Saturday, November 30, 2013

Would Love to Shoot #8 - Allie James, Leilani Lei, & Whitney Morgan

It is the eight go around in this "Would Love to Shoot" blog series here on the Soles of Silk blog. Below are three girls, none of which have posed for a single photo for me, but are ones I certainly would love to see do so. Will it happen? Who knows? 

One thing I do know is I've come to love all the girls below based off the work they've already done. In some cases, I have talked with them and found them to be great people. Should their pretty little feet find their way in front of my camera, I sure will be one happy fella. If they don't, well, I'm going to remain a fan and keep doing what I do now - following them and enjoying their work. Now, onto the girls who I "Would Love to Shoot:" 

Allie James

Twitter: @AllieJamesXXX
Website: poses for numerous sites

Allie James is one of the first girls I remember coming across on Twitter whose work I had never seen to that point. Although she was doing some professional adult work, she was always polite to her fans and engaged them in conversation. She thanked me for compliments on more than one occasion. So right away, I just loved how approachable she was.

At this early point, although I had enjoyed some of her work, I had not seen much in the way of her feet. A few times she posted some shots of her toes on her Twitter page, but I always wondered if I'd see her do some foot fetish content - adult or not. I kept my fingers crossed.

Well, some time passed and then I got my wish. On a few different sites I began seeing Allie's bare soles and playful toes fill my screen. At that moment I knew she'd be a girl I'd love to have pose for Soles of Silk. And it wasn't just because she has pretty feet either. Her personality also played into it.

I can honestly say I don't remember how much I mentioned Soles of Silk to Allie, or if I even did. I'm not going to lie, I sometimes feel a little out of my league with girls who have posed for some of the big name companies out there. I probably shouldn't though as I've had some great luck and shoots with other girls who have posed established portfolios. Who knows, maybe I should say hello to her again. Or maybe I'll just tag her in this blog. Then she'll see how much of a fan I am and how much I'd love to take countless photos of those silky smooth soles. 

Leilani Lei

Twitter: @LeilaniLeiXXX

Do you ever bother checking out those #FF tagged tweets on Follow Fridays on Twitter? I hardly ever do and have honestly stopped doing them lately. My timeline is always flooded with these things and I tend to look past them. Well, sometimes things have an odd way of playing out. I saw Leilani Lei's name in an #FF tweet not too long ago and something made me just click the link.

When I made the visit to Leilani's page I saw that she runs her own adult website. I also saw, however, that she posts a ton of pictures of her feet. Apparently she has quite the number of foot fans out there and enjoys showing them some love. Well, that love made her foot fan base grow by one - that fan being me.

I quickly began going back through Leilani's older photo posts and liking and retweeting every foot shot I found. I even made posts telling my own followers to check her out, or asking if they'd love to see feet as pretty as hers on Soles of Silk.

It didn't take me long at that point to introduce myself to her. Leilani responded quickly and we've been exchanging messages and some playful banter ever since. I can honestly say, although I never met her, she's down to earth and enjoys the interaction with her fans. 

One thing I've been asked over the years is if I could find some models in the whole cougar/MILF age brackets for Soles of Silk. I've been lucky enough to land a few, but you all know I tend to get many more in the 18-25 age range. So the prospect of shooting Leilani's adorable, no... heavenly feet is one I just can't pass on. Plus she's kind of teased that her feet would look good on my face. Talk about added incentive!

Whitney Morgan

Twitter: @MsWhitneyMorgan

When I began checking out fetish models on Twitter it didn't take me long to discover Whitney Morgan, well, that's Ms. Whitney Morgan to us guys. Yes, Whitney has that dominant side that just intrigues me. 

In Whitney's photos she can pull off anything from that dominant, "going to bust your balls" attitude, to the charming retro pin up look with ease. Just looking through her work I know she'd be easy as pie to shoot. She'd be one of those models who would be sticking her feet every which way and I'd be following them with my camera every step of the way.

Although it's been some time since I've talked to Whitney, I'm always dropping her compliments on her photos, like the one above. It's such a treat to see the content previews from her new site, as well as what's she's been doing with other photographers - especially when those dreamy feet of hers are front and center.

