Bicycling through Japan in Watercolor – the stunning work of Mateusz Urbanowicz

bicycle boy

In his series Bicycle Boy, Tokyo-based Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz follows a day-in-the-life of a boy bicycling to his destination. Inspired by the animated Studio Ghibli movie Whisper of the Heart, he first created a watercolour illustration which quickly got attention and spread through the Internet. Following this, he decided to make a 10 piece series about the “bicycling-it-hard-boy through his day as he fights to reach his goal”.
Via Creative Boom.

Orange and navy short sleeve novelty print shift dress

Orange and navy novelty print short sleeve shift dress 1

 

This is a Japanese 1970’s short sleeve shift dress, gorgeous with its long row of round buttons. The fabric is a medium weight polyester novelty print with tones of orange and white on navy and blue. The dress is unlined, and can be worn with or without a belt.

 

Size:  Japanese size 13 (would fit M best)
Material:  polyester, unlined
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Shoulders:   15″3/4  –  40cm
Bust:   20″3/4  –  53cm
Waist:   20″1/2  –  52cm
Hips:   22″  –  56cm
Hem:   25″  –  64cm
Length:   38″1/4  –  97.5cm
Sleeves length:   8″1/2  –  22cm
Sleeves width at the end:   6″1/4  –  16cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Orange and navy novelty print short sleeve shift dress

 

 

Orange and navy novelty print short sleeve shift dress

 

On Messy Messy Chic: From Corsets to Culottes – The Women who Dared to Change Wimbledon

Wimbledon vintage fashion

It is astonishing to think that in in the tournament’s earlier days, women were expected to make a decent serve dressed in full-length skirts, corsets, and a bulky shirt: the ‘tennis whites’ of the time. It took some real champions to make a name for women in tennis…
Plenty more delicious vintage black and white photography on Messy Messy Chic.

Purple, Navy and white floral short sleeve shift dress

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

 

This is a lovely shift dress from the Japanese 1970’s. The fabric is a purple, navy and white floral polyester, lined with rayon. The pleated collar enhances the bust line very elegantly. The dress opens with a zipper on the back. The demo belt is not included but the dress comes with its own fabric belt.

 

Estimated size:  would fit S or M best, depending mostly on your shoulder measurements.
Material:  polyester  –  rayon lining
No brand label, made in Japan
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:   6″1/4  –  16cm
Shoulders:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:   19″  –  48.5cm
Waist:   21″  –  53cm
Hips:   22″1/2  –  57cm
Hem:   25″  –  64cm
Length:   43″  –  109cm
Sleeves length:   9″1/2  –  24cm
Sleeves width:   6″3/4  –  17cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

 

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

 

Navy purple and white short sleeve shift dress

 

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress