Throwback The ’90s – The Crop Top And The Ankle Bracelet


Ahhh.., the crop top! No matter whether it’s a part of a set or just a simple top that seemed to go with everything, it was everywhere in the ’90s!
When I decided to include the crop top (how could I not) in my ’90s series, I had several crop top looks to choose from.., however, this picture brought up some memories I had almost forgotten, so here it is…

It was after a night of clubbing at TU. TU was the club to be at for the young the hip and the cool in Taipei’s ’90s. It was a well known and well loved spot for Taipei’s foreign nationals, and those bilingual locals like myself were among the regulars too.
Leaving TU after 4AM, I didn’t join my American friends for the scooter ride to Dan Shui Beach for the “breakfast while watching the sunrise” trip. Their offer sounded great, but in my head, I had more important things to do. So instead, I went back to my studio apartment; showered off the club’s cigarette small and packed up some prepared outfits for my photo shoot and headed to the location – Tao Yuan – by train.

There was no other clear purpose for this shoot except for my own satisfaction. As I have mentioned before about my childhood fun, which was using the camera to document my very own fashion story. This is a habit that I have continued to this very day. Some say it’s a form of escape – like roll play. And I do see it as my creative outlet.
‘The ankle bracelet was trendy back then!’ I said to Kent, who was helping me edit the film scan. We ended up picking this picture because my tiredness of the night before was not so obvious.

“Why did you go clubbing the night before a photo shoot?” Kent asked. I didn’t have an answer. I guess that when we are young, we don’t want to miss anything. Since there are enough good photos to choose from this particular shoot, there’s no point in regretting staying up all night.
In fact, I’m glad that I went for the shoot, because by seeing it today, it reminds me of being youthful; restless and fear of missing out…

Location shoot in Tao Yuan by photographer Tsong-Chii, Lynn


  1. This is a great look hun! Keep the amazing inspo coming!

    1. Thank you beautiful, much appreciated! X

  2. You look so good in this picture! You definitely can’t tell you stayed up clubbing the night before haha.

    ❤️ Leani

    1. Thank you Leani. 💞 I’m pretty sure that the right lighting helped! X

  3. Gorgeous picture! Xx

    1. Thank you Raysa! X

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂 Xx

  4. Love the throwback – I’ve been wearing my toe rings all summer #noshame

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. Thank you Clarissa. I remember the toe rings; they are fun to wear! X

  5. Ahhhh! I had the crop top AND ankle bracelet. Your throwback outfit is making me smile 🙂

    1. Sounds good Christy. 🙂 It’s time to re-embrace them!! X

    1. Thank you! X

  6. Pretty! ❤ 🙂

  7. I loved wearing ankle bracelets. I should do it again! Have a wonderful day, Vivienne!

    1. Lovely to hear your feedback Mihaela. I wonder why I didn’t keep this particular one as I used to love wearing it… X

  8. Daniela Soriano · · Reply

    Love this, you totally got this whole 90’s style thing down!

    1. Thank you Daniela. I’m so happy to hear that! X

  9. You look gorgeous and not at all like you were out all night !

    1. Awww.., you are so sweet Gina! X

  10. Wonderful 😍

  11. I was a young adult in the 90’s and those fashions take me back. Thanks reminding me of how good that time was.

    1. You are welcome Tony. By digging out these old pictures, I’m re-embracing the fabulous time I had during the ’90s. X

  12. Great photo, adorable 90’s look, and deeply in love with your notes … xo xo! Jo_

    1. I’m flattered to hear your sweet compliments Jo.., love & hugs… x x x

  13. I love crop tops! Great article. 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you Leïla. 🙂 X

  14. Great blog !
    Saloni Sethi
    -Fashion Food And Travel Deocoded

    1. Thank you Saloni. X

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