Monday September 17 2012.


By now you know I love a challenge and I especially love it when there is a prize involved but who doesn’t!  This week’s Inspirational Women challenge could see YOU Bijou brides winning a fab day out in London and a digital camera to boot thanks to Sure Maximum Protection, so keep reading.

Anti-perspirant supremos Sure have been championing strong inspirational women and were shocked to discover that out of the 640 official statues that grace museums, heritage sites and the like across the UK, only a measly 15 per cent of them represent women.   It is unfathomable that in the 21st century women have yet to be equally represented in government and the corporate world.  Don’t worry I’m not asking you to step away from the Wedding planning and pick up a placard, this is a fun challenge.  All you need to do is share a pic of your ultimate inspirational woman, more details below.

I on the other hand was sent a mini female figurine and art kit by Sure to create the something that represents strong women.  I’ve been struggling with what to do all week, this is what I started with:

inspirational woman sure

And this is what I created.

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My creative talents sadly don’t translate to the paintbrush so I did not attempt to paint a face on the figurine.  In a way I’m glad I didn’t, as this makes it applicable to all women.  The body is decorated with names of powerful, strong and totally inspirational women.  They include Queen Elizabeth I, the Suffragettes, Marie Curie, Margaret Thatcher, J.K. Rowling amongst others.  A bold heart takes centre stage because you cannot be a strong woman without one.  A brainy inspired tiara sits atop her head because intelligence and common sense are the tools guaranteed to take you far.  Finally my female figure stands on top of clouds because with brains, heart and strength you can take on the World in style.

inspirational women sure

So what do you think?  Did I manage to do strong women justice?

But back to you Bijou brides and what you could win, the prize winning package includes – A Digital Camera, entrance to the Royal Academy ‘Bronze’ exhibition and lunch in a Covent Garden Pizza restaurant WOO HOO!  I’m afraid the competition is only open to UK based Bijou readers.  All you need to do girls is share a pic of your ultimate inspirational woman by leaving a comment on the blog or pinning the pic to my Pinterest board here:

Go girls!

And check out Sure Maximum Protection’s site for more fab competitions: