Subscriber Profile: Dermatologist Dr. Darice Fadeyi

Former Head of Spence Bodie Brizendine with Darice wearing Carolina Herrera

Numerous guests caught my eye at the recent Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon at the Central Park Conservancy. One can attract attention in many ways, but one woman stands out for all the right reasons. In my opinion, Darice Fadeyi outshined almost everyone else. You can say she “knocked it out of the park.”

Darice Fadeyi is beautiful, tall, and willowy. Her outfit is thoughtfully curated, and the hat is striking. Darice created a stunning, perfectly proportioned composition. She looked comfortable, elegant, relaxed, and hip, and not in the least bit clownish, which is more than I can say about many.

I instantaneously recognized her Alaia laser cut leather corset belt, Christopher John Rogers multi-striped wide-legged pants, iconic Gabriela Hearst Diana bag, and Esenshel hat. I later learned the white shirt dress was Dries Van Noten.

“At the end of my senior year, I decided to go to medical school because I wanted to have a very concrete impact on people’s lives.

Dr. Darice Fadeyi, M.D., FAAD

Darice Fadeyi attends the 2023 Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon – Photo by Marilyn Kirschner

I used my picture of Darice as the lead shot in my article about the event. I initially assumed that Darice was somehow involved in fashion, only to discover that she’s a board-certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in private practice. She graduated from Princeton with high honors and received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. I was intrigued.

Subsequent images I found of Darice supported my initial impression that she is a woman with a strong sense of self and a highly intuitive fashion sense. I wanted to know more. Through emails and phone calls, I learned that Dr. Fadeyi and her husband Jason (a physician by training who heads up his management consulting firm) have four children aged 8 – 21, all gifted and talented in their way.

Darice loves fashion but has little time to spend on style and almost exclusively shops online. Matches Fashion and Net-A-Porter are her favorite websites for formal wear and tailoring.

Darice in London wearing The Frankie Shop Blazer, Wolford Leggings, Vintage Miu Miu Moto Boots

But for every day, Darice likes to shop emerging designers from abroad. “Vasquiat in Spain has a strong edit of streetwear, but honestly, the best source is your closet; there’s no need to shop most of the time,” opines Darice, who recycles dresses from 10 years ago. Her treasured Miu Miu moto boots are 15 years old.

Dr. Fadeyi once worked with a stylist who took her in “the wrong direction,” so she never did it again. She knows what works and is “relentless” about fit, offering that Lux Tailors, located at 20 East 68th Street, are “magicians.” Darice knows her body type. “I’m a bit boyish in the curves department with narrow hips, so I tend to accentuate the waist.”

Jason & Darice Fadeyi attend the Parrish Art Museum wearing a Halpern jumpsuit & Tom Ford sunglasses

Darice’s evening look is feminine and fluid, often colorful or patterned. Favored labels are Carolina Herrera, Christopher John Rogers, Valentino, and Rosie Assoulin, among others. By contrast, Dr. Fadeyi’s daytime look (when not wearing a white medical coat at work) is a touch boyish, streetwise, and practical, played out in neutral shades.

Favorite fashion labels include Alaia for their laser-cut leathers and Gabriela Hearst’s beautiful leather dresses. Hats make Darice feel confident. She wears them frequently, from little newsboy caps in the winter to various straw hats with wide brims to protect her face from the sun.

Darice wears a Nick Fouquet hat & Rosie Assoulin Dress

In addition to Esenshel Hats, Darice is a fan of Nick Fouquet and Gema Galdón, who has a shop in Barcelona. Gabon is a true artist who makes beautiful hats using different materials. Gema designed a pillbox hat worn by Andre Leon Talley that was recently auctioned off at Christie’s.

While Darice does not have a specific fashion information source, she loves to pick up a magazine now and again. AS IF is one of her favorites, a large-format biannual magazine focusing on the collaboration of art, fashion, design, architecture, and music.

Darice with son Christian in London wearing a Rick Owens puffer & Failsworth’s Baker Boy cap

Art consultant Kim Heirston serves as Fine Art Editor. Former supermodel Veronica Webb is the Beauty Editor. “I guess the best source for fashion info is life itself, especially here in New York or the cities I visit like Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, and London. Her children are fluent in Spanish and French. Christian, their oldest son attends the prestigious Durham University in London.

Jason & Darice Fadeyi at home in New York with two of their children

When not traveling abroad, Darice and her family divide their time between an upper east side townhouse and a home in Southampton. The Washington D.C.-born physician graduated from Princeton with high honors in architecture but, at the end of her senior year, decided she wanted to go to medical school.

Darice chose dermatology because, as a child, she was drawn to aesthetics, form, and color. In her private practice, Dr. Fadeyi mixes both medical and cosmetic dermatology, Her office is at 5 West 37th Street and she also makes house calls for established patients.

“Dermatology is a dynamic and fascinating field, but as a patient, you must know yourself and what you want. Make note of your dermatologist’s physical appearance closely because if they look overfilled and overdone, you can be pretty sure they will take you in that direction.”

Darice Fadeyi, M.D., F.A.AD

“Whatever I do and recommend to my patients is always going to be subtle, and I always want it to look like you, and I always want it to look like my work” she says. Dr. Fadeyi performs various cosmetic procedures with a strong focus on soft tissue fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, RHA) and neuromodulators (Dysport, Xeomin, Botox).

Darice with Andrew Yu wearing Roberto Cavalli Photo by Annie Watt Agency

She utilizes these products for a variety of indications. For example, Botox can be used for sweating, to help with rosacea, and to relax the neck muscles so you don’t have those vertical bands.

Hair restoration is a big part of Darice’s practice. She is not a hair transplant surgeon but uses Platelet Rich Plasma and medical treatments in combination to treat hair loss. Platelet Rich Plasma is her favorite procedure because it’s noninvasive, can stabilize or greatly improve hair loss and it fits well within a thoughtfully designed hair wellness program according to Dr. Fadeyi.

Darice Fadeyi wears Teresa Helbig Couture – Photo by Sean Zanni for Getty Images

Indeed, the beautiful 53-year-old is a walking advertisement for her practice. What products does Darice use for her daily regimen? “Nothing harsh .” If she wears a full makeup look, Darice does two cleansing routines. Using a moisturizing cleanser from Abilene to emulsify the makeup, she follows it up with Cetaphil’s Extra Gentle Cleanser, using water to remove the rest.

At night Dr. Fadeyi uses a vitamin C E Ferulic Acid Serum by SkinCeuticals, which helps keep the skin’s pigment even and keeps it bright and fresh. Altreno retinoid lotion helps thicken the collagen and the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, which is essential for long-term skin maintenance.

In the morning, Darice repeats her application of SkinCeuticals Vitamin CE Feurilica Acid Serum and adds EltaMD’s mineral sunblock every tinted sunblock, rain or shine, 365 days a year

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Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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