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Jodiís Boutique celebrates first year in Sligo with new website

The former actress and singer opened Jodiís Boutique last year in Sligo, the first of its type here in Ireland.

Her philosophy is to provide the latest, unique and chic pieces at seriously affordable prices (costs starting from as low as Ä15).

Every woman wants to look good and wear clothes that suit their body shape, as a working  mum of two young boys Jodi understands the challenge and stocks a great range of glam casual clothes from cashmere two piece sets, oversized diamantť shirts and jumpers to the perfect LBD guaranteed to make any woman sparkle, feel fabulous and look great.

Jodi loves the idea of being able to give customers something special that not everyone has and by stocking a small number of each item sticks to her "boutique" mantra. She travels throughout the UK to hand pick pieces and keeps a constant eye on trends. She is a huge fan of detail and even the most ordinary hat will be special with some delightful embellishment. The same can be said of all her collection.

                                        A faux fur coat at Ä130 from Jodi's Boutique

As Christmas looms Jodi has put together her best collection yet for the chilly season with her faux fur coats, capes, two piece sets and lots more. Jodi has a great eye and instinct for what works, which is hardly surprising considering fashion is in her blood. Coming from a trading background in the east end of London, her father owned a leather factory in the 80s in the now very trendy Shoreditch area. They designed patterns and made leather jackets, coats, trousers and various clothing items to sell on her familyís market stall in the famous Roman Road Market in Bow.

As a lady of many talents, Jodi has had a successful career as dancer, singer and actress. Her first stage debut was at just ten years old as Cosette in Les Miserables in Londonís West End.  After this she began her career in the TV world with various commercials and short films until she landed her first record deal and got signed by Simon Cowell with her band Girl Thing when she was fifteen.

                                                    Backless Knit Jumper Ä40

At just seventeen she became a professional commercial dancer working on music videos and TV shows, this then led her to reigniting her love of acting and landed the part of Debbie Dean in Hollyoaks on Channel 4. After leaving Hollyoaks, Jodi played the lead part of Hayley in Channel 5 comedy sitcom Respectable.

Jodi and her husband, former Westlife singer, Kian Egan moved to Ireland from the UK, ahead of the birth of their second baby. And it was here in her husbandís hometown of Sligo, she decided to follow a dream and open a boutique.

See Jodi's online boutique;