By Marla Harris for Shiny Style...

Being my first time at Fashion Week, going to my first show - Tony Cohen - was a bit overwhelming. Surrounded by all the beautiful people and clothes was intimidating for the first day. I was a bit unsure of myself , wondering if I was going to be able to get "in." After about an hour of waiting for standing room, we all were allowed into the room.

The collection was draped beautifully, but began to get repetitive. Hand-pleated and pin-tucked dresses flowed down the runway in earth tones. These dresses ranged in length from very short to floor grazing, mainly in ivory, brown and blue. I fell in love with the dresses but the tie-dyed pants left something to be desired. Knowing how hard it is to actually hand pleat a dress, the craftsmanship was impressive. My personal favorite was the very last piece; a long, brown, pleated dress made of chiffon which made the experience of my very first time at Fashion Week one I will always remember.