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Monday, November 23, 2009

How To Pronounce Designer's Names

I was reading one of my favorite youtube guru's blog and thought this would be very useful for my Fabulous Followers and Fashionistas. Practice makes perfect, ENJOY!

Never go through the embarrassment of not knowing how to pronounce designer names. You will be amazed on how they sound. This is very helpful tool.

Abaeté: Ah-bye-ah-tay

Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo

Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen (rhymes with “pen”)

Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann

Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march

Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa

Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka

Bebe: Bee-bee

Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta

Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree

Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some

Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era

Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee

Chaiken: Chay-ken

Charriol: Sha-ree-ol

Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin (“tin” rhymes with the French word “vin”)

Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten

Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya

Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew

Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin

Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee

Giambattista Valli: Gee-ahm-battista Valley

Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn

Hermès: Air-mez

Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay

Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock

Junya Watanabe: Joon-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay

Lanvin: Lon-vin(“vin” also rhymes with the French word for “wine”)

Loewe: Low-ev-ay

Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton

Madame Gres: Madame Gray

Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa

Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay

Moschino: Mo-ski-no

Monique Lhullier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ay

Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez

Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air

Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins

Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain

Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er

Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)

Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo

Rodarte: Ro-dart-tay

6267: Six-two-six-seven (not Sixty-two-sixty-seven)

Sonia Rykiel: Sonia Ree-kee-eel

Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee

Thakoon: Ta-koon

Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay

Tibi: Tbi (not Tee-bee

Tocca: Toe-ka

Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay

Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-to

Source: The Blay Report via Flare

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