Yeah, yeah, we know we’re fashion and beauty experts but there are some things that still go over our heads. One of them being the pronunciations of fancy foods, designers and brands. There are too many out there to keep up with so we came across this helpful guide so you can pretend to be an expert #FakeItTillYouMakeIt. So whether you’re off to an interview where one of these might come up, fancy trying something new for breakfast or just want to show off to your friends then hide yourself in the loo for 3 minutes and have a glance over the below. Some might surprise you…

Bruschetta: broo-sket-tuh
Gnocchi: nyohk-kee
Nicoise: nee-swahz
Pho: fuh
Quinoa: keen-wah
Chipotle: chih-poht-lay
Jalapeno: hah-lah-peh-nyoh
Ciabatta: chah-bah-tah
Acai: ah-sigh
Avene (the cult French pharmacy skincare brand): ah-ven
Batiste (haircare brand, responsible for the creation of our favourite dry shampoo): bat-east
Balayage (free-painting highlights onto the hair for a naturally sunkissed look): bah-lay-arj
Caudalie (French skincare brand beloved by stars, powered by grapes): koh-da-lee
Chantecaille (luxury French skincare brand): shan-tuh-kigh
Décolletage (your neck, collarbones and upper chest): day-col-lah-tarj
Guerlain (the luxurious French beauty brand): gur-lan
Illamasqua (British makeup brand): ill-uh-mass-cuh
Kérastase (luxury haircare brand): care-a-stahs
Kiehl’s (speciality skin and body brand): keels
L’Occitane (French body and skincare brand): lox-ee-tan
La Roche-Posay (French cosmetics company): la roushe po-ZAY
Ombre (dip-dyeing hair for a gradient effect at the ends): omm-bray
Oribe (the hairstyling supremo who launched a must-have haircare range): or-bay
Phyto (natural French haircare brand): fee-toe
Shiseido (Japanese cutting-edge beauty brand): she-say-doh
Shu Uemura (makers of the world’s best lash curlers, among other things): shu-ooh-e-mer-ah
Anna Sui: anna swee
Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah
Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah
Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah
Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn
Christian Lacroix: christian 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 Pugh: gareth pew
Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee
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 Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey
Lanvin: lahn-vahn
Loewe: loh-wev-eh
Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn
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
Moschino: mos-key-no
Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins
Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er
Rochas: row-shahs
Rodarte: row-dar-tay
Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik
Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh
Thakoon: tah-koon
Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron
Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to
{List compiled from Harpers Bazaar & Grazia.}

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