Name: Miles Garber
Hometown: Los Angeles
Now Lives: In a 1930s Spanish-style duplex within the Laurel Canyon part of Los Angeles together with his spouse and child daughter.
Claim to Fame: Mr. Garber is a former prime mannequin who, through the late aughts and early 2010s, appeared in Details journal and on the runways of Patrik Ervell and Band of Outsiders. His post-catwalk profession entails serving to discovered a inventive company and a candle firm. “I always knew that modeling wasn’t forever,” he mentioned. “So I was always trying to get an internship or trying to get a job.”
Big Break: Mr. Garber was found at 15 whereas skateboarding close to Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, after heckling a inexperienced sports activities automobile that he discovered flashy and obnoxious. When the driving force circled again, Mr. Garber anticipated hassle however as an alternative obtained a enterprise card from a scout at LA Models.
“He said to have my mom call him, and I was like, ‘Yeah, dude, whatever,’” Mr. Garber mentioned. A self-described punk, he was arrested by mall safety later that day for skating, and he used the cardboard as a method to defuse the state of affairs together with his mom, who ended up calling the quantity. “And I’ve been modeling half my life,” Mr. Garber mentioned.
Latest Project: Last 12 months, Mr. Garber and his pal Lucky Tennyson began a inventive studio, Dbfiftythree, which conceives and directs picture and video shoots for shoppers together with Levi’s and Corridor, a males’s put on model. “I’m not scared of 18-hour days,” he mentioned. “It’s a weird time to have a creative agency, but it’s also not a weird time. It’s a really fun time to be a young creative.”
Next Thing: Mr. Garber additionally began Hands, an artisanal candle firm, together with his mates Danielle Gaito and Giffen Clark Ott, after they gave him some hand-poured candles for his birthday. They promote three geometric candles made out of filtered beeswax together with the Pyramid ($55), and are collaborating with Puppets and Puppets, an arty New York vogue model, on 4 candles modeled after a deck of playing cards. Other housewares are on the best way. “We’re becoming a weird lifestyle brand,” Mr. Garber mentioned.
A Pandemic Pivot: The lockdown final 12 months didn’t gradual Mr. Garber. “Maybe I’m dumb, but I started two companies and had a baby,” he mentioned of 2020. “I feel like it’s not a scary time to start something, I feel like it’s actually the time to start something. Like, if I can do it now, I can do it anytime.”