Over 50,000 people tune in to Kiana Fernandez’s (aka KIANAHEARTS) YouTube channel– and she hasn’t even graduated High School yet. Posting hauls, her OOTW (outfits of the week), and styling/makeup how-tos, the teen stands out from the pack because of her bijou style, self-drawn illustrations and impressive editing skills. The Texan YouTuber caught the attention of tween queen Tavi Gevinson, and has since become a Rookie Mag contributor.
Stay tuned to see Kiana put her sweetheart spin on our favorite ‘90s movie muses– Tai Frasier, Lux Lisbon, Nancy Downs, Kathryn Merteuil and Michelle Burroughs.
Name: Kiana Fernandez @kianafer
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Who do you Insta-stalk? Drag queens (I am way too obsessed with Rupaul's Drag Race) and Petra Collins.
What’s your favorite app? Instagram.
What’s your best party trick? Eating all of the Chex Mix at the person's house.
Freaks or Geeks? Why not both?
Best turn up track? "Prom Song (Gone Wrong)" by Lana Del Rey.
What were you wearing in high school? I am still in high school (a senior next year), but I remember when I was a freshman I wore a lot of flowy dresses and sweaters that were way too big on me. I got them from the men's section XXLs at the thrift store, but hey– the prints were cute!
Best ‘90s movie for style inspiration? Clueless, Heathers, and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.
Spirit animal? Pug.
Favorite artists? I narrowed it down to my top 5: Bernini, Gentileschi, Goya, Van Gogh, and Matisse.
Best place to find inspiration? Old movies and thrift stores.
What’s on your playlist right now? Anything by Cyberbully Mom Club, TV Girl, PVRIS, my fave The Front Bottoms, "Sissy That Walk" by Rupaul because it makes me feel unstoppable, and just a bunch of songs by drag queens.
Go-to outfit? Sleeveless turtle neck with blue denim high waist shorts + belt.
Favorite decade? The ‘60s and ‘90s.