I’m Candace Dantes, a.k.a. Cowgirl Candace. I’m an award-winning feature writer, internationally published brand blogger and Georgia-based content creator. 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. I also weave in my decade’s worth of editorial experiences, which include local, regional, national and international marketing and fashion projects.
I’ve worked with photographers of London-based ad agency M&C Saatchi for a global campaign highlighting African-American cowboys; style, model and direct country-themed video, photo shoot and social media campaigns for international brands Durango Boots and Justin Boots; and currently contribute to the digital pages of the United Kingdom’s biggest-selling black publication, Black Beauty & Hair Magazine.
I have so much creative content for you to read and learn more about my cowhand heritage and writing career. So, go ahead and click through my digital, country Western world.