Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Soles of Silk Update - July 25, 2018

This week's update includes the following items

Photos - Charlee kicks off her bright yellow high heel pumps and shows off her lovely soles while hanging out downtown (74 images)

Videos - Carmella's little feet sure are getting sweaty in her black thigh high socks, so naturally, she pulls them off and airs those tiny things out (181 MB - 1080p HD)

Interviews - 1 new Introductory Interview with Mia Kay has been added to the Interviews section

Wu's Feet Links Feature - Jasey Rae is the Captain of the All-Tease Cheer Squad in the July 2018 Wu's Feet Links feature set

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Monday, July 23, 2018

1,000 Toes In: The First 100 Models of Soles of Silk, Pt. 7 (Lexi - Meagan)

Welcome to the seventh installment of the "1,000 Toes In" blog series. This series celebrates on each of the first 100 models to appear on Soles of Silk. All of these models deserve all the praise I will throw their way in these 10 blog entries. Please be sure to check out all the previous entries, as well as any newer ones, once they're published. Now, onto the next 10 models on Soles of Silk:

Lexi (size 7)
Model #: 22
Debut Date: July 20, 2005
Published Sets: 6
Published Photos: 336
Wu's Feet Links Features: Sexy Pedicure (May 2009) *Non-Soles of Silk feature
Wu's Feet Links Interviews: March 2005

Wu's Feet Links Hall of Fame: Class of 2005
Star Model Accolades: 2005 (2nd)
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2005 (6th)
Other Notables: Used to run several foot fetish and stocking fetish sites.

I couldn't begin to tell you how excited I was to land Lexi as a Soles of Silk model. I, like so many people at the time, was a massive fan of Lexi and her arches. Her sites were very popular and the Wu's Feet Links Forum was always gushing over her content. She did an interview for Wu's as well as a feature set. She was also inducted into the Wu's Feet Links Hall of Fame in 2005, by Wu himself. This technically makes her the only Wu's Feet Links Hall of Famer that has shot for Soles of Silk. I did shoot Janet Mason, a Class of 2000 inductee for The 10 Little Piggies, however.

Having said all that, you couldn't imagine all the emails and personal messages I got on the forum when I announced that Lexi and I would be working together. So many people told me how jealous they were and how they couldn't wait to see what we did together. With so many in love with Lexi, and many people being fans of my work, they knew things were going to be good!

The day I got to work with Lexi was amazing. I was originally slated to shoot Lexi during the day and then her friend Jenn, in the evening. Jenn, however, no showed and Lexi felt bad that I had drove eight hours plus to do these photos. She told me she'd shoot for me all day instead. I appreciated that so much and am glad things happened that way. A few of our best sets of the day came in the evening. If you'd like to see how the day went in detail, check out this old column I wrote back in 2005, "Meeting Lexi - A Fan Boy's Dream."

I stayed in touch with Lexi and we talked about setting up another shoot one summer, but then I stopped hearing from her. I noticed her site stopped updating, so it's only feasible to think that she stepped out of the modeling game, or her and her husband are no longer together. What I wouldn't give to shoot Lexi and her feet again!

Lisa Tyler (size 7)
Model #: 7
Debut Date: December 29, 2004
Published Sets: 8 
Published Photos: 425
Wu's Feet Links Features: Creamy Soles (2003) *Non-Soles of Silk feature
Star Model Accolades: 2004 (2nd)
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2004 (1st)
Other Notables: Site debut model. Used to run her own foot fetish site. Appeared on several other foot fetish sites.

Although Lisa Tyler was the seventh model to shoot for Soles of Silk prior to its launch, she was probably one of the most influential when it came to shooting people I didn't know. She wasn't the first "model" that I met with either, but she was just the most outgoing and friendly of the lot. I knew of her awesome resume from her sets with other sites, as well as her very own. I was a little intimidated by all that and I even shared that with her before we began. Remember, at the time, I didn't have a site to even show what I was looking to do, or photos that I had already done. Just some old samples from my days running The 10 Little Piggies and some links to other sites whose work I loved.

None of that mattered to Lisa. She pretty much began doing poses  immediately as I pointed the camera her way. I barely had to do anything. She'd throw out tips and suggestions as we went, but she was nice every moment of the way. She told me she loved the photos we were doing when I showed her some of them. That made me feel even better about working with someone who had so much experience compared to me at the time.

Lisa and I shot a handful of sets that first time and ended up meeting up again a few years later. Just like that first time, she was a breeze to work with and I loved every minute of getting to meet up with her again. Years after that, however, we lost touch and I haven't seen her appear on any sites since. Her own site is also no longer online. I hope she's doing well. I thank her for all the positive comments and help she gave me during our shoots together. I'd love nothing more than to see her shoot again - even if it's just for one last time.

