I can't help but drool over these yummy Melissa shoes! They are made from uber comfy plastic, and I love to slip my feet in all its delicious and colorful plastic glory...

Warning: shoes overload!

Vivienne Westwood Mary Jane in pinky watermelon red and bright fire-engine red:

Alexandre Herchcovitch Scarfun Wedge in silver and Scarfun Summer Wedge in salmon:

Karim Rashid Wedge
in gold:

Edson Matsuo Clog
in red, black and pink:
Ice Cream in blue and hot pink (I know they are flats, but so cute!):

and Vinil wedge in blue and steel:

Neon in yellow and copper:

Hungry for more? Feast your eyes on Melissa's Winter 2009 preview:

Images and video courtesy of Melissa

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Cesare Paciotti's Donna

The world of fashion is glamorous, exciting, colorful, luxurious and complicated. While it’s frustrating enough not being able to afford every designer piece that catches our fancy, a true blue fashionista couldn’t also afford to commit a faux pas by mispronouncing a name or label in the ever growing industry. New designers sprout every now and then, adding to the already long list of names to be familiar with.

Here’s a list of commonly mispronounced designer names that might come in handy when you’re in the middle of some fashion tête-à-tête in your social circle. The idea is to sound smart, so just a piece of advice: if you don’t know the right way to say it, ask or don’t say anything! You wouldn’t want to be remembered as the one who struggled pronouncing Lucien Pellat-Finet over coffee, would you?

Tidbit: The word 'pronounce' is a verb, but the O is omitted for the noun: 'pronunciation.'


Abaeté: Ah-bye-ah-tay
AG Adriano Goldschmied: gold-SHMEED
Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo
Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen
Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann
Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march
Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa


Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
Bebe: Bee-bee
Benhaz Sarafpour: ben-oz sah-rafpoor
Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-AH-gah
Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta
Bvlgari: Bull-gah-ree
Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pohr-some


Cacharel: Cash-er-el
Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee
Chaiken: Chay-ken
Chanel: Shuh-nel
Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tan
Christian Dior: Dee-yor
Commes des Garcons: Comb day Garse-on(g)


Dolce & Gabbana: Dole-chay
Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten


Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
Etro: Eh-tro


Fendi: Fend-ee


Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew
Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin
Giuseppe Zanotti: Gee-zepee Zanottee
Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee
Giambattista Valli: Gee-ahm-battista Valley
Gianfranco Ferre: Sj-yawn-franco Fair-ay
Gucci: Goo-chee
Guy Laroche: Ghee La-roash


Haute couture: Oh ko-tur
Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn
Hermès: Air-mez
Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
Hussein Chalayan: Who-sane Sha-lion


Issey Miyake: Eees-Ay Me-Yah-Kee


Jean Paul Gaultier: Sj-awn Paul Goat-ee-ay
Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock
Junya Watanabe: Joon-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay


Lacroix: La-kwah
Lanvin: Lon-vin
Loewe: Low-ev-ay
Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton
Lucien Pellat-Finet: Lu-see-en Peh-lought Fin-ay


Madame Gres: Madame Gray
Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
Marithe Francois Girbaud: Jer-bo
Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay
Missoni: Miss-own-ee
Moschino: Mo-ski-no
Monique Lhullier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ay


Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez
Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air


Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins


Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain
Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er


Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren
Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo
Rochas: Ro-chass
Rodarte: Ro-dart-tay


6267: Six-two-six-seven
Sonia Rykiel: Sonia Ree-kee-eel
Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee
Swarovski: swore-off-ski


Thakoon: Ta-koon
Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
Tibi: Tbi
Tocca: Toe-ka
Tufi Duek: Too-fee Do-eck


Vacheron Constantin: va-sha-RON con-ston-TAN
Versace: Ver-saw-chee or Ver-sawch-eh
Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay


Yves Saint Laurent: Eve-san-Laur-ahnt
Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-to


Anouchka: Ah-nush-ka
Boulogne: Boo-lon
Broome: Brom
Cles: Clay
Damier: Dahm-yay
Deauville: Doe-veel
Epi: Ep-ee
Houston: House-tun
L'Aimable: Lay-MOB (with a hint of an "L" at the end)
L'Extravagant: Lex-trav-uh-gont
Le Fabuleux: Fab-yoo-luh
L'Imprevisible: Lam-pray-vee-zeeb
L'Ingenieux: Lan-jen-yuh
Le Talentueux: Tah-LEN-tuh
Nice: Neese
Noe: No-ay
Papillon: Pah-pee-yon
Pochette: Poh-shet
Porte Monnaie: Port Mo-nay
Porte Tresor: Port Tre-zor
Reade: Reed
Sologne: Sa-lon
Soufflot: Sue-flow
Trouville: Troo-veel
Vernis: Ver-nee

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