We had the good fortune of connecting with Lezlie Mitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lezlie, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I would have to say it’s remaining authentic. Because I have worn many hats in my lifetime, I’ve had to find creative ways to remain true to who I am and what I want to represent and create, regardless of the season that I am in. The foundation for everything I do has always been love, and I think that it has been the thread through all of my decisions within each project I say yes to and my overall brand.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think my life is my art. And when I think of my life and what makes me happy, a few things come to mind. The ability to do what I love for work makes me happy. I love to tell stories, so whenever I have an opportunity to act, write, even model or speak it really lights me up. I am happy that I’ve had the blessing of creating my own family with a supportive husband who has become my best friend and having incredible children together. It’s fascinating to be able to watch a brand new life unfold, day by day, right in front of me. And traveling to new places around the world makes me happy. I love to experience new cultures and see the beauty spread around the globe. And, I also think that my art is life. It’s taken me many years to become confident in my art and what I create or choose to do as an artist. I don’t think I found true confidence as an artist until who I thought I was supposed to be was destroyed and I had to rebuild everything from those ashes. It may sound dramatic, but I think it’s a transmutation process that all creatives find themselves in at some point if they don’t give up. I want the world to know that as individuals, we all can find our place in this world being exactly who we are as a unique expression. And my unique expression is here to tell universal stories, hopefully stories that others can find inspiration and pieces of themselves in.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First let me start by saying that I love LA. And I love when my friends from back home in Texas come to visit me. I always have an itinerary of places to take them so I love this question. The usual spots I take friends to eat or grab a unique drink are Urth Caffe, Moon Juice and Cafe Gratitude. If there’s time for cocktails or they are fans of tea, I take them to The Langham in Pasadena because it’s gorgeous. If they are up for something unusual I will take them to get their aura photo at Halo Auragraphic, or to the House of Prayer in Pasadena for a session called The Well that includes a prophetic message. For a peaceful afternoon, I love to take friends to the Huntington Gardens & Museums. It’s one of my favorite places and great for taking photos too. For a chill evening, I would suggest a cool movie theater like Laemmle Theatres or a show at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to my husband Clarence for his unwavering support and encouragement.
Other: “Some of Us, All of Us” https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578672146/?ref=exp_influencer-ae8d8ae4_dp_vv_d
I own the rights to all images. The Getty Images has the photographers name stamped on it, Greg Doherty.