Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Soles of Silk Update - December 31, 2014

This week's update includes the following items:

Photos - Felicia & Bridgette, the site's newest twin duo, say good bye to 2014 on Soles of Silk and bring in 2015 like only barefoot twin sisters can (59 images)

Video - Felicia & Bridgette wish everyone a happy new year as they show off their soles and wiggle their toes while having a good time (130 MB - 1080p HD)

Interview - 1 new 10 for 10 interview with Mindee has been added to the Interviews section of the site

Interview - 1 new 10 for 10 interview with Jessie has been added to the Interviews section of the site

Interview - 1 new 10 for 10 interview with Felicia has been added to the Interviews section of the site

Interview - 1 new 10 for 10 interview with Bridgette has been added to the Interviews section of the site

Downloads (Hur) - 1 new poster of Aspen has been added to the Hur Gallery area of the Downloads section

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Bridgette has been added to the Celebrating 10 Years Avatars area of the Downloads section

Contest - The Annual Soles of Silk Trivia Contest: 2014 Edition is underway. You have until Sunday, January 25, 2015 to get your entries submitted. Good luck!

Soles of Silk's Annual Trivia Contest - 2014 Edition

Deadline: Sunday, January 25, 2015

It was a good year in 2014 on Soles of Silk and in customary fashion, I wanted to give people the chance to win some free membership time with the annual trivia contest. And this time there is a little 10th anniversary bonus (see below).

I wish everyone the best of luck and hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday. May yours be filled with soft soles and wiggling toes!

Contest Rules

- Copy and paste the questions below into an e-mail with your answers and send them to me at footphotographer@yahoo.com. I will ONLY accept entries via e-mail. If they're sent/posted anywhere else, they will be disregarded. And PLEASE, include a subject in your e-mail. In past years people have left it blank and they went directly to the spam folder.

- There are six levels of questions below. With each level, the questions get tougher and may require that you have had, or have membership access to the site. This is my way of saying thanks to current/past members. Each level of question is also worth more points with the final question being worth a whopping 25 total points - 1/4 of the total possible score of 100 points.

- NEW: Since this year also marks the site's 10 year anniversary, I have added 10 optional bonus questions at the end of contest - 1 for each year the site has existed. If anyone is able to answer all 10 of these questions correctly, I will double any prize you may win. And if you answer all 10 of them correctly, but don't score high enough to earn the prizes below, I will give you a 1 month membership prize.

- Both members and non-members can enter the contest. For those who win: Members will have free membership time added to the end of their subscription (non-reoccurring memberships), or will have months where they are not billed (reoccurring). Non-members will have new accounts created for the length of the prize won.

- Be sure to e-mail me from an address that I will be able to contact you from in case you earned one of the below prizes.

- Deadline for entry is Sunday, January 25, 2015. Any winners will be notified after this date.

- All entries must be submitted in English.


(5) 2-month memberships - Awarded to the five (5) highest scoring entries overall.

(5) 1-month memberships - Awarded to the five (5) highest scoring runners up.

Trivia Questions

1-Point Questions (5 Total Possible Points)

1. Which model was featured in the 2014 Wu's Feet Links feature set which relaunched the Wu's Feet Links Feature Models section of the site after Wu passed away?

2. Which model was done up as a zombie schoolgirl in the 2014 Halloween set and which model helped create her costume and do her make up?

3. Which model is currently featured on the Soles of Silk Twitter page in it's avatar, header, and background?

4. Of the following people who were interviewed on the Wu's Feet Links Interview Blog in 2014, who is the only one so far who modeled for Soles of Silk?

5. Which of the following contests were NOT a contest conducted in 2014: 
The Where's Wendy Contest, The Whose Shoes Contest, or The Bananas For Emerald Contest?

2-Point Questions (10 Total Possible Points)

6. Which model was a little naughty in an interview conducted on the site in 2014 telling her fans, "I'm truly humble with the feedback and comments. Keep them coming and keep cumming!"?

