Meet Helen – Bra Fit Associate, Charlottesville

As we grow as a company, we thought it would be fun to spend some time, dig deep, and get to really know the women who make Derriere de Soie such a special place. Hang out with us while we ask the standard, silly, and deep-diving questions that get to the heart of each person. Up today, Bra Fit Associate Helen, from our Charlottesville location.

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Q: Easy question: How did you find yourself working at Derriere de Soie?

A: My friend and I were shopping downtown one day last year, and I saw that Derriere de Soie was hiring! I loved the shop, and the body-positive and welcoming message that it promoted, and I thought it would be the perfect place to work.

Q: Best class you’ve taken in school so far?

A: I’m a second-year at UVa, and my favorite class this year is definitely Mediaeval Latin. I love Classics, and am also taking Ancient Greek and Italian. Languages are my favorite classes by far.

Q: It’s a gorgeous fall day, and you have the day off. What does your perfect day look like?

A: My perfect fall day activity would have to be a hike. Sugar Hollow and Black Rock Summit are some of my favorite hiking spots.

Q: What is your favorite item in the shop right now?

A:  I love the Cosabella Curvy Sweetie bra in Incenso. The color is so indescribably pretty: an icy lavender-grey shade.

Q: Tell us about your first job.

A: I volunteered at the American Red Cross during high school, and one summer I was a receptionist at the front desk. I loved volunteering there, it was a great experience for me.

Q: What do you want to do after college?

A: I’m not sure what I want to do after college. I love being outside, and would maybe be interested in pursuing wilderness or emergency medicine, or something related to forestry.

Q: Who would you want to cast as yourself in a biopic of your life?

A: That’s a tough question! I love Sophia Bush from One Tree Hill, I think I would want her to play me.

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