Ghetto Fabulous

17 Aug 2011

How to Be Upwardly Mobile While Maintaining Your Street Cred

I went to an underperforming high school with prison bars around it.  I wore secondhand clothes, loitered on corners, witnessed armed robberies at KFC, and earned the nickname “Tasty Vanilla” from my peers.  Please don’t alert the authorities, but I’ve even spray painted on a wall before.  No matter how

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
26 Jun 2011

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Mani’s (As in, “Manicures”)

  The easiest way for a lady to look fancier is to have her nails none.  The ghetto fabulous figured this out years ago, blowing their wads on crazy acrylic talons, bedazzled designs, and the wonders of Minx.  Recently, kooky manicures have also been popping up on fashion runways, at

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
10 Apr 2011

DIY: How to Throw a Ghetto Fabulous Garden Party

Ahhh…spring. All of this pollen in the air, clear blue skies and sunshine have really made me want to throw a huge BBQ in my backyard. The problem is, I don’t want to spend a fortune on supplying the goods for this gathering. Then it dawned on me. What could

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