Since this handy, exhaustive guide to pronouncing designer names came out, there's no excuse for your errant "Bal-mane" or "Mo-shee-no" — but as for mentioning models? That’s a different story. These girls hail from all over the world, which makes it tough for the average person to rattle off their tricky monikers as easily as we’d like. Of course, the fact that they’re rarely given the opportunity to actually talk doesn’t make it any easier.
We’ve found the solution, and it comes straight from the Modellounge. The Manhattan oasis is a secret spot for catwalkers to hang out between shows and castings, and they've teamed up with Elle to school us all in model pronunciation 101. Shot guerilla-style throughout New York Fashion Week, the clip introduces us both to major catwalkers and up-and-comers from countries like Estonia, Russia, and Brazil — although, we do wish more of the ladies would treat us to a pronunciation of their last names, too.
Hit the video below to see familiar faces such as Sara Sampaio, Daphne Groeneveld, and Waleska Gorczevski. And, even if you already know how to pronounce straightforward names like Binx Walton, Hailey Clauson, and Lily Aldridge, well, it never hurts to have a refresher. (Elle)