Single girl Tamara Mellon puts love split behind her as she holidays with designer pal Marc Jacobs

After splitting from Christian Slater earlier this year, Tamara Mellon is taking the single life in her stride.

So instead of spending Christmas alone with only her daughter for company, the Jimmy Choo boss has jetted to St Barts with her gay best friend.

The 42-year-old brunette was spotted showing off her slender figure in a skimpy bikini yesterday as she chatted to designer Marc Jacobs and his boyfriend Lorenzo Martone.

Tamara Mellon Marc Jacobs St Barts

Fashionable pair: Designers Tamara Mellon and Marc Jacobs soaked up the sun in their skimpy swimwear in St Barts

Wearing a multi-coloured two-piece, Tamara looked relaxed and tanned as she mingled on the beach with fellow millionaires.

Her friend Marc also opted for skimpy swimwear as he showed off his tattooed body in a tight pair of black swimming trunks.

Also seen on the beach was Tamara's seven-year-old daughter Minty, whose father is the designer's ex-husband Matthew Mellon.

After chatting to several people on the beach, Tamara cooled down from the warm 27c with a dip in the Caribbean sea.

Tamara Mellon is seen relaxing on her holidays in Saint Barthelemy
Tamara Mellon is seen relaxing on her holidays in Saint Barthelemy

Svelte: After enjoying a dip in the Caribbean sea, Tamara threw on a grey vest and denim hotpants before returning to her hotel

As she prepared to return to her hotel suite, Tamara threw a grey vest and denim hotpants over her wet bikini.

The multi-millionaire businesswoman is a big fan of St Barts and often holidays there.

In fact, she was only there a year ago, enjoying the sun, sea and sand with Christian, who she split from in March.

They blamed work pressures for the break up of their two-year romance.

Tamara Mellon is seen relaxing on her holidays in Saint Barthelemy

Mingling: Tamara laughs as she shares a joke with a male friend

Other stars spending Christmas on St Barts include Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, who recently split from husband Deryck Whibley.

Meanwhile, St Barts is set to be the location of a £3million New Year's Eve party hosted by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova.

Prince is expected to perform for the rich and famous guests, expected to include Sir Philip Green, Simon Cowell and Jude Law - all currently holidaying in the Caribbean.

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