Heather Thomson is more than a celebrity stylist and fashion designer; she is a woman’s best-kept secret. Thomson’s Yummie Tummie shapewear line is the answer to muffin-topped beauties everywhere — and, let’s be realistic — at some point in our lives, that accounts for about 90 percent of us, whether we’d like to admit it or not.
Celebrities and consumers alike have become fans of Yummie Tummie, and we can see why. The apparel, which usually comes in the form of a tank top or fitted T-shirt, is designed to minimize the appearance of fat. It visually takes off inches from the bust area to the hips—a result of the apparel’s firm, minimizing control panels. The mid-panel, which has an instant airbrush effect, wards off moisture with its microfiber material, and also prevents that annoying cling factor.
Yummie Tummie is the perfect fix for all women, especially for mothers and entrepreneurs with a hectic schedule who don’t have enough time to schedule regular sweat sessions. The core stability that the Yummie Tummie provides is equivalent to the benefits of yoga or Pilates — you’ll look taller, sleeker, and more confident. And as far as we’re concerned, confidence is the hautest accessory of all.
Thomson has also found success as the founding design director for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Sean John label, earning it three Council of Fashion Designers of America nominations. She’s also worked for Jennifer Lopez’s Sweetface brand, and Beyonce Knowles’ mother’s three apparel brands.
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
24 years and counting
Upper West Side
Fashion designer and founder of Yummie Tummie by Heather Thomson, mother, and philanthropist
BondSt Sushi — the sesame-crusted shrimp rolls rule.
Best Ethnic Food:
Tamarind for Indian food
Best place for late night dining:
Blue Ribbon, Sullivan Street
Sticky Toffee pudding
Best place for a romantic date:
Blue Hill, just like President and Michelle Obama!
Best Sunday brunch:
The Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel and Hotel Amano in Williamsburg
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Core Club
All-around favorite spot in New york:
Central Park takes the cake.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Bowery Hotel
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
The Meatpacking District… love Christian Louboutin!
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
For jewelry, I love Pam Fink’s Good Charma line, which is sold at www.goodcharma.com. For watches, I go vintage Rolex at Aaron Faber.
Favorite Charity Event:
Anything related to the City of Hope Research Foundation and the New York Organ Donor Network
Favorite Cultural Event:
I always look forward to the Whitney Museum of American Art Party in June. It is so much fun and everybody gets a little crazy.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Best Aspect of New york:
Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria
Michael’s New York
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Reebok Sports Club/NY
Wei Lang Spa
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Neue Gallery is fantastic and they have an exhibition of Otto Dix’s work there until the end of the month.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Peter Luger Steakhouse, no contest