Friday, January 14, 2011

fancy friends #02: lauren muzzy


Meet Fancy Friend #2: Lauren Muzzy. My best friend, partner in crime, muse, and all-around favorite gal. Lauren and I met late one night at a karaoke bar years ago and it was love at first sight. We were instant friends and I like to imagine us as old ladies together, still making each other snort with laughter. The Muzz has always been effortlessly stylish and obsessed with vintage, which made it incredibly fun to live with her for a while (imagine all the closet sharing we did!). Sadly we are no longer roommates, but she has a beautiful apartment in Berkeley that is perfect for slumber parties. What more can I say about such a fantastic girl? She's a smart cookie and incredibly funny and I'm quite lucky to call her my friend.

There are lots more photos after the jump, so be sure to click on "read more" below!

Beautiful vintage lace cocktail dress and 50's feathered fascinator.

Lauren is a huge bookworm like me, another reason I love her to bits.

Lauren's siamese cat, Kit.

Only a small part of her enormous hat collection.



Lauren and I are always sending each other links to shoes for sale on Etsy... we definitely enable each other.

Lauren and her boyfriend John on New Year's Eve. They have matching hairs!

I'm always buying her new additions to her crazy animal figurine collection. I love watching it grow!

This goofy potholder was one of my housewarming gifts for Lauren and John. Found on Etsy.

Best. Bag. Ever.

During our slumber party we drank lots of wine and then "played" Yahtzee! There are more photos from this, I should share the rest of them... pretty hilarious.

39 comments:

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

she's so gorgeous, loving all these photo's! she has a fantastic collection of cute quirky items, and her cat is so cute. lovely post
Scrapbook de la Emma

Little Miss C said...

I'm ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with this post.... Why can't I find girls like this near me? xo
Love the blog it's fantastic keep up the great work!

A Little Brighter said...

Oh my gosh! Everything in this is mr dream, the house the way it is decorated the shoes the dresses! Ahh how very inspirational thank you so much! Does she have a blog too?

Ayesha x

Miss P said...

Sound like a puuuurrfect day!
;)

Penny Dreadful said...

I think I want to move to San Fran so I can be Lauren's friend too. She likes books, cats, hats, bags, the most divine vintage frocks, and karaoke. It is a match made in heaven. And I love the glove storage idea, I have saved that photo to my files x

Hannah Percyowl said...

I love this series - so ingenious!
I couldn't ever imagine meeting someone at a karaoke bar and becoming friends! Perhaps I don't get out enough haha.

a new modernist said...

so inspiring! i love her flower dresses. beautiful !!!!!!! i love reading your blog. always something fun to read:)thank you

Alicia said...

She has the most beautiful Veronica Lake hair, and I love the way she displays her gloves!

Views From My Window said...

Fantastic!
All the clothes are really lovely!
The post is great!
Laura

http://viewsfmwindow.blogspot.com/

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

if those couple of dresses are indicative of the rest of her collection, i'm slightly envious. she has amazing taste!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

A lovely lady indeed, and with great taste ;)
Have a beautiful weekend Ashley!
Ale
x

jesana said...

loving the grey dress! i want one!!! kisses

Jennifer said...

Your friend is so pretty - and she has great hair!
I'm really envious of her grey peter pan collar dress and hat collection - I'm definitely going to be saving a lot of these pictures in my inspiration folder.

alexandra grecco said...

Love your hats - and Kit!
xo!
Alexandra
www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Sophi said...

wow, she has some truly amazing dresses there! Goodness me. You two do seem like a friend match made in heaven. That Yahtzee photo is gold, too.

xoxo
Sophi

Ashley said...

I love your Fancy Friends posts! Lauren's place is so amazing - she has such gorgeous dresses, too! I don't know how you ladies find these things - I'm jealous!

MaryBeth said...

Those three dresses handing from the door are to die for!!!

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

GWAD! That last photo of the dresses kills me! Come model! You can add to the dresses ;)

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Her closet would be amazing for sure! I would love to go through it, and yours too. I'm planning on having a clothing swap soon. Let me know if you (and Lauren) want to come.
XOXO
Annalise

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Eeeee! Amazing clothes! Amazing apartment! and amazing cat!

crystal glamour said...

is there a follow button here on this blog? i wanted to follow your blog loving all the posts :)

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Arianna said...

Hey! I find your blog visiting other blogs, and now I'd like to fallow you...love your dresses, and..... love vintage, a lot!

Have a nice Sunday!

xoxo
A.

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Amour Infantile said...

All your looks are perfect, you're very lucky to live in America, it's my dream to go there..
In France we can't find prefect clothes as them. Lovely blog; sweet kiss. (and sorry for my english so bad, i'm french) Good continuation. What camera use you?

The Bohemienne said...

Love the shot of the vintage hats!

Ana said...

I love this post, especially the dress on the right in the last photo! Amazing!

BUT, I wanted to say that I saw you at Edinburgh Castle last night and I wanted to go up to you and tell you how much I love this blog and how adorable you are but you disappeared! So I guess im telling you now haha

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PSbyDila said...

Lovely pictures!

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Whimsy Being said...

I like your fancy friend! love her vintage :)

Rebekka Seale said...

So fancy.

Aimée - Vint Condition said...

The prints on those dresses are stunning AND I would like to snuggle her Siamese for a bit. Just don't tell mine.

Dropstitch said...

Wow, what a beautiful couple! Their hair is amazing!

sara said...

what a gorgeous set of photos! she is beautiful.
i just found your blog and am loving it!

Kara McKenzie said...

The cute kitty and line up of adorable dresses are enough to make me green with envy, and then she has to go and have gorgeous Veronica Lake hair?! Jeeze, lady! :)

Hugs,
Kara of Carnivorous Deer

Angy said...

omg that kitty is so beautiful and cute! love your romantic outfit


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Bryce said...

She sure is lovely! You have an amazing group of friends!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

wow what lovely things!!

Gina said...

Aw, I love this series devoted to fabulous friends...So sweet! Ladyfriendz are the best!
xoxo,
Gina

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Oh Lauren Marie...sucha babe!

Paper Heart Girl said...

I love that pile of frames and the row of dresses at the end! I love your vintage blog! So, very cool! xxx

alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

The Attic People said...

Gorgeous girl with a to die for wardrobe!

Marisa :)