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.
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes They spring from the family’s Polaris 4-wheeler already knowing the day’s duties. Mariah refills the water troughs. Makinzi replenishes the gatefeeders. The 11- and 9-year-old sisters tend to quarter horses Tango and Cash (named after the 1989 Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell action comedy) while their […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s 1965. The annual minimum wage already increased a few years prior from $1.15 to $1.25. “We were just getting a $1 a […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Think of him like an organic crops curator. He travels above and through Georgia’s Black Belt Region, relationship-building and collecting the best produce to sell for farmers at Atlanta pop-up markets. “I want to make sure small, organic farmers are able to grow their markets,” said […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes These social distancing days are rough. But your hair styling routine at home doesn’t have to follow suit. It’s so easy to just throw hair into a high bun or ponytail and call it a day on the couch. Not a good idea on a daily […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes It was a hard sell. Convincing a group of 1st- through 5th-grade students that an “old-school” way of receiving information is still important in their digital-everything climate. A lot — and I do mean a lot — of thought and creativity had to go into my […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.