Tuesday, March 17, 2009

pho-net-ics

Thank you ELLE UK, you may just save us all from looking like idiots. How so you say? Well, ELLE UK has given us 70+ phonetic break-downs of designers like Erotokritos, Ann Demeulemeester, and the one that gets me every time, Lanvin pronounced lon-van. Study up I say, so the next time you are talking about Hermes, you'll know the H is silent and pronounce it er-mez instead of her-mes.

View all the designer pronunciations.

22 comments:

Shelby said...

Ha I love it! Such a great find. Off to study.....

Monica said...

I just love international fashion magazines!! Marie Claire UK* is my favorite! :D

House of Milk said...

THANK YOU! i've always wanted to find something like this but never knew where to look. :)

Hanako66 said...

this is really cool:)

Natalie said...

thank goodness! i always have trouble pronouncing yves saint lauren (and spelling it).

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I read these things and they still get me. LOL!

diane said...

Balenciaga is the one that always gets me. Nice find.

Katie said...

Ditto to what house of milk said. What a life saver! I'm the idiot that that used to walk around said her-mees. dear god, how embarassing!

Brigadeiro said...

Haha! I once heard someone pronounce Hermes like 'herpes' (but with an M), but managed to keep a straight face (barely). Look forward to getting my hands on this issue! LOVE Elle UK!
xx

m and g said...

ahaha too true
x maike

DaisyChain said...

yay, I'm off to go enjoy this

Kathy said...

hahah great find!
x

Anna Pope said...

Haha, I should send this to all my colleagues :))

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Haha that's a great post! :)

Nesli

Jessica said...

hahah hilarious !
I always thought lanvin was prononced as it's read !
Thanks for sharing :)
ps. i just found your blog and i can't get enough. Link swap ? :)

Like Porcelain said...

haha so funny for me as a Dutch girl to read how to pronounce Dries van Noten. I knew about the er-mez thing, but I'm glad I finally learned how to pronounce Consuelo Castgilioni (now I just have to learn how exactly to write it), and didn't know about lon-vin too.

Danielle said...

Moschino! Italian gets me every time....

coco+kelley said...

YES! i saw one a while back but it seriously only had like 10 designers (and if you don't know how to pronounce chanel, you shouldn't be talking about fashion). this list is killer!

Rachel said...

hey stacy, thanks for stopping by my blog. I must have mispronounced all the names of designers all the time, thanks for the tip=)

janettaylor said...

This is really fantastic! :D

Lola-Elise said...

hello! ha i know lanvin, i go all french and say lon-vah..really embaressing..love the picture.

Lola.

alissa said...

ok i need to find that haha i always find myself wondering if im saying some of those names right! great find