Keys&Krates | TheRepublik

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Keys & Krates is an electronic band from Toronto, Canada. “We make weird rap beats for the weird kids” they quote about themselves – Wicked and weird for life! I have been a fan of Keys & Krates since back in 2005 when my homie showed me a mix they did of the famous track ‘One In A Million’ by the incredible; unforgettable artist Aaliyah – track was put on repeat!

One of the main reasons I decided to pack my bags and leave my home here on Oahu is because of the lack of music artists coming out to share and perform their music. San Francisco was my destination to finally explore and experience a wide range of various artists and attend music festivals. Now, six years later and officially moved back home, Hawaii has finally stepped up their game! Bringing various of different artists down that be including Keys & Krates!

Like it says above, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” I sadly wasn’t going to attend this show because of me waiting too long to buy my ticket at the box office instead of online (trying to avoid that service charge). Ticket prices went almost double. Driving home from my epic day at Lanikai beach and kayaking to the Moke Islands I wondered what I was going to do on this Saturday night. Then I received a magical text message from a friend of mine which an extra ticket! I danced of pure joy and happiness in my room while freaking all of my cats out of the room, hahaha. And to top it off we got to stay in Waikiki at a hotel! I seriously was so grateful and appreciated all the good things that came by way. Spread positive vibes and energy & it will soon come right back at you! Just wait and see!

During the show I literally had my SnapChat on the entire show! Or at least the parts where I wanted to share with everyone who wasn’t there. My SnapChat story became almost 800 seconds from my entire day..  As Ice Cube would say, “It was a good day!..” Mashed up all my SnapChat videos of Keys & Krates set – definitely doesn’t live up to being there and in the moment. But none the less that’s what photos and videos are there for, to remember and reminisce of the good times.

xx,

L.A.A


Don’t Lose Your Sense Of Wonder.

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We all go to that place of wonder, a place to wander. Weather it be in our minds or on our feet – it’s our favorite getaway. It’s a time where time doesn’t interfere with getting lost, and as you find your way back you realize how much you’ve learned.

The traffic here on Oahu has been absolutely ridiculous – due to problems that should’ve had a back up plan ready and waiting. It was probably the most time I’ve spent in my car without getting out (in Hawaii at least). Tried to make the best of it and stay positive with blasting my music, singing along, or just shuffling through all my wonders, goals, hopes, and dreams.

This is the last look from the day I photographed with M.F. We are planning another shoot soon also with other friends of mine who are willing to help. Stay focused on what you want because your the only person whose going to get it for you.

xx,

LAA

Photography: M.F.

In this look I am wearing..

Floral Skirt – FOREVER21 | Crop Top – Jeans Wearhouse| Acid Wash Crop Denim Blazer – Charlotte Russe | T.U.K Velvet Creepers – Echo Club House | 90’s Tattoo Choker – Echo Club House | Arrow Necklace – FOREVER21 | Bracelets – Alex&Ani + N.Cat | Rings – Artlines

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Day Dreamer.

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Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time. For dreams are our realities waiting in the making. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future. Therefore we must be patient and bloom once we are ready.

“Anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

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IMG_0879IMG_0871IMG_0878Our souls are made of love and energy. Like a raindrop to a snowball or wood to a flame.

Pendleton print is one of my all time favorites. I love anything bohemian vibe with a little gypsy spark to it – these pants sure do the trick! You would be amazed of how much I paid for these.. SIX DOLLARS! The fabric is just as soft as a blanket I sleep with! Seriously unreal. This outfit is definitely another “damn.. I wish I was going to Coachella” outfit. Merp.

The grass is always greener on the other side..

xx,

LAA

Photography: M.F.

In this look I am wearing..

Pendleton Harley Bells – Ross | Old Tank Top – Wet Seal | Anne Klein Bunty Chelsea Boot – Macy’s | Choker With Charm – FOREVER21 | Classic Wayfarer – RAY-BANS | Flower Crown Headband – Icing | Bracelets – Alex&Ani + N.Cat | Rings – Artlines

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Live By The Sun. Love By The Moon.

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I love the sun burning into my soul. Brightening & refueling the energy that we all withhold.
We wander & watch the clouds drifting by, as a half a million thoughts are flowing through our minds.

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I was lucky enough to have my friend shoot some outfit photos for me today – rather than busting out the tripod and hoping for self timer to work with me. Boy did I get like 10 times the amount and quality of shots to choose from + three different outfits in three different locations! Definitely going to make this a regular event – we made a great team.
This outfit was focused on this new Peter Pan collared crop top I purchased at FOREVER21. I love how collars accents so nicely around the neck that there is no need for a necklace – unless your dressing it up for a night outfit! Peter Pan was one of my favorite Disney movies growing up so naturally when I shop they always catch my eye – along with plaid, fringe, and lace. I paired this top with my old distressed high waisted shorts, side kicked boots, a bucket bag, and my favorite hat. This outfit would be perfect for a daytime music festival – Coachella I will experience you one day, mark my word!

xx,

LAA

Photography: M.F.

In this look I am wearing..

Peter Pan Collar Crop Top – FOREVER21 | High Waisted Distressed Shorts – Just U.S.A | Qupid Side Kicked Boot – Echo Club House | Cut Out Bucket Bag – Madden Girl | Classic Wayfarer – RAY-BANS | Suede Hat – Seoul, Korea | Rings – Artlines

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BBQ Sundaze.

Make Your Life A Living Work Of Art.

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A Sunday Well Spent Brings A Week Of Content.

Cheers!

xx,

LA


The Simple Plan For Life Is Change.

This video I put together couple months back was used with an application called Videofyme. I’ve been apart of this “video sharing Instagram feeling” for over 2 years and actually made myself a following of 15K! This application is based out of the UK so it’s only natural that my videos of the beautiful island we live on will catch their eyes. Editing videos with this application was so user friendly and simple. With many different flitters, endless time amount, controlling of high speed + slow motion, and adding music to the background straight off your iTunes! Choosing the perfect song for my videos was always the most fun but challenging. Getting each clip to flow perfectly with the beat – The struggle can be very real.

Sadly one day while creating a video I realized that I wasn’t able to use any of my iTunes as the background music – but now the app music provided for you categorized by moods. I went along with it and picked a song that worked well with my video and just thought in my head “copyright issues and they probably got busted”. Few days later I wanted to show a friend of mine a video I created awhile back. I pressed play and the video began – with no sound. Everyone of the videos I created in the past had the music taken out of each and everyone. All my work, all that time spent, gone. Luckily I have some videos saved on my iPhoto so I have created a YouTube account where I will be uploading them again and more in the future.

My bedroom is always changing. It’s crazy to watch this video and see how my room is now – many new things have come, many old things have gone. The simple plan for life is change – don’t ever be afraid of it. Embrace it and let it lead you to bigger and better things.

xx,

LA


Find Your Way. I’ve Chosen Paradise.

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“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.”

The best days are the ones spent with good friends at the beach till the sun goes down. Enjoying the little things in life and appreciating this place we call home. Here are some panorama shots I’ve shot over the passed couple months from Lanikai to North Shore. I love how you can count on the sky being different everyday. Different colors, textures, a different painting of life that we can enjoy for free everyday – don’t ever take it for granted.

xx,

LA