Michiel Perry Michiel Perry loves all things Southern and stylish. With a little inspiration, while planning her wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, and decorating her first home in Maryland, Mrs. Perry was inspired to develop a lifestyle brand focused on African-American women with a Southern connection called Black Southern Belle. Michiel has been featured in various outlets, including Southern Living. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.