Keeping It Under Wraps

WWL radio’s Angela Hill delights in colorful headscarves.

Angela Hill has pizzazz. Never a woman to subscribe to ordinary or boring, her work style for her almost 40 years as news anchor at WWL-TV was always interesting.

“Color is the most important aspect of style to me,” she says. “I love the bold, bright and dramatic. Fire-engine red, royal blue, emerald green, bright yellow are colors that make me happy.” Then she smiles and adds, “I look and feel like a corpse in beige or grey.”

She does admit to loving the drama of black and white together so she keeps a corner of her closet for her colorless clothes.

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“Color captures me as does texture,” she explains. “It all goes back to my love of yarn and knitting. When I go into a knitting store, like the Quarter Stitch in the French Quarter, I tell them I am here for my color and texture fix.”

Now a radio personality on WWL radio with a daily afternoon talk show, Angela has indeed added a new pizzazz to her wardrobe.

“I have more freedom to wear whatever I wish now that the cameras aren’t staring at me every minute,” she says. “So don’t be surprised if you stop by my radio show and see me wearing a colorful head scarf.”

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Wearing a colorful scarf in her hair has actually been a part of her fashion style for 20 years.

“I saw a woman in tennis clothes with a white scarf wrapped around her hair and I loved it,” she recalls. “At some point, I must have been having a bad hair day and decided to give the idea a try. It worked.”

Angela was off on a new style venture and never looked back.

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“Today I own well over 100 scarves,” she says, and quickly adds, “I have purchased my scarves everywhere from Saks Fifth Avenue to the Dollar Store.”

And where in the world does she keep so many scarves?

“They reside in several drawers and are impossible to keep organized by colors. I have given up trying to keep them sorted,” Then she adds with a smile, “As long as I don’t find a body in any of those drawers, it will be a constant treasure hunt.”

While Angela prefers to wear solid-colored jackets and blouses, she likes vibrant prints on her scarves.

“It’s the pizzazz I am looking for,” she says. “And I have learned that a scarf can’t be too long or too heavy to make it work.”

Yes, she has her favorite colorful scarves that she wears with her bold-colored jackets and blouses, and she unabashedly admits, “When I find a jacket or a blouse that I really like, I don’t hesitate to purchase the exact design in several colors.

“It’s a new world being on the radio,” she is quick to add. “Now my paramount driving fashion force is comfort. My days of being squished and bound and miserable are over. I truly believe one can be glamorous and elegant and be able to breathe at the same time.”

And now she boldly wears her colorful head scarves to work. “I don’t have to worry about a bad hair day,” she laughs. “I just wrap a colorful scarf on my head and I am good to go.”

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