is a Minneapolis-based journalist, editor, and stylist. As the Style Editor for Minnesota Monthly magazine, she reports on regional retail news, styles monthly fashion editorials and product spreads, writes profiles and features, reviews local fashion shows, and pens a monthly column. Jahna has been active in the Twin Cities fashion industry since 2005 as a stylist, editor, and journalist, and is the co-founder and co-director of Fashion Week Minnesota, a semi-annual initiative to celebrate the best designers, brands, retailers, stylists, and producers in Minnesota fashion. She is also a regular contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Midwest Home magazine, Downtown Journal, and Southwest Journal.
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, during which time she interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Upon graduation, she worked as a PR assistant at luxury department store Neiman Marcus. 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. 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)