Trashique, recycled goods fashion show, fundraiser for the Fresno Art Museum 2018

"My favorite piece: Kristine Doiel’s tribute to mid-century designers Charles and Ray Eames. This power couple is best known for their contributions to mid-century American architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing. Doiel’s creation, modeled with a strutting certainty by Katerina Guerrero, offered a whimsical tribute to the Eames’ artistic vision.

My favorite detail: I don’t know why this cracked me up so much, but the circular hat brim was cut out of a Costco “Kirkland” packing box. Take that, haute couture.

The biggest challenge: I asked Doiel after the show what was the hardest thing to pull off, and she told me it was the glue. Have you ever tried to get a lightbulb to stick to cardboard?

The materials: Doiel used plastic mattress packaging, milk containers, mesh vegetable bags, food packing boxes, magazine pages, leather and fabric upholstery swatches, rubber, rope, packing foam and cardboard boxes. She fashioned a stunning dress boasting a cheerful grid of colors and textures, along with a wide-brimmed “hat” that suggested a giant Eames wedding-cake topper — it also made me think of an immobile mobile — complete with full-sized light bulbs. (Guerrero, the model, told me that it was actually quite easy to wear.)

My takeaway: Doiel’s design captured something fundamental about the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames, both literally and in creative spirit. It made me want to get online afterward and dive more deeply into these artists. That’s always a happy byproduct of “Trashique."

The Munro Review, February 26, 2018  Click here to see full review



Mary Poppins, Sierra Repertory Theater 2015

"A Dr. Suess-like troupe of dancers appears to belt out a lively tune....and it's here that I'll nod to Kristine Doiel for her beautiful costumes, which are a wonder in blinding colors in "Super" and fit eloquently elsewhere."                                                                        - Sierra Lodestar, Calavaras,  March 11, 2015
"Suffice it to say, the production team is as marvelous as the actors. While the eyes are feasting on evocative sets, marvelous special effects and dazzling, colorful costumes, the ears are reveling in song."                                                                                  - The Union Democrat, Sonora, March 5, 2015
"They'll be engaged by flying kites and flying nanny, toys come o life, imaginative costumes and entertaining singing and dancing."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Stockton Record March 23, 2015
"Kristine Doiel’s memorable costume design is flourishing in “Playing the Game,” and appropriately dusty in “Step in Time.” The range of Doiel’s color palette makes the visual aspect of Mary Poppins a rightfully diverse one. But don’t worry; all of Mary’s iconic costumes make their grand presence throughout the scenes."      

 -  The Road to 1,000 Blog click here to see article 



All My Sons, Sierra Repertory Theater 2014

"The costumes by Kristine Doiel are handsome and appropriate to the era. The costumes worn by Kate and Annie are especially striking."                                                                                                                                                                      - The Union Democrat, Sonora, Sept. 4, 2014  click here to see article

The Rivals, Ensemble Theater Co. Santa Barbara 1991

" Kristine Doiel's remarkably detailed costumes, provoke the look and feel of the period with an accuracy usually found in larger venues."                                                                                                                                                                                                       - L.A. Times, Jan. 24, 1991  click here for full review
"The costumes, which suit the characters to perfection, were designed by Kristine Doiel."                                - Drama-Logue, Feb 7-13, 1991
"The Rivals is a visual treat. Evans (Malaprop), dressed in a deliciously overdone frock designed by Kristine Doiel, takes control of the plays more comic aspects. In addition to her full-steam-ahead costume for Mrs. Malaprop, Doiel has designed a riotously fun, clown-like ensemble for Acres to wear during the play's second act and has dressed the rest of the cast in period-perfect gowns, knee pants and coats cut from sumptuous materials. "                                                                                                                                                                                            - The Press-Courier, Santa Barbara, Jan 24, 1991

The Cocoanuts, Skylight Opera Theater, Milwaukee 1991

The designers, Kristine Doiel, in sparkling costumes; Don Darnutzer, in florescent hot ligting; and Judy Gallen, in flamingo sky silly set; color us happy as a comic book."                                                                                                                                              - Waukesha County Freeman, Milwaukee Dec 12, 1991