Having a baby reaffirmed the importance of merging fashion and function for this artist and lawyer couple

When Justin and Meg Broadbent connected at a Toronto house party in 2009—or reconnected, actually, since they’d originally met in high school—he had his multidisciplinary-artist uniform down: jeans, white T-shirt, statement accessory (like a big gold dad watch) and plenty of paint flecks. She favoured clothes that telegraphed her high-powered lawyer job: pencil skirts, Helmut Lang blazers and four-inch heels. The intervening years together have brought marriage, a baby—Fox, short for Foxley, after their favourite ­restaurant—and an evolution in one of their aesthetics. “Justin’s style hasn’t changed at all,” Meg says. “But now I live in leather leggings and low-cut shirts that are a little sexier, but honestly it’s for breastfeeding convenience.” Fox gets animal-ear hoodies and high-tops from Mini Mioche, but his exhausted parents aren’t investing much in new clothes right now. “I got a cool jacket from Topman and lost it in the airport,” Justin says. “As a sleep-deprived parent, you leave everything behind.”


Their Current Obsessions

Red Wing boots
Justin: “You can dress them up or down. I wear them with everything. I’ve had them for 10 years.”


Fitbit Alta
Meg: “The Fitbit buzzes if you don’t move, like ‘Hello, you’ve been watching Netflix long enough.’ ”


Essie polish in Russian Roulette
Meg: “A flawless red makes me somewhat put together when I’m otherwise covered in baby puke.”


Zebuu Turkish towels
Meg: “These towels are so beautiful. We have a couple of big ones for park hangs at Dufferin Grove.”



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