Candace, a.k.a. Cowgirl Candace, is an award-winning feature writer, internationally published brand blogger and wardrobe stylist.
The fourth-generation cowgirl and veteran journalist pioneered digital platform Southern Styles & Steeds — a country Western fashion, beauty and lifestyles blogazine — to share the sophisticated styles and sincere stories from her Down South upbringing.
No matter the special occasion — a church function, an anniversary or a family reunion — Southern belles like myself can’t travel without an antique purse or pouch for such affairs. I don’t know what it is, but my great-grandma and grandmas kept a closet full of country clutches on standby, and, of course, I’ve […]
French visual artist Jean Droit (1884-1961) built an unforgettable career as a water colorist and illustrator. And his vibrant “Martini” jockey vintage ad poster from 1948 is one of my most colorful wall art pieces to accessorize my country kitchen. Filled with movement and arching lines, the poster implies that distillery Martini and Rossi is […]
Attention natural hair beauties: If you’re visiting the racetrack throughout the Triple Crown journey, you may want to invest in Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare leave-in conditioner. This mist-and-keep-it-moving product tames unruly edges, especially when the humid hits. Right before heading to equine events, I spray the minty coconut oil conditioner throughout my tresses, concentrating more […]
I grew up on church, ceiling and flap-your-shirt-as-hard-as-you-can fans in the countryside. Whatever we farm folk have handy, we use it to generate some kind of cool breeze on hotter-than-hot days. Today’s tip: Well while engaging in outdoor equine events this year, keep it Cowgirl Candace cute by equipping with flamboyant egret, pheasant, peacock or […]
Can we give my off-the-shoulder sheer cream dress from Goodwill a rural round of applause? Yaaaassssssss! Cowgirl Candace looks like I just finished gliding across the Southern stage of an Alvin Ailey “Wade in the Water” performance. If you’ve never experienced one of these international performances, shame on you. The dancing is dynamic; the fashion is […]