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There’s No Place Like Here: Boudoir Queen

Feb 4, 2009

by BoudoirQueen

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(Music by Boolar, George McMurphy and his Orchestra, Etsy bumper by JuliaPott)

There’s No Place Like Here…Welcome to our new video series, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect.

BoudoirQueen is a shop that inspires the imagination, so we decided to step into Dawn Younger-Smith’s world to see what inspires her. Dawn has lined her Austin, Texas showroom with her collection of all things 1920s: fringe, droopy lace, boudoir dolls, and utterly, breathlessly feminine clothing. Dawn got her start as a model for Steven Arnold, who helped Salvador Dalí with the creation and opening of Teatro Museo Dali in Figueras, Spain in the summer of 1976. She draws inspiration from many famous fashion designers such Paul Poiret and swears that had she been alive during his time, she would be wearing his glamorous garments.

BoudoirQueen originally started designing stage clothes, and her repertoire has expanded to fascinating roll call of famous musicians, actresses, and performers such as Courtney Love, Vanessa Paradis, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, Lisa Marie Presley, Cheynna Phillips, Tyra Banks, Lauren Hutten, Patty Griffin, Sarah Sophie Flicker…the list goes on.

Check out the items below for a taste of Dawn’s aesthetic. To find more treasures, search for boudoir, flapper, and cloche in Vintage, and boudoir, flapper and cloche in Handmade. Let us know in the comments if you’ve incorporated a little boudoir fancy into your style or if you’re “in deep.” Not your thing? Then let us know if there’s a style or era you’re obsessed with!

Special thanks to Dawn’s assistants, Jordan Grabow and Shannon Gottshall, her Loving husband, Mark Younger-Smith, and her entourage of simply marvelous models, Cali Sales, Cayse Binkly, Justine List, and Whitney Jardine.

Open your door to There’s No Place Like Here! If you have a beautiful space (studio, home, or boutique), let us know. Add photos of your space or suggest photos to us through our new flickr pool. You never know, you might need to bust out the welcome wagon for the Etsy video crew!

