Former Fashion Week Daily reporter Jim Shi, perhaps best known around town for his collection of colorful bow ties, has found a (at least temporary) home at Marie Claire, where he will be covering Fashion Week shows and working on a new fashion news page on the Marie Claire website.
"He is working on a limited amount of freelance for Marie Claire on the website only, on a trial basis," a spokesperson for the magazine told the Daily Transom.
Before Mr. Shi left the Daily, he expressed a desire to get some reality show exposure. Last April, a rumor was circling around that he was hoping to be a contestant on CBS’ The Amazing Race with pal Leslie Fremar, a stylist to actresses Jennifer Connelly and Maggie Gyllenhaal. But when Mr. Shi departed from the Daily in June, he did not announce any immediate plans; he and Ms. Fremar never appeared on the show.
Marie Claire is of course getting close to premiering a reality show of its own on the Style Network in March. Unfortunately for Mr. Shi, he will not be appearing on the show alongside fashion director Nina Garcia, according to the magazine’s spokesperson.
Mr. Shi declined to comment on his new position.