Perhaps one day I will get to meet this feisty blonde fetish model. I'm sure I'd leave with some amazing photos. And maybe, just maybe I'd be left walking funny for a few days. You know, should that "going to bust your balls" attitude come out to play in a few of her sets. Is it odd that the idea of that just makes me want to shoot her so much more?

* The majority of the photography seen in this blog series does not come from Soles of Silk. Please see the watermarks on the photos themselves for the ownership of each picture as some of the models have posed for many sites.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Soles of Silk Update - November 27, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Ryan shows off her heavenly soles and multi-colored toes inside and around a labyrinth in Georgetown (65 images)

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Photos - Abby kicks out those ever so wrinkled, Puerto Rican soles of hers in front of an old covered bridge (41 images)

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Video - Aspen films her own teal toes hanging out the car window on a rainy day at the beach (159 MB - 1080p HD)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Soles of Silk Update - November 20, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Aspen shows off her sandy feet at a very scenic location among numerous plants in a sand dune (68 images)

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Video - Mindee & Emerald fight over a black feather and tickle each other's soft soles on the couch (157 MB - 1080p HD)

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Interviews - 1 new interview with Kayleigh has been added to the Interviews section


Aspen's Day at the Beach... Finally

The following blog is a repost of a column I wrote at the end of 2012 about the day I spent with Aspen at Seaside Height, NJ. I am reposting the piece here as this week's update marks the publishing of the final set of the four that we did on that rainy day. Much like the "Today's Shoot" blogs I do now, this is a look at the day that was Labor Day 2012:

Before Aspen did her first photo sets the day following her 18th birthday, we had already discussed going to the beach to do some sets. Aspen has always wanted to do some shots out in the sand in her bikinis. Having used Ocean City, MD a few times, I wanted to go somewhere different. I looked into Seaside Heights, NJ - the location where MTV films Jersey Shore. I had been to this small beach town as a kid and remembered a large park on the southern end of the island called Island Beach Park. I checked it out on Google Earth and found all kinds of potential places to use. When I told Aspen, she was very excited at the prospect.

A few weeks ago Aspen and I had plans to do an all day trip to Seaside, but the weather forecast called for an 80% chance of thunderstorms for the entire day. We decided to scrap the shoot and reschedule for Labor Day. 

Well, Labor Day was calling for rain and lots of clouds, but we decided to go anyhow. Aspen insisted we go and shoot something. The following is an account of our day at the beach, which turned out to be quite productive.

6:15 a.m. - I woke up with plans on leaving around 7 a.m. Aspen was running late, so we didn't leave until 7:40 a.m.

7:40 a.m. - We depart on our three hour drive to Seaside Heights. Most of the trip saw my wiper blades on with rain off and on. I had a bad feeling about the day.

Set #1: Boardwalk Sandals

10:50 a.m. - We arrive at the southern end of the Seaside Heights' boardwalk. It wasn't raining, but it was gray skies overhead. We did Aspen's first set on a bench with her showing off her teal toenails, brand new toe ring (along with her old one - both presents from me), and her very cute sandals.

12:00 p.m. - We drive into Island Beach Park to do a few sets with Aspen in her bikinis. With the clouds plentiful, and dark, we wanted to be sure we got in the sets she was most excited about.

Set #2: Sand Dune Plants

12:20 p.m. - After driving the long road through the park, we found our first location. It was the path leading to the beach, right off the main parking lot. There was all kinds of interesting looking plant life growing behind some wood fences. Aspen changed into what she described as, "The most disgusting bathroom ever," nearby and we began shooting. She came out of the bathroom wearing a shirt and unbuttoned jean shorts over her bikini. I liked the outfit, but still wanted her in her swimsuit, so we got the best of both worlds and had her pull the shirt off during the set, but leave the shorts.

Set #3: Sand Castle Smash

1:00 p.m. - After changing in my car this time (she wasn't using that bathroom again), I grabbed the sand castle buckets and shovels I brought and we walked out to the beach. We did a set in the wet sand just past the surf line. The set and was quite colorful, although the sun was buried behind countless clouds.

2:15 p.m. - It began to drizzle, so we went back to the car to plan the rest of the day. We weren't sure if the rain was going to let up, but we still wanted to do at least one more set. After getting the sand off our bodies we decided to head to the northern end of the Seaside boardwalk - just past the infamous Jersey Shore shore house.

