In the midst of the sweltering hot summer of 2008, Danielle Roche and Bianca Venerayan carried on their separate lives; busy with their own juvenile tasks as prepubescent 16 year old babies, barely aware of the others' existence. Despite attending the same high school for 2 years and sharing a handful of mutual friends, the duo had never conversed...until one fateful morning in June.
It's as if the stars finally aligned and choruses of angels began to beckon the beginning of a new era. The heavens opened up and rays of sunlight began to beam down on the Torontonian suburbs in which these virtual strangers resided, signifying that these long-lost (and self-proclaimed) twins had entered each others lives.
Strangely enough, it was on music-scrobbling website Last.FM, where destiny chose to work its magic. "Super" music compatibility and Bianca's random friend request are technically the ones to blame, but holding destiny responsible is much more dramatic. Besides, no one would have guessed that generic conversations about muddy heels and McDonalds would evolve into what the duo have now: an awesome, blossom, fabulous, fantastic friendship. Firmly rooted in dumb inside jokes, an overwhelming passion for fashion, and general twintuition, destiny is the only logical explanation.
THEN & NOW
When Danielle Roche and Bianca Venerayan started Plastic Skyline in 2008, they really had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Despite a shared interest in thrift shopping and subsequent consensus that it would be cool to start an online shop, they were still barely acquaintances - and starting something that ambitious was easier said than done. However, they trudged along defiantly and soon discovered that with Bianca's background with HTML coding and Dani's background in design, the creation of an entire website was surprisingly simple. They worked nonstop all summer and finally opened in September 2008.
The girls ran Plastic Skyline faithfully for two and a half years, but now it's time for something new.
With all that out of the way, it is safe to say Kastor & Pollux is a project 3 years in the making. Plastic Skyline was the warmup exercise - the stretches one must complete before running the pseudo-marathon in platform shoes. Bianca and Dani are older and wiser now; their fingers are eternally crossed that this new project reflects their hard work and the lessons they had to learn the hard way to get to where they are now.
Bianca Venerayan and Danielle Roche are two 21 year old girls from Toronto, Canada. Kastor & Pollux has grown to be their creative outlet; their baby without the crying and pooping; their prized possession. Everything, from the design to the production of the products and website, is their responsibility. They are overachievers in our own right, and forfeiting control over any aspect of their business will not be happening any time soon. They love what they do.
The website's name, a simple play on the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux, is a reflection of Bianca and Dani's claim to be long-lost twins. Kastorandpollux.com itself is an online shop and ao blog all rolled into one.
WHERE WE'VE BEEN
Our work as curators and creators of original and fashion-related content has garnered recognition from a multitude of print and digital publications. We've also collaborated with a multitude of international companies, creating personal relationships along the way.
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KASTOR & POLLUX is Bianca Venerayan and Danielle Roche. Everything found on this website (unless otherwise stated), is copyright K&P 2013.
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