Top Ten: Glam Rock

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1 Push your way to the front of the longest of club queues in style. Feather boas in every colour imaginable; for stunning effects wear at least two clashing colours at a time, pounds 19.75, from John Lewis, Oxford Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries 0171-629 7711.

2 All that glitters is not gold, apparently; shine from head to toe with rainbow-coloured glitter nail varnish, pounds 9 by Face Stockholm, available from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1.

3All glamsters would tell you you're not ready for a night out until you've used at least half a stick of black kohl, the smudgier the better. Black kohl eye-liner, pounds 1.79, by Rimmel, available from Boots branches nationwide.

4If you're on the shorter side of 5 ft you'll be pleased with this revival, as platform shoes are essential to the look. Black leather platform knee- high boots, (right) pounds 75, by Rin Tin Tin from Faith, 192-194 Oxford Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries 0800 289 297.

5If you haven't got long black tresses this may be the one time in your life you could get away with wearing a wig. Long black feathered-fringe wig, pounds 40, from Ad Hoc, 28 Kensington Church Street, London W8.

6When wearing fake eyelashes it's advisable to take a spare pair just in case they peel off; you'll never be able to find them in the middle of the dance floor. Multi-coloured glitter false eyelashes, pounds 3.75, by Eyelure, available from Boots, as before and selected department stores, inquiries 0181-573 9907.

7If you're in need of a third eye for scouting talent at the local disco you might find the Eyeball ring useful, pounds 89.50, from The Great Frog, 10 Ganton Street, London W1.

8Create your own purple haze and rock out in purple velvet jacket, pounds 90, by Marks and Spencer, 458 Oxford Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries 0171-935 4422.

9Choose from patchwork denim, black tassle or diamante-studded original 70s flares in varying widths from bootleg to loons, pounds 29.99, from Rokit, 225 Camden High Street, London NW1.

10Scarves like this should come with a health warning; flinging them over your shoulder in crowds is inadvisable. Long crochet knit scarf, pounds 7.00, from Marks and Spencer, as before

Holly Davies