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Sonali Karande Brahma
18 May 2016 . 3 min read

Cannesvention Be Damned! Julia Roberts Grins And Bares It


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Julia Roberts loves her feet, herself, her ideals and how! She dared the fashion establishment when she walked the red carpet at Cannes, barefoot! This was at the premiere of Money Monster, at Cannes Film Festival 2016, the new movie in which she stars with George Clooney directed by Jodie Foster. As the shock waves reverberated across the fashion world, she set the red carpet on fire with her nonchalant attitude and her utter comfort and acceptance of herself.

As we all have read, a handful of women in their 50s were turned away from the screening of Todd Haynes’ competition entry Carol [the film’s feminist appeal further ironizing the shut-out] on Sunday night after being told the height of their smart footwear didn’t pass muster.

So how did Roberts manage it, the barefoot walk? Didn’t anyone stop her from walking further, like they had stopped some ladies in another incident there?

Nah! Smart woman, that she is, this lady walked in, in heels and kicked them off midway, when no one was looking we suppose. A little further on the red carpet, this woman created history by lifting her black Armani Privé gown and made the men stare down there, instead of up there.

With her sunshine smile that is so-Julia, face glowing, Julia Roberts defied Cannesvention in a single sweep. She made a quiet statement without making a noise in a true lady-like manner. She stood for the umpteen women who had to sacrifice comfort and health at the altar of fashion and convention. She stood for herself, for her ideals. She did it because she wanted to and not so much because she wanted to set the oh-so-propah fashion mills spinning; not because she wanted to hog the limelight and send the scoop machines in a tizzy.

As per reports, she had also gone barefoot at her wedding to Lyle Lovett in 1993. Which may show that she is more comfortable without the heels or even barefoot.

Whatever it may be Julia Roberts, we salute you for your daring attitude, your acceptance of yourself and always being comfortable in your own skin or feet. We salute you for standing for your own comfort, happiness and rights, and boosting the confidence of more women to just be themselves!

You are a true SHERO, Julia, and we would love to have you with us for one of our Summits!

Until then,

Lots of love!

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Sonali Karande Brahma
Sonali Karande Brahma is a Brand and Content Strategist, Creative Consultant and Writer with 20 years of experience in creating powerful stories for advertising, brand building and communication. She has worked in mainstream advertising for major MNC and Indian brands. She thrives on ideas and writes on diverse subjects like education, parenthood, business, the art of business writing and social media. She can be reached on writersonalibrahma@gmail.com

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