2:25 p.m. - I handed my camera to Aspen to film her feet hanging out of the car window. This turned out to be both good and bad. Good because I got a self-filmed clip from a model and bad because the black rubber seal of the window left a black mark on her sole and heel.

2:45 p.m. - Aspen changed into a sexy black dress in the parking lot and we tried to get the black marks off her foot with no avail. We tried using hand sanitizer and lotion, but knew we needed something else. There was a CVS a block away, so we ran down and bought some rubbing alcohol. That helped a lot as she was able to get her foot clean.

Set #4: The Beach Lift

3:15 p.m. - We ran up onto the boardwalk and went to a bench located next to the loading station for the beach lift (like a ski lift that parallels the boardwalk). We both thought the lift would make for an interesting background. At this point the rain had stopped, but the wind was killer. It had been bad all day, but now it was just crazy. We made due and got in her fourth set on the day.

4:00 p.m. - With shooting done we decided to throw on some comfy clothes and enjoy the boardwalk. We made our way to one of ride piers and rode some roller coasters and one heck of a thrill ride called the Sky Scraper. Aspen even got scared in the haunted house ride, but I protected her.

5:30 p.m. - The rain began coming down hard and we ran into a restaurant to grab a bite to eat. We talked about the great day we had and even talked about some future shoot ideas.

6:15 p.m. - We began heading home and Aspen found my iPad interesting, taking dozens of distorted filter photos of herself that she insisted were amazing. I just agreed.

7:45 p.m. - Aspen insisted I give her a foot rub while I drove. I really wanted to, but I told her she had to wait until I paid the pointless Delaware toll on I-95.

8:00 p.m. - Aspen's feet find themselves in my lap and I find myself glad that my car is an automatic so that I can use my free hand to rub her soft feet.

9:15 p.m. - We arrived home and parted ways. I looked through her sets on the computer and loved them. I shot her a text about how great they looked and she said she's excited to see them. I know you'll love them as well.

* this repost also now appears on this blog site since all previous columns have been transferred from Soles of Silk as of 2016.

Monday's Shoot - Megan Jones (New Model)

For the first time since I began the Soles of Silk blog I debated on not blogging about a shoot I had just done. Not that anything went wrong or I had a bad experience with the shoot - quite the contrary. Yesterday's shoot was amazing as I got to shoot a brand new model and make a new friend in the process. 

So why did I think about not blogging about the shoot, you ask? Well, in the site's previous blog, "News & Notes - November 2013," I explained the upcoming "The 10 Lil' Piggies Project." For those of you who didn't read the blog, or don't feel like doing so before continuing on, let me explain really quick. 

As part of the site's 10 year anniversary celebration in 2014 I am aiming on doing a few things to celebrate. One of those things is debuting 10 new models to the site. Well, with a little over a month left before 2014, I've decided that the site's newest model, Megan Jones (@BeachBaby1984) is going to make her debut as part that project. Add in another new girl posing in the weeks to come and I'll have two new models right away to help me kick off this little initiative.

Since some of you already knew I was shooting Megan from our conversations on Twitter, I was debating on whether to blog about the shoot right away (as normal), or wait until I debuted her. Luckily for you, I decided to go ahead and do it now. I mean, why not give you all a good tease of what is to come in 2014 on Soles of Silk? Plus, I'm almost certain that Megan would love to tease you all for a little bit too before letting you indulge! And now for that teasing...

The day started off pretty slow. I slept in not having to meet Megan until 3:30 p.m. I'm not a morning person and since our sets would be indoors, that worked out just fine for me. With Megan having some other work with other producers scheduled before me, I took my time to gather my things before starting on the drive to Northern Virginia.

After figuring out the wonderful parking situation anyone familiar with Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. knows all too well, I made my way up to Megan's room. She greeted me and right away we struck up conversation. Other than some e-mail and text messages, this was our first time talking. It didn't take me long to warm up to her. She has a great personality and I felt like we hit it off immediately.

Shoot #1: Chair by the window

We didn't waste much time jumping into the first set either. We continued to chat while I set up my photography equipment and a few minutes later I was taking my first pictures of her. 

I decided to keep things casual for this first set. Since so many people love barefoot girls in blue jeans, that seemed like the perfect theme to start with. Megan sat in the chair in front of the large window and I snapped away. I told her just after a handful of shots that I can always tell when I'm working with someone whose done this before. I barely gave her any instruction at all. 

