Nothing sells like words, and few things are more appealing than gorgeous women. When New Yorker Elle Muliarchyk decided to put the two together in collaboration with online shopping community, Motilo, the cheekily creative Lips of Babel emerged. Elle who was born to both a diplomat and journalist, respectively, has roots in high fashion modeling and a linguistic passion that runs 5 languages deep. For this simple but engaging project, the ex-model/artist cum linguist gathered 50 of the world’s finest models earlier this year, and had them each recite their country’s local tongue twisters for Motilo.
The videos are simple, the lips are beautiful, and the words sound like nothing but gibberish–so unless beautiful women in brightly coloured lipstick talking nonsense is not your thing, I’m sure you’ll be entertained by all the patter.
Bonus Points: Jamaica’s very own Gaye McDonald is part of the linguistic fanfare–guess which tongue twister? Besides Pop’Africana’s Oroma Elewa’s video, hers is my favourite. Watch a few of my favourites below or follow this link to Motilo to learn more about the project and the collaborators.