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.
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 for the season’s Triple Crown action. I must say: It’s a winning move that synchronizes with my Forever 21 animal print dress Southern superbly.
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 in May each year. Can you believe it’s been entertaining derby spectators since 1875, too? Wow! A nut about numbers, here are a few […]
Controlling massive moving machines at 40 mph, jockeys are ironically little people, standing typically around 4 to 5 feet. However, their racetrack fashion always has been larger than life. A farm girl fan of their riding wardrobe, here’s why I can’t get enough of these classic threads: The jockey silks (uniform top) come in funky […]
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. I don’t know what it is, but my great-grandma and grandmas kept a closet full of country clutches on standby, and, of course, I’ve […]
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 colorful wall art pieces to accessorize my country kitchen. Filled with movement and arching lines, the poster implies that distillery Martini and Rossi is […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.