Memoirs of a Geisha

Updated on Aug 26, 2011
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Pink_Champagne 's Thoughts:

A story like mine should never be told.
For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile.
Without its mysteries it cannot survive.
I certainly wasn’t born to the life of a Geisha.
~
Pure beauty, it’s hard to find. Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the most genuine, most lividly beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed. Superficially-speaking, the costumes, scenery, aesthetic direction, and faces of the actors and actresses were gorgeous. More dramatically, however, was the beauty within the plot and concept of the movie. Contrary to popular belief, Memoirs digs deeper than the typical concept of a beautiful yet poor girl who finally achieves her dreams of happiness and glory. It’s not a “Cinderella story”, it’s an intense historic and personal character study.
Here in the Western world, we have prostitutes. We have mistresses. We have strippers. We have pornstars. The concept of a female career in which the job description includes grace, talent, and knowledge is completely foreign. Although I don’t necessarily condone the sexually-related side to a geisha’s profession, I do admire the fact that these women held valued assets outside of the bedroom.
It is upon the contrast between these valued artistic assets and sexuality to which Memoirs is precisely about. Throughout the entire extent of the film, the titular Sayuri struggles with these two clashing aspects of a geisha’s life. In the end, the two are rather pathetically reconciled, with Sayuri romantically going off into the sunset with her lover, knowing full well that she could never become his wife: simply his geisha. And yet, as the ending credits go up, one cannot help but mull over the beauty of the film. It’s sadness is what makes it so enchanting.
~
To a man, Geisha can only be half a wife.
We are the wives of nightfall.
And yet to learn of kindness…
…after so much unkindness.
To understand that a little girl with more courage than she knew,
would find that her prayers were answered.
Can that not be called happiness?
After all, these are not the memoirs of an empress, nor of a queen…
…these are memoirs of another kind.
~

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Comments (12)

emswish
emswish on September 17
i am pretty much in love with this outfit.
IandW
IandW on September 07
tre uber chic
crystaldots
crystaldots on August 29
Super super super like, Hope! This reminds me of Star Wars too. Lol
Senta
Senta on August 29
Stunning.
browneyes
browneyes on August 27
so beautiful!!! added to my favorites :)
Jen_A
Jen_A on August 27
Gorgeous outfit and photos! Every detail is PERFECT!!!
AmyRuthBlue
AmyRuthBlue on August 27
love those pumps, and the lace skirt, and the bustier! and great job on your hair and make-up. the fur collar on the kimono is an awesome touch
stellapnp
stellapnp on August 27
this is so stunning!! i adore the dress, kimono and makeup!! faved!!
gstyle
gstyle on August 27
brill top!
4precious4style
4precious4style on August 27
so so amazing!!!! love outfits which look like theatrical!!! you are gorgeous!!!
catiebeatty
catiebeatty on August 26
Amazing styling and gorgeous photography!! Favorited :D
all_the_small_things
all_the_small_things on August 26
Lovely :) There is something so inspiring about your lipstick and that kimono jacket.
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