Britney Spears looked great in a black dress and sun-kissed blonde hair, she told PEOPLE she's doing "good" at Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier's 50th birthday party at L.A.'s Petersen Automotive Museum.
Britney hung with two girlfriends in a roped-off VIP area at Audigier's blowout gala. Jamie Spears joined his daughter, sitting on a couch about five feet away with his head resting on his hands.
Spears stayed about an hour and a half, smoking cigarettes on an outside patio, nodding her head to a live performance from Macy Gray, and abstaining from alcohol. When she left for the evening, her father joined her.
"I am friends with Britney," Audigier told PEOPLE before the party. "She was at my office, I believe, three weeks ago. She got some presents for Jamie-Lynn and herself too. She got a ton of T-shirts, a ton of caps. She loved it."
Also at the party were; Fergie, Snoop Dogg, Pamela Anderson and Michael Jackson.
I was so sick this week of all the other blogs hating on her. Talking about how she looked like a whale in her bikini while on vacation and tons of other horrible things. I think for a mother of 2 with her recent history of problems-She looks Great. To see her looking happy and normal, not going all crazy is nice. Looks like her dad really is helping to get her life back on track.