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WHO IS JONATHAN BLAKE?
The creative force behind the Jonathan Blake brand is Jonathan Tinkle, founder and chief fashion designer of Jonathan Blake LLC. A native of Houston, Texas, and the product of successful entrepreneurial parents, Jonathan began sketching designs for women's dresses at the age of 14. He launched Jonathan Blake in 2012 at the age of 21 and introduced 27 elegant women's dresses and skirts for his Spring/Summer 2013 Collection in October 2012. He introduced his Fall/Winter 2013/2014 Collection with 32 looks in April 2013 and Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with 35 looks in October 2013 in the River Oaks residence of Deana and Larry Blackburn. Jonathan also has recently introduced a collection of 40 handbags made from Italian leathers and exotic skins.

Jonathan opened the Jonathan Blake Atelier at 4544 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 220, in Houston near the Galleria and upscale River Oaks area during the summer of 2013. Inspired by Chanel, Valentino and powerful, sophisticated women whom Jonathan admires and respects. Jonathan Blake's designs are timelessly "wearable," classic and elegant for women of all ages and sizes. All of Jonathan Blake's pieces are made in Houston of natural fabrics sourced from New York, Paris, Italy, and Asia.

"I believe that all women are beautiful, and I want to help them look and feel their best by delivering 'show stopping' pieces with classic lines. I am launching Jonathan Blake now because I come with a belief that if we have a dream, we shouldn't wait to make it happen. Our dreams will never come true if we don't take action. I am 100 percent for supporting everyone in pursuing their own personal dreams whatever they may be and this is my dream. So why would I wait? This way, I'll be much more established when I'm 40!" Jonathan explained.

Jonathan was named to The Houston Chronicle's "Hot List" in the summer of 2013. He also was the youngest member of The Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. The Houston Press selected Jonathan to be profiled in the "100 Creatives of Houston" series in January 2014. Jonathan was featured in KRIV Fox 26 TV's "Lone Star Spirit" segment and KUHF Houston Public Radio's "Bauer Business Focus" in early January 2014. He has been featured multiple times in numerous media outlets including The Houston Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle, Houston Modern Luxury Magazine, CultureMap, Paper City, Hum Magazine, For The Best! The Woodlands Magazine, PetTalk Magazine, The Chic Sheet Blog and The Style to Envy Blog. He has conducted interviews with "Great Day Houston" (KHOU TV Channel 11), Fox 26 Morning News (KRIV TV, Channel 26), News 92 FM Radio, Small Business Today Radio Show with Cruise and Hughes, and SBA Radio Show.

Background
Before pursuing his passion for fashion design, Jonathan began studying acting and modeling with Page Parkes Talent in Houston. He completed The Tenney High School in 2009 and enrolled in the Art Institute of Houston at age 18. It was there that Jonathan brought one of his sketches to life in the form of a custom-made, black cocktail dress fitted for and modeled by his sister.

Shortly thereafter, Jonathan left the Art Institute and devoted all of his time and energy to planning the launch of Jonathan Blake as a full-fledged fashion design company. He plans to expand his women's collection by adding a men's line, accessories and fragrances in the future.

Jonathan supports numerous artistic and charitable organizations such as Justice for Children, Children at Risk, Virtuosi of Houston, Houston Ballet, Dominic Walsh Dance Company, The Brilliant Lecture Series, Helping A Hero, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Arthritis Foundation, Halo House, and others The Krewe of Little Rascals Mardi Gras Parade. Jonathan serves on the board of directors of Virtuosi of Houston youth chamber orchestra and is a frequent guest speaker at The Art Institute of Houston.

For The 69th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show presented by Haras dos Cavaleiros and Irish Day Farm March 19-30, 2014, Jonathan Blake has become a first-year corporate sponsor and will be the featured women's fashion designer.

When he is not designing and producing beautiful clothing for beautiful women, Jonathan enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new places through travel. Among his favorite destinations are New York City, Hawaii, Panama, and The Bahamas.

"I believe that traveling is essential to my career development as it influences my perception of the larger environment and it provides fresh inspiration for my creativity," Jonathan said.

A Few Words about Jonathan from Supporter and Client Dr. Carolyn Farb
"What is most fascinating about Jonathan Tinkle of Jonathan Blake is that at 23, he has amazing grace, talent and style. Jonathan's work shows the flair of someone twice his age. His designs are breathtakingly classic. Jonathan is reminiscent of the late actor and pop icon Rudolf Valentino and has his own unique persona."
--Dr. Carolyn Farb, Houston philanthropist, author, socialite, and social activist.

