“I would say that my shop is a place for people that are very underserved in our community—plus-sized women, minorities and the LGBT community,” says Jenny Hayes. "Everybody’s really embraced here and I feel like—you’ll see my customers come in here and make friends with each other. They follow each other on Instagram. We have this little thing going where we like post our outfits. Its very connected. Everybody’s really connected. We do these photoshoots with everyone. We are starting a walking group. It is way more than just a little shop.” Photo: Tyson Call
Jenny Hayes is the owner of Buxom Modern Plus Boutique, which specializes in vintage-inspired and modern clothing for women in sizes L-6X. She grew up in San Diego, but now calls Salt Lake City home. Frustrated at being unable to find the clothes she liked in plus sizes, she solved the problem herself! Buxom Modern Plus Boutique specializes in things you can’t normally find at the big box retailers, such as corsets, cotton dresses, costumes, cocktail dresses, extra wide calf boots and retro styled clothing.
Anastasia Furrow is a plus size model, as well as employee at Buxom Modern Plus Boutique. She left the corporate world for the unpredictable world of fashion.
Every month, SLUG Style features a distinct and unique member of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.