July 2024


Issue 10

Welcome to our July issue of The Modern Muse Magazine all about Winter Wonderland! Embrace the winter chill with our latest edition, filled with cosy inspiration and essential tips. Dive into our first Thought-Provoking piece, “Lattes, Laneways and Layers: 10 Things You Need to Know About Winter in Melbourne,” and explore insights on “Cuffing Season,”
and how to know if your winter romance won’t survive the summer. Stay healthy this season with Dr. Kirsty Wallace-Hor’s advice in our Inspiring Profile and discover the perfect winter read with An Open Bookshelf’s review of “I Hope This Finds You Well by Natalie Sue.” Looking for the best winter activities and dining spots? Check out our “Top 5 July Recommendations!” Support small businesses with spotlights on Future Drip and TOD Candles and elevate your self-care routine with “Our Winter Skin and Hair Care Edit.” Explore stylish winter fashion with Innasya Mackenzie’s curated lookbook and pick up some tips on balancing style and warmth. Don’t miss our partnerships with The Vow Sleepwear and Beddie, offering ultimate winter comfort! Tackle relationship dilemmas with psychologist Amber Sargeant in “I Don’t Want Kids. He Is in Denial,” and manage the seasonal blues with tips and tricks in our Health & Wellness section. Cosy up with The Modern Muse Magazine- your ultimate guide to surviving an Australian winter!

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Issue 9

Welcome to the June issue of The Modern Muse Magazine! This month we are exploring our favourite sun-soaked time of the year: Euro Summer. First up, explore how Euro Summer has become a new rite of passage for young Australians, filled with adventure and self-discovery. Next, let us introduce you to travel content creator Zoe Lai, learn about her adventures and what tips she has for solo female travellers. An Open Bookshelf reviews Lang Leav’s latest novel, “Others Were Emeralds,” and find out what our top restaurant and activity recommendations across various parts of Europe are- just for you. Our small business highlight features stunning swimwear from Indian Summer The Label and crossbody phone cases from The Loop Case. Stay beach-ready with a review of You. By Redwin Beach Bum Body Lotion and discover our suitcase essential partnerships with Lost Woods and In Like Finn. Innasya Attire provides three stunning Euro Summer-inspired looks for your wardrobe, and Amber Sargeant’s advice column tackles what you should do if you find out you are sharing the same boyfriend… with your best friend! Finally, we offer practical health and wellness tips for travellers in our Health & Wellness article to ensure your Euro Summer isn’t tainted with sickness. All this and more in our June issue of The Modern Muse Magazine- your ultimate guide to Euro Summer.

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Issue 8

Introducing our May issue of The Modern Muse Magazine, all about ‘Confidence SZN’. First up in the mag, delve into the complexities of imposter syndrome, learn about its impact on high-achieving women, and how we can overcome these feelings. Next, meet Kay Lang, founder of Vixen & Fox. Learn about her journey which is marked by self-discovery and resilience in the midst of many harrowing personal challenges. Then, dive into the pages of Emily Habeck’s “Shark Heart: A Love Story,” dissected by An Open Bookshelf. Discover our top confidence-inspired recommendations for May. Get ready for recommendations that fuel empowerment and self-esteem, promote knowledge and growth and support other females. Then, ‘Attitude Gratitude’ takes the spotlight as we celebrate this small business dedicated to fostering positivity and organisation. Move on to unlock the secret to radiant confidence with CosMedi Repair Cream, elevating post-procedure skincare with science and innovation. Join forces with our partnership, Sex With Lillie, as she shares how she is helping women, femme and non-binary folk feel sexually confident and empowered. Then meet Mollie Eckersley from BrightHR, helping women become confident girl bosses. Finally, our resident stylist Innasya Attire has used the concept of confidence to create three stunning outfits, seek guidance from Amber Sargeant as she navigates the complexities of housemates, and explore how to slow down with House of Hobby. We hope this issue of The Modern Muse Magazine can empower you to be confident in every aspect of your life and thank you for reading our magazine. Big love!

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Issue 7

Discover the true meaning of ‘The Beauty Within’ in our April issue of The Modern Muse Magazine. First up, Aimee Glossop explores The Inclusive Beauty Movement, reshaping our ideals and celebrating brands that have embraced this inclusive movement. Next, meet Nina Gajic, an embodiment of inner and outer beauty, whose journey has been quite a ride, from going back to university to pursue her dream career to a cancer diagnosis. You can also learn about An Open Bookshelf’s thoughts on Bri Lee’s debut fiction novel ‘The Work.’ Soma Kochak unveils April’s top healthy and soulful restaurant and activity recommendations to fill your cup and tap into your beauty. Meanwhile, we shine a spotlight on the small business ‘Passion for Fashion’ devoted to helping women feel beautiful through their online fashion rental and resale platform. Learn about our thoughts on Dársy Skincare’s Sweet Facial Oil in our Product Review and meet our Partners for this month Kylie’s Professional and Empowering Beauty- both helping women to embrace and enhance their natural beauty. Innasya Mackenzie our resident stylist curates three beauty-inspired looks and Amber Sargeant The Modern Muse’s psychologist sheds light on how to cope with being ghosted. Finally, Genevieve McMullen explores the impact of Clean Beauty on our planet and wellness routines. All this and more in our April issue of The Modern Muse Magazine!