7. Name both models who appeared in video clips in 2014 holding an umbrella in the rain as they showed off their wet, dirty soles.

8. Name the 2 models who did a set in 2014 themed to the following professional Baltimore sports franchises. 
Ravens:________ Orioles:________

9. Which model did I do a mini-vacation with in the summer of 2014, doing a bunch of sets in the towns of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia?

10. Name the two models who joined the 1K Club (1,000 photo mark) in 2014.

3-Point Questions (15 Total Possible Points)

11. All of the following models have done photo sets on, or right next to train tracks. Of these models, which 3 had their set published in 2014? 
Ryan, Cierra, Amelia, Carmen, Emerald, Mileena, Aspen, Carlin, Kaycee, Kimmie, Abby, Mindee, Charlee, Wendy

12. Of the models listed, select the 3 who had a set themed to a holiday during 2014: Jamie, Abby, Lela Beryl, Olivia, Kaycee, Kelsey, Bobbie

13. Name the 3 models featured in Hur Gallery of the Downloads section.

14. Which 3 models were you able to design wallpapers of in the 2014 Soles of Silk Wallpaper Contest?

15. Which 3 of the following were used as topics of my Fantasy Shoot blog series? 
Video Game Girls, WWE Divas, Trek Gals, Female Singers, Comic Heroines, Disney Princesses, 80s TV Stars

4-Point Questions (20 Total Possible Points)

16. Which model appears in the clip titled, "The 3 P's: Purple, Pink, & Pretty?"

17. Fill in the Blank: (said in an interview conducted in 2014) 
"So during my first set, the Star Wars Vans set, hope you don't mind the spoiler, you gave me a foot rub. Holy potato skins! Heaven! You sure did live up to your reputation and I'm _____ percent okay with future foot rubs from you. We almost lost track of time!"

18. What female television personality did both Bondo, from Pose Your Toes, and myself name as one of our early inspiration as far as foot fetish material was concerned in the 1990's in a column featured on the Wu's Feet Links Columns blog?

19. Which 4 models had the most sets selected in the "Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - My Favorite Sets" blog series? (Do not count honorable mentions)

20. Place 2014's new models in the order in which they debuted: 
Kaycee, Bridgette, Megan Jones, Felicia, Lela Beryl, Bobbie, Reagan

5-Point Questions (25 Total Possible Points)

21. If you add up the shoe sizes to all the models on the site who have a twin, what would that number be?

22. Which one of the following words was NOT used to describe what posing for Soles of Silk has been like for a model in the 10 for 10 Interview series:
Liberating, Exciting, Fun, Awesome, Joyful, Engaging, Memorable, Delightful, Entertaining, Teasing, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Exhilarating, Intriguing, Interesting

23. Which model served as the inspiration for the blog titled, "Noticing Nude Hose," in 2014?

24. Which model posed for a set with a long board that has not yet been published to the site, but was shown in a sample in one of the many shoot blogs during the summer?

25. These two models were featured in the clip, "Petal Peeling Piggies."

25-Point Bonus Question (25 Total Possible Points)

* How many DIFFERENT models had sets selected as my favorites in the "Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - My Favorite Sets" blog series? (Do not count honorable mentions)

10 Year Anniversary Prize Doubler Questions (see rules above)

2004. List the 8 models who were featured on the site when it debuted on December 29, 2004.

2005. Of the 8 models listed above, these two models were featured in a set together on the site's very first update in 2005. Who are they?

2006. These two former models from my old site, The 10 Little Piggies, made their Soles of Silk debuts in 2006.

2007. These two Soles of Silk models appeared in the first Wu's Feet Links feature set to ever feature more than one model in 2007. Who are they?

2008. This word was written across Carmen's shirt in her dirty feet and blue jeans set done downtown in 2008. What was that word?

