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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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The Moulin Rouge ZSA ZSA DRESS Boudoir Queen Resort 2017
The Moulin Rouge ZSA ZSA DRESS Boudoir Queen Resort 2017
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
MARIE-THÉRÈSE DRESS New Arrival Boudoir Queen Original
MARIE-THÉRÈSE DRESS New Arrival Boudoir Queen Original
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 USD
Miss Havisham  Dress New Arrival Boudoir Queen Wedding Bride Bridesmaid
Miss Havisham Dress New Arrival Boudoir Queen Wedding Bride Bridesmaid
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 USD
HOLD featured in Where Women Create Magazine August 1st Stunning Silk Velvet Fuchsia Low Cut Dress Gown Metallic Lace Paisley Silk Trim
HOLD featured in Where Women Create Magazine August 1st Stunning Silk Velvet Fuchsia Low Cut Dress Gown Metallic Lace Paisley Silk Trim
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 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
RESORT 2018 Boudoir Queen Hudson Dress
RESORT 2018 Boudoir Queen Hudson Dress
BoudoirQueen
$725.00 USD
Boudoir Queens Dress Pick More images coming this week new arrival
Boudoir Queens Dress Pick More images coming this week new arrival
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 USD
Festival Lamé Green Print Jacket with Peach Ostrich Feathers Boudoir Queen Vintage Egyptian Vibes
Festival Lamé Green Print Jacket with Peach Ostrich Feathers Boudoir Queen Vintage Egyptian Vibes
BoudoirQueen
$575.00 USD
Casati Dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2018
Casati Dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2018
BoudoirQueen
$675.00 USD
1920's Circus Cape from England rare
1920's Circus Cape from England rare
BoudoirQueen
$6,000.00 USD
Its day for an OFF WHITE WEDDING Boudoir Queen Wedding Gown Festival dress Bridesmaid Party Resort 2018
Its day for an OFF WHITE WEDDING Boudoir Queen Wedding Gown Festival dress Bridesmaid Party Resort 2018
BoudoirQueen
$650.00 USD
Tuesday Edwardian Top Blouse Dress XS
Tuesday Edwardian Top Blouse Dress XS
BoudoirQueen
$85.00 USD
ANGELIQUE dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2018
ANGELIQUE dress Boudoir Queen Resort 2018
BoudoirQueen
$775.00 USD
Rothchilds Slipper Dress New Boudoir Queen
Rothchilds Slipper Dress New Boudoir Queen
BoudoirQueen
$775.00 USD
SALE Extravagant Circus Overbust Corset  dress Vreeland Collection
SALE Extravagant Circus Overbust Corset dress Vreeland Collection
BoudoirQueen
$195.00 USD
Antique Baroque Bow Drippy Necklace with Topaz like Jewel
Antique Baroque Bow Drippy Necklace with Topaz like Jewel
BoudoirQueen
$145.00 USD
1920's Orange Vibrant Ostich feather hat showgirl
1920's Orange Vibrant Ostich feather hat showgirl
BoudoirQueen
$65.00 USD
SET dress and Jacket Boudoir Queen Original Lace Dress Baby Jane Bed Jacket
SET dress and Jacket Boudoir Queen Original Lace Dress Baby Jane Bed Jacket
BoudoirQueen
$695.00 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
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
Fabulous 30's Black Lace Vintage Antique Shrug
Fabulous 30's Black Lace Vintage Antique Shrug
BoudoirQueen
$125.00 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
Sale Velvet Dress / Vintage Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax
Sale Velvet Dress / Vintage Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax
BoudoirQueen
$88.00 USD
30s slip ON RIGHT lingerie flapper night gown never been worn with original belt
30s slip ON RIGHT lingerie flapper night gown never been worn with original belt
BoudoirQueen
$175.00 USD
Very Boardwalk Empire Hat  Pretty Baby Edwardian Early 20's
Very Boardwalk Empire Hat Pretty Baby Edwardian Early 20's
BoudoirQueen
$350.00 USD
sale Mary Qaunt Style Mod Austin Monthly Editorial Princess Cosmonopolis  Dress
sale Mary Qaunt Style Mod Austin Monthly Editorial Princess Cosmonopolis Dress
BoudoirQueen
$210.00 USD
Anita Pallenberg Style Scarf large great colors
Anita Pallenberg Style Scarf large great colors
BoudoirQueen
$110.00 USD
Baby Jane Edwardian skirt and Blouse 2 piece Fortuny style Pleats with lots of Rosettes
Baby Jane Edwardian skirt and Blouse 2 piece Fortuny style Pleats with lots of Rosettes
BoudoirQueen
$255.00 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
BoudoirQueen
$699.00 USD
SALE Elizabeth Dress Unusual Vintage Dress Fabulous as found
SALE Elizabeth Dress Unusual Vintage Dress Fabulous as found
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 USD
Art Nouveau Cameo Egyptian Smoked Blue Crystal Dangle Shoulder Duster Earrings
Art Nouveau Cameo Egyptian Smoked Blue Crystal Dangle Shoulder Duster Earrings
BoudoirQueen
$350.00 USD
Sale One of a kind Boudoir Queen Cocktail or Casual Wedding Dress
Sale One of a kind Boudoir Queen Cocktail or Casual Wedding Dress
BoudoirQueen
$375.00 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
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
Ode to Irina Ionesco Victorian early Edwardian Topper Hat headband bonnet
Ode to Irina Ionesco Victorian early Edwardian Topper Hat headband bonnet
BoudoirQueen
$145.00 USD
Isadora Duncan long purple Silk Scarf headband or belt fabulous old
Isadora Duncan long purple Silk Scarf headband or belt fabulous old
BoudoirQueen
$125.00 USD
Great Gatsby Vibes Black Silk Cut Velvet Dress with Ostrich Plumes Authentic larger size
Great Gatsby Vibes Black Silk Cut Velvet Dress with Ostrich Plumes Authentic larger size
BoudoirQueen
$425.00 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
Boudoir Queen Feathered Flower Pot Hat
Boudoir Queen Feathered Flower Pot Hat
BoudoirQueen
$88.00 USD
BERLIN CABARET CLOCHE as found has wear
BERLIN CABARET CLOCHE as found has wear
BoudoirQueen
$155.00 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
Edwardian White Lawn Dress Fabulous Gothic Penny Dreadful Vibes Festival Dress
Edwardian White Lawn Dress Fabulous Gothic Penny Dreadful Vibes Festival Dress
BoudoirQueen
$575.00 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
flower power collection SALE WAS 275 now 175 slip dress  pom pom lace embellishment and large edwardian flower
flower power collection SALE WAS 275 now 175 slip dress pom pom lace embellishment and large edwardian flower
BoudoirQueen
$150.00 USD
1920s 1930s Black Chiffon Embroidered Dress Stunning Neckline
1920s 1930s Black Chiffon Embroidered Dress Stunning Neckline
BoudoirQueen
$425.00 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
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
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
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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