Lizzie (size 7.5)
Model #: 42
Debut Date: August 8, 2007
Published Sets: 2
Published Photos: 126

Lizzie was one of a few models I met through my site's old One Model Place account. She's probably the last person I shot who I met through that site.

I honestly know very little about Lizzie as we only met up one time, shooting a couple of sets in downtown Baltimore. She came with her boyfriend, who went off to do some stuff while we shot. She did great and we talked about shooting again down the road. That wasn't too be the case and we lost touch eventually.

Madison (size 8.5)
Model #: 2
Debut Date: December 29, 2004
Published Sets: 28
Published Photos: 1,832
K Clubs: 1K (January 2008)
Wu's Feet Links Features: Piggy Bank Piggies (March 2008)
Star Model Accolades: 2004 (1st), 2006 (2nd), 2008 (2nd)

Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2004 (5th), 2005 (1st, 7th), 2006 (2nd, 5th, 7th), 2007 (4th), 2008 (6th), 2009 (2nd, 7th)Other Notables: Site debut model. Former model for The 10 Little Piggies. First model to be inducted into the 1K Club.

Before Mindee or Cierra, Madison was my go-to friend for photos. She held the throne of most photographed model on the site until Cierra nabbed it on the January 12, 2011 update - one year after Madison's last update.

Madison and I used to work together and she was actually my senior prom date. I had interest in her for a time, but we never really dated and ended up just staying friends. She dated another friend of ours from work, so we were always hanging out with one another when our group of friends decided to meet up.

Madison is one of the few models on Soles of Silk who also shot for The 10 Little Piggies when I was in college. She wasn't one of my main models then, but when Soles of Silk was born, she was all over it! We met up regularly to shoot and shot some awesome sets. I never got tired of having her feet in front of my camera. She was a sucker for foot rubs and would even wear shoes, even boots, all day to work and come by for an after work massage and shoot. She knew I loved her feet sweaty and she sure didn't mind getting that way for me to rub. So many times I got to unwrap those warm, moist size 8.5 feet before we began.

Had Madison never broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of state, I wonder if Mindee would be the site's most photographed model today. Madison, like Mindee is now, was always there for shoots and I just kept shooting her time and time again. I do miss her and would love to shoot just one more set of her. Talk about a major return to the site if that ever happened.

Mandy (size 7.5)
Model #: 75
Debut Date: July 24, 2013
Published Sets: 3
Published Photos: 159

Mandy and I worked together, although when she became part time, she rarely worked at all. I used to tease her that she got in more hours with my camera than she did at work, even though she only shot three sets. Yeah, I she was off way more than she was scheduled.

Being really good friends with Kimmie and Kellie, Mandy knew all about my site and fetish. The thing is, I never asked her to shoot because one day she made a comment about her feet being ugly. A few years later though, she called me out and asked me why I never asked her to shoot. I told her because of the comment she made. She then told me she only said that because her toes weren't painted and she had been a little rough on them that weekend. I said, "Okay, let's schedule a shoot then."

As you can see, she ultimately shot for me. We picked some hot days, however, and only got in three sets on two different days. We also had a lot of tourists and kids come right into the space where we were shooting. None of them gave two shits that I had a camera out and was trying to take her photos. It's not like we were smack dab in the middle of some popular tourist spot either.

Eventually Mandy would stop working part time with me and has since gone on to another job. I'm still friends with her on social media, but we haven't talked in a good while. It's not for any particular reason, or anything. Maybe I should see how she feels about a return shoot one day.

Marcy (size 8)
Model #: 59
Debut Date: April 14, 2010
Published Sets: 10
Published Photos: 769
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2010 (5th, 6th), 2014 (1st), 2016 (3rd)
Other Notables: Mindee's cousin. 
Mariah's cousin. Shelby's niece. Shot her first sets only a few weeks after her 18th birthday.

I couldn't begin to tell you how much Marcy would pester me about wanting to shoot for Soles of Silk while we were at work. There was a major problem, however, she wasn't old enough yet. She was 17 and friends with a bunch of the girls at work who were shooting for me. She is also Mindee's cousin, who had been shooting for me for six years at that point. I told her to calm down and she could once her birthday came.

Naturally, when that birthday came, you best believe that Marcy was ready to be in front of the camera. I met her at Mindee's house and we went out and shot a few sets, which came out quite well. My favorite of the bunch was a barely legal theme we did out behind a school. In it, she pulled an issue of Leg Show magazine out of her book bag to look at her first porno magazine. Yeah, a magazine. Times have changed, haven't they? Had I shot that today, she would have had to have had a tablet and looked at a web site instead.

