We are The Rhoads for Relapse Magazine

“We were inspired by the location: the colors, the history of the spot and wanted to show rich colors and textures. ” -Ashley Abercrombie

Photography by Chris and Sarah Rhoads: We are the Rhoads

brave new world



This story is dedicated to the heart and soul of my brother. Just about a year ago, he gave me a book by Adlous Huxley. The book was full of love with crinkled and stained pages. Tyler passed away in September and left me with a broken heart. Much of the mending for my grief is done here on STQ..through fashion, inspiration, creativity.. A source for healing this broken heart.

A few weeks ago, Maryann and I were shooting product for the shop when I had some random inspired idea in my head and kept blabbing out “1984″…”Brave New World”

It wasn’t until I got home and continued to evolve the story through curating research, that I was reminded that Aldous Huxley authored “Brave New World.” The world works in mysterious ways friends..

Enjoy the story and then pop over to the shop where many of these items may be further enjoyed


Photographer: Maryann Buchanan
Stylist: Tiffani Rae
Model: Madelaine Turner


NOT yo average blog post: SPORT yo thang

(The flaming0–we need a flaming0) in here)

The Flaming0 is the new Blue Steel.  You can’t really take this post seriously because we weren’t.  Yes, some of the pieces are AWESOME and were treasures found amongst the twisting cobblestone streets and French vintage shops.   But there’s no lie that we weren’t simply playing and having a good time with friends here.  As much as I can’t get enough of the world wide blog realm…worship the bold and fearless approach that bloggers have with the not so self taken ‘selfie’…I’m not so sure I have the courage to pose myself in front of the camera just yet.  On set we were discussing this topic when Kelly (hair/ makeup genius) told us about a personal mock blogger shoot she did with a girlfriend modeled after Stu’s Not So Lonely Londoner’s post:

Well– the rest was song and dance….you can’t help but try it on for size..

and then… (i probably shouldn’t be posting these…)

SHOP these pieces @ http://shop-stq.com/