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Electric Ladyland Dress New 2019 Capsule Collection
Electric Ladyland Dress New 2019 Capsule Collection
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
1930's Purple Silk Velvet Eveng Gown Dress Sleeves Burnout Velt batwings as is as found vintage
1930's Purple Silk Velvet Eveng Gown Dress Sleeves Burnout Velt batwings as is as found vintage
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 USD
Purple Haze Poet Dress New Boudoir Queen 2019 Capsule Collection
Purple Haze Poet Dress New Boudoir Queen 2019 Capsule Collection
BoudoirQueen
$295.00 USD
New Boudoir Queen Keats Poet Dress Capsule Collection 2019
New Boudoir Queen Keats Poet Dress Capsule Collection 2019
BoudoirQueen
$695.00 USD
1920's Flapper Dress with Antique Iridescent Purple drippy Appliqué Deco
1920's Flapper Dress with Antique Iridescent Purple drippy Appliqué Deco
BoudoirQueen
$285.00 USD
1920's Cloche interesting Design NEW as-found
1920's Cloche interesting Design NEW as-found
BoudoirQueen
$175.00 USD
Little Miss Victorian Dress all Victorian Textiles New Boudoir Queen Capsule Collection 2019
Little Miss Victorian Dress all Victorian Textiles New Boudoir Queen Capsule Collection 2019
BoudoirQueen
$695.00 USD
BQ All New  Miss Havisham  Dress New Arrival Boudoir Queen Wedding Bride Bridesmaid
BQ All New Miss Havisham Dress New Arrival Boudoir Queen Wedding Bride Bridesmaid
BoudoirQueen
$450.00 USD
The EVA BODICE 1800's Black Gothic Victorian Bodice with Lace Sleeves Very Penny Dreadful
The EVA BODICE 1800's Black Gothic Victorian Bodice with Lace Sleeves Very Penny Dreadful
BoudoirQueen
$210.00 USD
Original Holly's Harp 60's label egyptian velvet jacket Early Nymph label Holly Harp
Original Holly's Harp 60's label egyptian velvet jacket Early Nymph label Holly Harp
BoudoirQueen
$295.00 USD
SALE was 1200 one week only FEATHERS Fabulous Rock n Roll Belle Époque by Boudoir Queen Couture
SALE was 1200 one week only FEATHERS Fabulous Rock n Roll Belle Époque by Boudoir Queen Couture
BoudoirQueen
$495.00 USD
FAB Southern Gothic Josette Dress 1920's Black Lace Dress dripping with Ribbon Work Batwing Sleeve
FAB Southern Gothic Josette Dress 1920's Black Lace Dress dripping with Ribbon Work Batwing Sleeve
BoudoirQueen
$670.00 USD
fabulous Authentic Art Nouveau Cameo Egyptian Smoked Blue Crystal Dangle Shoulder Duster Earrings
fabulous Authentic Art Nouveau Cameo Egyptian Smoked Blue Crystal Dangle Shoulder Duster Earrings
BoudoirQueen
$355.00 USD
SALE Berlin Feathered Topper Hat
SALE Berlin Feathered Topper Hat
BoudoirQueen
$45.00 USD
Metallic Lace and Flower Feather dress 20s "Self-love, my liege i not so vile a sin as self neglecting Dauphin in Henry V williamshakespeare
Metallic Lace and Flower Feather dress 20s "Self-love, my liege i not so vile a sin as self neglecting Dauphin in Henry V williamshakespeare
BoudoirQueen
$550.00 USD
Celery Green Floral Shawl 1920's authentic Silk with Pink embroidered multicolored flowers
Celery Green Floral Shawl 1920's authentic Silk with Pink embroidered multicolored flowers
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 USD
PRETTY BABY Hat  Pretty Baby Edwardian Early 20's
PRETTY BABY Hat Pretty Baby Edwardian Early 20's
BoudoirQueen
$250.00 USD
Lady of the Lace Dress Boudoir Queen Upcycled Gown Nouveau Metallic Appliques
Lady of the Lace Dress Boudoir Queen Upcycled Gown Nouveau Metallic Appliques
BoudoirQueen
$550.00 USD
I Love Factory Boudoir Queen Collaboration for Fall Runway Show 2010 Girl with the Pearl Fascinator
I Love Factory Boudoir Queen Collaboration for Fall Runway Show 2010 Girl with the Pearl Fascinator
BoudoirQueen
$45.00 USD
Taking Custom Orders Floradora Girl Layer Cake Boudoir Doll Necklace a Boudoir Queen Original 2007 design limited time
Taking Custom Orders Floradora Girl Layer Cake Boudoir Doll Necklace a Boudoir Queen Original 2007 design limited time
BoudoirQueen
$155.00 USD
1920's Circus Cape from England rare
1920's Circus Cape from England rare
BoudoirQueen
$6,000.00 USD
NEW CLOSE UP images Monroe Sequined Bow Dress Giant Bronze Bow eggplant purple slip dress Cocktail Dress
NEW CLOSE UP images Monroe Sequined Bow Dress Giant Bronze Bow eggplant purple slip dress Cocktail Dress
BoudoirQueen
$155.00 USD
Bergdorf Goodman Pretty in Pink Velvet headband with label
Bergdorf Goodman Pretty in Pink Velvet headband with label
BoudoirQueen
$65.00 USD
BQ 2018 Boudoir Queen Hudson Dress
BQ 2018 Boudoir Queen Hudson Dress
BoudoirQueen
$525.00 USD
PRE WORN Sale was 775  as-is  Belle Époque The Divine Sarah Dress Boudoir Queen Design Upcycled Edwardian ics Chantilly Lace Victorian
PRE WORN Sale was 775 as-is Belle Époque The Divine Sarah Dress Boudoir Queen Design Upcycled Edwardian ics Chantilly Lace Victorian
BoudoirQueen
$475.00 USD
1920's Flapper Shoes velvet with Ostrich Feather and Flowers
