The love month is far from over, and so we figured it'll be interesting to explore dynamic duos that can balance love and life despite a myriad of possibilities and challenges. For the first half of our Power Partners series, we had a chat with fashion and lifestyle influencers Ruth Jimenez and Mico Solis, also known as We Duet, who are boldly building their careers in modelling and acting individually and in tandem.
Ahead, they talk about their history and work dynamics, and how they balance their personal and professional relationship.
As if straight from a romantic movie meet-cute setting, Ruth and Mico's first meeting already mirrored their dynamics as lovers and work partners. Ruth shares, "Mico has an online streetwear brand and he asked me through Instagram if I can model for his shop. I was already blogging and modelling at that time so I agreed. We ended up meeting at a cafe after one of my print ad shoots and even though it was late, it didn't feel like it. We immediately got along. We talked about our shared interests in acting and fashion and that led to many coffee dates. Now we are in the third year of our relationship."
When asked about how and why they started to venture on a joint platform, they said, "When we started dating, we would always wear matching clothes so we thought why not create a blog where we post all of our matching OOTDs.
We had to think of a name for the blog, something like UsTheDuo and we thought of We Duet, a play on the words "this is how we do it." That was in 2015 and weduetstyle.com was then born."