Next Simi Kuriakose October 19, 2019UPDATED: October 19, 2019 11:44 IST Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan (Image Coutesy: SpotBoye.com)STUNNING IN BLACK AND WHITE For a recent film festival in Mumbai, Kareena Kapoor Khan wore an outfit from Judy Zhang’s Resort 2020 collection. The structured shoulder on the neck-plunging bodice gives this ensemble a power punch. In fact, if she’d opted for the tried-andtested bold lips and high ponytail styling formula, not only would it give her out-and-out girl boss’ vibes but we would also be highly disappointed. Thankfully, Kareena’s stylist has softened this look with that multi-layered neckpiece featuring cute charms, as well as a pink pout and side-parted tresses. We love this look!BEIGE ISN’T ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL With every new league of actors, we expect a few of them to turn into the It-girls and boys and impart us major styling lessons. Sadly, we can’t name even one from the current crop of stars who do not refrain from playing it safe. Case in point: Ananya Pandey. Her tux-esque Ulyana Sergeenko beige mini dress with a belt-like detailing on the waist and embroidered sleeves is nice overall. But we can’t say the same about the styling midparted hair, ankle-strapped heels and a bright pop of lip colour. Let’s hope she experiments with her looks soon.KEEPING IT RETRO While attending a film festival in Mumbai, Deepika Padukone was seen in a one-shouldered polka dotted dress with an open slit by Egyptian designer Marmar Halim. We love how retro the overall vibe is. The centre-parted hair that’s tousled at the ends and back-combed as well as the eyeliner traced till the end of the upper lash line. Nothing to complain about here honestly, though the voluminous dress just looks too much for a casual event like this festival. We must mention that it’s nice to see Bollywood stylists sourcing from global designers who not many of us have even heard of.advertisementALL BLACK AGAIN If we earned a penny for every single time an actor worked an all black everything’ look in Bollywood, we’d be millionaires by now. Of course, that doesn’t go against the fact that Mrunal Thakur wearing a Massimo Dutti pleated A-line skirt and a turtle-neck top looks nice here. We think the new hairdo gives her quite an edge. That said, the look would have been better with a pair of less-chunkier heels.RUFFLES & SHIMMER In another all-black sighting, Alia Bhatt was seen in an Osman ruffled leather top that she paired with a pair of metallic spot trousers from Topshop and semimesh black back-strap sandals. We think Alia looks great as far as the makeup and hair is concerned. But we have to mention our dislike for that pair of ill-fitting trousers. Also, while the top would have looked great with a skirt, it just seems a bad match with these trousers.THIS IS POLKA SEASONSporting a Lovebirds’ polka-dot dress in blue that she teamed with a pair of open-toe flats, Kangana Ranaut was seen at the airport. We love that despite the outfit being so casual, Kangana amps up the look with not just her styling but also her demeanour. Also, she was spotted in the same dress in April during a visit to our city. It is nice to see celebrities turning more relatable by not just sporting homegrown labels but also by ditching the will wear it only once’ approach.SHE EXUDES POWER We love a nice pantsuit, but this one by Parineeti Chopra falls in the segment titled outdated’. With the stark gold belt that she’s cinched her waist with, and the excess sheen of the pantsuit, we think Parineeti looks like she’s gone back to the bad side of the ’80s. Must we add that the smokey eyes are doing no good to this look at all!SIMPLE YET PRETTY You can count on Sonam Kapoor to either give you a dramatic look or one that’s simple yet stunning. This time she was spotted in a pistachio Jodi skirt that she teamed up with a white top. She’s accessorised it perfectly with a pair of white slingback heels and a quilted Chanel bag. Love the chunky retro cat-eyed sunglasses and how she’s tied that sleek scarf to her low ponytail.FALLEN OFF THE SKY Star motifs are so long gone we don’t remember anyone wearing it in a long time. By all means these are cute, but pairing it with a metallic mini skirt calls for a major fail. Along with the white pumps and the barrettes, Janhvi Kapoor’s look brings back memories of birthday dressing during school. Cute back then! Definitely not cool when a twenty-something’s sporting it.advertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Abhay Uzagare Look who’s trendingOur weekly report on which celebrity fared better on the sartorial chartsadvertisement
February 6, 2019 – Fred. Olsen River Cruises is launching its second season of European river cruising in 2019 aboard 156-guest Brabant with a number of tempting offers, including ‘No Single Supplement’ on selected sailings, or a ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade on almost every 2019 river cruise, for bookings made by 28th February 2019 inclusive. On 4th April 2019, Brabant will set sail on its second river cruise season with Fred. Olsen, serving some of Europe’s finest waterways, including the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube, with 33 exhilarating itineraries to choose from. Keith Norman, River Sales Manager at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Brabant proved to be a fantastic addition to the Fred. Olsen fleet in 2018, allowing us to offer a completely different style of ‘city break’ holiday to a number of fascinating new destinations. “We are now excited to begin another year of sensational river cruising along some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways, to some of its finest towns and cities. Whether you want to explore Germany’s many impressive castles and world-famous vineyards, take in the architectural delights of Rotterdam and Budapest, or sample the vibrancy of cities such as Vienna or Strasbourg, there is a Brabant river cruise to suit everyone. “We believe that these great-value offers will add that extra special touch to what we know will be a fantastic holiday, whether you are an existing Fred. Olsen river cruise guest, or you are trying Brabant for the very first time.” To mark the start of Brabant‘s new river season in 2019, Fred. Olsen is offering a ‘No Single Supplement’ deal on two of its initial cruises – the R1901/R1903 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ sailings in April.