The holiday’s best dressed: winter sun

04 January 2010

Forget freezing your very festive socks off, it’s all about hitting the sand and surf for a sunny rather than snowy Christmas if the rich and famous are anything to go by. While we’ve been braving the British weather, a whole host of beach babes including Kate, Sienna and, er, Marc Jacobs jetted off to warmer climates to soak up some winter rays and although it negates the tradition of a white Christmas, we suppose it’s one sure fire way to keep those bikini bodies in check…

Kate MossKate Moss

It seems Kate Moss managed to overcome her turkey-induced illness (read horrendous hangover) when she took to Thailand’s beaches in style, albeit two days later than planned. Kate covered up with a sheer black and gold kaftan over her two piece and accessorised with her favourite fringe bag and sexy bloke Jamie Hince before changing into a sexy Seafolly white bikini. Oh if only we all had the same hangover cure…

marc jacobs

But move over Moss; Marc Jacobs and hubby Lorenzo Martone gave the supermodel a run for her fashion credos when they took a stroll on the beach of St. Barts draped in matchy-matchy Louis Vuitton towels over Marc Jacobs swimwear. And when teamed with not-so-beach bags (a khaki Hermès Birkin for the designer no less - not even sand can separate this man from his Birkin), the duo looked like they’d just stepped out of a high fashion ad campaign, bar Lorenzo’s tuft of a ponytail. But the hairdo obviously didn’t put MJ off, judging from Lorenzo’s tweet: 'In St Barths - the sun shines, the swimming sucks and the sex... ahn the sex.... :).' OK so we’re glad you’re having a merry Christmas and all boys, but seriously, Too. Much. Information.

Gwen Stefanilily cole

Proving once again that St Barts is THE destination for the fash pack, Gwen Stefani escaped the London chill when she also popped over to the Caribbean to see in the New Year. We're loving her casual cool harems accented by silver jewellery and that draped, off the shoulder top that lets just the right amount of underwear peep through. Lily Cole donned a similar look when she arrived on the island to enjoy some chill out time before getting her acting career back on track.

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And just incase the island wasn’t hogging enough of the A-list glitterati, Miranda Kerr and beautiful boyf Orlando Bloom jetted over there to bask on the beach and create what we can only imagine will be some really rather pretty holiday snaps. It’s a tough life, eh... Miranda certainly knows how to work her day to night look thanks to this sexy black playsuit with oversized buttons and belt plus low-key satchel that matches the length of those thigh-skimming shorts.

Linda EvangelistaLindsay Lohan

During their romantic getaway, the pair attended a party held at Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Gouverneur Bay estate where the likes of Linda Evangelista and Lindsay Lohan were celebrating the beginning of 2010. In fact, Li-Lo spent the majority of the Christmas period lounging on a luxury yacht dressed in wedges and very little else - you'd think that her stylist Patrick Aufdenkamp, who was on board, could've rustled up a better cover-up than a carefully placed scarf...

Sienna MillerKate Moss

Sienna Miller and Jude Law looked like a couple of very loved-up love birds on their own paradise isle when they rekindled their romance on the beaches of Barbados along with the actor's children. And it looks like Si has taken style-spiration from La Moss once again thanks to this ever-so-cute Agent Provocateur denim and gingham check bikini that Kate wore earlier in the year. Well, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...


And finally, our long running style crush Rihanna was spotted squeezing in a touch of well deserved winter sun after an incredibly successful year when she also took a trip to Barbados, her native homeland. The 21-year-old singer left the sharp shoulder suits behind when she frolicked on the beach near her family home and although her frilly, pink beach attire and head gear is rather questionable, she sure puts our post-festive figures to shame. Right, we’re off to the gym…

- Jessica Vince


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