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. Dior Waterproof
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Balm in Plushest Punch ($16). Macy’s,
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iolite earrings, Janis Provisor Jewelry
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Bezet pear-shaped yellow diamond
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A well-known figure in financial journalism, Nicole Lapin has hosted programs
on CNBC and CNN, where she was one of the network’s youngest
anchors. She’s also been a financial correspondent for Today and Morning
Joe. Presently, Lapin runs business news site recessionista.com in addition
to heading her own production company, whose mission is to make financial
news more user-friendly.
Biggest obstacle: I didn’t know finance at all growing up. I was
raised in an immigrant family that didn’t read The Wall Street Journal. I had no
idea what a bond was or what it meant to short a stock. When I was thrown on to
the floor of a stock exchange at 19 for one of my first jobs on television, I quickly
On the city that never sleeps: There’s always energy,
life, and power here. I used to stop in the 24-hour Starbucks in Times Square on
my way into CNBC at two o’clock in the morning, and it just felt like it was any
other time of the day. In another city, that schedule would have been really difficult,
but not in New York!
Favorite New York place: My heart has
always been in Union Square, where I live now. In this small area, you have just
about everything—from the Greenmarket and great restaurants to Barnes &
Noble and Lululemon.
Only in New York: I’ve been planning an evening
out that could only be possible in New York: I’m taking a few friends to Braid Bar,
a hair salon especially for braids, and then we’re going sword fighting. We’ll finish
off the evening at Per Se with a vegan tasting menu.
On finding her own
voice: I’ve kind of grown younger in my life and in my image. Because I started
my career so early, I had to act older and pretend I had more gravitas than I did.
I tried to dress older, act older, be more serious. I wore shoulder pads. Then I
found my own voice and just felt comfortable—I know what I’m talking about,
and I don’t need to pretend.
Personal style: I’m clueless when it comes to
style. I’m still figuring it out. I recently painted my nails a color for the first time
and even bought some “statement” jewelry from Forever 21 and wore it on
Anderson Live last week. I’m definitely a recessionista. I wore a lovely H&M dress
to the photo shoot.
Dream lunch date: Warren Buffett. I’d love to pick his
brain and find out what he wants to see in the next generation of investors.
Mantra: It will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
back: I’m very committed to helping young people and especially young
women. I’ve worked with the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Operation
Smile. In 2011 I launched Lost Girls, which provides young women with career
advice and gently worn work clothing. I’m also on the board of Women in Need,
a charity based here in New York for homeless women and children.