The Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite children’s clothes designer has announced she is pregnant.
Pepa Gonzalez, 37, founder of London-based Pepa & Co, is ‘over the moon’ to be expecting her first child with husband Mike Hoare, 42.
Speaking to Hello! Magazine, Pepa revealed she is due in July – and the little one will surely be the best dressed tot at nursery.
Pepa’s old-fashioned designs with a modern twist are loved by Kate Middleton, 38, while European royals have also dressed their children in her garments.
The talented stylist dressed the page boys and flower girls at Pippa Middleton’s 2017 wedding to James Matthews.
After seven years of designing clothes for other people’s children as her own label Pepa & Co, Pepa Gonzalez, 37, has announced she is expecting a baby of her own with her husband Mike Hoare, 42
Pepa is the woman behind some of Princess Charlotte’s most darling outfits, like this blue and coral dress she wore during her tour of Canada in 2016. Pepa’s brand Pepa & Co is believed to be a favourite of Kate Middleton
‘I’m so excited,’ she told Hello! magazine. ‘When my husband and I found out we were expecting we were over the moon.’
Her and Mike’s joy was shared by her parents. Pepa said: ‘I wanted to tell my parents personally.
‘They were so happy and we spent all Christmas talking about the new baby.’
Coming from Andalusia, Pepa explained how she grew up with the tradition of mothers doing needlework for newborns in the family.
She said her mother is already embroidering bed linens, clothes and other sweet garments for her grandchild.
In May 2017, Pepa designed the outfits worn by the flower girls and page boys at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthew, which included Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Pepa revealed it was her mother who inspired her to start her own label, having dressed her and her siblings in beautiful, slightly ‘formal’ attire to go to nursery and school.
The designer explained she decided to bring these touches of her Spanish heritage to Britain through her brand.
But even though she is the woman behind exquisite children’s wear, Pepa admitted that after lockdown was lifted in Spain, she struggled to find clothes from her own brand as they were all sold out.
However, she said she managed to find a few select pieces from her range which she kept aside for her own son.
In 2018, Pepa designed the outfits for the children in the wedding party of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Charlotte, pictured at Eugenies’ wedding wearing a Pepa creation: a lovely white dress with a colourful belt
Pepa started Pepa & Co in London in 2013. The Cambridge children have worn the designer’s pieces several times over the years.
In 2016, during Prince William and Kate’s tour of Canada, Charlotte stole hearts in a blue dress designed by Pepa. She also wore an adorable frock from the designer on another occasion during the tour.
In 2017, Pepa designed the outfits for Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kate’s sister Pippa’s wedding.
During Pippa’s wedding, George wore a white shirt with green button with trousers of the same colour
George, like the other page boys, wore a white shirt with green buttons and assorted trousers with white flat shoes.
In 2018, Pepa & Co designed the outfits of the page boys and flowers girls at the wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover to Alessandra de Osma.
That same year in October, she dressed Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor and Isla Phillips in lovely white dresses with colourful belts for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.
Princess Charlotte, meanwhile, wore a lovely white dress with a pink ribbon for a belt, which matched her mother Kate’s dress. Her hair was styled with a flower crown.
Pepa said she could barely find anything in her line for her own baby because stock almost ran out during the Spanish lockdown. Pictured: a Pepa & Co model