Haute Secrets New York: Heather Thomson

Haute Secrets New York

Name: Heather Thomson

Stats: Born in Hudson, N.Y.; has lived in New York for 24 years; currently resides on the Upper West Side.

Why she loves New York: The energy

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.

Check out Heather Thomson’s favorite haute spots in New York at Haute Secrets.