Once I shot enough photos for her first set we began trying to figure out what to do for the second one. I had brought some stockings with me, just in case we wanted to use them for a set. Well, Megan took a liking to the teal thigh highs and picked out a matching outfit she brought. While she changed, I pointed my lights over to the bed.

Shoot #2: Teal Thigh Highs

When Megan was ready she climbed onto the bed and I began shooting her second set. I quickly noticed the way those stockings stretched over her deep arches. Add in those cute toe spreads and those stockings were pulled nice and taunt over various spots on her shapely feet. This is something I adore when shooting stocking sets. I was glad to be getting in a set of wearing some, but little did I know, it would be the first of two stocking sets on the day. More on that set in a bit. I don't want to get ahead of myself.

It was during this set that Megan playfully asked me if I wanted to have a picture of me at her feet. I laughed and said I'd love to. Her tone changed a little and she then instructed me to get down at her feet. Guess she knows I like when a girl is in charge? Guilty...

I took my place and made sure to share that one to Instagram (@SolesofSilk) along with one of her spreading those stocking clad toes. The cat was out of the bag on teasing you all once those got posted. That's when I knew I'd be writing this blog now, instead of later.

After we wrapped up the second set Megan asked me what I wanted to do for the third set. I had already took a liking to a pair of her black heels that were laying by her luggage bag. I told her I'd love to use those and she said sure. She then found some pink and black evening wear to match.

Shoot #3: Black High Heels

Once Megan was finished getting dressed into her outfit for the third set we went back to the bed. I noticed right away that she looked even leggier in this set. She looked leggy in the prior set too, but with those heels, her legs looked like they never ended. As someone who also likes legs, that made me quite happy.

Something else that made me quite happy in this set, is something you can see in the preview shot above - shoe smelling. While I'm always game to sniff on some sweaty female toes, breathing in some of the smell left in a girl's shoes can be fun too. I didn't know whether to be turned on or jealous watching Megan inhale the inside of those black heels numerous times. Admittedly, it was a bit of both!

Shoot #4: Dresser & Flats

Now that Megan had done two sets on the bed wearing some more risque attire, I decided to go for a more casual look for the fourth set. Megan and I went back to her luggage and decided on some flats. Funny, wasn't I just saying how much I loved sticking my nose into a girl's shoes? Well, you can't get much smellier than flats!

When you look at the teaser image above, you're probably asking, "Flats? What flats?" Don't worry, there are flats in the set. I just liked that shot and went with it as a preview. And after all, what kind of teaser would it be if it didn't tease a little bit? So yeah, all you fans of flats, this set will be one you'll like once it's posted.

Shoot #5: Charcoal Pantyhose

Once I had enough pictures in for Megan's flats set we decided to make use of a prop you may have noticed in that flats set teaser for the fifth set. If you said the pair of pantyhose hanging out of the dresser, you're correct!

We decided to go to the desk for this one. Megan had brought her laptop, so we brought it out. Megan also had some calls to make, so I told her to go for it while I snapped some shots. I like to add some realism into the set, so she took care of some of her bookings.

This set happens to be the set I mentioned above where I got to see Megan's wide spread toes webbed by stockings once more. I'm so glad she mentioned this pair of pantyhose because I get quite a few requests for them, but don't do them as often as I'd like. Being so sheer and a nice charcoal color, I was game from the minute she showed them to me. 

This was also the set where I became a bit of a tease myself. At one point during the shoot I reached out and gave one of her feet a quick rub. She melted into her chair saying how good it felt. That's when I let go and said, "Okay, back to pictures."

"What about the other one?" Megan asked.

I said, "Nope," and grabbed for my camera.

"You have to at least rub the other one just as long," she told me.

Of course I couldn't deny the invitation and rubbed that other foot for a little bit. Megan knew I couldn't resist, although if I had, it might have turned into instruction to do so.

Shoot #6: Knee High Socks

After the fifth set Megan asked what we should do for the final one of the evening. I honestly had no clue. I tried hard to get a few different genres of the fetish in by doing the heels, flats, pantyhose, thigh highs, and of course, bare feet. A sixth set was eluding me for a few minutes until I remembered that I had brought some knee high socks with me. I pulled the socks out and showed Megan. She grabbed the pair with the yellow stripes and found herself an outfit from her luggage for the final time of the night.

