Wandering: Store Sessions Centrepoint
In Sydney, you can’t get much more central than Centrepoint. Tucked in among the business people and buskers, our Pitt Street tribe epitomises inner city hippie-chic.
Store manager Georgia Howard gives us the inside word on life at the CBD Tree store.
When styling in your Tree Of Life store, what are your go-to styling tips?
1. We love layers – I love that Tree Of Life clothing comes is such a large variety of textures, prints and colours. We have mirrors, bells, embroidery, velvet, recycled sari fabrics… it’s endless! Wearing a long sleeve top under the Velvet Glitterati slip, or even a cute mini dress over flare pants can be cosy and fun. I love adding a little bit of everything to an outfit, it really makes it stand out and exudes the Tree of Life aesthetic. Throw over a fringed serape and you’re all ready to go!
2. Knots – Adding knots to different parts of an outfit is super popular at the Centrepoint store. You can knot the centre of our shirts to create a midriff and add a really ’70’s look to any outfit. We also love to knot the front of our long dresses and skirts!
3. Belt it – A lot of our pieces are super floaty but if you fancy something a little more fitted we love to add one of our beautiful coin belts to a long maxi dress for a beautiful, bohemian, evening look. Otherwise, we add a beautiful brown or black leather belt to a floral dress for a ’90’s look and top it off with boots! Another fab option is to wear our new black velvet corset as a belt over a long floaty dress and channel your inner Stevie Nicks.
4. Load up your jewels – We are huge jewellery lovers here and love to pile on as much as possible. Even if you have on the same dress as somebody else, the way you wear your accessories makes it completely your own look. A ring on every finger, layers of necklaces and beads, an anklet on each foot and one of our delicate septum rings should do the trick!
What are your favourite cafes / bars / restaurants in the area?
I feel like I’m constantly hearing about new places to eat and go out. Mojo Records is a one I came across recently – it’s a cosy bar with a bunch of awesome album artwork on the walls and an actual record shop attached! Palmer & Co is also amazing – tucked away in Abercrombie Lane and hidden underground. It’s a 1920’s style bar that specialises in creating personalised cocktails, so yum!
Spice Alley in Kensington Street is great for Asian food, under a canopy of beautiful glowing lanterns! It’s a super fun, friendly atmosphere. The tribe from Centrepoint recently went to Frigattoria in Kings Cross for some tasty Italian and BYO wine… YUM!
What are some hidden treasures in your area?
This one is hardly a secret, but our store is located right near Hyde Park, so quite often on our breaks we will grab some sushi and go and lay in the sunshine. People watching in the city is always fun!
The Botanic Gardens are always beautiful and a gorgeous place to find some creative inspiration. We love it for an evening walk.
If you’re after a perfect new pic for the ‘gram, the birdcages art installation ‘Forgotten Songs’ in Angel Place is a great option. You can hang out under an incredible ceiling of birdcages whilst listening to the long lost twitterings of old Sydney birdlife.
How do you relax in the CBD?
A walk down to Circular Quay is always nice. Sometimes after work we get together and head down to one of the bars in The Rocks for a glass of wine. We love the Sake Restaurant and Bar for AMAZING Japanese bites!
Our shop is right on Pitt St which is one of the busiest streets in Sydney. We are lucky to have a variety of super talented buskers and artists that perform and showcase their work along the street. On a break it’s nice to be able to sit down, listen to music and chill out or watch some beautiful pavement art being created.
Wanderer | @chelseyroo
Clothing | Tree of Life
Photography | Britt Murphy