Marilyn Monroe is an icon — of beauty, of sensuality, of exuberance. Though she graced the silver screen decades ago, her presence can still be felt and appreciated by people around the globe. From simple beginnings as Norma Jeanne Mortenson, the beauty we would come to know and love as Marilyn Monroe overcame numerous obstacles to become the unforgettable screen icon she still is today. From her starring roles in Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How To Marry a Millionaire, and The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe has embodied the ethereally beautiful goddess. Her glamour and femininity have made the perfect choice for Montblanc to feature in their Muses line.
Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing by giving us writing instruments so intricately crafted and beautiful that they are worthy of display in a museum. The feel of a Montblanc in your hand is delicious, and they have since expanded their offerings to include timepieces, leather goods, eyewear, and fragrances.
The Montblanc Muses line takes this a step further with the Marilyn Monroe Special Edition by evoking the luxury and elegance of her beauty, sensuality, and elegance. The four-inch heels she was known to favour along with the delicious red lipstick color that became her personal style were inspirations to the craftsmen of Monblanc. The rich red resin is paired with champagne gold fittings are perfect for the lady in red – stylish, confident. The slated cap has the Montblanc emblem also in champagne gold. As a sentimental nod to this shy beauty who became a goddess, there is a single pearl atop the pen’s clip. Why a pearl? A tribute to the love that handsome baseball legend Joe DiMaggio had for his beautiful wife of only 274 days; Joe had given Marilyn an Akoya pearl necklace.
Beyond her life on screen, Marilyn also had musical performances that made the public adore her even more. Who can forget the divine “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” performance, with Marilyn dripping in sparkles? Montblanc wanted to acknowledge this aspect of her wonderful life too, so the Special Edition writing instrument has diamond shapes engraved on it, along with the star’s signature. The tiniest tribute featured on this pen is quite possibly the sweetest – instead of a rounded hole on the nib, it is a an actual heart shape. A fitting tribute to the sweet girl who became the world’s symbol of incomparable femininity.
More than just a pretty face and a body that wouldn’t stop, Marilyn was a complex woman. She was well-read in literature, poetry, and psychology. She even founded her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Pictures.
The craftsmanship of Muses Marilyn MonroeTM Special Edition allows Montblac to pay tribute to a woman who wasn’t afraid of who she was and loved with abandon. The Montblanc Muses Marily MonroeTM Special Edition includes a fountain pen, ballpoint, and rollerball, and is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams Manila, and Resorts World Manila.