The Pierces Perform For Fashion's Night Out At AllSaints Spitalfields

The Pierces (Allison and Cat Pierce) celebrate Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Amidst the sidewalk-pounding madness that unfurled across Manhattan during Fashion's Night Out, those savvy stylettes on the cusp of the fashion-meets-music (and vice versa) universe clamored into the swanky industrial setting of celeb-favorite AllSaints Spitalfields' Soho shop for not only a generous 20 percent off storewide discount but also (!!!) an intimate acoustic performance by the beautiful (both in sight and sound) New York-based duo The Pierces. And before hopping onstage, sisters Cat and Allison Pierce obliged us with some quick girl-talk about performance outfits, shopping, and sisters!

The Pierces perform for Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Having just come back from an extensive European tour, Cat and Allison Pierce were excited to embark on their very first FNO experience (and as performers, no less)! Being that the girls and the AllSaints brand are mutual fans, the FNO collaboration was kind of a no-brainer, and the lucky girls were given free range of the AllSaints collection to piece together their performance outfits (#jealous). Both Cat and Allison agreed that performance outfits should be "more elaborate, more of a costume...a little more exaggerated, drapey, and with more jewelry" than everyday wear, so it's not surprising that the girls went for glitz and drama when styling themselves for the night. Cat chose an oversized tee with sequins and beading details in a snakeskin-esque pattern paired with skinny-cut cropped leather trousers and black knee-high boots. Her sister Allison, meanwhile, opted for a voluminous washed silk maxi dress dressed up with one of AllSaints's rustic hardware necklaces—some might say a kind of signature for the U.K. brand.

Accessories are big for the Pierce ladies, especially when in performance mode, so it wasn't surprising to see them decked out in multiple rings across many fingers, acquired from so many different outlets—flea markets, gifts from fans, borrowed (or stolen) from each other's jewelry boxes. While Cat and Allison definitely have unique individual styles, their taste in specific items is nonetheless the same—the delineation happening in the assemblage of an outfit. "We generally like the same things, but it's kind of a race to the things that we want," said Cat about shopping as sisters, "definitely a race to the shoes." Allison agreed adding, "We're always searching for the perfect black ankle boot and BDG jeans."

Around 8 p.m. The Pierces took to the stage to perform a set of songs from both their recently released You & I EP (which just went Gold in the U.K.! Hey girl, heyyyy!) and their previous album Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge. Just before getting started, while more people filed in toward the stage and the band was settling into their marks, Allison joked, "I'm trying not to shop while I sing." Despite all the brain-scrambling urban luxe vestments strewn across the perimeter, their musical concentration was (obviously) unflappable. The haunting harmonies created between the duo's distinct tones were perfectly complemented by all the movement of their light-catching sequins and the flowy draping of their ensembles. For a band so small, their sound was remarkably full—a testament to their musicality, arrangements, and two sets of crazy pipes and/or lungs. With all the carousel melodies, tambourine-wielding, and powerhouse vocals mixed with a '60s-style beauty game, free-flowing tailoring, and an affinity for vintage, it's almost as if the spirits of Stevie Nicks and Nancy Sinatra had combined (Captain Planet-style, if you will) to form one gypsy glam conglomerate of music and FASHUN. And we love. XOXO!

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Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Alivia Armour Necklace worn by Allison Pierce for Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Embellished Python Tee worn by Cat Pierce for Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

Fashion's Night Out at AllSaints on Sept. 8, 2011.
Photo: Gaby Wilson

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