Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wu Feature History - Carmen (2005)

The following is part of a series of blogs that will look back at all the feature sets from Soles of Silk that have appeared on Wu's Feetlinks and the girls who made them a success. Carmen got the ball rolling in 2005 and ever since, Soles of Silk has been regularly featured on Wu's Feetlinks - the most recent of which stars Aspen. This is how it began...

Carmen rests her heels on a train switch.

2005 Feature: Blue Jeans & Toes

Model: Carmen
Shoe Size: 5.5

Wu first approached me about doing a feature set for his site a little over a year after I opened Soles of Silk. He told me he always liked my work and wanted to know if I'd take part. It took me all of one second to agree. I asked him who he had in mind and he picked Carmen. Carmen was Wu's favorite in my site's early years, so I was not surprised. Carmen was ecstatic when I asked her if she'd be up for it, agreeing as fast as I did when Wu asked me.

I saw that many of the sets Wu had featured prior to mine had themes. I asked Wu if he had anything he was looking for with the set. He told me the only things were that Carmen had to be in blue jeans and if possible, have her toenails painted blue. Those aspects of the set were a favorite with a former forum member who was sick at the time. Wu thought it would be a neat gesture to have the set be an ode to him when he was down and out. And apparently, according to Wu, Carmen was this forum member's favorite on Soles of Silk as well.

Never having had a set featured on Wu's Feetlinks before, I didn't know what to expect. I waited patiently for the set to be posted and when it did, boy did people ever begin to take notice of Soles of Silk - and especially Carmen. She was already a favorite on the site, but this set put a spotlight on her like no other. Carmen was easily the site's most recognized model after she showed her feet on those train tracks. And although it's been years since Carmen has posed for the site (moved out of state), people are still fond of her and still make mention this set today - seven years later.

Carmen spreading her toes on the tracks.

Be sure to check back for a look back at the feature set that followed this one, the first ever on Wu's Feetlinks to star two models - two who happen to be identical twins. Yes, Kimmie and Kellie followed up Carmen's set with a memorable one of their own. More in the days to come!

1 comment:

  1. I am not at all surprised that Carmen is a favourite. She is so beautiful and has such a lovely smiling face and such lovely feet, soles and toes!