2009. This model posed for her first sets on the day she turned 18 in 2009. Who is she?

2010. This model wore a shirt with a Batman logo on it while doing a comic book themed set in 2010. Who is she?

2011. This model did her first ever food smashing set on the site in 2011 that featured banana cream pie pudding, vanilla wafers, and milk. Who is she?

2012. This model posed for a Baltimore Ravens themed set in 2012, the season that saw the Ravens win the AFC North and go on to win the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49'ers on February 3, 2013. Who is she?

2013. This model originally debuted in 2005, but didn't appear on the site again until she returned in 2013. Who is she?

2014. When Mindee moved past Cierra as the site's most photographed model on Soles of Silk in 2014, how many photos did each girl have once Mindee's set was published that put her over the top?  
Cierra:_____ Mindee:_____

Monday, December 29, 2014

Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - A Thank You to My Models

Back on December 29, 2004 Soles of Silk debuted online with only eight models. Now here it is 10 years later to the day and 85 total models have showed off their feet in front of my camera - the site has grown by leaps and bounds during that time. And to thank for that success, I have all of the models who showed off their soft soles and tried their hardest to spread their toes as wide as they could go!

The best part of doing Soles of Silk these last 10 years has been getting those of you I call friend to pose. While many sites out there rely on professional models, I've always loved including my friends in this hobby... this passion of mine. I have been doing it long before Soles of Silk was even an idea - back when Abby was showing off those trademark wrinkled Puerto Rican soles of hers every chance she got. Since then friends like Mindee, who swore to me over and over that her feet were ugly back in 2004, have done so much for me since the site launched. Even recent friends have been ever so generous - ones like Felicia, who helped with Kaycee's 2014 Halloween set before posing herself and then getting her twin sister, Bridgette, on board. Those stories, and so many more, have made having my personal friends a part of this, so rewarding to me.

Soles of Silk has also allowed me to meet new people who I now consider friends as well. Models such as Layla, who back in 2005 contacted me about posing for the site, and now has done more photos than all but two of the other models on the site - those being Mindee and Cierra.

I could go on and on about each and every one of you models here, but I have already done so in other entries that were part of this Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary series. I'm going to link all of them below and I hope you take a look through all the entries covering the years you have been a part of the site. I mention each and every one of you who posed and many of you have even appeared in some of my favorite sets from each year. Picking those was hard and I'm sure if I did my selections all over again, it wouldn't even come out the same. You've all just done so much good material for me and I hope you all realize that!

I hope to see all of you back in 2015 and beyond. It's been a while since some of you have posed and your fans, of course, your photographer, miss those little piggies!

Soles of Silk 10 Year Anniversary - A Thank You to the Fans

It was 10 years ago today that Soles of Silk was born to the World Wide Web. Over those 10 years one thing has always been a constant - member and fan support. Whether it was a sign up, an email, a post to the Wu's Feet Links Forum, a Tweet, or an Instagram comment, it was always great to feel the love that many of you have shared for my efforts and the models/friends who I have had appear on the site. Without you, none of this would have been possible and it would have been a lot less fun!

All year long I have been doing things to celebrate the site's 10 years online, one of which was a series of 10 year anniversary avatars inside the members section. Every week I added a new model until all 84 models were represented. Now that the year draws to an end, no more models will be able to say they posed for the site during its first 10 years online. As a way to say thanks I wanted to release all these avatars to the public for use on your favorite forums and hope to see some being used on Wu's Feet Links.

I know many forums don't allow images to be uploaded to their sites, instead, a link to the file you want to use must be used instead. While I could link all 84 of the files below, I prefer to make this a little more organized with instructions on how to link to each one of the avatars below.

Instructions: All of the avatars below share the same directory. If you use the URL below and replace the *** in the address with your desired model's name, the URL will point to her avatar.


Again, I thank all of you for being there over the years and lending me your support. I've always enjoyed running Soles of Silk and hope to do so for many more years to come. 

Now, onto all 84 model avatars from the Celebrating 10 Years avatar series: