Simply Fetching Dog Ascots
Nicole Deponte didn’t set out to make ascots for dogs. When the local artist launched her line, Lilian Asterfield, in 2009, she focused on fanciful, one-of-a-kind women’s mufflers crafted from vintage neckties. One day, Deponte tried one of the creations on her hound, Bugs, and posted the photos on Facebook. Suddenly, she had a canine collection. She shapes and sews two collegiate cravats together for each ascot—perfect for the dapper pup about town.
Silk neck ruffle, $125; Lilian Asterfield, 781-629-9843, lilianasterfield.com.