profile: heather thomson of yummie by heather thomson & real housewives of nyc

fans of the Real Housewives of New York City know Heather Thomson as one cheeky gal with a penchant for peppering her sentences with urban slang that give her maj street cred in nyc among uptown JAPS and downtown gangstas alike. now, die hard fans of Real Housewives of NYC know that underneath all the “hollas” and “motherf*ckers” (we couldn’t bring ourselves to write out the whole word…shocking, we know) is a woman whose family is A-numero uno in her heart and whose thriving fashion business is on her brain 24/7.

we were first introduced to Heather in the first 10 minutes of season 5 of Real Housewives at a party hosted by miss sonja tremont morgan. donned in a red silk bow tie dress (bow tie undone, natch) with a sexy front thigh high slit cinched with a black obi-like leather cage belt, ramona compliments Heather on her chic ensemble. Heather graciously flashes her black Yummie lace trimmed slip that was already peeking out from under her dress and gives a shout out to her brand “and this is my Yummie, thank god…”. to be honest, we had never heard of Yummie until that moment, but have since purchased and loved pieces from the collection…credited to that scene. so raise your glass to a savvy business woman who is not afraid to publicize her cause at the hands of a medium which will hopefully be referred to in the future as the fall of television programming (sorry bravo, we miss the family sitcom)! choice of platform aside, this gal puts herself out there every week despite how judgey wudgey people can be of reality stars, to bring awareness to what is important to her. you go mama!

Yummie by Heather Thomson was created after Heather had her first child and was looking for a shapewear line that didn’t make her feel like a 10lb sausage in a 5lb bag. with already over 15 years of design experience under her belt and gigs with p.diddy, beyonce and j.lo, Heather had the fashion chops and all around chutzpah to start Yummie. more than just a shapewear line, Yummie, is a collection of slimming pieces, flattering denim and undergarments that are sexy and stylish. Heather’s Real Housewives tag line from last season says it best…“my success is built on making woman look and feel their best, holla!” (or “hola!” as sonja said, mimicking Heather’s famous catch phrase in a recent episode…oh god, do we watch too much housewives. bravo, you win)

in addition to introducing the masses to fashion-forward shapewear, Heather has also brought attention to a cause that is close to her heart. committed to raising awareness for organ donation, Heather often talks about the liver transplant her son Jax received as a baby. becuase of this experience, Heather is deeply involved with the New York Organ Donor Network and an active board member of the Kellner Liver Foundation.

learn more about Heather below and visit to experience this revolutionary brand of shapewear and fashion for yourself…

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heather’s favorites:

piece in the entire Yummie Life collection:
my new bras!

Yummie by Heather Thomson piece for a sexy date night:
Magda Slip (a little lace goes a long way)

Yummie by Heather Thomson piece for keeping it stylish at the office:
it’s meant for every day, aka, the office BUT if I had to pick, Sylvie Cami beneath a blouse or Nicole Bodysuit to throw under a blazer

Yummie by Heather Thomson piece to look cute while breakin’ a sweat:
my Jocelyn Legging or seamless briefs under a pair of short shorts

Yummie by Heather Thomson piece for new mommies:
Helena Long Seamless Tank-it’s slimming, smoothing, comfy, lightweight and long

Yummie by Heather Thomson piece for your honeymoon:
Venice Bodysuit-can’t go wrong with this one!

Real Housewives city:

Real Housewife (not from your city):
heather dubrow

Real Housewife from your city:
carole radziwill, luann de lesseps, kristen taekman

Real Housewife beef:
aviva dresher

trip or activity you’ve done on Real Housewives of NYC:
2 stepping and the pretzel with cowboys in montana

event or dinner party you’ve attended on Real Housewives of NYC:
hosted a girl’s weekend at my weekend place in the berkshires hills of massachusetts!

lorry newhouse dresses, rag & bone basics

shoe designer:
saint laurent and alexander wang

handbag designer:
love alex

t-shirt designer:
helmut lang

sneaker brand:
new balance and saucony trainers

tom ford

beauty products:
dr. dennis gross skin care. the beauty blender!

bobbi brown, trish mcevoy, dior and bite

nail color:
clean and clear!

hair products:
oribe, biomega, moroccan oil

hair salon:
chris chase salon nyc/me’che salon la

vacation spot:
skiing in telluride or chillin in turks and caicos!

boutique hotels like the betsy in south beach, the blakes in london or chateau marmont la

bond st. sushi-YUM

can’t live without google if it counts~ 🙂

the new yorker

housewarming gift:
jonathan adler

diptyque tuberose

my tria laser and luna luxe for my face!



7 questions with heather:

who is your hollywood crush?
diana vreeland (R.I.P), matthew mcconaughey and pharrell (i loved the hat!)

how would you describe your style?
edgy but easy

what is your secret obsession?

what was your childhood nickname?

biggest turn on:
live music. rock-n-roll baby!

(fill in this sentence) if nobody ever found out I would…
cheat on the lotto

(fill in this sentence) i would just about do anything for…
100% health and happiness guaranteed