Say it Right




Found a cool little guide on
chicspy on how to pronounce all those lux brands you love:

  1. Abaeté: Ah-bye-ah-tay
  2. Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo
  3. Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen (rhymes with “ten”)
  4. Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann
  5. Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march
  6. Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa
  7. Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
  8. Balmain: Bal-mah
  9. Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta
  10. Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree
  11. Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some
  12. Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
  13. Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee
  14. Chaiken: Chay-ken
  15. Christian Lacroix: La-Kwa
  16. Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin (“tin” rhymes with the French word “vin”)
  17. Diane von Furstenberg: Fur-sten-berg (pronounced as spelled)
  18. Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten
  19. Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
  20. Etienne Aigner: Eh-tee-yen On-yay
  21. Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew
  22. Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin
  23. Givenchy: Jee-von-shee
  24. Giambattista Valli: Gee-ahm-battista Valley
  25. Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn
  26. Hermès: Air-mez
  27. Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
  28. James Perse: James Perse (as in a lady’s purse, not ‘pierce your ear’)
  29. Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock
  30. Junya Watanabe: Joon-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay
  31. Lambertson Truex: Lam-bert-son Tru-ex
  32. Lanvin: Lon-vin (“vin” also rhymes with the French word for “wine”)
  33. Loewe: Low-ev-ay
  34. Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton
  35. Madame Gres: Madame Gray
  36. Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
  37. Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay
  38. Moschino: Mo-ski-no
  39. Monique Lhullier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ay
  40. Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez
  41. Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air
  42. Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins
  43. Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain
  44. Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er
  45. Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)
  46. Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo
  47. Rodarte: Ro-dar-tay
  48. 6267: Six-two-six-seven (not Sixty-two-sixty-seven)
  49. Sonia Rykiel: Sonia Ree-kee-eel
  50. Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee
  51. Thakoon: Ta-koon
  52. Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
  53. Tibi: Tbi (not Tee-bee)
  54. Tocca: Toe-ka
  55. Versace: Ver-sah-chee
  56. Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay
  57. Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-to
  58. Yves Saint Laurent: Eve San Lor-ron
  59. Yvonne Kai: E-von K-eye
  60. Zac Posen: Poe-zen

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