Social Studies: Sparkling soiree to benefit arts foundation

March 28, 2017 GMT

Boston is getting a major dose of glam next week at jewelry designer Nicole Romano’s Futura Collection for the Anthony Quinn Foundation’s launch party and shopping event. The swanky soiree is set for April 6 (6-8 p.m.) at Seth Greenberg’s French eatery Bastille Kitchen.

Rhode Island native Romano makes bodacious baubles, many of which have been spotted on stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Blake Lively, Steven Tyler, Kate Hudson and many marvelous more.

The designer’s new Futura capsule collection was created in support of the foundation named for the late actor, which promotes the role of the arts in everyday life.


Romano and Quinn’s widow, Katherine, will co-host with local stylistas Catherine Varitek and Tonya Mezrich and celebrate the impact the organization is having on the lives of young adults.

This spring, the foundation will celebrate its eighth consecutive year of awarding scholarships to high school students to pursue their passion in the arts. One hundred percent of sales from this special collection go back to the organization.

“Education is something that every child should be awarded. Especially when that child identifies a focused drive towards their passion at such a young stage. Arts education nourishes our world by improving personal development as well as social, economic and cultural systems,” Romano said.

Learn more about the designer at nicoleromano.com.