is a Minneapolis-based writer, content creator and fashion consultant with a passion for storytelling, style, community and the arts. Over the past decade, Jahna has been a leading voice in the Twin Cities fashion industry as the Style Editor for Minnesota Monthly, a contributing style writer for Star Tribune and Midwest Home magazine and a fashion consultant for clients including the Star Tribune, St. Paul Union Depot, Juut Salonspa and Voltage: Fashion Amplified. She cut her teeth as an arts and culture writer and stylist for Star Tribune's digital and print weekly Vita.mn, and later led Minneapolis arts publication l'étoile magazine as its Editor-in-Chief.
After more than a decade on the local fashion beat, 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 Mill City Farmer’s Market Art Market Advisory Committee.
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. In her free time, she enjoys going to art openings, seeing live music, hanging out at dive bars, and teaching Mr. Peanut how to dab.