Monday, September 10, 2007

‘Ugly Betty’ Star Does Her Fashion Homework

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz is known for her outrageous on-screen duds, but this season, she has a creative handle on her New York-themed gear.

Ortiz – who plays Betty Suarez’s [America Ferrera] flamboyant older sister Hilda on the show – says her fashion inspiration for her TV threads came straight from the streets of The Big Apple.

Ortiz explains, “To prepare for Hilda’s style I went home to New York and took a whole bunch of pictures of girls in Queens – paparazzi style! I was trying to incorporate real street fashion because I feel like there’s really an opportunity for New York to come through in our wardrobe, through all of our characters.”

And while New York urban fashion is tough to pin down, Ortiz’s character has it covered this season.

Says Ortiz: “I’m getting Hilda a nameplate necklace and some bamboo heart earrings, like straight out of ads in urban magazines. She just graduated from beauty school, so she’s gotta step it up a notch. I think if she got some knock-offs, like fake Gucci, it would be perfect!”

The second season of Ugly Betty premieres September 27 on ABC.

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