is a Minneapolis-based style and design writer, copywriter, and fashion stylist. Jahna has been active in the Twin Cities fashion industry since 2005 as a stylist, editor, and writer, and is the co-founder of Fashion Week MN, a community-driven initiative celebrating the talent of the Minnesota fashion industry and creative community. In addition to a stint as the Style Editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, she has also been a regular contributor to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, The Journal and Southwest Journal Homes, and Specialty Fabrics Review. She now works as a copywriter at Target Creative in Minneapolis, MN.
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, wrote profiles and features, and penned a monthly column.
Jahna was awarded "Best Dressed” of the Twin Cities in 2018 from City Pages, and received a Beautiful Human Award from the Beauty Humans Project in 2017. She was nominated for the Minnesota Fashion Awards as Best Stylist and Best Blogger in 2014, and in 2012, she was named a Twin Cities Style Maker by American Craft Magazine. Fashion Week MN was named “Best Fashion Event” in the Twin Cities by City Pages. Her styling work has also been published in Modern Salon, Minnesota Bride, and METRO Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys reading nonfiction about Minnesota history, fashion, pop culture and true crime, reading up on her family tree, and going Up North. (Photo: Taylor Hall O'Brien)