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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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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
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
SWEET CHARLOTTE Edwardian Lace dress Beautiful 1910 teens vintage
SWEET CHARLOTTE Edwardian Lace dress Beautiful 1910 teens vintage
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 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
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
1920s 1930s Black Chiffon Embroidered Dress Stunning Neckline
1920s 1930s Black Chiffon Embroidered Dress Stunning Neckline
BoudoirQueen
$425.00 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
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
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
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
As Seen in VOGUE Boudoir Queen Lucille Bed Jacket Peach Velvet with Sequin Fruit
As Seen in VOGUE Boudoir Queen Lucille Bed Jacket Peach Velvet with Sequin Fruit
BoudoirQueen
$148.00 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
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
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
SALE Elizabeth Dress Unusual Vintage Dress Fabulous as found
SALE Elizabeth Dress Unusual Vintage Dress Fabulous as found
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 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
Victorian Corset Cover Blouse top Silk with Pink Ribbons Larger size Boudoir Queen Vintage
Victorian Corset Cover Blouse top Silk with Pink Ribbons Larger size Boudoir Queen Vintage
BoudoirQueen
$165.00 USD
Aurora Borealis Baby Jane Doll Slip Dress Seafood Pink fit for a star
Aurora Borealis Baby Jane Doll Slip Dress Seafood Pink fit for a star
BoudoirQueen
$275.00 USD
Gothic Beauty Magazine De 2013 RED Deco Lounger Set Lingerie Skirt and Top
Gothic Beauty Magazine De 2013 RED Deco Lounger Set Lingerie Skirt and Top
BoudoirQueen
$355.00 USD
Stunning Boudoir Queen Belt Gold Lamé Brass Lady head Art Nouveau ties in the back
Stunning Boudoir Queen Belt Gold Lamé Brass Lady head Art Nouveau ties in the back
BoudoirQueen
$185.00 USD
Late 1800's Opera Singer Bodice this was a Renaissance Costume Authentic
Late 1800's Opera Singer Bodice this was a Renaissance Costume Authentic
BoudoirQueen
$850.00 USD
Moroccan Tribal Choker Beller dancer Belt front very Brian Jones
Moroccan Tribal Choker Beller dancer Belt front very Brian Jones
BoudoirQueen
$225.00 USD
Fabulous 30's Black Lace Vintage Antique Shrug
Fabulous 30's Black Lace Vintage Antique Shrug
BoudoirQueen
$125.00 USD
1920's Deco Robe from The Boardwalk Empire Wardrobe Department
1920's Deco Robe from The Boardwalk Empire Wardrobe Department
BoudoirQueen
$475.00 USD
Pattie Boyd Style Petticoat Pants and Top Acid Green Boudoir Queen
Pattie Boyd Style Petticoat Pants and Top Acid Green Boudoir Queen
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 USD
Lillie Langtry 1920's 30's Voile Lavender embroidered CAFTAN
Lillie Langtry 1920's 30's Voile Lavender embroidered CAFTAN
BoudoirQueen
$310.00 USD
STONE PONIES Dress a Boudoir Queen Original SPRING 2016 Capsule Collection
STONE PONIES Dress a Boudoir Queen Original SPRING 2016 Capsule Collection
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 USD
The Divinity Dress Fabulous Slip Dress all 20s fabrics up cycled vintage
The Divinity Dress Fabulous Slip Dress all 20s fabrics up cycled vintage
BoudoirQueen
$225.00 USD
New  1920's Boudoir Queen Classic reworked chartreuse beaded Dress with heavy Metallic Lace
New 1920's Boudoir Queen Classic reworked chartreuse beaded Dress with heavy Metallic Lace
BoudoirQueen
$625.00 USD
Belle Époque Edwardian Peignoir with original matching headband in a fabulous rasberry color
Belle Époque Edwardian Peignoir with original matching headband in a fabulous rasberry color
BoudoirQueen
$825.00 USD
40's COQUE FEATHER with Veil Hat vintage Elsa Schiaparelli VIBES
40's COQUE FEATHER with Veil Hat vintage Elsa Schiaparelli VIBES
BoudoirQueen
$145.00 USD
Rosettes and Lace Slip Dress Night Gown Bridal Trousseau we have the matching Tap Pants and Bra on another listing 1920's
Rosettes and Lace Slip Dress Night Gown Bridal Trousseau we have the matching Tap Pants and Bra on another listing 1920's
BoudoirQueen
$395.00 USD
Label A Renoir Creation Fabulous sequined and net vintage hat
Label A Renoir Creation Fabulous sequined and net vintage hat
BoudoirQueen
$85.00 USD
NEW 1930's Tango Dance Dress Rare Loaded with gorgeous Black Lace Authentic
NEW 1930's Tango Dance Dress Rare Loaded with gorgeous Black Lace Authentic
BoudoirQueen
$425.00 USD
Lilly Dache Mod Hat Collectable
Lilly Dache Mod Hat Collectable
BoudoirQueen
$110.00 USD
Sale Velvet Dress / Vintage Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax
Sale Velvet Dress / Vintage Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax
BoudoirQueen
$88.00 USD
Magical Metallic Lace 1920's Dress Authentic and Fabulous! Med Large
Magical Metallic Lace 1920's Dress Authentic and Fabulous! Med Large
BoudoirQueen
$900.00 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
Sale,Vintage Flapper Girl beaded handbag
Sale,Vintage Flapper Girl beaded handbag
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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