Terri Neifert's journey in the modeling world is a tale of resilience, evolution, and rebirth. In 1985, after a vibrant start in Paris, Terri took a bold step away from the industry. Her life since has been rich and varied - raising a family, caring for loved ones, embracing education in her 30s, and dedicating over 15 years to community service.
Now, after 39 years, she stands before the camera once more, her story unfolding anew. In a mesmerizing collaboration, photographer Iris Brosch captures Terri's essence, celebrating a reunion of creative spirits.
Terri's modeling odyssey began at 19, when FORD Models sent her to Tokyo. She soaked in the energy of the city, living and working with Creem Models. Her journey took her from Barcelona, where she joined Natasha Models, to the fashion capitals of Europe. In Paris, she was represented by prestigious agencies like Editorial, Domina, and Eva Models. Terri's portfolio boasts collaborations with renowned brands such as Helen Curtis, Serge D'Estel, and Lucie St. Claire, spanning runway, editorial, catalogues, and commercials.
However, the industry's rigid standards soon took their toll. Faced with pressure to conform to unrealistic body images, Terri chose her well-being over her career. But today, the industry has transformed, embracing diversity in beauty. Silver hair and curves are celebrated, marking the perfect moment for Terri's return.
At 59, Terri's comeback is not just about modeling. It's a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. As a transplant caregiver, she experienced personal challenges that led her to a transformative phase of weight loss and self-renewal. Today, she steps back into the limelight, a mature woman exuding style and confidence.
But Terri's creativity extends beyond modeling. As a designer, seamstress, and artist, she brings a unique vibrancy to everything she touches. Her philosophy? "It's all about color, positivity, and happiness." You can explore her distinctive line on Instagram at @jeannterri (JEANN TERRÍ, with a French flourish) and follow her modeling journey at @terri_jeann.
In this new chapter, Terri Neifert isn't just returning to modeling; she's redefining it, proving that it's never too late to chase your dreams and redefine yourself.
Photographer & Creative Direction: Iris Brosch Fashion
Model: Terri Jeann
Hair and Make-up: Angelia Rose Assistant
Assistant Photographer: Tessa Flemmia
Art Direction & Stylist: Isabelle Donola
Special thank you to VIRGIN Hotels
Special thank you to the showroom in nyc: @showroomseven & owner @mandieerickson