Monday, February 14, 2005

Gemma, Gemma, Gemma...

Following my post about the perils of teenage-dom, i would like to post about one teenager who would look stunning even in a supre stretchy-lycra-potato-sack: Gemma Ward

In 2002, she was plucked from obscurity in amongst the audience of Perth "Search For A Supermodel" auditions, where Gemma was supporting her friends entering the competition. Though she didn't make the cut in the competition, a model scout managed to see the amazing talent behind her girlish nerves. And as they say, the rest is history.

Since then, Gemma has graced the covers of Vogue (Aus, US, UK, Japan), Numero, and W magazine, and has opened shows in Milan, Paris and NY. Oft described as having an "other-worldly" (and yes, by that they do mean alien) look, her unique etheral beauty has proved amazingly adaptable, and she has been choosen in feature in print adverts for prominent fashion houses including YSL, Prada and Jil Sanders.

Her wide-eyed and glowing 'doll-faced' beauty is evident in her catwalk shows for Ralph Lauren and Missoni

For Missoni Posted by Hello

Backstage at Ralph Lauren Posted by Hello

Breathtaking Posted by Hello

More recently, in various editorials for vogue, Gemma had proved her incredible versatility as a scarlet lipped vixen. Who would have thought that Gemma's waif like body and doll-like face could exude such sex appeal?

Australian Vogue Sept04 Editorial Posted by Hello

US Vogue Sept04 Editorial Posted by Hello

French Vogue Aug04 Editorial Posted by Hello

And my absolute favourite - the YSL print campaign:

My Favourite: in YSL ad campaign 2004/05. Amazing sophistication... Posted by Hello

And finally, here she is as a 'normal' 17 year old (wearing a scarf from witchery which i had wanted!) - blotchy skin and all!

Au Natural! Interview with Fairfax media Posted by Hello

And yes, the spiteful woman inside of me is insanely jealous! why was i the awkward and style-less teenager, whilst Gemma can be the eternally glowing epitomy of style? Why does she get the last lavender witchery weave scarf (as a gift from doing the adverts no less) whilst i have to run around the city in a frantic haze in search for one to no avail?! And hell yes, i would like to force feed her some lard! But take heart fellow bitter-minded women: i had read in a mag recently that on average, women gain 2.5kgs between the ages of 18 to 23. Lets hope Gemma is above average.


At 7:05 PM, Blogger nymphe said...

She has very beautiful eyes. Times like this, I always wish I am a tad bit taller, slimer and richer (money can't buy happiness, but it will get me enough botox, facelifts and ... but the idea of needles in my face makes me cringe, so I shall refrain :P)

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Lyndon said...

Do you do requests ?

I'd like to request a posting on Micha
Barton please. With, erm, pictures too, lots of pictures.


At 10:05 PM, Blogger JumpingPuddles said...

Hmm... see for Mischa, its all about the clothes... may require some indepth research :-)

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