Fashion & Beauty: Why this look?

History: Who Knew?

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  • Lifestyle

    3 Down-And-Derby Fit Tips

    Now, let’s get something straight: This backwoods body you’re eyeing right now takes a lot of dedication and determination to achieve rural results. OKKKKK? Lol. I know firsthand the struggles of…

  • History

    African-American Legends on the Racetrack

    An epic cover shot for Cowgirl Candace was Churchill Downs Magazine’s fall 2016 edition, featuring the late heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali. A native of Louisville, the champ is seen jogging along…

  • Travel

    Columbus Botanical Garden

    Farm girl-lovin’ flora and fuana surrounded me at May’s equestrian shoot location: Columbus Botanical Garden. The 23-acre preserved lawn in North Columbus offers cottage, herb, vegetable and camellia gardens, along with…

  • Togs for Today

    Jockey

    Jockey is an intimate and active apparel brand that has served sporty, Southern chicks like Cowgirl Candace well throughout the decades. For my mavericks who didn’t know: I was the consummate…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    Feathered Finesse

    Going into any major derby event means going hard in the equestrian fashion paint — for Cowgirl Candace that is. I had to pull out my quill-feathered Mr. Charles classic headpiece…

  • History

    Kentucky Derby

    One of the most electrifying two minutes of thoroughbred racing takes place at the world’s iconic racetracks: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The great race is held annually the first Saturday…

  • Who Knew?

    Clutch Commitment

    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.…

  • Pop Culture

    ‘Martini’ by Jean Droit

    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…

  • Getty Up Gear

    Carol’s Daughter | Sacred Tiare

    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…

  • Western Wear Tip

    Plume Breeze

    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.…

  • Maverick Moment

    Alvin Ailey Astonishing

    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…

  • Why This Look

    Outfit of the Day

    Cowgirl Candace loves to daydream. That said, if I were a jockey, I would dress like a black stallion meets rural rebel — just to spice things up on the racetrack.…

  • Getty Up Gear

    Hard-Hitting Helmets

    If you ride long enough, falling off a horse is just part of the game. Trust me: I know from personal experience. Especially in equestrian sports like hunting and jumping, you…