Sonam Kapoor. In an exclusive sari from Masaba Gupta’s debut collection for Satya Paul. Serious excitement.

Sonam Kapoor with Manshi Guha, Marketing Manager- L'Oreal Paris (L) and Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina at the L'Oreal Femina Women Awards Nominations Announcement (2)

One of the most important things to happen to Indian fashion in 2012 was the announcement that Masaba Gupta, the woman behind the iconic hand painted, printed saris and blazers made famous by Sonam Kapoor, would be taking over as creative director of Satya Paul.

Well, we have a first look at her debut collection which doesn’t even hit the runway until March 13 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Sonam Kapoor wore an exclusive lipstick print sari by Masaba/Satya Paul at an event for the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013 on March 7 in Mumbai.

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Masaba tweeted photos of Sonam’s look in the Masaba/Satya Paul sari and said this about the actress: “Muse for life. Satya Paul debut collection.”

Muse indeed. We loved everything about the look, except the earrings by Viange which didn’t seem to work. PS. We love how she paired a Peter Pan collared blouse with the sari. Love!

We are so excited to see what else Masaba came up with for her debut Satya Paul collection. (Our Editorial Director Manjot is kind of obsessed with Masaba AND Sonam Kapoor…)

Sonam Kapoor with Manshi Guha, Marketing Manager- L'Oreal Paris (L) and Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina at the L'Oreal Femina Women Awards Nominations Announcement (1)

The L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards honour women with extraordinary accomplishments, outstanding leadership qualities and exceptional commitment to their careers and communities. The awards take place on March 19 in Mumbai.

“As a young woman, I am honoured to support a platform that celebrates and honours the most accomplished women in various walks of life for their talent, grace and ability to inspire and achieve,” Sonam said at the event. “Being a part of the L’Oréal Paris family has inspired me to play a larger part in this wonderful initiative. My personal favorite is the founder of ‘Bal Rashmi’. She has done some phenomenal work against sexual exploitation and towards the empowerment of women and children.”

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Photography: L’Oreal Paris India and Femina