Behind The Chic

She’s Made for This: Behind the Scenes At Chico’s Associate Denim Shoot


Here at Chico’s, we don’t just make the clothes; we wear them, too! This summer, Chico’s put together a photoshoot with some of our team members showcasing their favorite denim picks from the brand. These associates had the chance to participate in a real Chico’s photoshoot in New York City where they were styled by one of our in-house stylists. 

These eight amazing women were selected out of hundreds who help make Chico’s who we are. There are so many incredible women from all walks of life here at Chico’s, so it was hard to choose. For now, get to know just a few of the women who make us live up to our “by women, for women” motto. Fear not – this is just the first of many ways you’ll get a behind the scenes look at who makes up our one-of-a-kind team. 

We asked our associates a few questions so you can get to know them a bit better. Plus, we talk shop about what they’re wearing, and why they love Chico’s denim so much. 

Denise

Denise

Denise is wearing our Boyfriend Ankle Jeans and our Faux Leather Shacket.

What is your role at Chico’s? 
I am a General Store Manager at Chico’s.

How would you describe yourself? 
I am married to my amazing husband, Frank, and together we have four awesome kiddos!! 

What is something most people don’t know about you?
As the mom of a son with Down Syndrome I advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. 

What are your interests outside of work? 
I live to cook for my family and friends! I also love to work in my garden! The perfect day off for me usually ends with a bike ride through my town.

What activities do you participate in?  
I am yoga obsessed!! I love a good 5k run. I just ran my 12th Cherry Blossom race in Washington DC.

What is your superpower?
My superpower is vibrancy!  

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of (in or out of work?)  
I reentered the work force after staying home to raise my family for 16 years!! I started as a part time sales lead thinking that was all I wanted…just a little part time gig and here I am 10 years later with a whole lot of growth.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean?
Girlfriend Ankle, but I just recently bought the Boyfriend in white denim, and I love it!! 

What’s on your playlist?
Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, the Bee Gees.

Nadege

Nadege

Nadege is wearing our Boyfriend Ankle Jeans and our Side Vent Elbow Tee.

What is your role at Chico’s? 
I am the associate manager for Public Relations, and I’ve been with the business for about 3 months.

How would you describe yourself? 
I am a working mom working every day to keep tiny humans alive. I am a community leader, friend, sister, mentor, and human being.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a high school dropout and at one point was homeless and pregnant with my eldest.

What are your interests outside of work?
Besides being an uber driver lol. I like to read, self-care, and volunteer out in the community.

What activities do you participate in?
I sit on several community boards such as drug-free coalition, single mother home, big brother big sister, and many more. I try to instill the spirit of giving back in my children.

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of (in or out of work?)
On most days, being a parent.

What is your superpower?
My ability to pivot and rebrand myself. My ever-changing life and going after opportunities in all aspects of my life.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean?
I enjoy the jeggings as a mom. I am always on the go, and I value comfort over anything, and I can be both fashionable and comfortable in my Chico’s pants.

What’s on your playlist?
Beyoncé rules.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jennifer is wearing our So Slimming® Girlfriend Crops and our Soft Peplum Jacket.

What is your role at Chico’s? 
I am an Allocator II with Soma. I have been with Chico’s for almost 16 years.

How would you describe yourself? 
A Mom who is caring, spontaneous, funny, compassionate, and full of life.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I have my MBA.

What are your interests outside of work?
Spending time with my kids and fur babies, family and friends, working out, and traveling.

What activities do you participate in?
Fostering and volunteering at the Humane Society.

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of?
I am a single mother and just seeing how loving, hardworking, and amazing my kids have turned out as teenagers/young adults.

What is your superpower?
Compassion.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean?
Two! So Slimming® jeans and DefineMe Denim Slim jeans.

Glenna

Glenna

Glenna is wearing our DefineMe Denim Ankle Jeans and our Billow Sleeve Top.

What is your role at Chico’s? 
Store Manager. I have been with the company for 14 years.

How would you describe yourself? 
Driven, bold, fearless, spiritual, kind, and fair.

What is something most people don’t know about you? 
I have lived in three countries and worked in Australia.

What are your interests outside of work? 
Gardening, cooking, baking, and painting. 

What activities do you participate in?  
Shopping and going to the gym.

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of?
I was the recipient of a Heritage Award for humanitarian assistance offered by The Counsel General of NY for Jamaica.

