Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How to pronounce

I decided to do this post cus a lot of ppl mispronounce a lot of fashion designer names (me too!) and it's quite embarassing so here's help for us!

Did a research and here are my findings...

Agnes B
Ah-ni-ah Beh (Stop going agg-ness bee alr!)

Balmain
Bal-mah (Ok i feel stupid going BALL-MAIN lol!)

Bvgari
Ball-gah-ree

Cartier
Kar-tee-aye

Christian Louboutin
Loo-boo-tawn

Dolce & Gabbana
Dole-ch-aye Ga-bon-na (it's not dow-cee and gah-bah-na)

Gareth Pugh
Gareth Pew (Lol i cant believe i used t think it was pew-g)

Givenchy
G-von-shee

Hedi Slimane
Eddy Sli-mahn

Hermes
Err-mess

Hervé Léger
Air-vay Lay-jay

Issey Miyake
Ee-seh Mi-yah-key (I always thought it was ee-say)

Lanvin
Lon-vahn or Lon-vawn (Dont go lan-vin anymore!)

Rodarte
Ro-dar-tay

Versace
Ver-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent
Eve San Lor-ron

Hope this is helpful~
:)

33 comments:

  1. i'm quite sure agnes b is pronounced as ahnye beh.

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  2. u know how to pronounce Loewe? this one's hard hahahha

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  3. a little correction: agnes b is AHN-ya bay. bvlgari is buu-GAH-ree. Hermes is AIR-mez. YSL is Ee Sorn Lerhorn (the rent in Laurent is nasal so sounds like horn. lol)

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  4. don't know where you get your list from, but a lot of the pronounciations are wrong.

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  5. its definitely useful!

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  6. Hermes is pronounced as eh-mess according to the worker at the store :)

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  7. Hahaha so cute. I knew most but some were a shocker!

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  8. We never all really know the real pronounciation.
    http://www.shoppinglifestyle.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2492

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  9. thanks for this post!

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  10. can i have afew recommendations from you when travelling in bkk. what are the places must-must go! :-D

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  11. dyou go fr looks/ age?

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  12. OMG very helpful! i always use short term when saying like YSL or D&G becos i dunno the correct pronounciation.. now i know! (guilty as charged for pronoucing lanvin as lan-vin for the longest time)

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  13. awesome post! haha the other time my friend was trying to show off her new wallet from agnes b and pronouced the brand wrongly

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  14. There's this fashion clothes shop at Tampines One. Cache Cache, it's pronounced as cash cash. HAHA. 

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  15. Hervé Léger
    Air-vay Lay-jay
    Haha I always pronounce it as 'hurf lay-ger" last time omg.

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  16. Hey... your twitter link is wrong... When i click it... it says it doesnt exist... why does it has extra  "xxx" behind? >.<

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  17. its ah nee ah bay pls

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  18. Awesome , thanks so much!

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  19. <span>really easy to pronunce most of them for french people!!</span>

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  20. Hermes = AIR Mess

    This is then the correct pronunciation. :)

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  21. think it's low-ay-way

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  22. is daryl straight? cos if he is, i want him! haha, saw him at town today and he's damn cute

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  23. it's "er-may", not air mess. you don't pronounce the last consonant for french, unless it's like "non plus"

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  24. nopes,  it's "arg-nay-bay". the "e" is an accent grave, so it's pronounced as "ay"

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  25. Very hard to remember!!

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  26. i think balenciaga is beh-len-see-ah-gah?

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  27. hahaha try! yes he is super cute!  :)  

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  28. love this post hehe

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  29. If you watch the interview with Agnes B. in YouTube it's pronounced as Ah-nias Bay

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