Gemma Ward has got everyone in fashion stoked about her return to the industry. She made a catwalk appearance at Prada this season after eight years of being out of the game. She didn’t completely disappear from the public eye — she was cast in a few high-profile films, including The Great Gatsby and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. But it seems like Gemma is back, possibly for good. Now, she’s starring in a campaign for Australian brand Country Road alongside none other than her infant daughter Naia.
The model appears in print ads as well as a short film entitled “Summer Wonder,” which shows her enjoying a vacation. She takes in the seaside, frolics through the forest and sails among the dolphins all while narrating a “wish you were here” type letter in the background. “To be back in Australia as a mother, celebrating summer with Country Road and re-united with my homeland and family,” Gemma told Vogue U.K. “It is pure enjoyment reliving memories of the past and looking out to the future with my daughter Naia sharing in that world.”
If the video proves anything, it’s that even though she’s been away from the scene, Gemma still knows how to model like a pro. Plus those acting chops? They’re still golden.
Check out the model mom and her baby in the video above.