Heather Thomson is a fashion designer, stylist, entrepreneur, reality TV show celebrity, philanthropist, and (last but not least) wife and mom. And she’s all about inspiring women everywhere to look and feel their absolute best. Heather is the creator of Yummie by Heather Thomson, a popular and innovative brand of wardrobe essentials. In more than 20 years as a successful designer and stylist, Heather has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. As the creative director for his Sean John label, she is credited as a major force behind multiple CFDA award nominations.

A married mother of two children—Jax, 10, and Ella Rae, 8—Heather got the idea for Yummie by Heather Thomson shortly after having her children. Disappointed by existing shapewear, she set out to create something sexier, comfier, and “yummier.” She came up with her patented three-panel system, which is now one of Yummie’s signature designs. Since the launch of Heather’s original Yummie Tummie® patented three-panel tank, Yummie by Heather Thomson has expanded into categories beyond shapewear, with bras and panties, denim, leggings, active, and her newest, loungewear, launching in stores and on yummielife.com in September 2015.

In addition to her work in the fashion industry Heather is an advocate for several charities that are very near and dear to her. Heather’s son Jax received a lifesaving liver transplant as an infant, and although his struggle will be lifelong, his strength and positive attitude are an inspiration to her every day. Through these deeply personal experiences, and the amazing men and women Heather has met through No Barriers, she is committed to helping spread the No Barriers lifestyle. Heather is also a founding board member of the Kellner Liver Foundation, dedicated to helping children get lifesaving medical treatment. In recognition of her philanthropic work, Heather has been the recipient of several awards including the Champion Award from the American Liver Foundation, the Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope, and the H.U.G. Award, presented to her by the Intimate Apparel Square Club.