Over the years I have gotten in some amazing sets with Marcy, both solo and especially with Mindee. I think every team up those two have done have been featured on my Top 10 listings for that year. They have so much fun together and I always come away with great photos and lots of time rubbing their size 8 feet.

It's too bad that Marcy comes and goes with shooting. She's always shot in chunks, doing a few here and a few there. It's been a while since her last shoot, but I'd love to have her back again. Time will tell.

Maria (size 7.5)
Model #: 1
Debut Date: December 29, 2004
Published Sets: 2
Published Photos: 77
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2004 (8th)
Other Notables: First model to shoot for Soles of Silk. Appeared on several other foot fetish sites.

Although Maria is the first person to shoot new photos for Soles of Silk, prior to it's launch, she is perhaps the one model I know the least about. I had seen her work on a few foot fetish sites back in 2004, including one called Foot Fun House, that is no longer online. I was able to reach out to her to see if she was interested in shooting. Luckily for me, she was passing through my area in the near very near future. We made plans and shot a couple of sets and that's how she became the first model to shoot for Soles of Silk. It was all about timing and she was coming through the area right when I hit her up.

After the two sets Maria and I shot, I never saw or really heard from her again. I couldn't tell you if she kept modeling or not. Even going back a few years after our shoot, I don't think I saw her popping up on any other sites at that time.

Mariah (size 5.5)
Model #: 25
Debut Date: September 7, 2005
Published Sets: 3
Published Photos: 197
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2013 (1st)
Other Notables: Mindee's cousin. Marcy's cousin. Shelby's niece.

I remember when Mindee told me that her cousin, Mariah, was interested in shooting for me. This was less than a year after the site's launch and it paved the way for Mindee recruiting not only more models for the site, but her relatives to be exact. Since then, she's gotten Marcy (cousin), Rilynn (sister-in-law), and Shelby (mother) to shoot. There's more on the way too, which I'll talk about when we focus on Mindee in the next part of this blog series.

I ended up shooting two sets featuring Mariah that first time. Sadly, however, the team up I did with both Mindee and Mariah, in front of a police station downtown, was lost when my eMac crashed. I didn't have a back up of that one set for some reason. The video clip somehow survived and can be found on the site on Page 1 of the clips archives.

It would end up being seven years before I'd get to shoot Mariah again. I thought she was a one and done, but Mindee told me she was up for shooting again. I quickly made those plans and got in two awesome sets with Mariah, one of which is one of my all-time favorite sets, the Playdoh one shown above.

It's now going on six years since Mariah shot those sets and I'd love to have her return for a third round of sets. Should that ever happen, I'm going to try my hardest to see if I can get her to shoot more than just two sets. I'd like to have a backlog of content featuring Mariah for the future. Can you blame me? She's very pretty and has such adorable feet.

Maya (size 7.5)
Model #: 99
Debut Date: February 14, 2018
Published Sets: 2
Published Photos: 131
Other Notables: Debuted with a Valentine's Day themed set.

Maya was someone I got along with immediately at work when she was hired. She had a fun personality and we would joke with one another constantly. After a few years, however, she'd find another job and never took me up on my offer to shoot for Soles of Silk all the times I had asked her.

Still in touch with Maya through social media, I reached out to her earlier this year to see how she was doing. We made small talk and the conversation turned to my site eventually. Maya told me that she was thinking it might be fun to finally take me up on my offer to shoot. I told her I'd love that and the door was always open for her. She told me she was going to talk it over with her then boyfriend and get back to me.

It didn't take Maya long to tell me she was good to go. Even though it was early in the year, the time I'm usually publishing all the sets I took the year prior, I decided to see if Maya wanted to do a couple indoor sets right away. I had an idea in mind to debut her on the 2018 Valentine's update and Maya thought that would be perfect. We made plans and shot at the end of that very week.

Maya told me, while we were setting up for her first set, that she didn't think people would like her long toes. I knew she was self-conscious about them from previous years when I rubbed her feet... eh, foot. Check out the blog, "Dream Duos #6 - Alice & Maya," where I explain that unique little massage. Anyhow, I assured her just how much people love Alice and her long toes. I knew Maya would be just fine and those fears of hers were put to rest immediately when Maya's cereal photo on Instagram (@SolesofSilk), gained more likes than any other up to that point in time. It currently sits as the site's second most liked photo today, passed only by one of Melani's lotion photos.

After her first shoot, I was able to make my dream duo happen when I teamed Maya up with Alice in a long toe showing like no other. With both of them being friends from our time working together, this shoot went so well and was a ton of fun. I'd love to get them together again one day. We have some plans for when that should occur too.

