Aimee Blanchette

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-1715
Aimee Blanchette began working for the Star Tribune in 2004 covering real estate, personal finance, small business and education. She helped launch, produce and anchor NewsBreak, the daily webcast on Aimee currently writes lifestyle features for the Variety section.

Recent content from Aimee Blanchette

Turn yourself into a zombie in 10 easy steps

To help give brain-eating pub crawlers a cheat sheet on proper zombification, we asked makeup artist Brett Dorrian to make over local rapper Prof as a bloody, flesh-rotting dead guy. Use this easy 10-step process to make sure you’re just as scary.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 03:15 PM

Nailed it! Top manicure trends for fall

Keilani Lee, senior nail technician at Liv and Reed Salon in Minneapolis, puts her finger on the top nail trends...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 01:09 PM

Style guide: Backpacks for grownups

Handbag designers have re-imagined the grade-school staple. But trust us, these are not the same Jansport bags you once knew. Here are our five picks for a hands-free fashion statement.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:25 AM

Aisle style: A marriage of rustic elegance

In going for "rustic elegance," a Minneapolis couple had a wedding day marked with a "juxtaposition between the formal beauty of the Basilica and the natural beauty of the farm.”

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 09:34 AM

Fashion show mixes Hmong tradition with modern styles

Produced by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), the annual Fresh Traditions VIII is more than just another fashion show.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 01:07 PM

5 questions with MN4MN Fashion's Ini Iyamba

As the Twin Cities area’s version of Fashion Week comes to a close, one show is promising a New York-style finale, MN4MN Fashion. We caught up with the event's creative director Ini Iyamba to find out what we can expect from MN4MN.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 03:01 PM

Minneapolis moped lover, 80, lives life in the slow lane

A Minneapolis man has spent decades crisscrossing the country on his trusty scooter. At 80, he shows no signs of slowing down — or speeding up. "The slower you go, the more you see,” he says.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Five questions: Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake talks Minnesota

Katrina Lake has downtown Minneapolis to thank for the success of her start-up Stitch Fix. She talked about her favorite local hangouts and why Minnesota women love their “fixes.”

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 01:12 PM

The advice I'd give my college freshman self

Older pros offer hard-earned wisdom to help incoming college students navigate their new world.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:20 AM

Minneapolis rap star Lizzo talks style, confidence and shopping

Whether she’s rocking a marching band jacket, a gold fanny pack or a floral dress with Jordan high-tops, Minneapolis rap star Lizzo keeps us guessing — and definitely entertained.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 10:18 AM

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