is a Minneapolis-based writer, stylist and style expert with a passion for style, storytelling, community and the arts. She currently serves as the Fashion Director of Rosedale Center, a regional shopping center in a nearby suburb of Minneapolis. She is also the co-founder of Fashion Week MN, a community-oriented platform that promotes and connects the Twin Cities fashion industry.
For more than a decade, she has been a go-to style expert, style writer and fashion stylist in the Twin Cities. She cut her teeth as a style and arts contributor for now-defunct A&E weekly, Vita.mn, and as the Editor-in-Chief of arts publication, l’étoile magazine. From 2014 to 2017 she served as the Style Editor for Minnesota Monthly magazine, and over the years she has been a regular contributor to publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Midwest Home magazine. In 2019, she was recognized with a Fashion Visionary Award award from Fashion Group International of Minneapolis–St. Paul for her contributions to the local fashion industry. She was also named "Best Dressed” by Minneapolis City Pages in 2018, a “Twin Cities Style Maker” in American Craft Magazine in 2012, and a “Twin Cities Treasure” by Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities in 2011.
Jahna has long been passionate about supporting the local fashion and arts communities. Before co-founding Fashion Week MN in 2015, she spent many years volunteering for fashion nonprofit MNfashion and its headlining event, Voltage: Fashion Amplified. She recently served on the Walker Art Center’s Host Committee for its 2019 benefit gala, Avant Garden, and partnered with the Minneapolis Institute of Art to help promote its 2019 Mia Gala.
The daughter of an artist-turned-art teacher and a professional chef, Jahna was born in Minneapolis and grew up in small-town Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys scouring for vintage finds at thrift stores and estate sales, taking in visual art and dance shows, and collaborating with fellow creatives.
Press & Mentions
City Pages - Best of 2018
Visit Saint Paul - Retail Insiders
American Craft Magazine - Twin Cities Style Makers
Photo: Chris McDuffie Photography