1920's Flapper Shoes velvet with Ostrich Feather and Flowers
BoudoirQueen
$145.00 USD
Art Deco Robe or Jacket Duster 1920's
Art Deco Robe or Jacket Duster 1920's
BoudoirQueen
$125.00 USD
Rare 80's Norma Kamali Shoes Brocade ribbon ties as found
Rare 80's Norma Kamali Shoes Brocade ribbon ties as found
BoudoirQueen
$175.00 USD
Brocade Wiggle Dress 50's 60's
Brocade Wiggle Dress 50's 60's
BoudoirQueen
$250.00 USD
Bed Jacket as seen in Vogue Boudoir Queen  CUSTOM
Bed Jacket as seen in Vogue Boudoir Queen CUSTOM
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 USD
Too Cool Maggie the Cat Tunic Dress new RTW
Too Cool Maggie the Cat Tunic Dress new RTW
BoudoirQueen
$185.00 USD
SOLD White As seen in VOGUE CUSTOM comes is White Wedding Bridal Silk Chiffon Gossamer Fairy Dress Custom Comes in White
SOLD White As seen in VOGUE CUSTOM comes is White Wedding Bridal Silk Chiffon Gossamer Fairy Dress Custom Comes in White
BoudoirQueen
$2,500.00 USD
1920's Floral Print Dress Chiffon Authentic Flapper
1920's Floral Print Dress Chiffon Authentic Flapper
BoudoirQueen
$225.00 USD
Gothic Boudoir Queen Celebrity Cuff Cake Deco Feather Prairie Print
Gothic Boudoir Queen Celebrity Cuff Cake Deco Feather Prairie Print
BoudoirQueen
$48.00 USD
Antique Edwardian 19th Century Black Mourning  Woven Horse Hair Hat with silk Bow Jet beading
Antique Edwardian 19th Century Black Mourning Woven Horse Hair Hat with silk Bow Jet beading
BoudoirQueen
$290.00 USD
For Study Edwardian dress and beautiful ROSETTE Lace shawl or Skirt stored over 100 years old as-found
For Study Edwardian dress and beautiful ROSETTE Lace shawl or Skirt stored over 100 years old as-found
BoudoirQueen
$455.00 USD
SALE GREATLY REDUCED 200.00 Gloria Swanson 1920s Black silk and Roses with Lamé  trim Dress Vintage
SALE GREATLY REDUCED 200.00 Gloria Swanson 1920s Black silk and Roses with Lamé trim Dress Vintage
BoudoirQueen
$275.00 USD
NEW Lilli Ann 1950's or 1960's Brocade Coat Huge Rhinestone Buttons
NEW Lilli Ann 1950's or 1960's Brocade Coat Huge Rhinestone Buttons
BoudoirQueen
$725.00 USD
Nice Aurora Borealis Baby Jane Doll Slip Dress Seafoam opal fit for a star
Nice Aurora Borealis Baby Jane Doll Slip Dress Seafoam opal fit for a star
BoudoirQueen
$265.00 USD
SALE 1930's reduced to half off Sequined net Bolero Shrug or Jacket lovely
SALE 1930's reduced to half off Sequined net Bolero Shrug or Jacket lovely
BoudoirQueen
$65.00 USD
Divine Feather Moulin Rouge Zsa Zsa DRESS Boudoir Queen fall 2018
Divine Feather Moulin Rouge Zsa Zsa DRESS Boudoir Queen fall 2018
BoudoirQueen
$555.00 USD
1920's Orange Vibrant Ostich feather hat showgirl
1920's Orange Vibrant Ostich feather hat showgirl
BoudoirQueen
$65.00 USD
SWEET CHARLOTTE Edwardian Lace dress Beautiful 1910 teens vintage as found
SWEET CHARLOTTE Edwardian Lace dress Beautiful 1910 teens vintage as found
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
Theda Bara Vibes Edwardian Chantilly Lace Peignoir with sequin tassels as-found Antique
Theda Bara Vibes Edwardian Chantilly Lace Peignoir with sequin tassels as-found Antique
BoudoirQueen
$775.00 USD
Edwardian  Baby Jane Edwardian skirt and Blouse 2 piece Fortuny style Pleats with lots of Rosettes
Edwardian Baby Jane Edwardian skirt and Blouse 2 piece Fortuny style Pleats with lots of Rosettes
BoudoirQueen
$355.00 USD
BQ Blanche DuBois Vintage Nude Blush Dress Airy and Divine as found Evening Gown Boho Wedding Festival
BQ Blanche DuBois Vintage Nude Blush Dress Airy and Divine as found Evening Gown Boho Wedding Festival
BoudoirQueen
$275.00 USD
Boudoir Queen 1920's Robe with stand up voile iris collar
Boudoir Queen 1920's Robe with stand up voile iris collar
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
Millinery Flowers FESTIVAL Flower Crown or headpiece strip of antique flowers can be used for multiple purposes as-found
Millinery Flowers FESTIVAL Flower Crown or headpiece strip of antique flowers can be used for multiple purposes as-found
BoudoirQueen
$125.00 USD
Flapper Cocktail Bridal Hat
Flapper Cocktail Bridal Hat
Sold
reserved for Artsyshopper Stunning one of a kind 1930s beaded gown
reserved for Artsyshopper Stunning one of a kind 1930s beaded gown
Sold
Fabulous Flapper And Dapper Dude Vintage 1920s Photo
Fabulous Flapper And Dapper Dude Vintage 1920s Photo
Sold
wool cloche - black
wool cloche - black
Sold
The ORIGINAL FRENCH CUFF Boudoir Queen
The ORIGINAL FRENCH CUFF Boudoir Queen
Sold
3 for 2 SALE - Ruby and Jade -  8 X 12 print
3 for 2 SALE - Ruby and Jade - 8 X 12 print
Sold
vintage FLAPPER Oxford Heels
vintage FLAPPER Oxford Heels
Sold
Vintage Boudoir Doll in Red Silk Dress
Vintage Boudoir Doll in Red Silk Dress
Sold
Art Deco gold Beaded Headband  SALE
Art Deco gold Beaded Headband SALE
Sold
Emily Vintage Feather Hair Piece
Emily Vintage Feather Hair Piece
Sold

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