Before Gwen Stefani started using them as accessories, Japanese schoolgirls had a life of their own — biker gangs, stuffed-animal covered pajamas, candy-colored hair. A new book, Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno, is an illustrated history of Tokyo teen fashion, allowing recovering Hello Kitty addicts to get their fix of the too-cute (and the wacky), knee socks and all. Of course, there are always those creeps who think these loopy Lolitas are alluring — but that's the reason perv-proof panties were invented! [BoingBoing]