It's been a few months since I last shot with Maya and I'm hoping we can find some time to do some more again before long. I loved our shoots so far and I have always found Maya to be so beautiful. I really want her to become one of my regular models moving forward.

Meagan (size 6.5)
Model #: 18
Debut Date: June 8, 2005
Published Sets: 2
Published Photos: 117
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2005 (9th)

When I asked Chloe to model for Soles of Silk she asked me if her friend, Meagan, could also shoot. I had seen Meagan a time or two when hanging out with Chloe and knew she was cute. Naturally, I told her to bring her along.

Sadly, this cutie only shot for me one time as her and Chloe had a falling out. I was still friends with Meagan on MySpace back in the day and she told me she'd still be interested in shooting. Nothing ever came of it, however, as each time we spoke about it, she'd never give me any of her open dates. I only wish I had gotten in more with her. I loved her and her little feet.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the 10 models above. Be on the lookout for Part 8 of this 10 part blog series in the days to come.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

1,000 Toes In: The First 100 Models of Soles of Silk, Pt. 6 (Kelsey - Lela Beryl)

Welcome to the sixth installment of the "1,000 Toes In" blog series. This series celebrates on each of the first 100 models to appear on Soles of Silk. All of these models deserve all the praise I will throw their way in these 10 blog entries. Please be sure to check out all the previous entries, as well as any newer ones, once they're published. Now, onto the next 10 models on Soles of Silk:

Kelsey (size 6.5)
Model #: 27
Debut Date: February 1, 2006
Published Sets: 26
Published Photos: 1,730
K Clubs: 1K (February 2014)
Star Model Accolades: 2016 (2nd)
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2006 (6th), 2007 (10th), 2009 (8th), 2015 (10th), 2017 (6th, 7th)
Other Notables: Shot her first sets one day after her 18th birthday.

Like many of the models on Soles of Silk, Kelsey is a good friend of mine and someone I've worked with for years. I consider her one of my better friends and is someone I've always gotten along with. She, on the other hand, said she used to hate me when she first got hired because I'd make her actually have to work. That was back before she was 18, however - back when her grandmother and mother, who also worked with us at the time, babied her and let coast through the day. Yeah, I was the asshole that made her have to work. 

Eventually, Kelsey would come around to realize I wasn't such a bad guy and with her 18th birthday approaching, a few of the other girls who were shooting for me at work, most notably Kimmie, Kellie, and Abby, asked her if she was going to shoot. I told all of them she was more than welcome to do so once her birthday came. Well, it came and barely went. Kelsey thought about shooting on her birthday itself, but her grandparents took her out that day. Instead, Kelsey shot the day after. I welcomed her to the site with a birthday cake... which she had to smash with her barely legal feet!

It's become a running gag between Kelsey and I that I always make her step in stuff, or pick the hottest days to shoot. She's kind of right, but in all honesty, Kelsey has done an awesome job over the years and has been in some memorable sets. We've also had great times going out on adventures, or even just squeezing in a set or two when we had a little bit of time. I've always loved hanging out with her and those super soft feet of hers. It's been a little too long since we last shot, so I think it's about time for her to get in some more. I also have some sets of hers that I haven't yet published that would be good to get on the site here in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for something of hers sooner, rather than later.

Kerri Taylor (size 8)
Model #: 29
Debut Date: May 3, 2006
Published Sets: 3 
Published Photos: 143
Other Notables: Has appeared on numerous other foot fetish sites.

I remember when Layla mentioned that she had booked Kerri Taylor to come down to Maryland and shoot for her site. She contacted me to see if I was also interested in having her on Soles of Silk. If so, she said she'd shoot for me while Kerri was with her husband, and then I'd shoot with Kerri while her and husband did some sets. I said sure, but I also wanted to get in at least one set with the both of them together. Layla said sure and that's exactly how things went down.

That was my only interaction with Kerri. We only shot the one day and she looks like she's still out there shooting. I see her stuff popping up on social media from time to time. She's certainly been out there doing her thing for a long time now. More power to her and hope she's doing well.

Kim T. (size 6.5)
Model #: 60
Debut Date: June 23, 2010
Published Sets: 3
Published Photos: 158
Wu's Feet Links Features: Toes 'n Heels (January 2007) *Non-Soles of Silk Feature
Other Notables: Former model for The 10 Little Piggies. Used to run her own foot fetish Yahoo! group. Has appeared on other foot fetish sites. 
Published photos in the Home Photos section of Leg Show magazine numerous times.

