But as season four went on, ‘Miah held his own by (literally) proving himself over and over again as one of Rachel’s most dedicated and hard-working employees ever, even after he was fired. He also happens to straddle that line between hot and adorable so perfectly that it sometimes distracted us from everything else going on in the show.
Even though we weren’t able to attend the finale viewing party he hosted at Bloomingdale’s in Santa Monica last night, we were giddy when he agreed to answer some questions for us. Click through to hear his witty and hilarious answers about how he got into interior design, why he wanted to work in fashion, his new role at Rachel Zoe, dressing “like a homeless lesbian” and more. Also, look out boys: he’s single!!
How did you get into interior design?
I have always loved interior design and furniture for as long back as I can remember. I used to love touring open houses (complete dork). In my early twenties, I decided I wanted to try and build the furniture I couldn’t seem to find anywhere, from there it was a natural progression. Little jobs for clients turned into their homes and the next thing I knew, I had a successful design business.
Why did you want to get into styling?
I have always LOVED fashion, and have such admiration for designers. It’s really the only form of art, aside from interiors, that you live your life in. When I heard about a position opening up at Rachel’s firm, I thought, here’s my chace to try something completely new and exciting. I had just turned 25, and felt as though something was missing. Lucky for me, Mandana Dayani put her neck on the line and believed I could do the job.
Who are some of your favorite designers?
That’s so hard! I LOVE Rick Owens, Dior, Balenciaga, Band of Outsiders, Ralph Lauren Black Label, love me some All Saints of course. The ongoing joke is something my mom said once to me: “Jeremiah, I just don’t understand why you pay so much money to look like a homeless lesbian.” HAHA
What did you think when Rodger fired you?
I was definitely shocked. I really believed I was going into that meeting and having a completely different conversation. That being said, I know that this is a business at the end of the day there has to be a return to every investment. I have also aways known that respect isn’t something that’s given, it’s earned. I was willing to keep working and show them I could do anything they needed from me.
What is your role now at Rachel Zoe? It’s been a little unclear…
Essentially I am Rachel’s Home/Design Authority… anything interior design, home related. You have to wait and see what that means exactly in the future…:
How long did it take you to organize Skyler’s closet?
I actually owe that to Kendall Cohan and Marissa who organized that whole thing. Those girls could build you a mall and organize a parade to go though it if you needed. I couldn’t have done it without them. I came in after and cried about all the clothes I wished I could stretch to fit me. I mean, he has “options”!
Do you really have to have no life outside of work to be a part of the Rachel Zoe team?
No, No. The great thing about working for Rachel and Rodger is that you LOVE every single second of what your doing. Even the stressful moments. The pace is addictive. Throw in the great people that we get to work with and it’s by far the best working environment I have ever been a part of.
Not to mention…I had no social life before working with Rachel….so i can’t blame her now. She’s always trying to get me to go out and on dates.
Was it weird seeing yourself on TV? Did watching the show change your perspective at all on the experience?
Yes of course its been weird! I compare it to listening to your voice on a voice recording. You think, “That’s not how I sound.” TV is times a thousand. I remember watching the first time and going, “wait….uuughh” The great part is that what you are is what you get. Everyone is just being themselves.
Will we be seeing you in season five?