Heather Thomson is the mind behind the figure-flattering unmentionables. Her revolutionary designs have become must-wears for many women. Here, the innovative designer dishes on her Yummie Tummie favorites, her own style rules, and insider shapewear tricks.
Rue La La: What are three intimate essentials every woman should have? Heather: If I had to pick a few, it would definitely be one of our tank tops, the Briefie bottom, and a good shaping slip (the Peek-A-Boo is one of my favorites).
Rue La La: Yummie Tummie items are all about versatility – tell us about a few wear-every-which-way favorites. Heather: The Original Tank is the essential layering piece – perfect for under your favorite top, blazer, sweater, or dress. It’s also amazing to wear to a yoga or workout class. Another favorite is our Emilie Pantie – it fits and looks great and is super comfortable. Plus, the lace trim brings a sense of luxury, so you’ll forget you are wearing shapewear. Continue reading “Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Heather Thomson Talks Under-the-Radar Essentials” »
AN INTERVIEWWITHCOMMANDODESIGNERANDOWNERKERRY O’BRIEN
The reasons we love commando are endless. The elastic-free fabric that’s both comfy and flattering. The fact that we never have to worry about panty lines again. The brand’s playful personality. We sat down with the woman behind it all for her insight into the instantly successful (and celebrity-adored) line of intimates.
Rue La La: You made a gutsy move! What spurred you to leave the corporate world and start an empire of undergarments? Kerry: I come from an entrepreneurial family and always knew at some point I wanted to work for myself. I found that my friends were interested in fashion but lingerie was often an afterthought. I felt that the industry was ready for a fresh approach – innovation and high quality product with a sense of humor. The result is our commando signature low-rise thong.
While we usually look for ways to update our wardrobe by adding from the top down, a re-thinking of basics can add life, shape, and a definite boost of confidence. SPANX founder Sara Blakely shared with us her favorite ways to work in some truly transformational base-layer updates.
1. Pencil skirts are everywhere this season. Wear one with a half slip or try a pair of sheer control top pantyhose for an extra-polished look and hourglass silhouette.