SOPHIE BLAKE is an American designer, with roots from Armenia and Ukraine. She immigrated to the US when she was 10 years old and grew up in New Jersey.
She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and lived overseas in Europe and moved to New York City, where she renewed her lost passion for art and design. Her keen eye for classic architectural structures and Art Deco heavily influences her jewelry design. As a self-taught artist, Sophie’s passion for jewelry design eventually culminated into her first collection that launched at New York’s 5th Avenue Henri Bendel in 2011.
In 2013, after moving to Greater Washington DC area, Sophie was welcomed by the DC Fashion community and was awarded with the Rising Star in Jewelry by Fashion Group International (FGI) DC in 2014.
Now based in Greater Washington DC, where she lives with her daughter Lumi, husband Dan, she owns a brick and mortar, SOPHIE BLAKE NYC in Mosaic District, Virginia and has a modern and sophisticated ambiance with natural floors, high ceilings and an inviting, airy atmosphere. As the first retail location, the store houses the full collection alongside curated clothing and beauty merchandise by women owned brands from US and Europe.
She has over 10 years of fashion design, retail, buying and visual merchandizing experience. Sophie has opened up 3 Brick and Mortar stores, and is currently ramping up her online business. Her brand has been featured in publications such as Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Washingtonian, DC Modern Luxury, Capitol File, Virginia Magazine and Washington Business Journal and on NPR News.
As a brand, her namesake SOPHIE BLAKE values Creativity, Community and Empowering Women. Sophie’s creative process starts with her most personal inspirations, her travels around the world alongside her love for the Art Deco and Cubism time period. Jewelry is at the core of the brand: offering chic, versatile and smart jewelry that carries you through the day, but the brand also offers and helps style aficionados discover unique and special pieces in apparel, beauty and accessories that are hand selected by Sophie & her team from designers based in New York, LA, Washington DC, Paris and Madrid.