Chic Skins, handmade western wear by Lou Ann Hardister
"Simply the Best"
Steve Chancellor, (Owner and Founder) of "Black Beauty Coal"
Evansville, IN.
"As a former rodeo competitor. I wore a lot of western wear. When I met Lou Ann of CHIC SKINS, she turned my western fashion world around! Lou Ann dressed me in lamb suede, leather and lace. Today when I wear CHIC SKINS designs, no matter if I'm lecturing or at a horse show, I am in the spotlight! Lou Anns' artistic flair and technique in the making of her fashions has also enabled me, an amputee, to look trim, glamorous and feel comfortable in every item she has personally designed for me. Thank you Lou Ann."
Lenor Madruga Chappell, Lecturer and author of two best selling books,
Rogue River, OR.
"Your work is totally amazing. I can't imagine that anyone else on this planet can put together quality garments and embellish them as beautifully as you do."
Jane Hartmeyer, Owner of "Hartmeyer Stable & Saddlery Shop"
Muncie, IN.
"I had the pleasure of being introduced to Lou Ann and her fabulous designer leather clothing line "CHIC SKINS" about 6 years ago at an Arabian Horse Show. Lou Anns' designs are timeless, unique, high quality, perfect fit and flattering to my figure. Lou Ann knows exactly what I like, and more importantly what looks good on me and fits my personality. She has a very insightful eye! The compliments I receive when I wear CHIC SKINS are endless! Every year I look forward to seeing her new designs and budget my pocketbook accordingly...she's fabulous!!!"
Susie Mann,
Scottsdale, AZ.
"Being a lover of the Western look, I have seen most all of the designers of the Western clothing in the country......... No one, in my opinion, can even come close to the workmanship, quality and fineness of the leathers designed by Lou Ann of CHIC SKINS. If you love the best then I guarantee you will call CHIC SKINS."
Sheila Varian, Owner of Varian Arabians, "Horse Women Extraordinaire" and "2003 Cowgirl hall of Fame",
Rio Grande Ca.
"I am a Director and Committee Chairman for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo as well as an active member of the horse community here in Texas. I have had the pleasure of wearing CHIC SKINS designs on many occasions. Lou Ann and her excellent staff have created some of the most beautiful ensembles made with the highest quality of workmanship you could ever want. These outstanding creations have always been the talk of any event I have worn them to and I treasure each of them as a special work of art"
Rita Stitch,
San Antonio, TX.
"I have been wearing Lou Ann's CHIC SKINS for over 10 years. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to model these "ONE OF A KIND" gorgeous creations. I wear many hats in my life, including Mrs. United States 1992/93, an Arabian Horse Breeder, owner of the Emery Medical Center and Spa, along with my husband Dr. John Emery( renowned plastic surgeon), Vineyard owner and social butterfly. Lou Ann's very special and unique designs have always kept me in the forefront. They are timeless and make me feel beautiful. I won't admit to how many pieces I already own. But I always want more."
Deborah Emery,
Sonoma, CA.