(Re)Imagining the Thakoon Tail

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by Leandra Medine
November 13, 2013
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You’ve got a mullet skirt on steroids, so what you gonna do about it?

One of the happiest blunders during my tenure as a devout sample sale shopper came three Novembers ago when accidentally-but-elatedly, I stumbled into the private preview of one Thakoon Panichgul’s, yes, sample sale. It was unlike anything I’d seen before under the circumstances of a shopping event that promised nearly 80% off almost all fall/winter merchandise: a room devoid of almost any humans, filled with racks of clothes.

And oh, the racks! The clothes! Was it really possible that these were the very garments I had just weeks earlier seen flirting with consumers, coyly exposing full price tags on the floors of department stores city-wide?

Here, they hung elegantly on their hangers. No one pulled or stomped. Sizes ran a generous gamut, but in spite of the striped cashmere sweaters and wool red pants and the blue peplum cape coats, my eyes were focused on one article of clothing and one only: the salmon colored hyper-mullet that frankly made no sense under any circumstances but exuded an urgent sense of if-you-don’t-take-me-you’ll-regret-it-forever.

And guess what? She was right on manifold accounts. I would regret not having bought her and though I did, she still made no sense.

The first time I wore her, it was to shoot a personal style post. Back then, I paired it with a grey sweatshirt, frilly nylon jacket and black booties. It was great but you know that these days I am all about putting jeans under just about everything so it should come as no surprise that in order to make this, uh, old skirt seem, you know, new again, there was only one way to do that.

Pants.

And with the help of a trusty pair of black lace pumps featuring a patent leather toe, a plain white t-shirt that you can probably procure from anywhere and a silver bomber jacket (spoiler alert: it is definitely worth waiting on line to get your claws on at least the pictured from the Isabel Marant/H&M collaboration), I did what I’d done before and turned the seemingly formal skirt into the shit Saturday nights are made of.

During Fashion Week.

When you’re in a foreign country.

And therefore too far away to make conceivable the universal truth that you are sweeping dog shit off of sidewalks free of charge, at the expense of your beloved Thakoon Tail.

REPLIES
  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    You know, she really doesn’t make sense but I am glad to see the Mullet Skirt make an appearance. At the time, I remember I loved seeing it in its initial personal style post, but I guess as time flies on and my own tastes have changed, you’re absolutely killing it in Wearing #2.

    And I am so tempted to stand in line for the above jacket. Upon opening this post, I was like “damn, nice Marant jacket” and then I was happily surprised to learn it was a diffusion that I could — hopefully — get my hands on. That metallic bomber haunted me in a loving/teasing way after its initial appearance on the runway, so this is like revenge.

  • CDJ

    The 3rd to last picture is great. You look like a really cool giraffe from the back.

  • maria

    perfect!!!

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    You look fabulous, I hate mullet skirts, so I will call this your princess dress’ train.
    Mafalda ❤

    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  • Quinn

    You look like a super hero. All of you are so fucking cool.

  • STYLE-SQUARED

    CRAZY AND AWESOME !!! <3 <3 <3

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  • Nico

    You are terribly funny!!! The bomber is awesome!

    New post on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  • Deb

    Awesome outfit inspiration! I have a similar jacket in silver and lace stillettos by Edelman! I got my Sat night idea workin’
    . hugs!

  • Mimi Hecht

    AMAAAZING.

    Not gonna lie: this NEEDED a GIF :)

  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.com/ abigail lind

    i love any look that is party in the front and straight up rager in the back.

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.com

  • Tamara

    You look like a superhero in a tushie cape :) only ok if you’re young and tiny but since you are, it’s all good!

  • http://www.anorexicescapades.com/ BougieHippie

    Thakoon Shamkoon it’s all about those PUMPS!!!!!

    http://www.anorexicescapades.com

  • Camelia M

    Beautiful post and beautiful you!! Please Leandra, can you tell me hat size is your jacket? I’m planning on buying it online tomorrow and I don’t know which size to get. i want it to look oversized like yours. Lots of love x

    • Leandra Medine

      It is a 6!

      • Camelia M

        thanks x

  • belulopezchamba

    That tail was meant to be with pants underneath, MEANT.

  • http://www.misslittletouch.com/ Misslittletouch

    no thoughts.. just gorgeous

  • Mallory

    Loving everything about this :)

    http://www.betweentheblondes.blogspot.com/

  • http://TAYLORtheFashionSnob.blogspot.com/ ThefashionSnob

    amaze

  • http://lifeandfashionexplorer.blogspot.de/ Xenia

    crazy, but cool :)))

  • tallywacker

    you look ridiculous

  • Caroline

    How I miss that wall !

  • http://eileentheooer.blogspot.com/ Eileen

    I wish there’s a gif

  • borborygmus 5000

    Cute! i think if my mum ever sees this, she’ll go, “Why is her skirt sweeping the floor?!”

  • Amelie J
  • Joel Harris

    WOW.