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Visually drawn to designers with a feminine edge (think McQueen, Alberta Ferretti, and Valentino), Lightbown herself lives in NIC+ZOE. "I usually get dressed thinking about new proportions, pairings, or color mixes that we're working on for the coming seasons. We love to 'live' in what we are designing," she admits, noting her favorite piece was the Antibes Skirt of years past. Chatfield-Taylor, on the other hand, loves their denim tops and knit jackets, as well as the newly designed Drift Away pant. "They're per- fect for the office, but feel like you could do yoga in them," she says. Tomorrow's NIC+ZOE While locals find pieces at Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor or smaller retail- ers such as Wellesley's Irresistibles or Bessie Blue in Belmont, NIC+ZOE now has its first brick-and-mortar store in the Shops at The Prudential. This temporary 2,800-square-foot space is known as "a learning labora- tory." Not only can you fill your closet with their collection of signature twirl dresses, popular Audrey tops, and graphic grid pants, but this is also a test spot for the line's newest concepts. The Home Collection is one such recent addition, cre- ating pillows and throws from yarns and textures from current collections. It's clear that, with all this fashion-forward growth and development, people are taking notice. NIC+ZOE was in the limelight recently when it was tapped by The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as one of the top ten small businesses of 2014. "It was such an honor," says Lightbown. "With the launch of our Prudential Center pop-up store, we're bringing NIC+ZOE into the city." And not a moment too soon, as we are poised on the heels of summer. "We strive to show the world that Boston fashion is more than red shorts and boat shoes." 128 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 business C O U R T E S Y O F N I C + Z O E "people are taking notice"