This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Enjoy free UK, EU & US shipping on orders over £110/€110/$150

Cart 0

No more products available for purchase

Subtotal Free
Shipping, taxes, and discount codes are calculated at checkout

Your Cart is Empty

Daniela Garza Daniela Garza
WORLD

with DANIELA GARZA

Daniela Garza
@mexicanfaerie
Introducing Cou Cou World;  an ongoing series of travel diaries documenting moments, memories and experiencing the world with a new perspective. Cou Cou girl, Daniela Garza, takes us to Japan. From Tokyo, to the Minamisaku mountains, Osaka & Kyoto. 
Q&A
Q&A
Name

Daniela Garza 

From

Everywhere, though I call New York home 

Loves

Going to the cinema, Swimming in the sea and a perfect cup of matcha. The smell of summer rain. My grandmother’s fig tree. Sentimental jewelry, the delicacy of handmade antiques, the passion of music.

Hates

Wasting time, comparison 

Motto

From love, with love

Q&A
Q&A
continued
Currently Reading

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly 

Currently Inspired by

Las 6 Mujeres Rarámuri, Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, Catalan director Carla Simon, my friends

Favorite Cou Cous

The Baby Tee and Pant for travel, The Balconette and Slip Skirt for everyday, The Low Rise and Baby Henley to sleep.

TRAVEL DIARY
TRAVEL DIARY
I travelled to...

Japan! An absolute dream of mine and I’m so grateful to be able to see the world with my family. We traveled from Tokyo to the Minamisaku Mountains, Osaka, Kyoto and Gotemba before returning to Tokyo. 

Before this trip I had never...

Been to East Asia 

Adventure is...

Wandering aimlessly in a new place. Instead of driving, or taking public transit, try walking. Get lost! I promise this is always how I find my favourite places. 

TRAVEL DIARY
TRAVEL DIARY
continued
I’m grateful I had time to..

Drive around the southern prefectures. Though I love the energy of Tokyo, I prefer the smaller cities and countryside. To me, the real beauty of Japan is found in the whisper of bamboo leaves in the wind, or the quiet chatter of locals at a cafe. 

Something I really appreciated about the people I met there was..

There’s a gentility to the way of life I found quite admirable. Nothing feels rushed. Mainly observed through our host Niho’s Tenderness. To experience her culture alongside my mother and sisters through the universal language for girls (playing dress up) is something I’ll never forget.

Did your adventure shift your perspective in any way?

Not so much of a shift as a reminder of the importance of dedicating time for family. I live away from my sisters and really cherish the time we get to spend together. 

“The beauty of life in Japan has always been captivating to me, beginning with the Studio Ghibli films I grew up on and as I’ve gotten older, the delicacy of Japanese craftsmanship. I’m so charmed by the food, the dresses, the history, the landscape, the sea.”

–Daniela Garza

TRAVEL DIARY
TRAVEL DIARY
continued
Best thing I ate...

Udon with hand foraged wild vegetables and amazake at a small restaurant near the train station in Yoshino OR truly any strawberries from any market. 

I’m coming home with...

More matcha than I can possibly consume, hand crafted antiques, sentimental gifts for family and friends. 

TRAVEL DIARY
TRAVEL DIARY
continued
Some memories or moments I will treasure are…

The deer of Nara Park, The cherry tree in Maruyama Park, Kyoto, the tea and cakes Niho served on my birthday.

Next Stop?

I’m dying to visit Peru. 

SHOP DANIELA'S FAVORITES
the cami slip
French blue | Pointelle
£82
the high rise
French blue | Pointelle
£28
the cami slip
Cherry red | Pointelle
£82
the thong
White | Pointelle
£24
the balconette
English rose | Pointelle
£58
the cozy brief
English rose | Pointelle
£30
the tank
White | Cotton Jersey
£42
the thong
White | Cotton Jersey
£20
the brief
White | Cotton Jersey
£24