At two fundraisers being held for the Southwest Florida Symphony, you can either look at a million dollars or you can look like a million dollars. The Southwest Florida Symphony Society is running its popular luxury home tour through April 19, and it will offer its new Diva Fashion Experience Luncheon on April 15.

“This is an opportunity to support a cornerstone of arts and culture in Southwest Florida while peeking inside the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” said Amy Ginsburg-Padilla, interim executive director of the Southwest Florida Symphony.

The luxury tour at the Quail West Golf & Country Club allows people to tour six homes valued in the millions of dollars each for the price of a $20 ticket. Each house has volunteers from the symphony society serving as guides and hosts.

Also taking place at Quail West will be the society’s new “fashion experience” luncheon.

“The society has held other fashion shows, but this one is significantly different,” said Christine Strom, co-chairwoman of the luncheon. “Linda Ebersberger, the owner of Eva by the Sea at Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, will demonstrate and educate about the most appropriate apparel for the guests.”

Strom said that the demonstration will feature models of a range of body types who are members of the society. They will first appear in not-so-flattering outfits. Ebersberger will then explain how certain aspects of the clothing, such as hemline length, need to be considered for a more flattering appearance. The women will come back out in outfits that take the fashion lesson into consideration so that the audience may see the effect of the before and after fashion makeover.

“I didn’t want to do a traditional fashion show,” said Ebersberger. “We’ve all attended fashion shows, but a woman could walk away from this show with one idea, such as how long or short her capris should be or whether she should wear a V-neckline or a square neckline. Women will walk out of a store and not like how they look, but they didn’t know how to say something about it.”

Ebersberger, who comes to fashion by the indirect route of interior design, said a difficulty women face with finding flattering fashions when shopping at places such as department stores is that they are dealing with employees rather than a store owner. She said that employees can be indifferent as to whether or not a customer has found the most flattering clothing.

“My customers are my advertising,” she said. “I could spend a fortune on advertising, but I don’t because people ask my customers, ‘Where did you get that?’”

In addition to offering the fashion lesson at the luncheon, Ebersberger will also bring some items from her boutique to offer for sale at the event. Other retailers that will be present will include the Fancy Nancy Boutique and Fetch Dog Boutique, both located at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. Strom said Ebersberger’s merchandise is highly unique because she seeks out smaller markets and producers as the sources for her fashions.

“She promotes people who are just on the start-up edge,” Strom said. “You won’t see yourself coming and going on the street, as my mother used to say.”

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If you go

What: Luxury Home Tour

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Sunday, April 19

Where: Quail West Golf & Country Club, 6289 Burnham Road, Naples

Cost: $20

Tickets: Purchase at Quail West sales office

Info: Symphony 418-0996; Quail West 593-4100; swflso.org

What: Diva Fashion Experience Luncheon

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15

Where: Quail West Golf & Country Club, 6289 Burnham Road, Naples

Cost: $60 (includes valet parking)

Tickets: Reservations required 207-4953 or 208-2454

Info: swflso.org