Keeping up with Manuel, the Rhinestone Rembrandt

Manuel on video


Monday, December 28, 2009


Feel free to ask any questions we left out...

  • Who writes Manuel's blogs, "tweets", keeps up with his Facebook, etc.?

A: Although Manuel is fully aware of what's going on with his "Twatter" as he likes to say, and his Facebook friends, Manuel is not so much into social networking himself. He sees it as a valuable tool and loves to hear from his family and friends and all over the world. However, his assistants and interns do the dirty work on this particular subject.

  • Can I come see the store?

A: Yes! We love guests. We'd love for you to call ahead if possible. Our number is 615-321-5444 and we are located at 1922 Broadway, Nashville TN, 37203 on the corner of 20th and Broadway (Midtown). We are open Monday-Friday 9-6 CST.

  • How do I go about getting a custom piece made by Manuel?

A: For starters, we are going to need your measurements. It's highly recommended that you visit the shop so Manuel can measure you personally. We take great pride in our tailoring skills and Manuel prefers to meet his clients in person due to the fact that he's not only a designer, but an image maker. If coming to Nashville isn't possible, please call the shop or e-mail Lauren at to make other arrangements.

  • Can I look at Manuel stuff online?

A: While we are the stages of making our website ( suitable for ecommerce, we're not quite there yet. Please come to our showroom!

  • I own a vintage Nudie and/or Manuel. How can I find out how much it's worth?

A: Easy. We can write you a letter of authenticity and appraisal letter from Manuel. Please inquire for prices for this service.

  • How do I go about making an appointment for a fitting?

A: Please call the shop 615-321-5444 or e-mail Lauren Wray at

  • My daughter is going to prom and needs her dressed fixed. Can we take it you for an alteration?

A: Dear Lord no!

  • Are you hiring?

A: No.

  • Do you all have an internship programs?

A: Yes. Please contact Lalie at

  • How long is your turn around time?

A: Typically at least 3-4 weeks. Extra charges apply for rush orders.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas, er um, Holiday Explosion

Well, it's that time of the year already where we are all running around like crazy!! Party after party, cocktail after cocktail, sausage ball after sausage ball -- it all gets over whelming, we know!

To fill you in on a little bit of what's going on after our last update, we have another party tomorrow (Weds. the 16th) from 6-8 pm. Please stop by and have a sip (or 2) of tequila... we'd love to see you! The Brooks Brothers will be playing and also we're excited to have a Gram Parsons painting on display in the showroom by Nashville artist Dean Tomasek.

Per usual, Morelia has lots of surprises in store that evening so make sure you come and check it out! We have lots of umm, wallet-friendly and not-so-wallet-friendly items. Belt buckles, shirts, clutches, jackets, gift certificates, custom embroidery, scarves... you name it!

Again, thanks so much for all your support and friendship throughout the years. We love you and keep on shinin'!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ready for the Holidays (?)

Last week's FASHION AFTER DARK was a great success... plenty of friends, music, and of course, tequila! Our friend Keith Gattis played along with opening act, Clayton Quisenberry. Everyone loved the clutches and the $250 shirt... and of course, all of the staple rhinestoned and embroidered creations that glitter on our walls everyday!! Speaking of $250 shirts...they must be ordered right away to be ready for the holidays!! If you haven't seen the prototypes yet, please see other entries or look on our Facebook!

On Wednesday (tomorrow), we are going to be setting up shop at Cabana to be a part of "GNO" or Girls-Night-Out. This is one of our favorite restaurants in town and we are excited to sip a few margaritas and show these awesome ladies some of our newest duds! For more information, click here.

Well, that's about all for now... keep checking for new updates!