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When Brad Goreski and Rachel Zoe parted ways last year, we worried we’d never see the adorable, bespectacled male stylist in the spotlight again. But Wednesday, Bravo announced plans for a new show centered on Goreski’s life in the fashion world, appropriately titled It’s a Brad Brad World. Chatting with PEOPLE Wednesday night at the Bravo upfronts in Los Angeles, Goreski said that flying solo as a stylist was scary at first. “It’s always kind of a nerve-wracking experience when you make such a big change,” he confessed. “I was actually happy where I was, but it was time for me to claim … my space and just kind of listen to my own voice and go, ‘You know what? I think I actually want to try this for myself.'” And while he was ready for a change, the 34-year-old knows he wouldn’t be where he is today without his mentor, new mom Zoe. “She was very maternal with me from the beginning,” he shared. “She taught me to always be kind.” And, of course, Zoe passed off lots (and lots!) of her fashion wisdom. “I learned how to get clothes really, really fast,” he said. “You don’t always have a week to prep something … sometimes you have 24 hours. [And] she just taught me so much about the styling world, and how to be a better stylist, and I’m forever grateful to her for that.” Look for Goreski’s show on Bravo in the near future. —Reporting by Melody Chiu