Monday, 24 September 2007

Gaslights Emporium MK.II

So here we are! Some two days after Port Babbage's initial opening, the new site for the Gaslights Emporium is looking presentable enough to call open. Feel free to drop by and see - all feedback is greatly appreciated!

To mark the event I've released two new batches of goods, with a few more shortly on the way.

First up is my range of formal dinner suits. These are far less dandy than my previous designs, with a much shorter coat bottom and a few done-up buttons for dignity's sake.

They are available for L$400 from either of the New Babbage outlets, and comes in a choice of:
Charcoal and

Though of course if you want another colour, you need but ask!

Secondly I've decided to release a couple of new canes to the ever-popular range, again with a few more on the way - why restrict the choice on a Gentleman's most important accessory, I say!

So for now I present the braced and the steel cane for your strutting pleasure.

Stay tuned for more, Gaslighters - these are early days yet!

Friday, 7 September 2007

Brave new shop

For those who haven't heard, I've made arrangements for a lovely new plot of land in the upcoming New Babbage port sim! I'm still in the process of constructing the building itself, ready to go in, but I plan to have some fun with it all. Imagine airship towers, an opening shop roof and finally that hangar-ship I've been talking about for months!

If anyone has any ideas or things that I'd be a fool not to include, feel free to drop me a message! It's all very exciting though, and I hope you'll all join me in making it as special and more than the current branch!

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Eye caramba!

Yet another update!

In a bid to have the Gaslights Emporium cover yet more facets of Second Life existance, I'm pleased to bring you a healthy collection of eyes! Ideal for most system avatars, they're available for just L$40 each in a variety of vivid, 'hand' painted colours. Expect multi-packs in days to come, for those with a penchant for changing eye colours!

In other news, I have released my first true submersible! Unlike the airship 'pod' equivalents, this little one can only move beneath the waves, but move it does! Complete with an original driving pose and modifiable for resizing in according with your avatar shape, the Personal Submersible minisub is ideal for the upcoming New Babbage Docks and Vernian Sea sims. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

A Change of Face

Morning all!

It's not especially Emporium-related, but it seemed worth a mention anyway! After several months, I've made the jump to Vincente becoming a more "photo-realistic" avatar (See below!). All this came with the help of FNKY's superb skin range and stylish floppy hair from the very much under-stated H2L Hair Lab. Skin investment is always a weighty commitment, hence why I've hedged and put if off for so long, but having seen the amount of effort that goes into make a skin look halfway decent, I can only say that I'd rather not have to make it myself!

I'm rather pleased with the outcome anyway - there's a certain something to no longer having random bald spots and a slightly jaundiced complexion!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

And now for something completely different

Good afternoon Gaslighters!

And no, really! I'm pleased to announce ("Finally!" you say) the opening of the Gaslights Emporium first floor (Or second floor, depending on how you look at it)! Contrary to original plans I'm using the floor as a costume shop which currently stocks a (gradually) expanding range of medieval and fantasy clothing. Take a look next time you're in the area and let me know what you think!

In other news - some of you may have already heard that I am looking to open up additional branches of the emporium. I'd just like to confirm that the second branch of my humble shop has been officially opened in the Four Deuces shopping precinct. While it currently stocks a very similar range to the New Babbage outlet, this shop will go on to feature more medieval and fantasy goods. Feel free to drop by and see what it's all about!

Saturday, 25 August 2007

New shoes?

G'day Gaslighters!

At long last, we have new shoes! Cast aside your freebies, your flippers and your moon-boots - these original and stylish formal suede shoes have enough class and dignity for everyone! They're fully prim-built, textured lovingly and come with a system shoe base to prevent unfortunate accidents.

I'll be filtering new designs, colours and styles into the Emporium over the next week, but as always if you've any questions, ideas or require custom fittings, feel free to drop me an IM at any time!

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Witchfinder General Store

It's been about a week since my last release and then you get two together - how lucky!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my all-new ornate flintlock pistol, perfect for Victorian, Steampunk, Pirate and even Vampire/Goth locales. Needless to say it is completely functional and comes with an operational HUD for ease of use, along with a stylish and original animation override for added posing potential.

Features of the flintlock pistol include operation HUD, complete with the means to fire from third person, a toggle between aiming and lowered weapon poses (So you don't end up pointing your gun in everyone's face when you talk to them), a choice of three customisable shot types (Lead, phosphorus and silver) and potential for upgrades and alterations to all of the above.

The second release (Albeit less spectacular) is a witchfinding steeple hat with which to relive all of your favourite Van Helsing moments. It seemed rude not to!

In other news, I am in the process of acquiring a second plot for shop expansion potential, moving into a sub-line of similar witchfinding merchandise. Be on the look-out for Witchlights Emporium in days to come!

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Greatcoats (of fire)!

It's that time again!
These last two days I've been working on a greatcoat design, and have come up with a collection of four vendors to suit most of your great coat needs. These follow the authentic formal style, and have several prim belts and fastenings for added 'weight', along with a nicely flowing flexi coat bottom. As ever, I'm more than happy to do different designs, colours and provide in-game demonstrations on request, if you simply IM me (Vincente Shepherd) the details.

I would like to announce also at this time that I am now doing custom fittings in store, in the light of a large variety of different sizes among you Gaslighters! If you have a garment that doesn't fit, simply send me a copy of your avatar shape/size in game, let me know which item you need resizing, and I'll get it done for you as soon as humanly possible!

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The great shirt cover up

Apologies to everyone who has previously bought anything from me that included a formal Victorian shirt or undershirt - it has transpired that the texture included a slight flaw that caused a band of white to appear on the palm of the hand (at least, when not wearing gloves. Shame on any Gentleman caught so!).

I have published a group message and attached a free version of the corrected shirt for all, regardless of whether you've bought one inthe past or not - I've also sent complimentary copies to all customers not in the group. If you've been missed out or if there are any problems, either with the shirt or with anything else, don't hesitate to let me know as soon as possible!

Stay classy, Gaslighters!

Monday, 6 August 2007

When chocolate factory proprietors go bad!

Today I chanced upon one Noddeh Slade, co-owner of Chemics and Physistry and gentleman of unique dress sense! You may have seen his wares in game, but this time I had the joy of working on a comissioned suit for him. While not everyone's cup of tea perhaps, it raises a valid point - I can't cover every possibility with the vendors on my walls. If you have anything you'd like made, or would like to discuss a comission, you need only ask!