Author: Carl Acheson & Photos By Robin Sessions

The art scene and its inhabitants have been a large influence on local DJ and graphic designer Jesse Walker’s style. “The scene and its people have taught me how to take risks, a few tricks and that you can’t take yourself so fucking seriously, most of all,” he says. Jesse (aka “Mr.” Jesse Walker) prefers not to try and force any particular look, but, rather, to absorb it and let it flow naturally, creating an organic, simple style that is his own.

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.

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“I have this running joke with myself,” says Beatrice, “that I am the sixth, forgotten Spice Girl. Usually in the mornings when I’m trying to get dressed, that’s what I try to channel. I ask myself ‘what would Goth Spice wear today?’”

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.

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Whether they’re out at Denver’s Psych Fest collecting weird shit like “trollops” (ask one of the band members about it) or decorating one of their jackets with pins and buttons found laying around the tour bus, the boys always feel at home in SLC, saying they prefer it to any other scene they’ve played in because of it’s low-ego, no bullshit feel when it comes to personal style.

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.

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Annalisa Milo prefers to let her style speak for itself. She tells SLUG, “I feel like your style should complement your personality—it speaks about who you are, before you have the chance to open your mouth.”

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.

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Kat Weeks expresses her personality through her style by showing a versatile use of thrift and personal DIY talents, while still being able to feel comfortable in the clothes she’s wearing. “If I don’t make it, I’ve altered it greatly, which, I feel, is a very raw element of me.”

When she’s not helping manage Pib’s Exchange, Weeks likes to spend time in her workshop, where she creates her own jewelry out of various animal bones and brainstorms about which piece of clothing to create next. “Depending on what I’m looking for, I’ll usually just draw it out and try to make it!”

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.

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“Style gives you the ability to be an individual on a regular basis,” Cardi Buetler says. “Everyone has their own identity, and style lets them present that every day in whatever they’re doing.” Raw edges and vintage patterns are some of the subtle textures and shapes that Buetler uses to express herself.

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.

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“I dress like everybody’s dad, but everything fits me. I haven’t filled out in the dad parts.” Fall gives Zade Womack the opportunity to bring out more staple items, such as jackets and sweaters. “I just like to look nice.”

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.

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