I’m so glad that you've stopped by and I’m so excited to share the story of La Kaiser jewelry with you…
Cindy Kaiser; A Swiss native, born and raised in Zimbabwe and now living the “American dream” in the windy city of Chicago. Life has been an adventure to say the least! My Swiss roots bring me back to Zurich often to visit family and I can’t help myself from being inspired by the picturesque village settings, lush green pastures and pristine mountain tops and lakes. I view Switzerland as my ‘design haven’. A stark contrast to life in Zimbabwe! Growing up in Zimbabwe was an enriching and humbling experience and one that changed my outlook and view on life. When you are surrounded on a daily basis by extreme poverty and suffering, your dreams and desires for a kinder world are awoken.
I moved down to South Africa once High school was complete and received my BA degree in Visual Arts, specializing in Creative Jewelry and Metal Design. With my degree in hand, I hit the road once again. After a grueling 22 hour long flight, I arrived amongst the star-studded streets of Los Angeles and started a new batch of studies in Fashion at FIDM. I also apprenticed for Michael Schmidt Studios, in downtown Los Angeles and had the most phenomenal time assisting on the design and manufacture of A-list celebrity costumes for Rihanna, Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas and Kelly Rowland, to name a few.
Ever since the day I left Africa, I knew that I wanted to be independent and build a lifestyle that would allow me to be creative, maintain a flexible schedule and give me the freedom to spend time between the two continents (Africa and Europe) that I had personal ties to. So, I took the plunge and started working on my own jewelry line “La Kaiser” and here I am today! Designing and manufacturing my jewelry between Chicago, Jaipur and overseas, drawing upon my colorful travels and European adventures for design inspiration and donating to charities of my choice in Zimbabwe and the USA, such as the Anti Cruelty Society.
**Simplistic with a touch of contemporary & a splash of color**
If you are based in Chicago or visiting the area, we'd love for you to come visit us in our new Showroom & Studio Space in Downtown Chicago on Jewelers Row, in the Loop. Make sure to set up an appointment if you plan on visiting by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 South Wabash Ave #704B
Chicago IL, 60603