Michiel Perry is the founder of Black Southern Belle and the curated network of diverse brands Black Southern Belle Collective. Prior to her blog, Michiel worked as a brand strategist and event planner for Google, Inc in Washington, D.C. and a collegiate marketing ambassador at Lillybee. In 2014, she was inspired to develop this lifestyle brand highlighting African Americans, Southern tastemakers, and all things “Southern Bred and Soul Infused”, while planning her Charleston wedding and decorating her first home. She desired to build a community to inspire, experience, share a love for the South.
Michiel enjoys life in her historic home in Walterboro, S.C. with her husband and son. When she is not exploring the South, creating inspired entertaining experiences, or working with brands, you can find her adding to her antique collections and sharing her love for the low country.
Tiffany Farney serves as Black Southern Belles market editor and communication manager. She is also an independent communications consultant working with home, design, and lifestyle brands. She was honored as a PR News PR Rising Star 30 and Under in 2017. Her dedication stems from a desire for impactful PR that makes a difference for her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring flea markets and antique stores, traveling, and collecting vintage cameras.