Kusum is a freelance stylist based in New York. She began her career as first assistant to prominent stylist Lori Goldstein. She moved on to become the accessories editor at W magazine collaborating with designers such as Tom Binns, Christian Louboutin and Stephen Spouse to create custom pieces for editors Joe Zee, Alex White, Joe McKenna and Karl Templer. Later Kusum served as fashion director of NYLON and well as Conde Nast's JANE magazine. She has contributed to such publications as Violet, Numero Tokyo, Vogue Italia, W, L'Uomo Vogue, WSJ and InStyle.