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Ailin Bisi loves pom-poms

11 NOV 2011 | Posted By: Em-T

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Ailin Bisi loves pom-poms

Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
 
Ailin Bisi makes pom poms
You haven't truly lived until you've made a pom-pom. Furry, fuzzy, and just plain fabulous; these little guys aren't exactly the hardest thing to produce. Just take a ball of wool, two round circles cut out of an old egg carton, and proceed to wind to your little heart's content. (FYI: here's a handy instruction video if that homemaker inside of you is feeling ambitious.)

Turning the humble pom pom into a high-end style accessory is a different story, however. Nobody wants to look like the kid that got attacked by Mum's craft glue (safe-to-eat flour based, duh) at the next fashion show. Enter Argentinian designer Ailin Bisi: she makes pom poms, but she makes them so good that her label's totally getting away with charging double digits for them.

Judging by her portfolio, this young talent - who was discovered on Latin America's version of Project Runway – has lived a thousand times over. She makes earrings. She makes brooches. She's even made see-through tops with weird Sergeant Pepper shoulder pads. The amazing bobbled bags are the highlight, which is probably why they've already sold out online*. 

Here's Ailin's video for her first mainline collection.


And here's her Project Runway entrance video. To be honest we have no idea what's going on here, but it involves pom-poms which is clearly never a bad thing. 


More at ailinbisi.blogspot.com.

*Don't even think about putting your name on the wait list. The next bag she makes is all ours. Sorry. 
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