Shooting in a hotel room with limited space I decided to just go back to the bed once more. It lends itself to the most poses and I didn't really want to use the bathroom area as it wasn't too spacious.

We fired off photos for this set pretty quickly. All night long Megan just did pose after pose without me needing to tell her much at all. So before I knew it, I had close to enough pictures of her stripping off the knee high socks. I suggested her stretching them around her feet for the last few and she did the rest. Six sets in and you can see how much fun she was still having by the end in the sample above.

After completing the last set of the day I began to pack up and get ready for the ride home. Megan sat upon the bed and when I was about ready to go she asked if I wanted to rub her feet for a few. I pretty much dropped my bag right there and didn't even bother to take off my jacket. My hands took to her feet and I pampered them like they deserved to be.

As I said in the beginning, I feel like I made a new friend in Megan. Although I'm not sure when we'll meet up again for photos, I really hope we do. We're going to keep in touch and if either of us is traveling to the other's area, we're going to let the other know. 

So now I leave you with something to contemplate. Now that you've seen the teasers from all six sets done with Megan Jones today, which one do you want to see the most? Might be fun to let all of you choose which set she debuts with in 2014. But sorry fellas, there is no "all the above" option!

Friday, November 15, 2013

News & Notes - November 2013

The year is drawing to a close and I'm sitting here doing some much needed house cleaning for the site. While I was overly focused on shoots for the last few months, these last few weeks have allowed me to tackle some other much needed issues.

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Design Updates

I covered the majority of this in the "Soles of Silk Design Changes" blog from last week, but I've went beyond what I stated there. In that piece I showcased the new header bars for both the guest and members area as well the new splash page graphic. Well, while I was at it, I'm also replacing all of the page graphics. Until I can get a full redesign in, I just thought the site could use some freshening up.

One of the sets burned to a corrupt DVD

Data Back Up

Man, oh man has this been an adventure, and not a good one! For several weeks I've been thinking about buying an external hard drive. I finally bought a 4TB drive last weekend after doing a bit of research. I wanted to move away from the countless spindles of CDs/DVDs that I've amassed over the years and though that would be perfect. Well, things with computers never seem to go as planned and I'm finding out that some of the CDs/DVDs are having read problems. They keep getting hung up when trying to transfer the files from the disk to the hard drive. From what I've gathered, it looks like poor burns on the disk. I've also read that cheap CDs/DVDs are more prone to these things. Worst part is I always had a friend who told me to stay away from those cheap disks at the stores. Guess he knew what he was talking about.

At present I've been able to grab a lot of the files, but not all of them. One of the disks I'm most upset about is the one that holds Aspen's 2013 Star Spangled Beauty feature model set from from Wu's Feetlinks. That one, like the others, was published, but I always keep a copy of each set at full resolution without the watermarks and such.

Last night I took a trip over a friend's house who has an Apple iMac and at first, all the images loaded little previews - which is more than my PC was getting. I thought I had lucked out, but of course it was too good to be true. A few photos into disk copy the error messages began to pop up on numerous files. The iMac did, however, find a few files my PC did not.

I'm not giving up or throwing away the faulty disks. I'm going to try a few things on my friends computer as well as look into some disk recovery software. Don't know if I'll be lucky or not, but I'm hopeful.

Kayleigh was interviewed and will return soon

New Interviews

I recently sent out interviews to a few of the models. I'm trying to expand the interviews section to include some more specialized interviews too. I always send each and every model the introductory interview, but I want to delve into each model's individual experiences modeling for the site.

Earlier in the week I sent Olivia an interview about the day we spent in Cape May, NJ back in September. She had it back to me that same night and it was a good little read. I playfully asked her if she'd be willing to do all the other girls' interviews who can't seem to get them done. Look for this to be posted once I start publishing sets from that day.

A few hours later, while I was in bed, I saw another interview arrive in my inbox. This one belonged to Jasey Rae. This is Jasey's standard introductory interview, so you'll get a chance to learn a bit about this 18 year old. Well, more than the tease I've already described her as in the blog, "Today's Shoot - Jasey Rae" when she posed for her first sets.

The third interview finished this week was from none other than Kayleigh. As some of you know, Kayleigh moved to Texas almost a year ago. Well, she's back home and I asked her if she'd be up for a little interview before her little feet find themselves in front of my camera again. Of course she was more than willing and can't wait to get back to posing for all of you. Look for this interview on the November 20 update.

