It was six years ago that Gemma Ward vanished from our sights, taking time out of the modelling
world to focus on acting and her personal life. In that time she has been in films such as 'Pirates of
the Caribbean: on Strangers Tides' and 'The Great Gatsby' and has welcomed her first child,
baby girl Naia into the world.
She now faces the fashion world as the face of Country Road, in what is sure to the
first of many major campaigns, titled "Summer Wonder".
I think I have watched the film around five times now and I am in awe of it every single time.
It epitomises summer in Australia down to the raw beauty of the location (shot on Seal Rocks, NSW),
the effortless and carefree styling that capture the spirit of sunshine, salt water and sand, and the element
of family, which is imperative to every Aussies' summer.
Gemma is one of my all-time favourite models, so it's really incredible seeing her
back on the screen, in the magazines and fronting one of Australia's iconic brands.
I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Country Road's 40 years!
Click here to see the full film Summer Wonders.