"Dress to shine." That was the only instruction on the invitation. Hmmm. How to interpret a call to sparkle? In Brooklyn, no less. If you're a fixture in downtown New York like the modern-day dandy Patrick McDonald and the TV personality Lauren Ezersky, a woman who was once described by the New York Times as "a combination of Cinderella and Holly Golightly," that means you pull out the stops and put on your best bling. So it was that this crowd of eccentrics headed to Park Slope on a recent Saturday night and delivered their whimsical, and high fashion, take on Brooklyn winter chic in the latest edition of Tongue in Chic by Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

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Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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James Aguiar

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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John Derian

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Kelly Bray

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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McKenzie Liautaud

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Kim Weber

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Helena Kontos

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Lauren Ezersky

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Mark Haldeman

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Patrick McDonald

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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Robert Verdi

Illustration by Marisa Marchetto, Visual Editor: Biel Parklee.

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