Howard was raised in Liberia, West Africa, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is pursuing a career in modeling, but has been denied by multiple agencies who say they already have one or two black models on their roster. From her website, Secret of DD;
“Not to long ago it happened to me that I would walk into various fashion model agencies and I would immediately be compared to that one or two black model that they had on the roster. Even though I was told by those agencies that I have an amazing look and wish they could represent me, they already have a black model. Besides having an abundance of white models. It seemed as if one or two black models on the roster are enough to represent us all. When you are told that, trust me, it feels bizarre.”
So, to make a point that black models can be just as marketable for luxury goods as white models, Howard recreated 9 major fashion campaigns. This required her and photographer Raffael Dickreuter to search for props and backdrops that matched the original campaigns.