is a Minneapolis-based style writer, stylist and fashion consultant with a passion for storytelling, style, community and the arts. Over the past decade, she has worked as the Style Editor for Minnesota Monthly magazine, as a contributing writer and fashion stylist for publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Midwest Home magazine, and as co-founder of Fashion Week MN. She has also consulted for and styled fashion events for the Star Tribune, St. Paul Union Depot, Juut Salonspa, Minnesota Orchestra and MNfashion. She currently works as a freelance copywriter and serves as Rosedale Center’s Fashion Director.
After more than a decade on the local fashion beat as a fashion writer, stylist and producer, Jahna was named "Best Dressed” of 2018 by City Pages, which noted, “She brightens up the Twin Cities while inspiring us all to dress the part.” She was also named a “Twin Cities Style Maker” in American Craft Magazine in 2012, honored as a “Twin Cities Treasure” by Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities in 2011, and tapped as a Retail Insider by Visit Saint Paul in 2017.
Jahna has long been passionate about supporting the local fashion and arts communities. After years of volunteering for fashion nonprofit MNfashion, in 2015 she co-founded Fashion Week MN, a community-driven initiative celebrating the talent of the Minnesota fashion industry and creative community that was named “Best Fashion Event” in the Twin Cities by City Pages in 2018. She also serves on the Walker Art Center’s Host Committee for its annual benefit gala, Avant Garden.
The daughter of an artist-turned-art teacher and a professional chef, Jahna was born in Minneapolis and grew up in small-town Minnesota. She received her BA in Print Journalism from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and cut her teeth as a freelance style and arts writer for now-defunct A&E weekly, Vita.mn and the Editor-in-Chief of arts publication, l’étoile magazine. In her free time, she enjoys going to art openings and fashion shows, seeing live music, hanging out at dive bars, and teaching Mr. Peanut how to dab.