The project begins now and it begins here! The book will celebrate and portray the lifestyle of the Nikita girl; in photos, words, poems, graphics and art, or in any which way possible. The layout of the book will be in a scrapbook style, quite raw and graphic based, edited by an Icelandic girl.  She has been a lifetime Nikita customer, snowboarder, skater, graphic designer and has already produced her own book, Icepick, about the Icelandic street art scene, that Nikita helped publish nearly two years ago. Her name is Thordis Claessen.

Along with stories, people and pictures from the depths of Nikita's archives, Nikita would like to dedicate the rest of the content to all girls who ride. Grab the opportunity to tell your own story, what you love, what you do and what Nikita means to you. Any form of entry is acceptable – this will be a coffee table book to truly represent the Nikita girl, a book about her life and something hopefully all will want to be a part of.

The story of how Nikita came about and the brains behind it, Heida Birgisdottir, the founder and head designer of the company will also be included. "Nikita has a huge fan base and really values the comments, support and input we have received from girls spanning the globe who love what we do. This will be a chance for us to say thanks and celebrate the last 10 amazing years with them too." – Heida

All Nikita related photos, stories, art, designs, poems, drawings, recipes or anything you have and think might be good for the book, please either e-mail to or send material to:

Sideway Sistas Project
Nikita HQ
Skipholt 25
105 Reykjavik


N.B. Please make sure to include full name, address, telephone, e-mail and any other info you feel relevant. We accept all types of files and sizes but for maximum print quality, it's best if the pictures sent in are at least 2000 x 3000 pixels (maximum 5MB). If in doubt, give us a shout! If there's anything you need returning please include a SAE and details of what you want back.

The opportunity to get your own stories and experiences in will last for a limited time, so the sooner you get on it, the better! The closing date for all entries is the April 30, 2009.