WellesleyWeston Magazine


Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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122 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 let's face it. You make busy look good. You zip through full calendars in style, seamlessly transitioning from career-boosting presentations to after-school parent-teacher conferences to cocktail hours for your most loved philanthropic endeavors. Little did you know, you and your fellow do-it- all superwomen are the muse for long-time Weston resident Dorian Lightbown's designer knitwear line. "My inspiration for starting NIC+ZOE came from all the women I would see working in Weston. [My son and daughter] Nick and Zoë's doctors, teachers, librarians. They were all working women who wanted to look professional but didn't want to wear a black suit," explains Lightbown, founder and COO of NIC+ZOE. This knitwear company boasts distinctive colors and patterns, feminine textures, and soft neutrals. What's your pleasure? A signature twirl dress, a lazy day tunic and soft Wonderstretch pant, or a cozy cropped cardi atop a flirt skirt? They have it all. Widely recognized as one of the leading knitwear designers in women's apparel today, Lightbown wanted to shake the notion that a jam-packed day required outfit changes. Who has time for that? After studying apparel design at New York City's Pratt Institute, earning a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, and walking a knitwear design career path from Mast Industries (The Zoë Chatfield-Taylor and Dorian Lightbown C O U R T E S Y N I C + Z O E commerce retailing entrepreneurship keeping track startups investments capital Making Busy Look Good NIC+ZOE's Dorian Lightbown C H E R Y L F E N T O N writer business

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