A gay love story for the ages.
Love, Simon author Becky Albertalli and More Happy Than Not writer Adam Silvera join forces for their first ever project, What If It’s Us, serving up a 21st century romance that is yet another queer fiction triumph for the year that will forever be known as 20GayTeen.
Available from Amazon on 18 October, priced £7.99
Boys, boys, boys...
As part of their My Kind Of Love collection of five new fragrances, Kilian is ready to lead you astray with the launch of Boys. With a fresh scent made up of nutmeg, cinnamon, and lime, the narrative around Boys is a declaration of love and the way we should all be able to love freely.
Available from bykilian.co.uk
Bares is back.
West End Bares: Top Off The Pops! will feature over 100 performers take it all off in the name of The Make A Difference Trust (MAD). Set to feature a host of famous faces, a new opening song with great hilarity and, of course, lots of fine performers baring all.
West End Bares takes place on 28 October at 7pm and 9pm, The Shaftesbury Theatre
I woke up like this.
Because of the amazing wonder that is modern technology, this premium alarm clock will ease you out of your slumber with the smell of fresh coffee or loose leaf tea. By the time you’ve rubbed those eyes open, there will be a brew ready to kick-start your morning. This is the future we all deserve.
Available from barisieur.com, priced £345
Become a gay Greek soldier and kick ass.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey puts you in the position of a mercenary, which you can choose to be either male or female. Inbetween the action, the game allows you to develop romantic relationships with non-playable characters of both genders: get ready to become the greatest queer soldier ancient history has ever seen. Available from 5 October on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows, priced £49.99
Here’s something to play with...
Fun times are ahead with the HUGO Watches Play Collection. From understated monochrome to cheeky camouflage, the six-strong family represents a playground of potential meaning that you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding which to wrap on your wrist forever more. Got the time, babe?
Available from hugoboss.com, priced £89
Putting the vamp back into vampires.
Halloween is about to get sickening. Author Ma’am Stoker (aka Sophie Wilson) has given the classic story of Dracula a maxi challenge makeover with Dragula. Wearing espadrilles without irony? Scary stuff indeed. This is the perfect book for all you Halloqueens out there to get your teeth stuck into.
Available from orionbooks.co.uk, priced £7.99
Bier, better, faster, stronger.
It’s that time of year again: the new iPhone has arrived. The iPhone Xs Max is an upgrade on the iPhone X with a super retina display, a mahoosive 6.5 inch screen, advanced Face ID, and, as ever, the best camera they’ve ever managed to squeeze into the device. Yep, it’s time to figure out how you can trade in your old model yet again.
Available from apple.com/uk, priced from £1,099
The edge of glory...
The Beosound Edge is not only packed with cutting, ahem, edge technology, but it also looks like a piece of art. Bang & Olufsen have teamed up with acclaimed designer Michael Anastassiades to create this circular marvel, which can be placed as a floor speaker, or mounted to a wall if you really want to show it off in your home. Available from Bang & Olufsen, priced £2,900
Classic design, modern technology.
Following its 80th anniversary last year, Polaroid have unveiled a huge tech overhaul on one of it’s most classic products. The Polaroid OneStep+ looks just like its predecessors, but can now link up via Bluetooth to a new Polaroid app on your smartphone, allowing you complete control over aperture, shutter speed and flash intensity. Available from polaroidoriginals.com, priced £149.99