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  1. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    From Australian Vogue's September Issue, which featured an Insider's Guide in fashion.

    I know most of the terms, but some I needed help in pronounciation. So here goes.

     
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    Is Rochas really "ro-shar"? Gee, I hope not! :blush:
     
  3. Meg

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    I was just thinking that! I've been known to pronounce things wrong but even on fashion file and other such shows I'm sure he pronounced it ro-kas, or something similar.
     
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    Cicciolina New Member

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    I've always pronounced Rochas as 'ro-shar' because that's how it is in French... ch = a more of a shhh sound?
    I still have problems with, Shu Uemura, "shoo oo-eh-mu-ra" :blush:
     
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    I always thought "ro-hahs" with the "hahs" not very drawn out and a crisp 's' at the end.
     
  6. Meg

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    I can speak french usually but i would never have thought of it as ro-shar. probably not as good as i think :blush:
     
  7. Meg

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    because i can't edit, i was talking to my mum about this because she's more fluent at french (and it was bothering me) and then she said "ro-sha" and then it made more sense because if it is a french word you would say ro-sha with just a hint of an r at the end. However I've never pronounced it this way. Is Rochas a french label?
     
  8. JackAndTrack

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    i never knew that about Lancome, i thought it was lan-comb lol
     
  9. Astrid21

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    My bf speaks fluent French and pronounces it the same way, Megh. I think you and your mother are right. ;)

    To answer your question - Marcel Rochas was know for his Parisian Couture between 1925 to 1955, I think.
     
  10. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    me too!
     
  11. Meg

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    thanks for the info astrid. i think i might look up some history. I think the Lancome depends on the accent you give it? A more anglacized way of saying it would be lan-comb? these are my random thoughts :flower:
     
  12. JackAndTrack

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    always wondered...how do you pronounce that one designer's last name Alexander Dell'Aqua...or something like that, sorry i dont feel like looking up the spelling, lol
     

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