Sunday, June 12, 2011

Did I Say It Right ?

Hey Dolls,
Have you ever seen a clothing/shoe designer's name and had no idea how to pronounce it ? Although most of us use our phonetic knowledge to make an attempt at deciphering these words, it doesn't always end as well as we'd hope lol. While surfing various blogs, I stumbled upon a list of designer names and their correct pronunciations, and figured that it would be a great tool to share with all you dolls out there !

Many of the sounds associated with the following names certainly caught me by surprise. If you love to learn new things and hate feeling embarrassed about something that you can definitely avoid - this list will serve you well.  Hope this is helpful. Enjoy !


~ Sassy

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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