Lindsey Mortensen is on a streak with finding creative partners.
After designing a small half-moon purse in ladylike shades of pink and burgundy with “Timeless” actress Abigail Spencer, the founder of Los Angeles-based Larsen & Lund has updated that popular silhouette along with an oversize clutch for The Pablove Foundation in crocodile-embossed patent leather.
For the children’s cancer charity, she spruced up her $ 325 cross-body bag and $ 110 clutch in a red tint that complemented the foundation’s Valentine’s Day-themed fund-raiser.
“What makes them exclusive to Pablove is the material we’re using,” she said at a Feb. 11 party at Los Angeles’ Casa Vertigo, attended by actor Joel McHale and stylists-turned-designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott from The Great. “I really wanted to do something fun and whimsical.”
Mortensen found a fan in Selma Blair, who carried the red clutch to accessorize her black peasant-style dress stitched with colorful embroidery as host of the fund-raiser. Among the silent auction items, including artwork by Yoshitomo Nara and David Lynch, a braided rope necklace by Mweya, a preppy tote from Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James and an army jacket lined with fake fur by Greg Lauren, Blair snapped up Steven Nereo’s calming photo of ocean waves for $ 400.
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