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.
By Cowgirl Candace | Photos by J. Coles It’s hard to picture the 25- to 30-year-old pecan grove’s potential at first glance. Thick, heavily twisted vines; random roadside debris; and scattered leaves from years gone by fog the vision on Willow Lake Drive in Fort Valley, Georgia. Then, farmer LeMario Brown, 34, starts raking through […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Photos by Kevin Dantes Folks have been forced to put some much-needed R-E-S-P-E-C-T on locs lately. What was once considered a handicap to landing creative employment opportunities has now secured its place in pop culture and with the general public. Although locs are still battling racial discrimination against some companies in […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder. “It’s a pretty self-sufficient garden,” said Ruth West, 56, of LaGrange, Georgia. “I probably spend 1 to 2 hours every few days to […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN They’re high in protein. Low in carbs. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Peanuts are the perfect seed-of-a-pill for maintaining satisfactory health. “Certified organic peanuts, though, are a different story,” said farmer Sedrick Rowe, 28, of Albany, Georgia. “They’re more intense to manage because they’re pesticide-free.” Certified […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on AV Their hands morph into talking, singing, dancing mop heads. Using recycled materials, African-American puppeteers Greg Hunter and Jimmica Collins know how to command a performance stage, capturing kids’ and their parents’ hearts with each gesture. It’s literally all in the hands, too. “The process starts with the […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.