I met Kim T., and her then husband, Chris, a good seven years prior to Soles of Silk's launch. I found Kim's pictures in an issue of Leg Show Magazine and immediately fell in love with her plump toes and thick soles. I saw the couple also lived in Maryland, so I wrote to the both of them. I was dating Abby at the time and we all agreed to meet. Needless to say, it was a fun time for all. Chris shot Abby and I shot Kim. Then we both shot photos of the two together and it was simply amazing.

Even after Abby and I broke up, I remained friends with Kim and Chris. I went over their house a few times, which usually resulted in Kim's feet being pampered by yours truly. I also introduced Andrea to the both of them and we did something similar to the day that Abby and I did years prior.

A few years would go by and I got into a long term relationship. I noticed that Kim and Chris didn't seem to update their old Yahoo! groups like they once did. A few more years would go by and that's when I got a text out of the blue from Kim. She texted me by accident, trying to get in touch with a friend of hers named Patty. Talk about a lucky mistake!

Kim told me that she was now divorced, but since she had me on the phone, she asked if I was still shooting. I told her all about Soles of Silk and sent her links. She immediately wanted to shoot again. We made plans and got in three sets. Naturally I had to make up for some lost time and I massaged her feet for about two hours that day. They were as soft as I remembered.

Less than a year later, Kim told me she was seeing someone up in New York and didn't think she'd be shooting anymore. That's when she began not replying to me, so I don't know what's going on with her these days. I saw a couple social media accounts pop up belonging to her, but none ever stick around long. I don't know if she's still up in New York or not. I'd love to see her return for a second time, but who knows? Maybe she'll accidentally text me again one day...

Kimmie (size 5)
Model #: 13
Debut Date: March 30, 2005
Published Sets: 22
Published Photos: 1,220
K Clubs: 1K (May 2010)
Wu's Feet Links FeaturesFootball Fun (February 2007)
Star Model Accolades: 2005 (2nd)
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2005 (2nd), 2006 (1st), 2008 (2nd), 2009 (1st)
Other Notables: Kellie's twin sister. Appeared in first multi-model Wu's Feet Links feature set with Kellie. Appeared in the site's first ever, 4-model set with Kellie, Carmen, and Cheri. Appeared in the site's first ever, 3-model set with Kellie and Keira.

In the last installment of this blog series you met Kellie, Kimmie's sister. I worked with both of these gorgeous identical twins and knew they'd be a massive hit on Soles of Silk. I was friendly with both and neither of them could wait to kick off their shoes and show their little size 5 feet to me when I approached them about being a part of the model roster.

While I ultimately did shoot more photos with Kellie, Kimmie and I always had an amazing time whenever we did get the chance to shoot. Her sets were always great! Just look at all her Top 10 appearances above. Four appearances with two first place finishes and two second. She made them count!

Like Kellie, Kimmie hasn't shot in years. While Kimmie never told me that she couldn't shoot due to her relationship, I just took it as the case when she no longer replied to my requests. I wish Kimmie well and should she ever want to return, even if it's without her sister, she'd be most welcome.

Krystie (size 6.5)
Model #: 37
Debut Date: May 21, 2007
Published Sets: 2
Published Photos: 112
Other Notables: Former model for The 10 Little Piggies.

I went to college with Krystie back when I was running my old free site, The 10 Little Piggies. Back then I'd go for broke and ask classmates if they'd be interested in shooting for me. I rarely got turned down, surprisingly, and Krystie may have been the most ecstatic about being asked.

"I always told my mom I have pretty feet," Krystie told me the day I asked her. "I can't wait to go home and tell her about this."

Ultimately, Krystie and I became friends and would hang out from time to time. We got along quite well, but after we graduated, we weren't in touch as much as we used to be. I'd see her here and there and then I found out she was getting married. Much to my surprise, she told that her fiance wanted her to shoot for Soles of Silk. She had never shot for this site, only for my older one from the late 1990's. I told her I'd love to have her make a return.

Krystie's return, ironically, came after her and her fiance had split up. She was single again, but had started talking to someone else. We met up for the first time in a while and got in a couple of sets. It was great seeing Krystie again and spending time at her little feet. Surely enough, I rubbed her feet like I had done many times in the past after wrapping up our shoot. I was happy to have her back, but at the time, neither of us knew that it would be very short lived.

Krystie's new boyfriend, who she began seeing shortly after our first shoot for Soles of Silk, wasn't too keen on the idea of her continuing. Once they got serious, she told me how he felt and I told her I understood. At least we got in two sets, but I would have loved to have had her around to do so many more.

