, refined and just a bit (or a lot) of an indulgent luxury.
We also love that they’re scalable in line with that little killjoy, the budget.
Sure, the monogrammed Louis Vuitton keepall may be a bit of a lofty ambition, but a set of leather luggage tags are still totally thrill-worthy.
And while we may all be a bit short on the silverware, a monogram on a make-up bag or even jewellery makes a great gift – especially for yourself.
So to wrap up with this post’s second pop-culture reference, in the (badly) paraphrased words of Beyonce, ‘if you liked it then you should have put a monogram on it’.
See what I did there? Despite trying to squish a three syllable word in, you’ve now stuck singing that song over and over. You’re welcome :) - Ed.