\Alternatively, guests can take advantage of a ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade on almost every Brabant itinerary in 2019, allowing guests to enjoy complimentary selected house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks when served with lunch and dinner, with the ‘added extra’ of all gratuities being paid by Fred. Olsen. Brabant itineraries featuring the ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade include: Five-night R1901 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ fly-cruise, ex Amsterdam, Netherlands (flights from London Heathrow) on 4th April 2019. Prices start from £999 per person.Solo travellers can sail from £1,199 per person with 0% single supplement on certain grades.Discover Amsterdam’s world-famous attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, or view tulips in full seasonal bloom on a tour to the legendary Keukenhof Gardens. Enjoy scenic cruising across the Ijsselmeer, sail by the picturesque cities of Zutphen and Zwolle and see the imposing Pannderden Fort as Brabant transits the Pannerden Canal. Visit a string of towns and cities steeped in history and authentic culture, including Nijmegen – the Netherlands’ oldest city – and Kampen, home to one of the country’s best–preserved historic centres.Ports of call: Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising Across Ijsselmeer, Netherlands – Hoorn, Netherlands – Kampen, Netherlands – Cruising on Ijssel River, Netherlands – Deventer, Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising by Zutphen, Netherlands – Arnhem, Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising Pannerden Canal & Fortress, Netherlands – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Düsseldorf, GermanyFor more details: Visit R1901 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ Seven-night R1904 ‘Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle’ fly-cruise, ex Düsseldorf, Germany (flights from London Heathrow) on 19th April 2019. Prices start from £1,399 per person.Experience the breath-taking beauty of Germany to the full, from enchanting destinations steeped in history to the stunning scenery of the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers. Take in stunning views of world-famous vineyards, impressive castles and palaces and delightful towns as you sail through the glorious German countryside. Marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral; see the imposing Reichsburg Castle in fairytale-esque Cochem; explore Bavaria’s ‘Franconian Rome’, Bamberg; and much more ashore. Ports of call: Düsseldorf, Germany – Cologne, Germany – Cochem, Germany – Cruising Lower Moselle Valley, Germany – Koblenz, Germany (overnight stay) – Miltenberg, Germany – Würzburg, Germany – Bamberg, Germany – Nuremberg, GermanyFor more details: Visit R1904 ‘Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle’ Seven-night R1911 ‘Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels’ fly-cruise, ex Basel, Switzerland (flights from London Heathrow/Manchester/Edinburgh) on 27th June 2019. Prices start from £1,499 per person.In just seven days, discover impossibly beautiful scenic landscapes and the architectural delights of stunning cities in three captivating European countries. From the fascinating Swiss city of Basel, opt to tour to idyllic Lucerne, or sail the Upper Rhine Valley before visiting Strasbourg, home to an enchanting UNESCO-listed historic centre. Uncover the best that Germany has to offer, including the unspoilt scenery of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle valleys and renowned landmarks and attractions including Braubach’s dramatic Marksburg Castle; Reichburg Castle in Cochem; and Cologne’s iconic cathedral.Ports of call: Basel, Switzerland (overnight stay) – Cruising Upper Rhine, Germany – Breisach, Germany – Strasbourg, France – Speyer, Germany – Mannheim, Germany – Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany – Cruising Middle Rhine Valley, Germany – Braubach, Germany – Koblenz, Germany (overnight stay) – Cruising Lower Moselle Valley, Germany – Cochem, Germany – Cologne, Germany – Düsseldorf, Germany (overnight stay)For more details: Visit R1911 ‘Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels’ All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Standard Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, port / airport taxes, flights and transfers, where applicable. Guests booking their holidays with Fred. Olsen River Cruises can also benefit from its ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee. This means that, once a booking is confirmed, Fred. Olsen guarantees that no surcharges or supplements will be added to the cruise price. Bookings are underpinned by the security of ABTA and ATOL protection, as well as Fred. Olsen’s industry-leading ‘Enjoyment Promise’, giving real peace of mind. What is more, all cruises, shore tours and purchases made on board Fred. Olsen’s ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so that guests can explore the world without having to worry about exchange rates. For further information on Fred. Olsen River Cruises, visit the website at visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com/agent or call the Trade Support Team on 01473 746164.