Dawn Simorangkir, who designs Boudoir Queen, a line known for 1920s-inspired frocks and intricate corsets, is suing Courtney Love over defamatory tweets that she claims ruined her fashion career, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Back in March of 2009, Love tweeted something along the lines of that Simorangkir (her married name is Dawn Younger-Smith) was a "drug-pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery who lost custody of her own child," and that "she has received a VAST amount of money from me over 40,000 dollars and I do not make people famous and get raped TOO!” Love had been a devoted fan of Simorangkir's designs, wearing custom pieces created for her and shopping Boudoir Queen's popular Etsy shop (more bitterness unraveled on Etsy as well). Things fell apart when, according to Simorangkir, Love refused to pay up for several thousand dollars worth of clothing. We had some idea that things had gone sour between the two when a crazy commenter war broke out in a story we posted about Love's love for Boudoir Queen and her Etsy shop. And even if Simorangkir's career suffered after Love's tweet-rade, she showed a lovely collection four months ago at Austin Fashion Week.
AUSTIN--Saturday evening, the Long Center for the Performing Arts played host to the conclusion of Austin Fashion Week with a series of runway shows including Boudoir Queen, Chloe Dao and Betsey Johnson, live music by SPEAK! and Zayra, and finally, an award ceremony honoring the voter's favorites. The evenings most impressive looks came from none other than Dawn Younger-Smith of Boudoir Queen. Known for her intricate 1920s vintage inspired frocks, Dawn has created custom items for rock star celebrities such as The Donnas, Imogen Heap, Karen Elson, and Courtney Love.