How to pronounce Designer Names 101

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This post is a little silly, however I'm sharing it for two reasons. First, when I saw this article on Harpers Bazaar, I couldn't help but be in awe of their website design. I'm about to get 100% design nerd on you all, but it is seriously beautiful. Their font choices are spot on, excellent combination of serif and sans serif. Their photos are stunning, obviously. And the website it self is just so user-friendly. Granted, they are an incredibly high end fashion you would think that they would have the best of the best when it comes to design. But let me tell you, I can think of plenty of companies that should have lovely websites, when in actuality they are horrifying. 

The second reason I am sharing this, is because while digging around on their website I found this article; How to Pronounce Designer Names 101. Not only do I think it is super fun and different content, but it is also super helpful...and every fashionista NEEDS to know these things! 

Just an example of their beautiful design 

So here is their list:

Anna Sui: anna swee
Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester
Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah
Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah
Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah
Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn
Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta
Christian Lacroixchristian luh-kwa
Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan
Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown
Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana
Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten
Gareth Pughgareth pew
Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee
Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray
Givenchy: zjee-von-shee
Hermès: er-mez
Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah
Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion
Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key
Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay
Junya Watanabejun-yah wat-an-ah-bey
Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee
Lanvin: lahn-vahn
Loewe: loh-wev-eh
Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn
L'Wren Scott: la-ren scott
Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah
Marchesa: mar-kay-sah
Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo
Miu Miu: mew-mew
Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay
Olivier Theyskensoh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins
Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er
Rochas: row-shahs
Rodarte: row-dar-tay
Roksanda Ilincicroksanda ill-in-chik
Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh
Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el
Thakoon: tah-koon
Versace: vur-sah-chee
Yves Saint Laurenteve san lau-ron
Yohji Yamamotoyoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to

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