Diana Farkhullina by Kevin Sinclair for L’Officiel July as Glossy Glam

Diana Farkhullina by Kevin Sinclair for L’Officiel July as Glossy Glam

Support Fashion Gone Rogue on IndieGoGo

This trip to my soapbox comes for two reasons: 1) to celebrate the growing success of Kevin Sinclair — a photographer who advances the concept of Smart Sensuality women; and 2) to make a plea to my readers to support Fashion Gone Rogue, who is trying to raise money on Indie GoGo.

Frankly, Joanna is doing a piss-poor job of trying to raise money! Her IndieGoGo campaign should be all over her website, not an occasional hit and miss update or occasional banner. Yet, I know how she feels because I tried to raise money over a year ago and quickly understood how difficult it is to get the smallest amount of money out of people’s wallets.

One minute a blogger is on top of the world being everybody’s darling, as Fashion Gone Rogue is to many people. The next minute she acknowledging server costs of $1000 a month to feed all her hungry readers, downsizing her images to make room for more ads, and feeling naked before the world, as she struggles to raise money in a campaign that is lackluster so far.

Granted, Joanna is not doing a great job promoting her fundraising campaign, but I suspect now she’s ambivalent about really putting herself out there with such lack of support and response. Yes, it’s summer; yes, it’s Fourth of July week; yes, the economy is bad; yes, yes, yes.

No more excuses. I am astounded that the many young photographers that FGR has promoted, coupled with the engless blogs that just scoop up her editorials without any work on their own — literally they copy her every word as if they wrote it — don’t feel a responsibility to respond to FGR’s call for help.

This is a sad state of affairs and I urge all AOC fashion and style readers to consider giving FGR a hand. On a long-term basis, I’m not sure how FGR will develop a revenue stream that works. But what I do know is that if all her daily readers gave her $1, she would have plenty of time to come up with a solution.

Smart Sensuality people have hearts.

Use yours to support Fashion Gone Rogue on IndieGoGo or create your own path to success as Kevin Sinclair has done. Just don’t be a leech, sucking FGR dry until she collapses under the weight of paying for your free use of her website. That’s a crying shame!