Raina has been designing since she was a kid -first creating Barbie clothes and later her own as well as constantly redecorating her room. Her favorite pastimes as a girl -when not watching films in her family's independent movie theater- were reading Vogue and shopping at Bloomingdales with her dad-respected photographer Sy Kattelson.
She later attended Parsons School of Design where she studied fashion and display design.
When she was 21 she started Woojee Wear, designing and manufacturing her own line of hip, European influenced kids clothes. It was sold across the country in boutiques and department stores including Henri Bendel’s.
After a while she felt the lure of the image and decided to take up the life of a stylist-styling fashion, beauty, still life and interiors. This work has brought her commissions as display designer, location scout and interior designer, designing homes as well as several restaurants.
When not off on a styling gig Raina can be found with her husband and two daughters in New Yorks, Hudson Valley gardening and renovating old houses.