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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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Rothchilds Slipper Dress New Boudoir Queen
Rothchilds Slipper Dress New Boudoir Queen
BoudoirQueen
$775.00 USD
ANGELIQUE dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2017
ANGELIQUE dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2017
BoudoirQueen
$775.00 USD
Love Witch Boudoir Dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2017
Love Witch Boudoir Dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2017
BoudoirQueen
$750.00 USD
SOLD Jean Harlow Style 1920's Seafoam Velvet and white fur coat EXQUISITE Large Flowers around the neckline
SOLD Jean Harlow Style 1920's Seafoam Velvet and white fur coat EXQUISITE Large Flowers around the neckline
BoudoirQueen
$1,300.00 USD
SALE WAS 1200 now 895 limited time Brian Jones goes to Woodstock Inspired 20's Coat with Edwardian and Victorian Fur Embellishment STUNNING
SALE WAS 1200 now 895 limited time Brian Jones goes to Woodstock Inspired 20's Coat with Edwardian and Victorian Fur Embellishment STUNNING
BoudoirQueen
$895.00 USD
1920's Circus Cape from England rare
1920's Circus Cape from England rare
BoudoirQueen
$6,000.00 USD
Boudoir Queen Doll Purse Bag Black Velvet Boudoir Doll a BQ Original purse antique
Boudoir Queen Doll Purse Bag Black Velvet Boudoir Doll a BQ Original purse antique
BoudoirQueen
$550.00 USD
1920s Chinese Deco Embroidered Piano Shawl belt tasseled Robe Boudoir Queen
1920s Chinese Deco Embroidered Piano Shawl belt tasseled Robe Boudoir Queen
BoudoirQueen
$525.00 USD
Caged 90's Dries Van Noten Dress
Caged 90's Dries Van Noten Dress
BoudoirQueen
$395.00 USD
Channeling a Silent Screen Goddess 1920's Piano Shawl dress with Tambour Lace Sleeves as found
Channeling a Silent Screen Goddess 1920's Piano Shawl dress with Tambour Lace Sleeves as found
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
from Fred Segals Pink Floyd 1960's embellished velvet bell bottom pants rare
from Fred Segals Pink Floyd 1960's embellished velvet bell bottom pants rare
BoudoirQueen
$350.00 USD
MODEL SAMPLE Mother of Dragons Khaleesi Daenerys Targarian Vibes Dress by Boudoir Queen New Spring 2013 Game of Thrones
MODEL SAMPLE Mother of Dragons Khaleesi Daenerys Targarian Vibes Dress by Boudoir Queen New Spring 2013 Game of Thrones
BoudoirQueen
$225.00 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
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$699.00 USD
Boudoir Queen Couture  Net Tunic Dress with Metallic Over skirt
Boudoir Queen Couture Net Tunic Dress with Metallic Over skirt
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$275.00 USD
UNUSUAL Mary Pickford Used to Eat Roses Rare Rosette and  Lace full Bonnet Night Cap Bonnet Hat cloche
UNUSUAL Mary Pickford Used to Eat Roses Rare Rosette and Lace full Bonnet Night Cap Bonnet Hat cloche
BoudoirQueen
$145.00 USD
Italian Vogue Shoot Custom Mask Made Boudoir Queen
Italian Vogue Shoot Custom Mask Made Boudoir Queen
BoudoirQueen
$325.00 USD
One of a kind Boudoir Queen Cocktail or Casual Wedding Dress
One of a kind Boudoir Queen Cocktail or Casual Wedding Dress
BoudoirQueen
$475.00 USD
Festival Harem Showgirl Belly Dancer 20s Beaded pants skirt
Festival Harem Showgirl Belly Dancer 20s Beaded pants skirt
BoudoirQueen
$250.00 USD
Marie Antoinette Standard Boudoir Doll with Lashes AO all sales final
Marie Antoinette Standard Boudoir Doll with Lashes AO all sales final
BoudoirQueen
$475.00 USD
Kokoshnik style Boudoir Queen  Russian headdress headband
Kokoshnik style Boudoir Queen Russian headdress headband
BoudoirQueen
$250.00 USD
NEW Edwardian or 1920's ribbon work bed cap bed bonnet exquisite
NEW Edwardian or 1920's ribbon work bed cap bed bonnet exquisite
BoudoirQueen
$125.00 USD
As seen in VOGUE Silk Chiffon Gossamer Fairy Dress Custom Comes in White
As seen in VOGUE Silk Chiffon Gossamer Fairy Dress Custom Comes in White
BoudoirQueen
$2,500.00 USD
Southern Gothic Josette Dress 1920's Black Lace Dress dripping with Ribbon Work Batwing Sleeve
Southern Gothic Josette Dress 1920's Black Lace Dress dripping with Ribbon Work Batwing Sleeve
BoudoirQueen
$750.00 USD
Baby Doll Peach Step In with lace and Ribbons Flapper 1920's
Baby Doll Peach Step In with lace and Ribbons Flapper 1920's
BoudoirQueen
$110.00 USD
Tuesday Edwardian Top Blouse Dress XS
Tuesday Edwardian Top Blouse Dress XS
BoudoirQueen
$85.00 USD
1920's Salmon Beaded gown with Beaded Flower and silk under slip
1920's Salmon Beaded gown with Beaded Flower and silk under slip
BoudoirQueen
$525.00 USD
Gloria Swanson 1920s Black silk and Roses with Lamé  trim Dress Vintage
