About Me

Welcome to Swa-Rai

Raijean Stroud is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.comSwa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai reports the latest trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes: entertainment, travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events and travel destinations! She has been spotted in places such as New York covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she’s not traveling she’s in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.


She has made TV appearances as a Beauty and Lifestyle Expert on NBC Channel 5, WGN Channel 9, WCIU and cameos in shows such as House of Consignment, Basketball Wives and more. Raijean has also been featured in Essence Magazine, Essence.com, BlackEnterprise.com, Glamour.com, Uptown Magazine and more!

Raijean has worked with a wide range of brands which include ambassadorships for TGI Fridays, WWF, Fandango, Netflix, Wayfair, Red Door Spa, Bali Intimates, Tweezerman to name a few. Other brands she’s worked with include: Ebay, Ford, Hilton, Macy’s, Marshalls, General Motors, Garnier, Three Musketeers, Lane Bryant, JMS and plenty more! Raijean is considered an influencer and tastemaker amongst her peers! She has been hired in many capacities including: event hostess, brand ambassador, speaker and personality. To work with Raijean on future events and or collaborations get more info here.


Swa-Rai seeks to keep readers informed in all aspects of their life. We will work to continue to bring you the latest in fashion and beauty as well as current trends in tech, travel and lifestyle experiences.

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Raijean has her B.S. in Management and MBA in Finance. She is also a mother to a 7 year old boy, whom she affectionately calls her boychild! In her downtime she enjoys traveling, shopping, fine dining and is currently working on her first book! To see more of Raijean’s accomplishments and press mentions go here.


Current and Past Ambassadorships Include…


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