VIP Access: Tour Chanel's Hollywood Backstage Beauty Lounge

I Love Coco Chanel Neon - S 2016

I Love Coco Chanel Neon - S 2016

An inside look at the designer's rockin' Oscar week pop-up at West Hollywood's Chataeu Marmont.

VIP access: From mini manis to flash tattoos, Chanel's "I Love Coco" pop-up beauty lounge at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont in West Hollywood is a Chanel beauty junkie's dream.

The exclusive 3-day event gives the brand's glam groupies an opportunity to try out the latest beauty offerings including 16 shades of Le Vernis nail color (along with a new gel-like top coat) and assorted Rouge Coco Stylo lip shades. Pret-a-Reporter took a backstage tour of the event, which wraps up Oscar Sunday.

DJ Coco at Chateau. 

Coco concert pins.

Neon lights at Bar Marmont.

Happy hour.

Chanel lipsticks including the new Rouge Coco Stylo shades on hand for guests to try in the VIP dressing room.

Pink roses from Hollywood's golden guy, a.k.a. Oscar, to fashion's golden girl.

Bottles of the new Le Vernis nail shades. 

Mini manis polished off with the new Le Gel Coat, a longwear top coat that makes colors last up to a week.

Temporary tattoos inside the lounge area.


Supersized bottles of iconic No. 5.

Lipstick graffiti on bathroom mirrors.

Chanel's concert posters made exclusively for the LA event. 

All photos by Carol McColgin