Lady Steph (size 7)
Model #: 50
Debut Date: December 17, 2008
Published Sets: 9
Published Photos: 408
Wu's Feet Links Features: Sexy Blue Toes (August 2008) *Non-Soles of Silk feature
Wu's Feet Links Interviews: July 2014
Other Notables: Runs her own Clips4Sale store, Lady Steph's Fetish Clips. Has appeared on other foot fetish sites.

A few years after I began Soles of Silk, a former college classmate contacted me to tell me that he loved my work, especially that of Wendy, a mutual classmate of ours when we were in school together. I never knew he had a foot fetish as he hid it from everyone. Me on the other hand, everyone knew. I didn't care.

Anyhow, this classmate ultimately invited me to attend some private foot fetish parties he would often go to. I had never been to any in my life, so I said, "Why not?" It was at these parties that I met a few models, including Lady Steph.

Lady Steph and I decided to meet up and shoot, which resulted in some really fun, really brightly colored sets. We'd go on to shoot again a few years later, but that is the last time that we have shot at this point in time.

Lady Steph was also very instrumental in helping kick start the Wu's Feet Links Interviews Blog, being my very first interview. Wu, before he passed, had mentioned interviewing her when he asked me to think about taking over the interviews portion of his site. The interviews used to be fan submitted questions, but that resulted in dozens of the same questions being asked over and over. He wanted to clean things up, but passed away before getting things underway. Keeping Wu's request in mind, when I decided to try to keep Wu's going with the help of BHE (Wu's Feet Links and Soles of Silk's hosting company), I made sure to go with Lady Steph as my very first interview. I knew he would have liked that.

I see that Lady Steph is out there, meeting up with some other producers whose work I enjoy. She truly enjoys the fetish and it looks like she's still into the party scene as well. Be sure to check out her clips store to see more of her!

Lauryn (size 8.5)
Model #: 8
Debut Date: December 29, 2004
Published Sets: 9
Published Photos: 464
Star Model Accolades: 2004 (2nd)
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2004 (2nd), 2005 (1st, 7th), 2006 (5th)
Other Notables: Site debut model. Appeared in site's first ever, 2-model set with Madison.

This spunky chick worked with me for a brief time, but I was also friends with her older brother. That older brother used to date Madison for years, so it was only natural that Madison would go on to ask Lauryn to shoot for Soles of Silk too when I asked her back in 2004. I didn't have a site to show Lauryn, but Madison had shot for The 10 Little Piggies a number of years before. She knew the deal, but Lauryn was brand new to everything. She embraced it though and was one of the site's most popular models upon launch.

For the first couple years of the site's existence, Lauryn would come along and shoot with Madison a handful of times. She got in a few sets with her and did some solo ones as well. Lauryn was also in a four model set with Madison, Molly (her sister-in-law), and Bethany that was shot for the site's 2006 Christmas update. Still, I always wished we had gotten together to shoot a little bit more.

People always loved Lauryn's fun loving attitude and smile. She, herself, was so worried that no one was going to like her long toes. That turned out to be the total opposite of most people's reaction, though. They loved them and loved her. I sure do miss Lauryn and am thankful for the sets that she did do. She was a big part of this site's launch and first few years. I'd love to have her back one day. That would be one of the most memorable returns, without a doubt!

Layla (size 7)
Model #: 20
Debut Date: June 22, 2005
Published Sets: 31
Published Photos: 1,942
K Clubs: 1K (January 2009)
Wu's Feet Links Features: Pretty Size 7's (November 2013) *Non-Soles of Silk feature
Star Model Accolades: 2005 (1st), 2007 (2nd), 2009 (2nd)
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2007 (5th), 2008 (7th), 2009 (4th, 6th, 9th)
Other Notables: Jaylee Austin's older sister. Used to run her own site. Has appeared on other foot fetish sites.

Oh Layla! This beautiful vixen was one of a handful of models I met on One Model Place years ago. I ran that account, looking for area models, shortly after I launched Soles of Silk. When Layla reached out to me, I was instantly wanting to get her on the site.

Her first shoot we did downtown. We got along great and I also met her husband. For the next couple of years, I'd meet up at their place and shoot countless photos. Layla would also introduce to her sister, Jaylee Austin, and get her to shoot too. She also got her friend, Chrystine, to shoot as well as secure Kerri Taylor for both her site and Soles of Silk.

I could always count on Layla for some amazing photos. She enjoyed being in front of the camera and it showed. She's been in some of my favorite sets, as seen above. I only wish she did not move out of state because she missed being a part of the 2K Club by only 58 photos. She's been sitting there, so close, for years now. Oh well, I wish her well with everything and hope life is treating her and her family well. If I can ever pull off a reunion with Layla, you best bet I'm going to jump on it.

