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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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