is a Minneapolis-based style and interiors writer, copywriter and creative director with an entrepreneurial spirit. Since 2005, she has been active as a freelance writer and fashion stylist. After years of freelancing for publications such as Star Tribune, Midwest Home, The Journal and Southwest Journal Homes, and Specialty Fabrics Review, she was named Style Editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine. 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 now works as a freelance copywriter and journalist, and continues to actively support the local fashion community.
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. She cut her teeth as an arts and culture contributor to Star Tribune's digital and print weekly Vita.mn, and later led Minneapolis arts publication l'étoile magazine as its Editor-in-Chief. From 2014 to 2017, she was named Style Editor for Minnesota Monthly magazine, where she reported on regional retail news, styled monthly fashion editorials and product spreads, wrote profiles and features, and penned a monthly column. Her fashion styling work has also been published in Star Tribune, Minnesota Monthly, Modern Salon, Minnesota Bride and METRO Magazine.
After more than a decade on the local fashion beat, Jahna was named "Best Dressed” in the Best of the Twin Cities 2018 by City Pages, noting “she brightens up the Twin Cities while inspiring us all to dress the part.” She was also tapped as a Retail Insider by Visit Saint Paul (2017) and was named a Twin Cities Style Maker by American Craft Magazine (2012). In her free time, she enjoys researching Minnesota’s fashion history and her own family tree, tap dancing, and teaching Mr. Peanut how to dab.