Gloria Swanson 1920s Black silk and Roses with Lamé trim Dress Vintage
BoudoirQueen
$475.00 USD
SWEET CHARLOTTE Edwardian Lace dress Beautiful 1910 teens vintage
SWEET CHARLOTTE Edwardian Lace dress Beautiful 1910 teens vintage
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
SALE Elizabeth Dress Unusual Vintage Dress Fabulous as found
SALE Elizabeth Dress Unusual Vintage Dress Fabulous as found
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 USD
1920s 1930s Black Chiffon Embroidered Dress Stunning Neckline
1920s 1930s Black Chiffon Embroidered Dress Stunning Neckline
BoudoirQueen
$425.00 USD
Rare Edwardian Shawl Scarf Neck Wrap Black and White silk Riffles Mae West Style
Rare Edwardian Shawl Scarf Neck Wrap Black and White silk Riffles Mae West Style
BoudoirQueen
$725.00 USD
Gorgeous 1920's Chiffon Print Beaded Dress with Long Multi Colored Ribbons Gatsby
Gorgeous 1920's Chiffon Print Beaded Dress with Long Multi Colored Ribbons Gatsby
BoudoirQueen
$480.00 USD
New 1940's Dolman Sleeved Beaded Chartreuse Dress 2 piece skinny skirt and blouse Stunning color as found
New 1940's Dolman Sleeved Beaded Chartreuse Dress 2 piece skinny skirt and blouse Stunning color as found
BoudoirQueen
$500.00 USD
Margaret DeLorca Ostrich Feather Bed Jacket as featured in Vogue silk
Margaret DeLorca Ostrich Feather Bed Jacket as featured in Vogue silk
BoudoirQueen
$510.00 USD
Boudoir Queen Baby Jane Bed Jacket with Lace Dress set stunning
Boudoir Queen Baby Jane Bed Jacket with Lace Dress set stunning
BoudoirQueen
$695.00 USD
1920's Bias Cut silk crepe chiffon Negligee Night Gown and or Dress with a lovely pink rosette
1920's Bias Cut silk crepe chiffon Negligee Night Gown and or Dress with a lovely pink rosette
BoudoirQueen
$185.00 USD
Huge Authentic Signed Egyptian Style Butterfly Czech Shoulders duster Chandelier Filagree Earrings Art Nouveau Art Deco
Huge Authentic Signed Egyptian Style Butterfly Czech Shoulders duster Chandelier Filagree Earrings Art Nouveau Art Deco
BoudoirQueen
$550.00 USD
1930's Sequined net Bolero Shrug or Jacket lovely
1930's Sequined net Bolero Shrug or Jacket lovely
BoudoirQueen
$110.00 USD
Heavy Heavy Brocade 40's Evening Jacket Coat Golden Great Sleeves Mutton Style
Heavy Heavy Brocade 40's Evening Jacket Coat Golden Great Sleeves Mutton Style
BoudoirQueen
$550.00 USD
Golden Burn Out Velvet open shouldered 1920's 1930's dress Gorgeous
Golden Burn Out Velvet open shouldered 1920's 1930's dress Gorgeous
BoudoirQueen
$475.00 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
20's Egyptian Revival Repousse Dragon RED Set Czech dangle frosted crystal bead  Necklace King Tut Face with Earrings
20's Egyptian Revival Repousse Dragon RED Set Czech dangle frosted crystal bead Necklace King Tut Face with Earrings
BoudoirQueen
$625.00 USD
Black Velvet Jeweled Belt with Fortuny Pleated Flower Boudoir Queen
Black Velvet Jeweled Belt with Fortuny Pleated Flower Boudoir Queen
BoudoirQueen
$155.00 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
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
Artisan Pale Pink 50's 60's Swing Coat Jacket Fabulous!
Artisan Pale Pink 50's 60's Swing Coat Jacket Fabulous!
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
1920s Cloche with original tag inside Fotuny Style pleating Flapper
1920s Cloche with original tag inside Fotuny Style pleating Flapper
BoudoirQueen
$275.00 USD
1920's Rosette and Lace Bell Sleeved Jacket Lovely
1920's Rosette and Lace Bell Sleeved Jacket Lovely
BoudoirQueen
$325.00 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
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Fabulous Flapper And Dapper Dude Vintage 1920s Photo
Fabulous Flapper And Dapper Dude Vintage 1920s Photo
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Sale,Vintage Flapper Girl beaded handbag
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wool cloche - black
wool cloche - black
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The ORIGINAL FRENCH CUFF Boudoir Queen
The ORIGINAL FRENCH CUFF Boudoir Queen
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3 for 2 SALE - Ruby and Jade -  8 X 12 print
3 for 2 SALE - Ruby and Jade - 8 X 12 print
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vintage FLAPPER Oxford Heels
vintage FLAPPER Oxford Heels
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Vintage Boudoir Doll in Red Silk Dress
Vintage Boudoir Doll in Red Silk Dress
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Art Deco gold Beaded Headband  SALE
Art Deco gold Beaded Headband SALE
Sold
Emily Vintage Feather Hair Piece
Emily Vintage Feather Hair Piece
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