Leah (size 6)
Model #: 95
Debut Date: April 19, 2017
Published Sets: 3
Published Photos: 233
Annual Top 10 Favorite Photo Set Blogs Appearances: 2017 (9th)
Other Notables: One of her fans got a photo of her smelling her well-worn converse tattooed on himself.

Last year Alice introduced me to her friend, Leah. She told me Leah was a very open-minded person who really wanted to shoot for me. When I met Leah, I also found out that Leah absolutely loves having her feet pampered and pleased. She is one of those girls who a foot guy dreams about. I can totally see her coming home from work and walking right over to a guy she's with and making him pull her shoes off and spending the next few hours at her feet. I'm not kidding.

My first shoot with Leah resulted in two sets, both with Alice. I was able to secure her one other time last year for some solo sets. During that day Leah shot the set above, as well as the one in which the photo came from that her fan got tattooed on himself. We had a blast and I knew this girl was here to stay. I figured Leah would shot a few more times last year, but that wasn't the case. Our next shoot didn't come until this year, a couple of weeks ago, to be exact (see blog: "Monday's Shoot - Leah").

Although our day didn't go as planned recently, it was still fun spending time with Leah and her little size 6 feet. We got in just one set, but are looking at shooting again this Monday, if the rain doesn't wash us out. I told her I'd still like to get together, however, and if worse comes to worse, I can give her foot rubs in the rain. Now that I think about it, is that actually "worse?"

Lela Beryl (size 6.5)
Model #: 80
Debut Date: March 21, 2014
Published Sets: 5 
Published Photos: 317
Star Model Accolades: 2014 (3rd)
Other Notables: Has appeared on other foot fetish sites.

Thanks to social media I have been able to converse with models from all over the United States. There are a bunch I'd love to shoot with, but distance isn't in our favor. From time to time, however, a model will contact me and let me know that she's going to be coming to my area. That's what happened with Lela Beryl.

Lela was coming up north from her Florida home to shoot with a few photographers. She was friends with Rachel DD, who shot for me the year before, so she already knew I was legit. I was already a fan of Lela's work, and even featured her in "Would Love to Shoot #9 - Bailey Paige, Emily Austin, & Lela Beryl," the ninth installment of a blog series I write talking about models from around the web. She's one of only a handful I've actually gotten to work with and I'm so glad we did.

In the lone meeting I had with Lela, I found her to be so fun and simple to work with. She was nerdy in many of the same ways that I am and we just hit it off. She looked great on camera and I could not get over just how soft her soles were. I've shot a lot of feet in my life, but Lela's are easily among the softest I've come across.

I noticed last year that Lela's Twitter account, @LelaBeryl, ceased updating. I don't know if she's stopped modeling, or just let her social media lapse. I hope she's doing well and is someone I'd most definitely be up for shooting again, should that chance arise.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the 10 models above. Be on the lookout for Part 7 of this 10 part blog series in the days to come.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Soles of Silk Update - July 18, 2018

This week's update includes the following items

Photos - Mindee is as playful as ever as she toys with an eggplant emoji plushie between her feet and makes a bunch of us not feel like we measure up in the process (67 images)

Videos - Jasey Rae's feet are super sweaty inside her cheerleader shoes and socks on a hot day on the turf - the video based off her July 2018 Wu's Feet Links Feature Set, "Captain of the All-Tease Cheer Squad" (257 MB - 1080p HD)

Downloads (Avatars) - 1 new avatar of Jasey Rae has been added to the Wu's Feet Links Feature Avatars Gallery of the Downloads section

Wu's Feet Links Feature - Jasey Rae is the Captain of the All-Tease Cheer Squad in the July 2018 Wu's Feet Links feature set

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Wu's Feature History - Jasey Rae (2018)

Back in 2013 I began a blog series that reviewed all of the Wu's Feet Links feature model galleries up to that point. Due to the time and dedication that I put into all of these features, I decided it would be a good idea to add a new entry to the series each and every time one of my models is featured. Up for 2018 is none other than fun loving, and ever so teasing, Jasey Rae

Jasey Rae's pudgy toes were so moist on this hot, muggy day.

2018 Feature: Captain of the All-Tease Cheer Squad
Model: Jasey Rae
Shoe Size: 7.5
Set URL: http://www.wusfeetlinks.com/feat201807.html (138 images)

Earlier this year I asked one of my models about being in the site's next Wu's Feet Links feature down the road in July. She said yes, but over the last few months, communication with her has become hit or miss. This isn't the first time I have been left scrambling to find a replacement model for a feature set though. Nope. Ryan's debut set, and the July 2011 feature, "Sexiest Catch," only happened the way it did because one model stopped shooting and the second did not communicate with me enough to lock in a shoot date. As you all know, things worked out quite well with that feature. 

