is a Minneapolis-based journalist, copywriter, and style expert. Jahna has been active in the Twin Cities fashion industry since 2005 as a stylist, editor, and writer, and is the co-founder and co-director of Fashion Week Minnesota, a community-driven initiative celebrating the talent of the Minnesota fashion industry and creative community. She is also a regular contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Downtown Journal and Southwest Journal., and Specialty Fabrics Review.
The daughter of an artist-turned-college instructor and a professional chef, Jahna was born in Minneapolis and grew up in rural Minnesota. She received her BA in Print Journalism from the University of Minnesota in 2003. From the years 2007 and 2014, she was a weekly contributing writer and stylist to Star Tribune's weekly A&E publication Vita.mn, and from 2012 to 2014 she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Minneapolis arts publication l'étoile magazine. From 2014 to 2017, she served as the Style Editor for Minnesota Monthly magazine, she reported on regional retail news, styled monthly fashion editorials and product spreads, and wrote profiles and features, and a monthly column. She was named a Twin Cities Style Maker by American Craft Magazine in 2012, and was nominated for the Minnesota Fashion Awards as Best Stylist and Best Blogger in 2014. Her work has also been published in Pioneer Press, Modern Salon, Minnesota Bride, and METRO Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys reading oral histories, reading up on her family tree, tap dancing, visiting small-town tourist attractions, and going Up North. (Photo: Taylor Hall O'Brien)