Upcoming Shoots

Although I really wanted to be finished shooting for a while (still have over 70 unpublished sets), a well established model introduced herself to me on Twitter. She's not a local model, so we're going to go ahead and meet up for some sets. I'm sure you're going to love this girl's meaty size 9 Latina feet.

Speaking of Latinas, I will be shooting another girl who's half Dominican in the weeks to come. This freshly minted 18 year old is a coworker and friend of mine. When I asked her to pose she admitted to being a little nervous, but I assured her it was easy. I showed her some of Ryan's photos and she loved them. Now she's looking forward to her upcoming shoot and has even been giving me some input on potential ideas. I know one idea I've already thought about: pairing her with Ryan at some point.

Carlin is looking to return in 2014

The 10 Lil' Piggies Project

So, how many piggies would it take to properly celebrate a 10 year anniversary? I'm going to go with 10. And since lil' piggies all seem to have a mind of their own, according to the story, The 10 Lil' Piggies Project is going to be several things all at once. First and foremost, however, it's going to be a celebration of Soles of Silk being online for 10 years.

Like new models? Well the first part of this project aims to debut 10 new models on the site throughout 2014. The two models listed in the Upcoming Shoots section above will make their debuts in 2014. Ryan has also mentioned the site to a few of her friends who are interested in posing. Add in a few more girls from work thinking about it and I'm already over half way there, if all do indeed pose. And hey, should more than 10 new girls want to pose, that's fine by me. The target is 10, but the more the merrier!

How about models you haven't seen in a while? Kayleigh hasn't posed in over a year and in 2014 I want to try and get 10 girls to return whose soles you haven't seen in some time. The twins, Kimmie and Kellie, Cierra, Mileena, and Carlin have also shown interest in doing new sets. If the 2013 returns of Marcy and Mariah are any indication, I'm sure many of you will be happy to see these returns. Now I just have to work on securing a few more. And just like with the new models, 10 is only the target.

Free membership sounds good, doesn't it? One thing I've always tried to do off and on while running Soles of Silk is contests. I always kick the year off with a Year in Review contest and that will once again be the case for 2014. But after that concludes I'm planning to run nine more contests so people will have 10 opportunities to grab some free membership time. I haven't come up with exactly what kind of contests will be ran, but I'm willing to listen to suggestions. Variety would be ideal.

And oh yeah, if you're wondering how I got the name for this project, the credit goes to Charlee. I was discussing some ideas with her for the anniversary when she made mention of my old free site's name. Since 10 is in the title and I'm celebrating 10 years, it felt right. So that's how The 10 Lil' Piggies Project came to be. Guess I owe her a foot rub!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Soles of Silk Update - November 13, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Jamie can't resist sticking her little size 7 feet on a plate full of canollis, of course, leaving her toes and soles to be covered in cream (67 images)

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Video - Amelia is laying out on an overlook at the mud flats when she decides to pull off her wedges (147 MB - 1080p HD)

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Download (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Jasey Rae has been added to the Avatars section of the Downloads area

Download (Buddy Icons) - 1 new buddy icon of Jasey Rae has been added to the Buddy Icons section of the Downloads area

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Soles of Silk Update - November 6, 2013

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Mindee shows her heavenly size 8 feet in front of and on top of a rusted anchor (75 images)

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Video - Olivia's feet are very sweaty inside her bright pink kneehigh socks as she pulls them from her moist soles and toes (249 MB - 1080p HD)

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Soles of Silk Design Changes

I'm taking a few minute break here to let everyone know that I am in the midst of making some design changes to Soles of Silk. Truth be told, I really wanted to wait for a total site redesign, but that is on the bucket list right now. Time hasn't been on my side and I need to learn some current web design methods. I learned how to design sites in the early 2000's, so many things have changed.

New splash page graphic

The first change you'll see upon going to Soles of Silk is the splash page. I always liked the splash graphic featuring Madison and Mindee. But with Madison not having posed in years, I felt a change was due. Mindee, however, is still a big part of this site. Because of that I decided to make sure she was still featured here. Now you just get to see her with her cousin, Marcy. And don't worry, this fun soccer set will be on the site soon!