I firmly believe that this feature, "Captain of the All-Tease Cheer Squad," starring Jasey Rae, will be remembered in much the same way. We waited until just a few days before the site's publish date to shoot, but man, did it ever turn out great! As the popular quote from Robert Burns poem, "To a Mouse," goes, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." In this case, it looks like it was for the best!

It was about two weeks ago now that I asked Jasey, along with one other model of mine, about the possibility of doing this set. The cheerleader outfit was already in my possession and I needed someone to shoot who wears a size small. I didn't want to have to scramble to order another outfit and not have it show up on time. After talking with both models, it was clear just how much Jasey wanted to do this set. I'm pretty sure she answered with a "Hell yeah," after I explained the situation to her.

In the grand scheme of things, I was so happy that Jasey ultimately wound up being the one to do this set. Not to put the originally planned model, or the other I had also asked to shoot this set down, but Jasey has been shooting for me for several years now and even joined the 1K Club earlier this year (see blog: "1K Club - Jasey Rae's Footography"). I love having my dedicated models be rewarded for the awesome work they do, so after she agreed to shoot this for me, I really began to feel much happier about the situation. The only thing we needed now was a date to shoot.

Like everything else with this set, the shoot itself ultimately came down to the last minute, getting it done only days before it needed to be finished. When we both saw that we had a few hours of mutual break time between our shifts on both Wednesday and Thursday this week, we planned to shoot on both day. I wanted a back up date just in case the first day didn't work out... and we almost needed it too!

We arrived at the football field around 1:30 p.m. This was the high school that Mindee and I had just used the week before (see blog: "Friday's Shoot - Mindee"). I loved the bright turf and knew it would also be perfect to Jasey's upcoming set. Since Mindee had shot her set right on the number one, at the 10-yard line, to symbolize herself as Soles of Silk's number one model, that gave us the rest of the field to Jase's. I already had a plan in mind, however. Since the color blue was to play a prominent role in this set, I wanted to use the 50-yard line for Jasey's set. Featured at mid-field was large blue logo that I knew would make for the perfect compliment for what I had in mind.

As Jasey and I made the long walk from my car to the field, we noticed several teenage boys up in the stands. Jasey hadn't slipped on her cheerleader outfit yet, and was a little hesitant to do so with them nearby. We began walking across the field, thinking that maybe we could just move as far away from them as possible. That would mean skipping out on using the logo at mid-field, however, which I wasn't happy about. A few minutes into our arrival though, the boys began making cat calls. This ultimately made us decide to head back to the car. It sounded like one of them yelled, "Get that pussy," a few times. Had we set up shop and started shooting, I think it would have only encouraged them even more. Back to my car we went.

While sitting in my car we began tossing around ideas to shoot something else. There were some other possible spots nearby, but the two sets I had planned on shooting this day both involved using the field and then stands where the boys were hanging out. I was frustrated, but we decided to wait and see if these asshole kids would eventually leave. About 10 minutes later, we got our wish! They got on their bikes and rode off. Jasey slipped into her cheerleader outfit, while in the car this time, and we headed back down to the field.

Having the field to ourselves, we plopped right down on the large blue logo as I had intended. That logo, the vivid blue sky, and the countless blue balls we brought as props, all framed Jasey and her pink cheerleader outfit and workout mat perfectly. I love when I can incorporate lots of bright colors into my sets and this one has it in spades.

Since it was so hot on the day that we shot this set, Jasey's little feet naturally got sweaty inside her white shoes and ankle socks. That was exactly what I had hoped for too. I'm sure those ultra plump piggies of hers helped get things nice and moist inside that footwear too. Aren't those toes of her just adorable? I'm a sole guy through and through, but Jasey's toes have always mesmerized me. She knows it too and has gone out of her way to tease me over the years with them. Whether it was sneaked camera photos when her ex-boyfriend wasn't looking, or spreading and wiggling them only inches away from my face and camera, but not letting me touch them, she's been there and done that! So this set, especially with those added blue balls, was perfect for her. It's another reason I was so glad that she jumped on the chance to shoot it. It was just meant to be!

I can't wait to read what you all think about this set. With this being the 13th feature set to appear on Wu's, representing Soles of Silk, I have to say it sure ranks up there among my personal favorites. Jasey is certainly making her presence felt this year and I'm glad that she has yet another milestone to add to her ever-growing resume here on Soles of Silk.

I bet you wish you were the one sniffing Jasey Rae's sweaty sneakers instead.

This concludes the Wu's Feet Links Feature History series for now. I wonder which models will represent Soles of Silk in the future? Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to hear them.