What is your superpower? 
Motivating and inspiring others.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean?
Girlfriend Ankle. It fits fantastic, makes me feel and look sexy.

What’s on your playlist?
Reggae all day.

Rose

Rose

Rose is wearing our Hem Detail Ankle Jeans, our Satin Animal Print Shirt, our Animal Print Flats, and our Felt Hat. 

What is your role at Chico’s? 
Manager, Print Production and Retouching. I manage all the retouching and direct mail for all marketing assets across all FAS brands (print and digital).  I am the main contact for all brands with our retouching vendor and all printers. I have been with the company for 6 years.

How would you describe yourself?
Mom. Survivor. Dedicated.

What is something most people don’t know about you? 
I am the youngest of eight. This experience has molded me to be the person I want (and don’t want) to be.

What are your interests outside of work? 
Health, exercise, trivia, reading, theatre, movies.

What activities do you participate in? 
Healthy cooking, exercise, member of a weekly trivia team, theatre season ticket holder, movie goer.

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of?
Surviving a divorce when my two daughters were young teenagers, solely supporting them both emotionally and financially. I have run four marathons (including Boston).

What is your superpower? 
Kindness. I approach every situation with kindness.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean?
Girlfriend. I love that they fit at the waist but are relaxed through the leg.

What’s on your playlist?
Rick Astley, Queen, The Temptations. 

Linda

Linda

Linda is wearing our So Slimming® Girlfriend Ankle Jeans and our Faux Leather Moto Jacket. 

What is your role at Chico’s? 
I’m a Store Manager. My role is leader, team player, supervises associate engaged in sales, customer focus driving engagement and delivering results with high performance. I’ve been with Chicos for 6 years.

How would you describe yourself? 
I’m a hardworking, dedicated businesswoman who loves fashion. I’m married.

What is something most people don’t know about you? 
Love riding motorcycles.

What are your interests outside of work?
Exploring a new fashion trend.

What activities do you participate in?
Cooking and swimming.

What is your superpower? 
My superpower is transforming a simple woman into a fashion icon.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean?
So Slimming® Girlfriend slim leg. Fits perfect for my body shape. Stretch denim fabric is made to move with you.

What’s on your playlist?
Rock, rock, rock and roll.

Lu

Lu

Lu is wearing our So Slimming® Girlfriend Crops and our Charmed Twill Moto Jacket. 

What is your role at Chico’s? 
CAD Manager for Chico’s frontline & been w/the company for 17 years

How would you describe yourself? (Adjectives and/or life roles: i.e Mom, etc).
I am a mom, artist, designer, explorer, and lifelong learner.  I love being busy and learning new things.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am an avid reader.  I love reading, even if it’s a label on a shampoo bottle.

What are your interests outside of work?
I love going to the beach, visiting museums/art shows.  Anything that will excite my mind and create a world of imagination for me & my family.

What activities do you participate in?
Gardening is currently something I’ve grown to enjoy. I have 3 pineapple plants that has fruit, it’s still growing & I’m so excited! Working out is also something that I’ve gotten back to doing and it helps me focus and clear my head. And teaching my daughter how to bake.  She wants to make sweets every weekend!

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of (in or out of work?)
Working in a job that I love doing and making a career out of it and making friends here at Chico’s that I call lifelong friends.

What is your superpower?
Drawing. I like to think that I can bring your thoughts into life. Couponing. I could pinch a penny until it cries.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean and why?
So Slimming® Petite Ankle: Very stylish & goes w/everything effortlessly. Laser Striped Ankle Jeggings – So comfy & hugs you in all the right places.

What’s on your playlist?
Olivia Rodrigo, Lizzo, Harry Styles.

Barbara

Barbara

Barbra is wearing our Trouser Jeans and our Faux Leather Schacket. 

What is your role at Chico’s? 
Senior Producer. I’ve been with Chico’s FAS since April 2019.

How would you describe yourself? 
Hard-working, loyal, dedicated, and resourceful.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
German is my first language.

What are your interests outside of work?
Art on all levels. especially paintings and sculptures.

What activities do you participate in?
Volunteering with the local animal shelter.

What is your superpower?
Art-buying, negotiations, and finances.

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of?
Moved to the USA at age 20 and established myself here from zero up.

What is your favorite Chico’s Jean and why?
Trouser. It goes well from chic to casual.

Shop our denim collection to find your favorites.

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