New guest area header image

The second change coming to the design is the header bar of the guest area. Ryan has been nothing short of popular since her debut. She's someone I wanted to feature in a big way in the site's redesign, so now she's going to be on the header until that redesign happens. And yes, this is another set coming to the site soon. Oddly enough, it was shot at the same exact location as the one with Mindee and Marcy found on the splash page above.

New members area header image

The third and final change (for now), is in the members area. Since I made a change to the guest header, the members header also needed to go. Featured on this graphic is none other than Colleen. I couldn't help but use an image from her black Converse set as it was one of my favorites of the summer. I wasn't the only one who loved it either as the set received a ton of positive feedback.

Over the next few days I will be updating pages on the site. Sadly the way this site was created, making changes to it's core design involves quite a bit of work. This is another reason why I want to update the site as a whole. So if things aren't showing properly, please give it a day or two and then give it a try. If you continue to experience problems after a few days, please bring it to my attention.

Thanks for your patience and feel free to let me know what you think of the new graphics. I went for a simple look with bigger images, which will probably also be the case in the redesign.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Soles of Silk Would Love to Shoot #7 - Kylie Deville, Roni, & Twisted Toes

Here we are again with another "Would Love to Shoot" blog entry. By now you should all know the deal. There are three girls below. Each one is someone whose work I've found online and admire. In some cases I might have made contact with the girls to introduce myself and a handful of those I might have discussed shooting. But in each and every case, these are girls who I think you should check out. And if I ever had the chance to meet them and take their photos for Soles of Silk, it sure would be awesome! If not, I'll just remain one of their many fans. Now, onto the seventh installment of the "Would Love to Shoot" series:

Kylie Deville

Twitter: @KylieDeVille

I saw some shots of Kylie DeVille in the past on foot fetish forums such as Wu's Feetlinks. It wasn't until Twitter, however, that I really began to check out her work. Social media has been awesome for finding out more information about numerous models and their sites and Kylie is Exhibit A.

I found Kylie's Twitter page (@KylieDeVille) during a Tweet from Space City Soles (@SpaceCitySoles). He had posted an awesome shot of her and that's when I decided to let this girl know that I thought she had very pretty feet. Almost instantly Kylie replied with her thanks. We exchanged a few Tweets and I found her to be very down to earth.

Eventually I mentioned Soles of Silk to Kylie. There wasn't any kind of plans made, but I did say she seemed like a lot of fun to have in front of the camera. Who knows? Maybe one day I can see those curvy arches and wide spreading toes in person like my buddy over at Space City Soles.


Twitter: unknown

I've been a mostly silent fan of Roni for some time now. Back when the online fetish landscape was new, Roni was one of those women I came to admire. She's had her site, Roni's Paradise, online longer than I have had Soles of Silk (which celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2014).

Part of the massive intrigue Roni possessed when I first saw her was she was a cougar before the term existed. I know a woman doesn't tell her age and we shouldn't ask, but I have a feeling if she told us, we'd do a double take. Let's just leave it at, she looks finer than many girls half her age.

One thing I always enjoyed about Roni's work is the pin up style photography. She does a lot with stockings and pantyhose, which just oozes elegance to me. I've seen her feet bare, but I sure would love to see them wrapped up in some stockings in person. Doubtful that will ever happen as I haven't even talked to her in years. Nevertheless, you should all check her out, if you haven't already.

Twisted Toes

Twitter: @TwistedToes

Oh Twisted Toes, how I love thee. I used to communicate regularly with Twisted Toes and let's just say, she could easily change her name to "Teasing Toes."

So yes, this girl is a tease and that's something I've always adored. She's put me in my place numerous times in chats! But as I got to know Twisted Toes we'd talk about getting together one day and doing some photos. It's still something I'd love to do.

Over the last couple of years I've began to travel a little bit more. It really hasn't been for photo shoots, but rather vacations. That being said, I've often thought about the possibility of trying to double dip and plan a vacation around where some of these girls, such as Twisted Toes, live. I just think in Twisted Toes' case, I should probably make sure I had a few days to spare. I'm thinking I won't want to put my camera down. Wonder how teasing she'd be with me inches from her feet with a camera?

* The majority of the photography seen in this blog series does not come from Soles of Silk. Please see the watermarks on the photos themselves for the ownership of each picture as some of the models have posed for many sites.