I’m Candace Dantes, a.k.a. Cowgirl Candace. I’m an internationally published, award-winning feature writer, brand blogger and wardrobe stylist. I pioneered digital platform Southern Styles & Steeds (SS&S) — a country Western fashion, beauty and lifestyles blogazine — to share the sophisticated styles and sincere stories from my Deep South upbringing.
Drawing inspiration from my rural roots as a fourth-generation cowgirl and veteran journalist, I launched SS&S during 2013. The blogazine gives a beautifully bizarre glimpse into my Southern culture, clothing and community. My decade’s worth of editorial experience includes local, regional, national and international marketing and fashion projects as well.
I’ve worked with photographers of London-based ad agency M&C Saatchi on campaigns highlighting African-American cowboys of Georgia; styled on set of country-themed video and photo shoots; and currently contribute to the digital pages of the United Kingdom’s biggest-selling black magazine, Black Beauty & Hair Magazine.