Fall/Winter 2014 Preview

Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

Jonathan Blake 2014 Fall/Winter Couture Collection Delights Clients, Special Guests and Media at Private Runway Show with Surprise Finale from Wolf Named Scout and Miss Texas 2013 Ali Nugent

April 10th, 2014



Jonathan Blake 2014 Fall/Winter Collection Takes a "Walk on the Wild Side" at Private Runway Fashion Show in Houston April 2

March 28th, 2014



Emerging American Fashion Designer Jonathan Blake to Host Private Reception and Trunk Show in London in the Presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia With Clive Christian Global Ambassador Victoria Christian, London Media and Other Special Guests Also Attending

November 14th, 2013



HBJ's 40 Under 40 share how Houston inspired their success (video)

November 1st, 2013



Jonathan Blake Presents... A Beautiful Evening Filled With Stunning Spring Fashions

October 22nd, 2013



Houston designer thinks big with outdoor runway show and styles that show off jewelry

October 20th, 2013



Rising star Houston fashion designer shows promise with new collection

October 16th, 2013



Style to Envy by Valerie Anderson and Nikki Washington

October 11th, 2013



Jonathan Blake to show S/S'14 Semplice Eleganza collection

October 11th, 2013



Jonathan Blake 2014 Spring/Summer Semplice Eleganza Collection to Debut Tonight on Runway Suspended Over Outdoor Pool of River Oaks Residence in Houston

October 10th, 2013



A Fashionable Kick-off - Lights Camera Action

October 8th, 2013



Made in Houston: Designer follows dreams and unveils Jonathan Blake collection with lavish fashion show

October 8th, 2013



Victoria Christian of Clive Christian Perfume, “the World's Most Expensive Perfume,” Becomes First International Client of Jonathan Blake Fashions

October 4th, 2013



Houston Fashion Designer Jonathan Tinkle Named To Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List of 2013 Honorees

October 2nd, 2013



Newest Pin Oak Sponsor named to prestigious Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" Class of 2013

October 2nd, 2013



Houston Fashion Designer Jonathan Tinkle Named to Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List of 2013 Honorees

October 2nd, 2013



Made in Houston - Creative Collaboration

August 30th, 2013



Jonathan Blake Opens New Atelier in Prestigious Area of Houston, Fashionistas and Media Invited for Private Tours and Complimentary Consultations

August 8th, 2013



Houston Made: Producing Locally, Interview with Jonathan Blake

June 6th, 2013



Runway Report: Jonathan Blake Fall/Winter 2013

April 29th, 2013



One Fashion House, Two Days, Three Designers Fashion Houston

May 9th, 2013



Houston Made Trunk Show May 7 and May 8th featuring fashion designers Jonathan Blake, David Peck and Amir Taghi

May 2nd, 2013



Chic Sheet Coverage of Jonathan Blake Fashion Show

April 26th, 2013



Jonathan Blake 2013 Fall/Winter Collection Expected to Delight and Dazzle Hundreds of Guests with 47 Pieces, 20 Models and 2 Runways At Private Reception and Fashion Show in Houston

April 24th, 2013



SBA Digital Radio Interview

April 18th, 2013



Houston Philanthropist and Community Volunteer Jo Furr "Rocks" Show-Stopping Jonathan Blake Rose Gown at Houston Ballet Ball

March 21, 2013



Donna Wick Live! Intelligent Radio for Women

Feb 24, 2013



A Night of Fashion in the Sky...

February 26th, 2013



Houston entrepreneur Jonathan Tinkle makes his mark in fashion with Jonathan Blake brand

January 18th, 2013



Emerging Houston Fashion Designer Jonathan Tinkle, Founder of Jonathan Blake Fashions, to Reign as King of Krewe of Little Rascals with Miss Texas 2012 Brittany Booker Serving as Guest of Honor

January 16th, 2013



A Sampling of Photos from the Oct. 3, 2012 Jonathan Blake Fashion Show

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Photos by Kim Coffman



Jonathan Blake...Local Fashion Designer on the Rise, Lives His Dream

October 25th, 2012



21-year-old Designer Debuts Runway Collections

by Joy Sewing at Chron.com
October 12th, 2012



Made in Houston: Designer follows dreams and unveils Jonathan Blake collection with lavish fashion show

by Clifford Pugh at CultureMap.com
October 8th, 2012



Jonathan Blake – Bella Donna by ValVerdeStyle.com

October 8th, 2012



Young Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer Jonathan Tinkle Introduces Jonathan Blake Bella Donna Spring/Summer 2013 Couture Collection in Houston

October 3rd, 2012



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