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Issue 6

Welcome to our March issue of The Modern Muse Magazine, all about ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is’. In this issue, Sarah Bos shares insights on “How to Style an Eco-Friendly Home That Pops,” infusing your space with sustainability and style. Next, you will meet Donna Stolzenberg in our Inspiring Profile and learn about how she has made it her mission to combat homelessness. You can also read our latest Book Review of “Everyone and Everything” by Nadine J Cohen, reviewed by An Open Bookshelf. Explore our top March recommendations, with home-inspired activities for the ultimate comfort girl, learn about Sono Studio in our Small Business Highlight and discover why we are obsessed with Spill the Tea in our Product Review. Partnerships with Emma Sheehan and Salt Interior Studio bring you two different perspectives on the art scene as they discuss art interiors and success in exclusive interviews. We also can’t forget about our three home-inspired looks styled by Innasya Mackenzie and read some advice from Amber Sargeant on navigating friendship gossip. Finally, in our Health and Wellness section, Aimee Glossop delves into “The Price We Pay: Trading Health for Housing,” encouraging an imperative reflection on the relationship between health and the cost of living. All this and more in our March issue of The Modern Muse Magazine!

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Issue 5

In our birthday issue of The Modern Muse Magazine, Founder Lauren Dickson shares 26 things she has learned in 26 years, offering wisdom gained through her experiences in navigating life. Next, be inspired by some organisations that allow you to donate your birthday, turning celebrations into acts of generosity and indulge in An Open Bookshelf’s review of ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’ by Shankari Chandran.

Planning a birthday bash? Explore our top recommendations for February, including restaurant options to hold celebrations at and exciting birthday-worthy activities. Discover the adorable fake cakes from Maime Bakes in our Small Business Highlight and check out CLUTCH Glue in our product review section.

Partnerships with Naked by NB bring you stunning retro cakes to elevate your birthday celebrations. Fashion takes centre stage with three birthday-inspired looks, while our advice column navigates the tricky terrain of a friend eloping without notice.
Finally, in our Health and Wellness section, we explore overcoming the birthday blues, to ensure your special day is filled with joy and positivity.

All this and more in our birthday issue of The Modern Muse Magazine- your ultimate guide to turning your birthday celebrations into the best one yet.

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Issue 3

In our November issue of The Modern Muse Magazine, expect to embrace the spirit of wanderlust. Discover why young adults are choosing the experience economy and travel over homeownership and explore Stephanie Lorenzo’s incredible work to aid survivors of sex trafficking in Cambodia and Australia.

You can also expect a book review from our favourite Bookstagram An Open Bookshelf and learn about our top 5 travel recommendations around Victoria. We’ve also curated a must-have list of travel essentials and partnered with Vaycaze The Label meaning your ultimate travel wardrobe is just a step away.

Finally, unearth five looks for both summer and winter getaways and in the realm of relationships, we explore whether it’s time to say goodbye to a bad friend. Plus, don’t miss our review of Frank Simple’s greens powder, helping change the way we travel.

All this and more in our November issue of The Modern Muse Magazine!

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Issue 2

Welcome to the October issue of The Modern Muse Magazine, where we delve deep into the enigmatic ‘quarter-life crisis’ and offer strategies to conquer it. Meet the inspiring Jess Quinn, who’s challenging conventional beauty standards. Dive into our romance novel review that will keep you on your toes and uncover our top 5 October recommendations. Discover the story behind a heat pack company transforming pain management and find out if the Go-To Skincare clay mask lives up to the hype. Get to know STMNA Bioactives, the plant-based supplement company changing the game in the wellness industry. Explore three stunning fashion looks, learn how to break free from serial people-pleasing, and embrace mindful eating with The Daily Calm intentions cards. All this and more in this month’s issue of The Modern Muse Magazine!

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Issue 1

In our first-ever issue of the Modern Muse Magazine, explore the important conversation of slow fashion, learn about an incredible Aussie woman trying to end period poverty and be introduced to a heart-warming and relatable book about mental health. You will also read about our top 5 dining and activity recommendations for the month and meet our first partner to join the Modern Muse family! This and lots more including our product review, meet our resident stylist and psychologist and learn about a way to boost serotonin with… puppies?! We hope you love this September issue as much as we do!

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